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Free Public Speaker Contract Template







Public Speaker Contract Template



Public Speaker


Effective Date ____/____/______

Between [Speaker Name], further referred to as "[Speaker]",

A [State] [Type of legal entity],

Located at [Address] [City], [State] [Zip Code]


And [Company Name], further referred to as "[Business]"

A [State] [Type of legal entity],

Located at [Address] [City], [State] [Zip Code]

The speaker agrees to perform the following services and in accord with the following terms and conditions. Compensation shall be in the amount of $__________ plus travel and expenses and will be contingent upon the completion of the presentation listed below. Travel shall be of a public carrier per the speaker's choice.

The Business agrees to pay the speaker by Certified Check that is made payable to the speaker at the conclusion of the presentation. The speaker shall present, as described herein as an independent contractor, and the speaker shall have no obligation with regard to such presentation, as a result of this Agreement to anyone other than the Business.

The speaker shall conduct at least two interviews with print or electronic media at least two weeks prior to the presentation for purposes of publicizing the presentation. Interview details will be directed by the Business and in conjunction with the speaker.

The Business shall furnish facilities for the presentation at its own expense and such facilities shall be of good condition with adequate lighting and heat. The above mentioned speaker agrees that they will not conduct any community style presentation or lecture within a fifty mile radius of the Business's presentation for a period of six months before the presentation for the Business. It shall also be agreed upon that any scheduled violation of this paragraph shall be conclusive evidence of irreparable damage to the Business and that the Business has a right to prevent such a community presentation to remedy the breach of contract. If it is discovered after the fact that a breach has occurred the Business has a right to immediately cancel this Speaker Agreement and the Speaker shall be responsible for all damages incurred by the Business up to the time of contract termination.

If the Speaker does not appear or perform to the terms of this Agreement, then the speaker shall be responsible for the payment of all damages, costs and expenses that were brought upon the Business due to the speaker not showing up for the presentation. Also, the Business shall not be responsible for any payment if the Speaker fails to give the presentation due to conditions that are beyond the control of the Speaker, for example medical disability and or an act of God that is outside of the speaker's control. The Business has the right to simulcast or to produce a delayed broadcast of the Speaker's presentation through a closed circuit or public television / radio or commercial cable television. This license shall be non-exclusive and the copyright of such license shall belong to the Speaker.

If the Business does record the Speaker's presentation a copy of the recording shall be given to the speaker approximately thirty days following the presentation. Copies of the recording of the Speaker's presentation may be maintained by the Business for the sole use of its employees. The Speaker grants the Business to maintain copies of the presentation and for them to use such copies for internal viewing purposes only.

No other audio taping or video taping of the Speaker's presentation shall be permitted without prior authorization by the Speaker.

The Business shall provide the speaker a suitable area near the presentation for the Speaker to display and sell books and other educational material that is produced by the Speaker.

Applicable Law


This contract shall be governed by the laws of the State of __________ in __________ County and any applicable Federal Law.

_______________________ Date_____
Signature of the Speaker


_______________________ Date_____
Signature of the Business





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