For Meeting Planners

Linda H. Yates is a veteran speaker. Her background comes from planning and delivering successful training programs and events. She is a successful professional, entrepreneur and business woman before expanding to becoming a dynamic and effective speaker sharing her experience with others.

Her experience as a meeting planner professional has allowed her to analyze, understand and determine what impacts, drives and deliver powerful and memorable programs. She presents in various programs in an engaging and entertaining way.

If you want a professional who utilizes her real life experiences as tools for her audience, and who approaches learning from an realistic, concrete perspective, then engage Linda H. Yates for your next conference.

Deposits Policy:
50% deposit of Speaking Fee is required to confirm date. Remaining 50% is due on or before date of program. 5% discount if full payment is received in advance of program.

Cancellation Policy:
If the program is cancelled for any reason more than sixty (60) days prior to the agreed date, it is our policy to reschedule (within 12 months) for the same fee. Should you be forced to cancel the program sixty days or less before the date of the program the full speaking fee is due and payable by the date of the original program. In the event of program cancellation, Linda Yates will re-book program on a mutually convenient date with no penalty. If program is canceled by client and not rescheduled, deposit will be considered full and complete settlement.

Travel Expenses:
Travel Expenses will be added to speaking fee. Unrestricted round trip coach airfare, ground transportation, and moderate meals. Hotels should be guaranteed for late arrival and billed directly to your organization.

Speaker accommodations should be billed direct to client.

Audio and Video Recording
Ms. Yates receives and approves the master Video taping fee: 25% of speaking fee
 Audio taping fee: 25% of speaking fee
 Addendum to agreement required related to distribution of any recording.

Audio Visual Preferences

A/V Preference (Keynote)

  • Wireless clip-on microphone
  • CD Player (optional)
  • Plenty of Stage Room
  • Theater style seating — Full house lights
  • Hard-wired sound to notebook computer
  • LCD Projector (high Resolution)
  • Eight foot screen (minimum size)
A/V Preference (Workshops)

  • Wireless clip-on microphone
  • Overhead Projector on six foot table (medium to large group)
  • White board (small group)
  • Classroom style seating
  • Table for participants
  • Hard-wired sound to notebook computer
  • LCD Projector (high Resolution)
  • Eight foot screen (minimum size)

Best Room Set-Up Practices
Linda has discovered some ideas for room set up that will add to the quality of any meeting when applied. Positive, enthusiastic responses from the audience can be enhanced by using some of these room setup principles.

Linda does not require that you do any of these. We are adding them here for whatever value they may be to you, the meeting planner. If you have questions about any of them, please contact Linda or one of her representatives at 561.206.2531.

  • Use your own speaker sound system, rather than the speakers in the room ceiling. You will get much higher quality sound.
  • Use speakers in the front, middle and rear of the audience.
  • If recording, put microphones in the audience to pick up audience response. (Refer to Audio and Video Taping fees above)
  • Use additional light sources for presenter. Studies have proven that when the presenter is illuminated more than the audience, listeners can hear better and are less distracted.
  • Keep the front row as close to the stage as is possibly comfortable — six feet away where possible.
  • Do not overset the room. If you are planning on 200 people, set the room for 200 (or fewer), not 250. It is better to have every seat taken than large empty spots throughout the audience and an empty front row.
  • If the room is rectangular, set the stage area in the middle of the long wall — not on the short end. It is better to have an audience wide than deep.
  • Ask attendees to turn off pagers, phones and other possible alarms before beginning.
  • Use a dark backdrop — the face of the presenter is accentuated against it.
  • Use music in your program.
  • Use image magnification where appropriate.
  • When video taping use BetaSP format rather than SVHS.

A brief survey will be sent to you at the time of deposit so we may better serve your needs at your event.