HELPFUL INFORMATION FOR EVENT PLANNERS
Hello! Thank you for visiting my site and for considering me for your next event. I want to provide some helpful information and answer some common questions to give you a better idea of what to expect when working with me.
Q. How long have you been speaking at events?
A. I've been speaking to groups since 2002. Before that I taught bible studies and classes and did informal group presentations.
Q. What types of events do you do?
A. I do all kinds of events! I speak at 2-3 hour events such as Ministry Kick-Offs, Brunches, Teas, Women's Night Out, etc. I also do half-day, full-day, two-day and three-day retreats. I've spoken at small churches and very large churches (5000+ members). I've done presentations at MOPS groups, Home School groups, Senior Groups and taught classes for Community Education programs. You can scroll through "Recent Events" and "Event Archives" to see the many places I've been.
Q. What do you charge?
A. I have usual or standard fees for different types of events. These vary based on how many talks I'm giving, how far away the event is, whether I am providing music as well, etc. My usual fees are $450 for a 2-3 hour event; $650 for a half-day retreat (2 talks); $950 for a full-day retreat (2-3 talks or 2 talks and a workshop); $1250 for a two-day retreat (3-4 talks or 3 talks and a workshop); and $1550 for a three-day retreat (4 talks and a workshop and an evening of music).
Fees also include travel expenses, meals, and lodging if the event is more than 2 hours away or is an overnight retreat.
I always try to work with a group's budget if it seems we are a great fit and God is leading us to work together. So, if you have budget concerns, please talk with me.
Q. Do you have references?
A. You can visit my "Kind Words" page under Speaking to see some comments from past event planners. I also have personal references upon request so that you can personally speak with a few women to ask about me and my speaking.
Q. How do you work with the event planner?
A. I have a lot of experience planning events at my own church as well as working alongside event planners. I am more than happy to help clarify vision and goals, work together to come up with a good flow for the event or retreat, give ideas about how to increase attendance, promote event participation, etc. Feel free to ask me questions!