Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

What determines Doug’s price quote?

Length of program(s), Flexibility of the program date(s), Travel distance from my home in Chicago, IL, amount of research and customization and “Live” Site visit(s) prior to the program. Doug always finds a way to work within your budget.

Is Doug’s speaking experience commensurate with the fee Doug charges?

A-Yes, Doug has been speaking professionally for over 15 years, was inducted into The Motivational Speakers Hall of Fame and holds the national Speakers Associations (NSA) highest earned designation, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Less than 5% of NSA’s members hold this prestigious award

Does Doug adapt and customize his presentation to the audience, or is his speech a canned presentation that is frequently repeated?

Yes, Doug prides himself on “getting “deep” into each clients organization through a structured customization process. He utilizes a pre-program questionnaire (PPQ) that he provides to the client 6 weeks in advance of his presentation. He also conducts detailed phone interviews with key leadership and stakeholders.

What will be the impact of Doug’s message on the audience?

Doug’s central themes deal with establishing the right mind set to overcome personal and professional challenges and to develop a personal mission of purpose and servant leadership to improve others lives and in the process enrich our own lives.

Can Doug share his outcomes from other talks?

Yes, Doug will share several positive outcomes from other speeches, including the names & contact details of the Meeting Planners.

Will Doug be a great strategic partner to work with?

Of Course! Doug goes the extra mile to add distinct value on multiple levels, including but not limited to: helping secure sponsor ship and marketing funds to off set Doug’s fee. Providing free limited digital copies of his books as gifts, prizes and educational tools for reinforcement of his message.

Is Doug someone who is easy to work with?

Yes. Doug practices his mantra of service above self!

Will Doug attract an audience, registrations?

Yes, he works with the Conference Organizer and Meeting Planner on social media campaigns and providing a welcome video pre-event. Doug has a very strong reach on social media including over 100,000 Twitter Followers, 23,000 LinkedIn connections and consistently ranks #1 on Google for the major search terms, e.g. motivational speaker, inspirational speaker, sales leadership speaker, etc.

Will Doug be amiable to engage with meeting attendees pre-, during, and post-event?

Yes. Doug arrives early to get the “vibe” and energy of the venue and attendees and do a meet and greet. He will attend other speakers’ sessions and weave in key central themes into his message to ensure content flow. He will stay after his presentation to answer questions, take pictures and sign books.

Will Doug be amiable to engage with meeting attendees pre-, during, and post-event?

Yes. Doug arrives early to get the “vibe” and energy of the venue and attendees and do a meet and greet. He will attend other speakers’ sessions and weave in key central themes into his message to ensure content flow. He will stay after his presentation to answer questions, take pictures and sign books.

Additional TIPS

  • Keynote presentations are customized specifically for each audience.
  • A range of fees is offered for organizations and meeting planners that meet most budgets.
  • Take advantage of a complementary phone consultation to determine your program requirements, after which you will receive a customized proposal with detailed learning objectives, outcomes, fee structure and travel related expenses.
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