Paid to Speak: The Speaking Honorarium Business

How much do guest speakers cost? The Harvard Business Review  provides “a rule of thumb for appropriate pricing”:

(Barry Bowen – Trinity Foundation)  The church and ministry conference business is back with a vengeance with guest speakers often collecting large speaking honorariums. Many religious organizations refuse to disclose the size of honorarium payments, leaving donors and attendees in the dark as to how the money is being spent.

Reciprocal speaking arrangements (you speak at my event and I speak at yours) abound as speakers seek the spotlight.

After hosting a virtual conference last year due to COVID, attendees flocked to televangelist Bill Winston’s International Faith Conference, which was held in September in Forest Park, Illinois.  View article →


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