03 Apr On Forbes.com: How Event Organizers Can Make Sure Their Events Rock Every Single Time
â€œWeâ€™d love to have you speak at our event, but we canâ€™t pay an honorarium and are unable to cover our speakersâ€™ travel.â€
â€œWeâ€™d love to have you attend the event in [another city across the country] and contribute to the growth of our community, but weâ€™re not able to pay for travel for [attendees/speakers/anyone]. We will, however, be serving [insert 1 or 2 meals] each day.
These are invitations Iâ€™ve received from various industry events around the country. Not paying for varying degrees of participation is standard practice for most event planning committeesâ€“and itâ€™s a practice thatâ€™s doing a serious disservice to communities and hurting business and organizational objectives.