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You have seen many public speakers come to your school and you have dreamed the dream of becoming rich and famous. After all, you just have to do is stand up in front a bunch of kids and tell them a great message. You know all these messages. Your parents have told you all this stuff a hundred times. Don’t smoke, don’t have sex, don’t drink and don’t use drugs. Now you are ready to make your easy money. However the problem is that it is not as easy as that.



Find out the laws about working with a speakers bureau.A representation acting as an agent for individuals in negotiating engagements. Many say to you,that you have to make a lot of money to work with them. Many times there are laws regarding the maximum percentage of the money you are paid that they can take for their fee. It is usually not more than 12 to 20 percent tops.

Contact the state and verify that the company you are working with is on the state talent agency data base. The type of jobs you get will determine if the company needs to be a talent agent.  Remember that a post office box is never accepted for business locations for licenses. Post office boxes are usually a sign that the company is not legal.

Talk to a tax man. The IRS has strict laws about who books you; there is always the problem of working you so it constitutes you being an employee, in which case they would have to follow the laws for employees.

Check with the school districts to see if you need to be finger printed. If so that is easy to do. Now your foundation is set to learn how to become a public speaker. You cannot do the second half without doing the first. Anyone who tells you different is setting you up for a fall. All laws must be looked into to avoid big problems.

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