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The contract psychology: The more simple your contract, the better. If you make your contract to ‘wordy’ as if a lawyer created it, they will have to send it to their lawyers before signing. Which means…it will take you longer to get the money. Keep it simple. This contract is set up so you get 100% of your money before you step on a stage.

Presentation Agreement – [Your Name] ———————————————————————————————————————

Client Information:

Contact Person:

Title: Organization:

Address (of organization):



Description of Presentation:

Date of Presentation:

Time of Presentation:

Location of Presentation:

The client agrees to pay the following fees and expenses:

The fee for this presentation is:

A non-refundable 50% deposit of $______ is due by __________ to secure the engagement date. If client cancels 30 days or less (without immediately rescheduling) the entire fee will be due as complete settlement. Should [insert your name] miss the engagement due to illness or emergency, client will be reimbursed in full.

The remaining balance of _______ to be handed to [insert your name] on engagement day (before the presentation).

Travel Expenses: Client agrees to pay for airfare, ground transportation and lodging.

AV Requirements: [insert your AV requirements]

Equipment and Supplies: [insert your equipment requirements]

Recording: Client grant permission to [insert your name] to have a camera person(s) take pictures and/or record his performance if he chooses. Client grants permission to [insert your name] to use said photographs and/or recording for promotional use in print and/or internet-based media.

This agreement shall be construed and governed by the laws of the state of [insert your state] even if signed by a Client in a different state. Our signatures on this agreement indicate full compliance with the requests and the promises above, and complete understanding of the services to be provided.