- Fill out a speaking request form on my website. (http://jenpollockmichel.com/i-speak-2/speaking-request/). Your answers to these questions help me understand the goals you have for your event as well as the demographic of your audience.
- Review my current honorarium rates. (See below.)
- Schedule a brief phone call to discuss your event further: email@example.com.
Do you travel? I do take a limited amount of out-of-town speaking engagements each year. My website lists my current bookings.
I fly competitive coach rates out of Toronto and prefer booking flights for myself, if that can be arranged.
How much do you charge? Aside from asking the inviting church/conference to cover travel/lodging/food for me, I generally charge between $800-$1200/day. This, of course, can be negotiated, especially for church-sponsored events. In fixing my rates, I consider: travel requirements, length of event (if multiple days), required preparation, and extent of on-the-ground responsibilities. For local events, I charge considerably less.
What speaking topics can you present? I enjoy speaking on the topics of my written work, especially my two books (Teach Us to Want, IVP, 2014; and forthcoming, Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home, IVP, 2017). I am best at presenting content that is biblically sound, culturally relevant, and personally engaging.
Do you have speaking samples? If you have access to the popular subscription site RightNow Media (rightnow.org), you will be able to view my video series, Teach Us to Want, as well as my plenary address at their most recent conference (November, 2015). DVDs for Teach Us to Want are also available for purchase at intervarsitypress.org.
Thank you again for your interest! I prayerfully consider each invitation and if I am unable to attend your event, I am happy to suggest other potential names. I will review your speaking request form and be in touch.