We like to be absolutely clear and 100% transparent.
And a deal is a deal.
Your event is very important; also to us!
Your event is as important to you as it is to us. The same goes for our speakers and moderators.
We guarantee you a unique experience with great impact. That is what we are all about. Making an impact by stimulating and inspiring people and organizations to make a difference. Over and over again. So that the world becomes a little better, step by step.
That is why your event is so important. For you. For your guests. And for us.
100% focus on impact
With answers often given.
Terminology and foundations
So what do you guys mean?
Every request starts with a no-obligation intake interview. Usually directly with the speaker or moderator and preferably via a video call.
What is the intention and how can we together make your event an unforgettable experience?
On this basis we understand what you expect from Speakers for Good and how we can exceed your expectations.
Free intake interview
Any customs or import duties are charged once the parcel reaches its destination country.
These charges must be paid by the recipient of the parcel. Unfortunately, we have no control over these charges, and cannot tell you what the cost would be, as customs policies and import duties vary widely from country to country.
You might want to contact your local customs office for current charges before you order, so you are not surprised by charges you were not expecting.
Clear advice and attractive quotation
After the intake interview, we immediately make an attractive offer with clear advice. All terms, conditions and special arrangements will be defined explicitly.
Our proposal and advice is usually provided digitally within one working day and can also be approved easily in this way.
Briefing with speaker and moderator
After an outline agreement and finalization of the arrangements, a briefing with the speaker or moderator is immediately scheduled. This usually takes place a few weeks before the event. The theme, topics, interactive formats and desired impact are thoroughly discussed and determined. The seamless connection to the background of the audience and the rest of the program are also harmonized.
With this approach, we guarantee a smooth execution and maximum impact and experience among the participants.
We like to walk an ‘extra mile’ also in the marketing of your event.
A nice video trailer with an enthusiastic call from our speaker? Of course. Interesting suggestions for a unique location? Of course. Advice and support on the further detailing and implementation of the program? Very happy to do so.
Customization is our standard and we like to be challenged.
Check logistics and technique
Thorough preparation is part of our standard approach. This means that shortly before the event we check whether all wishes and requirements regarding technique and logistics have been met.
This way, nothing ever goes wrong and we always ensure a perfect execution.
And if necessary, we prove to be fast improvisers.
Evaluation and aftercare
Our work is not yet done when the event is successfully closed.
We always evaluate the performance and content contribution of our speakers and moderators, as well as your expectations versus the result.
We are always open for improvement and expect the same from you.
Fee Speakers for Good
Of course we charge a fee for our work and the added value we create. Our fee is standard 20% of the sales price and is paid to Speakers for Good by the speaker or moderator.
Some speakers and moderators also pay us an additional fee if we do their integral online marketing (e.g. sending newsletters, SEO and SEA optimization, managing their own website, etc.).
And importantly; at Speakers for Good everything is transparent. For both our clients and the speakers and moderators.
Clear and never a hassle.
Doing Good - Walk the talk
Almost as a matter of course, we are planning to donate 10% of our net turnover to ‘grass-root’ projects and organizations.
Currently we are working hard on the possibility that our customers, when confirming an order, can choose to which organization or project this contribution will be donated.
Implementation is expected early 2023.
Online and hybrid events
Organizing an online and/or hybrid event? Then you’ve definitely come to the right place!
First of all, we have several studios and even a small theater at our own location.
Secondly, we work with professional partners to facilitate online events elsewhere on location.
In short, Speakers for Good is also your partner for creating online impact.
Taking photos and videos
Of course it is allowed to take photos and videos of our speakers and moderators, but these may only be placed in the public domain after explicit approval by Speakers for Good.
Usually this permission is granted quickly, provided that the image and sound quality are of a high quality and the speakers or moderator do not object.
Copy of presentation
One thing is certain, our speakers and moderators are the best in the world and most of them are happy to share their content with your guests.
Please do inquire about the possibilities and conditions in advance.
