What do you do when you quote your speaking fee and they want to negotiate?

There are two ways you can go about it:

  1. Let The Godfather do the negotiations for you
  2. Watch the video above

Unfortunately, not everyone has connections with Don Corleone. So if they ask you to decrease your speaking fee, and you want to negotiate, then you have to be very strategic with it.

Because if you’re not, you could end up losing the gig.

So what would you do if you quote “X amount,” and they say, “We only have XYZ.” …Half of the speaking fee you quoted. Has that ever happened to you?

What’s the right way to go about negotiating your speaking fee?

p.s. Dear Sicilian Mafia, thank you for helping me negotiate my speaking fees