Pages XX through XX of The Message of You handle the negotiation process in detail but here are a few more things you might want to think about as you step into the ring for your career. I’ll let Negotiation Guru, Alan McCarthy share his wisdom with you: NEGOTIATION GURU, ALAN MCCARTHY
Now, it’s time to get it in writing. Remember, most disasters start with the words, “But I thought you said…” You must have everything in writing or you may find yourself stuck with a random $25 parking fee, fighting to get your video camera back after it was confiscated at the door, or being pushed back on stage after your finale because the client assumed you were speaking for an hour when you’d been told it was a half-hour meeting.
Don't get ripped off or underpaid for your speaking, get it in writing. Here are some real samples of public speaking contracts.
How to Write Your Booking Contract - http://ezinearticles.com/?Professional-Speakers---How-to-Write-Your-Booking-Contract&id=1872263
Speaker Contract Sample - http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/speaker+contract.pdf
Speaker Contract Sample - http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/Speaking+Agreement+draft.pdf
Speaker Contract Sample Template - http://www.mynsa.org/TOOLS/SampleDocuments/SampleAgrementDocuments.aspx
Speaker Contract Sample - http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/BH%26A+Contract-Sample.pdf
Speaker Contract Sample - http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/contract2.pdf
Speaker Contract Sample - http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/contract3.pdf
Speaker Contract Sample - http://beaspeakers.pbworks.com/f/contract4.pdf