- Updated 04.05.14
- Updated 02.25.14
- What dates do you have in mind?
- How long are the talks?
- Is each talk customized to the specific audience?
- Do we have to buy any books?
- Is there any cost to our organization?
- What kind of equipment does our organization need?
- Are you providing your own videographer?
- Are you charging for the talks?
- Next Steps
Here are some photos from the tour:
At this point, I’m not adding any other dates. Thanks to all for responding and I’ll see you on the road.
The dates below are confirmed. If you know of any companies that would benefit from a free talk, let me know. Aside from Vegas and Seattle, other cities such as Austin, Dallas, and Boston are currently in play.
03.19.15,4:00 pm,Edelman PR,”Seattle, WA”,Private event
03.20.15,12:00 pm,Smartsheet,”Bellevue, WA”,Private event
03.31.15,1:30 pm,Sabre Young Professionals Council,”Dallas, TX”,Private event
04.01.15,6:00 pm,Atlassian,”Austin, TX”,Private event
04.02.15,12:15 pm,WPEngine,”Austin, TX”,Private event
04.06.15,11:30 am,Zappos,”Las Vegas, NV”,Private event
Three weeks ago, I announced that I wanted to do a book tour for Message Not Received and, to that end, would be seeking sponsors. I have good news to report. I’ll be announcing the first sponsor very shortly and the second next week. The tour is a go. Now I just need to book actual dates.
With that in mind, here’s a little FAQ for organizations interested in hosting me.
What dates do you have in mind?
I’m thinking about mid- to late-March. Early April is also a possibility.
I’m still debating which city/cities to hit. I’m leaning towards San Francisco, Manhattan, and perhaps a city in Texas. I’ll go where there’s the strongest interest. I’d rather go to a city and speak three times than to three different cities, speaking once at each stop.
How long are the talks?
About 45 minutes, plus 15 minutes of Q&A. Ideally the talks will take place over breakfast or lunch. That way, we can maximize attendance.
Is each talk customized to the specific audience?
No. I won’t be developing a customized presentation for each talk. Each will be based upon the book. By way of background, I typically develop a few talks on my books, kind of like my own “A” and “B” sets. There’s plenty of material to support different versions. Trust me: I like to refine and improve my talks based on what works and what doesn’t.
After the talks, I will gladly answer questions for as long as you like and I can (hinging on where I need to be next).
Do we have to buy any books?
No. My sponsors will be providing about 15 free copies per stop. If you’d like to buy more, I can arrange for a bulk purchase through my publisher.
Is there any cost to our organization?
Zero. My sponsor(s) are taking care of the travel expenses.
What kind of equipment does our organization need?
A projector and a decent A/V system. I’ll use my own computer.
Are you providing your own videographer?
No. I’d like the hosting company or sponsor to provide one, or at least someone who knows how to work the equipment. I don’t suspect that this will be a problem.
Remember: I’m talking about ideas more than features.
Are you charging for the talks?
If you’re interested in having me speak at your organization about the book, then please connect here.