I would be very pleased to hear from you if you would like me to come and speak at an event. To help you with that, here’s some information that I hope will be useful.
I need to balance my speaking engagements with my other commitments, particularly to my family and my work as a Director at Tearfund. That means I need to be asked well in advance. If I’m not able to accept your request I can help you find someone else as I have a team of brilliant speakers at Tearfund.
I don’t state a set speaking fee as I recognise that different events vary in what they are able to pay. Money is not my motivation and I wouldn’t want to say no to something for that reason alone. At the same time, of course, speaking is demanding personally and it takes me away from my usual work with Tearfund, and so I would ask that all expenses are covered and some sort of speaking fee in the form of a donation to Tearfund is added on top, at a level at which you can afford. Please feel free to talk with me about how much your event is able to give.
It’s important to me that I travel in as carbon-light a way as possible. So, whenever I can I will travel by public transport. That often means that I will need to stay a night before or after your event and will need you to provide travel to and from the station. If your event is outside the UK, please consider whether I could do it virtually rather than in person, or again whether I could get to you by train. But, if I have to fly somewhere then I ask that you contribute an appropriate amount to Climate Stewards as part of expenses, to offset my carbon emissions. I have an electric car and if I do drive, I may ask if it’s possible to charge the car, even if just off a three-pin socket!
If you would like to talk with me about a speaking engagement do email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.