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Today $10,000 for a one hour celebrity program is considered very low. Many names you are familiar with, known in the industry as the "name draw" speakers are paid $30,000 per talk on up, plus expenses. One of our past USA Presidents is reported to earn over the $100,000 mark for a single presentation. Non celebrity, "professional speakers" make a great deal less, but individual profits of over $800,000 a year are not uncommon.
Most beginning professional speakers do not command fees over a few hundred dollars per talk, especially in the first year or so of their career. Speakers will present many speeches for no-fee before they hear those wonderful words from someone in their audience, "Will you come and speak for our company? What is your fee?" When they do, the door is open to a very fulfilling and lucrative career that will change the lives of the listeners, and of the speaker.
In July of 1996, Walters Speaker Services took a survey, they asked USA speakers bureaus what they felt the average fees are for non-celebrity speakers. (These figures are updated every two years in Lilly Walters' Speaking Industry Report)
A few years ago the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the National Speakers Association (NSA) teamed up to take a survey of the reasons why ASAE members engage professional speakers.
Both of these survey's were taken by different groups, and of different survey groups, so, comparing the two sets of results is certainly not totally scientific. However, they do give you an excellent idea of what the average fees have been, and are today.
(c) from Lilly Walters Speaking Industry Report
Who is Lilly Walters?
Lilly Walters is a best selling author, a business executive, and a professional speaker, and a consultant to speakers and buyers of speakers.
For 20 years she was the Executive Director of Walters International Speakers Bureau, a professional lecture agency with 30,000 presenters, from world famous celebrities to interesting and entertaining business speakers and author for keynote speeches. Lilly sends these speakers all over the world to such companies as Arco, Shell Oil, Lockheed, Litton, IBM, McDonnell Douglas, AT & T and IBM. For many years she was the editor for SHARING IDEAS NEWSMAGAIZE for PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS, owned by Dottie Walters. Today her eNews goes out to over 4000 public speakers, seminar leaders and speakers bureaus.
She is featured in the mega best seller, Chicken Soup for the Soul, 2nd. Helpings regarding her story of overcoming an accident that took 1/2 of her hand
As a professional speaker and seminar leader, Lilly has presented to audiences from Africa to Australia. As a private speech consultant to executives, professional trainers and speakers, she has worked with international business heads.
Lilly is well known in local theatre for her musical and acting abilities and is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows.
Lilly Walters has authored (and currently in print):
- "Chicken Soup for the Soul®" (featured author in the books and videos)
- "101 Simple Things to Grow Your Business and Yourself: Easy Ideas to Improve Sales, Productivity and Service!" (Crisp Publishers, April, 1995.) Paperback book, quick ideas, with lighthearted cartoons and wit.
- "Games Presenters Play" (Dottie Walters' company, 1992) - 2 hour video training program on audience involvement devices.
- "Persuasive Platform Presentations" (Dottie Walters' company, 1989) - 4 1/2 hour audio program with a 70 page workbook, recorded live in Africa
- "How to Enter the Word of Paid Speaking" (Dottie Walters' company, 1987) - audio album. Co-author, with Dottie Walters.
Contact Lilly Walters
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