I coached a new book author recently who was invited to speak at a conference. After I offered congratulations, she said the conference organizers didn’t bring up money and she wasn’t sure how to ask.
I suggested she ask, “What’s your budget?” It’s polite, it puts the onus on the conference organizers, and it gives the impression that you might be flexible about the amount.
If I could only suggest one piece of advice, though, it would be something I have [Read more…] about Congrats on Your Speaking Invitation. Now What?