Some speakers and moderators also offer other content, including their books and other publications, such as videos and podcasts.
What are the rates?
Speaker rates vary widely and depend in part on their background, reputation and impact.
Speakers for Good represents speakers and moderators in a range from € 0 to more than € 25.000.
The rate is almost always determined in consultation with our client.
We strive for flexibility in a creative way, so that an appropriate offer is almost always made.
After all, for most of our speakers and chairmen it’s about the impact and not about their own financial gain.
Move or cancel event
Every engagement of Speakers for Good is executed on the basis of our General Terms and Conditions.
In general, if an event cannot take place due to governmental (Corona) restrictions, the assignment can always be rescheduled, free of charge, at a later date.
Furthermore, Speakers for Good applies the following cancellation conditions:
- 100% for a cancellation within 2 months before the event;
- 75% when cancelling within 3 months before the event;
- 50% if the cancellation is made after 3 months before the event.
Founder Speakers for Good
Speakers for Good was founded in 2020 by philosopher, Global Speaker and best-selling author Ruud Veltenaar.
Ruud is primarily active at Speakers for Good as a speaker and moderator.
In addition, Ruud has an active role in the recruitment of international top speakers and moderators.
Ruud is in any way not involved in the daily operations and does not interfere with the advice and engagement of fellow speakers and moderators.
Terminology and foundations
Foundations of our purpose
Speakers for Good, of course, does not hold the wisdom. We like facts and have based our purpose and vision on various sources listed below [A-Z].
In addition, you will also find an explanation of some of the terminologies used on our website.
By Changemakers, we mean all the speakers, moderators and other talents who have committed themselves to our agency and want to collaborate with Speakers for Good to contribute to a more sustainable world and just society. We do this in trust and interdependence.
The goal is always to inspire people and organizations to actively contribute to creating the world that almost everyone desires.
Good Life Goals
Globally, more and more people are becoming more familiar with the 17 SDGs.
But how many of us really know what we can do to actually achieve them?
The Good Life Goals help millions of people and businesses worldwide realize the SDGs. They provide more than 80 ways and pragmatic actions that everyone can contribute to a more sustainable world and inclusive society.
The Good Life Goals were created through a collaboration between Futerra, the Program “10 YFP Sustainable Lifestyles and Education” and by the UN Environment, UNESCO and WBCSD.
IPCC - Climate Reports
The IPPC Report is published regularly by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change and describes the future risks and impact of climate change on our prosperity and well-being.
The most recent version of the Climate Report is from APRIL 2022 and is extremely alarming: “Nature can no longer keep up with the changing climate, and the impact is even greater than we could ever imagine”.
Net Positive is based on the ideas of Paul Polman and Andrew Winston and is also the title of the book published in 2022.
The question is no longer whether companies should become more sustainable, but how and when they will do so.
Business can no longer look away or continue to put the responsibility on the government.
The business community must also take matters into its own hands and start thinking and acting more from the profound purpose, rather than from short-term goals.
OXFAM - Inequality Reports
Ever-increasing inequality is a cruel killer, leading to the death of a human being every four seconds. Inequality makes our world less safe for all of us.
Inequality is not an accident, but an ideology and choice.
For a more equal future, we must fight inequality together. Governments, corporations and societies; in radical interdependence, with great efforts and effective actions.
The SDGs are the 17 goals of the United Nations goals to make the world a better, more sustainable and inclusive place.
In fact, they are a global compass for humanity and starting point for every organization in the 21st century.
Realization of the 17 SDGs is not only up to governments. Business and society also have a crucial responsibility and role.
They are also directly related to the Good Life Goals (see above).
The Planetary Boundaries of the Stockholm Resilience Centre define for humanity the safe margins for their way of life based on the intrinsic biophysical processes that regulate the stability of the Earth system.
Crossing one or more planetary boundaries can be harmful or even catastrophic, as it causes exponential and abrupt changes in the environment on a continental or planetary scale.
There are nine planetary boundaries, three of which have already been significantly exceeded.