"Qualified Performing Artists" Tax Deduction

by Bryan Caplovitz

Job search expenses like SpeakerMatch may be tax deductible for you on your taxes!

Canceled Contracts Are Becoming More Prevalent

by Bryan Caplovitz

We've received several reports from the SpeakerMatch community about contracts being canceled by meeting planners. Whether the conference itself gets canceled or the speaker budget gets cut, it's often the speaker who gets a raw deal. Be sure you have a contract which addresses this possibility!

Creating New Business Ideas

by Julie Austin

It’s been shown that people who like what they do tend to come up with more ideas. Nobel prize winner, Linus Pauling says “The best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas”.

About Our Name

Yes, we know there's a difference between a lectern and a podium. A lectern is the stand upon which a speaker can hold their notes. It often holds the microphone. A podium is the platform. A stage.

Our name, Behind the Podium is meant to convey that there's a lot that happens backstage, before a speaker ever gets in front of an audience. Behind the Podium can give you, the reader, some insight about how a speaker got to the podium, and what they're doing behind the scenes.

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