FAQs for Working with Dr. Brandi for Your Event
What is the first step to booking Dr. Brandi?
STEP 1- Complete the Speaker Request Form & Await Approval
In order for your event to be formally considered among other inquiries that we receive, you will be required to complete our official speaker request form. Requests are reviewed on a rolling basis, and our team typically responds within 2-3 business days.
In some cases, we are not able to accommodate speaking requests. If that applies to your event, we will send you a "rejection" letter explaining why Dr. Brandi is unable to participate. If the rejection is due to a scheduling conflict, and your event day/time is flexible, simply respond to that email with an alternate day/time and we will work to secure the new day/time on Dr. Brandi's calendar.
** Learn more about what comes next by reading the next entry below.
What happens after our event is approved?
STEP 2- Schedule a Pre-Event Planning Meeting with Dr. Brandi
Dr. Brandi has never facilitated a speaking engagement the same way twice. She does not have "canned" content and is committed to tailering your topic to fit the purpose, energy, and tenor of your event. During the pre-planning meeting you will be able to review any relevant information that will help Dr. Brandi customize the presentation for your audience.
STEP 3- Get Access to Dr. Brandi's Full Bio, Marketing Assets, & Docs
On this page, you will see a folder which has all of the marketing assets, bios, and important documents that your team will need in preparation for the event. You will also be able to upload documents that you'd like our team to have access to (Ex. event marketing image etc.).
STEP 4- Finalize Event Logistics & Send Over Presentation Deck(s) 1-Week Prior to Event
One week prior to the event, we will conduct a final review of the event logistics, and contact you if we're missing anything like webinar links, travel information etc. If Dr. Brandi is using a presentation deck for your event, we will send that to you as well. Please note, that presentation decks cannot be sent over more than 1-week prior to your event.
STEP 5- Enjoy an AMAZING Event Experience
& Share Event Feedback with the Team
After your event concludes, you may opt to do a quick debrief on-the-spot, or send over any feedback that you have. Many of our event hosts simply send us an email that says "Thank you Dr. Brandi, that was great!". Of course, we'd love it if happy clients can leave Dr. Brandi a LinkedIn recommendation to continue to support the growth of her brand.
* Pricing and fees are discussed in the following section.
What are Dr. Brandi's fees? How does pricing work?
Dr. Brandi's speaking fees start at $10,000 per engagement. Connect with her team during the booking process if you are interested in offsetting the speaking fee through purchasing her book for your event attendees.
Does Dr. Brandi accept pro-bono speaking requests?
Yes! As a part of her annual "Give Back" initiative, Dr. Brandi partners with select education and community-based organizations to participate in speaking engagements on a pro bono basis.
If you would like to invite Dr. Brandi to speak at your event, please complete
this form at your earliest convenience. There are select openings each quarter that are filled on a first-come first-served basis.
Dr. Brandi's team will respond regarding your request within 7 days of
submission. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions, however, no event requests will be accepted via email.
Do we need to sign a contract/agreement?
All paid speaking engagements will require a contract. We can provide one, or your organization can send one over for us to sign.
How do I submit payment for Dr. Brandi's engagement?
We will generate an electronic invoice and send it to the primary contact at your organization for your event. A 50% deposit will be due to secure your requested date(s) on Dr. Brandi's calendar. The balance will be due within 5 business days after the conclusion of the event.
We understand that some organizations have a several week process for external vendors to be approved and paid. In an effort to make sure that Dr. Brandi is able to fulfill her obligations to speak at your event, we ask that, a) you send over any relevant forms in a timely manner, and that b) you submit forms to your billing office so that Dr. Brandi is paid in a timely manner, and c) communicate to us openly if your internal organizational process cannot accommoodate our timeline.
As long as we are aware of timelines, we can adjust the agreement on our end to accommodate your organization's process.
Can we purchase Dr. Brandi's books in lieu of paying a keynote fee?
Not at this time. While we have worked with MANY organizations who either purchase books, or identify a sponsor who can purchase the books on their behalf, Dr. Brandi still requires her minimum speaking fee for paid engagments. If you are intersted in purchasing copies of Dr. Brandi's books for your audience, simply let our team know in the Speaker Request form.
At this time, we cannot accommodate mailing orders of Dr. Brandi's books to your individual event attendees if necessary. Alternatively, we can mail the full amount of books to your organization and allow your team to disperse. Digital copies of her books are available as well.
Can we purchase Dr. Brandi's books even if we're paying her fee?
Of course! If you're interested in purchasing books for your event attendees, please let us know by emailing email@example.com and we'll connect you with our publisher.
Please note that any books must be prepaid before they will be ordered or shipped. Keep this in mind when planning your event. The publisher will not order your books until a payment is received.
Is Dr. Brandi accepting in-person speaking engagements at this time?
Yes! We understand that people are still easing back into live events, but Dr. Brandi has already been back on the road.
If you are planning a live event, please remember that all travel, lodging, and ground transportation expenses will have to be paid by your organization. In addition, on-site health and safety measures should be taken to ensure both your attendees and Dr. Brandi remain safe.
Is there anything I need to know regarding Dr. Brandi's virtual engagements?
It's important to understand that since we've gone virtual, Dr. Brandi's engagement requests have gone up exponentially. That means that her calendar is filling up faster than normal. If you are seriously considering Dr. Brandi as a potential speaker, facilitator, or workshop presenter for your event, submit the official Speaker Request Form asap.
That said, virtual events have been running similar to in-person events for the most part! Nothing else to report on that front.
Things You Need to Know About Hosting Dr. Brandi for Your Virtual Event
Arrival for Your Event- Dr. Brandi will log in approximately 15 minutes prior to the start of the event to check in with your team.
Presentation Decks- Dr. Brandi's team will send any presentation decks to your team within one week prior to the event. We are unable to send presentation decks any sooner than that, due to her busy speaking schedule.
Platforms to Use- Your organization is required to host the event using a platform that you select. A link for Dr. Brandi to gain access to the event must be sent within one week of the event.
Pre-Event Meetings- Because Dr. Brandi speaks at over 40 events annually, she is only able to accommodate one pre-event meeting. Please use this time wisely as you will need to communicate via email if you have any other pre-event questions for her team.
Q&A- If Dr. Brandi is speaking on a panel, she will defer to the format that your organization provides with regard to Q&A, etc. If she is the primary speaker for a talk that lasts more than 30-minutes, she will allow Q&A throughout and will facilitate that herself.
Moderation- It will be helpful if a member of your team is made available to partner with Dr. Brandi during the live event to help with Q&A and other logistics.
Pre-recorded Engagements- Dr. Brandi is available to submit a pre-recorded keynote or talk for your event. Please indicate this request on the Speaker Request Form so that our production team can plan accordingly.
Event Introductions- Dr. Brandi's bio will be made available to you prior to the event. Please note that Dr. Brandi DOES NOT LIKE when her bio is read word for word. If possible, try to identify someone on your team who can introduce Dr. Brandi in a "natural" way, taking care to identify "highlights" from her bio that will resonate most with your audience.
I have another question that is not addressed here. Who can I contact?
Simply email team@DoctorBrandi.com with any additional questions you may have. Thank you!
Does Dr. Brandi offer 1-on-1 business/startup straetgy consulting for entrepreneurs, brands, or companies?
At this time, Dr. Brandi does accommodate 1-on-1 consulting at a rate of $10,000 USD per hour or $50,000 per day. Note that your agreement will require the total amount for your session be wired prior to a meeting link being sent. Credit cards are not accepted for private business consulting with Dr. Brandi.