This Speaking Engagement Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the "Agreement") is made and
entered on this ____ day of _____ 2019 (the “Effective Date”), between _________Address
____________ (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"), and ________________, Address
_____________ (herein referred to as the “Client”).
WHEREAS, the Client is retaining the services of the Company to deliver a speaking
presentation on the _________ [Date], ______ [Time], at ___________ [Location], and _______
[Approximate number of participants].
WHEREAS, the Company shall, under this Agreement, work on a representative capacity for
the Client. The Client, for the purposes of this Agreement, shall be any person who retains the
services of the Company to deliver on the purpose of this Agreement.
NOW THEREOF, in consideration of the mutual covenants and promises made by the Parties
hereto, the Parties covenant and agree as follows:
The initial term of this Agreement shall be for a period _____ [Hours/Days], commencing on the
Effective Date herein. The speaking length shall be as follows:
Date/Time Consultant’s topics
2.1. The Client shall present the Company the relevant materials for the event covered
under this Agreement so that the Company is well able to facilitate the program to the
Client’s expectations. The Company shall coordinate with the Client on the material
required for the project to ensure that there is clear understanding of what the Company
shall present. The Client shall duplicate the program materials provided by the consultant,
and to provide the room setup and audiovisual equipment described in the enclosed
program logistics sheet.
2.2. The Company shall deliver a presentation on the following topics;
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The Client shall pay the Company Professional fees ______ Dollars. Additionally, the Client
i. Deposit- the Client shall pay 50% of the professional fees before the signing of this
ii. Balance- Client agrees to pay the balance of _______ Dollars on the date of the meeting.
iii. Travel expenses- including but not limited to coach airfare, ground, lodging, meals, and
related out of pocket expenses. A complete travel expense report will be submitted with
our invoice. Client agrees to pay all travel expenses and materials fees within ten
business days of receipt of our invoice.
4. AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING.
The Client shall NOT make any audio or video recordings of the presentation without prior
written consent from the Company.
5. CHANGES TO DATES.
In the event that the Client shall change the Date of the event, the Client shall ensure to
communicate the same with the Company by a written notice and the Company shall retain the
deposit of the professional fees. The retained deposit shall be applied to any future
presentations or consulting assignment involving the Client for a period of one year from the
date the Consultant was notified of the change.
NOTE: if the change is made within 30 days of the program date, client shall be responsible for
reimbursing all costs incurred by the consultant related to the presentation.
6.1. Either Party can, at any time terminate or cancel this Agreement by issuing a ____
[Days] Written Notice to the other Party. If the Client terminates/cancels this Agreement,
the Company shall retain the deposit as indicated in Clause 5 above.
6.2. If the Client cancels the speaking engagement within 14 days of the scheduled
event, the Client is responsible for reimbursing the Company for any airfare expenses
6.3. In the event of an emergency situation (i.e., personal/family related illness,
accident, death, other) that causes the Company to cancel, the Client may find a
replacement for the speaking engagement, or the engagement may be rescheduled. If the
engagement is cancelled, the Client will not be responsible for expense reimbursements
and will the reimbursed the fifty (50) percent deposit that was a condition of the signing
of the Agreement.
7. LIMITED LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY.
The Client shall not, during the term of this Agreement, be held liable for any injuries sustained
by the Company or any of the Company’s employees while carrying out their obligations under
this Agreement, as long as the injuries are not in any way due to the Client’s negligence. The
Company agrees to indemnify the Client against any claims that may arise from the performance
of this Agreement.
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8. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR.
The Company shall be retained as an independent contractor. The Company shall be fully
responsible for payment of their own income taxes on all compensation earned under this
Agreement. The Client will not withhold or pay any income tax, social security tax, or any other
payroll taxes on the Company” behalf during the term of this Agreement
The Company and/or Company’s employee’s understands that they shall not be entitled to any
fringe benefits that the Client provides for its employees generally or to any statutory
employment benefits, including without limitation worker’s compensation or unemployment
9. GENERAL PROVISION, GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION.
This Agreement contains the entire Agreement between the Parties relating to the subject matter
hereof and supersedes any and all prior agreements or understandings, written or oral, between
the parties related to the subject matter hereof. No modification of this Agreement shall be valid
unless made in writing and signed by both parties hereto.
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of _________
[State/Country]. Exclusive jurisdiction and venue shall be in _________ [State/Country].
This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to the benefit of the Company and the Client
and their respective successors and assigns, provided that the Company may not assign any of
their obligations under this Agreement without the Client’s prior written consent.
Each party represents and warrants to the other that such party has acted in good faith, and agrees
to continue to so act, in the negotiation, execution, delivery, performance, and any termination of
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this Agreement has been executed by the parties as of the Effective
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