CHECKLIST FOR THE HOSTS

(1) REQUIREMENTS OF THE HOST

  • firstly please know ALL speaker-fees are going into the SITC charity
  • as such they are tax-deductible donations
  • 45 minutes to 1 hour is necessary for Shanna to delivery her trademark keynote
  • these can range from health to agriculture to addictions - she is not limited 
  • ideas and discussions are 100% welcome, and wanted - we want to deliver an awesome event for you
  • shorter talks might be possible if requested, and depending on the scenario / event
  • the final time will be at Shanna's discretion and agreed with the host 
  • no last minute 'cuts' in times or subject matter, please - this is not how we operate
  • a guaranteed quality working microphone and sound-system is essential - the host must ensure back-ups, spare batteries, troubleshooting checks are in place prior to event 
  • please also advise us on what equipment you have in terms of projectors, etc.
  • adequate pre-arranged seating will also be organised by the host to ensure a cohesive and inclusive 'crowd' environment where all attendees are comfortable and within hearing range, facing forward
  • for any MC roles; plenty of appropriate in-depth background information is required in terms of your event, audience, and any sponsors, run-sheets, VIP's etc.  Phonetic spelling is needed for tricky names
  • Shanna is unapologetically meticulous on detail and preparation so that she can adequately not just prepare in full but deliver at the event - so detailed info needs to be sent well beforehand
  • for remote locations - please let us know your nearest airport, carriers, and easiest route 
  • always allow a day either side of rural events for rest after travel

(2) COSTINGS

Remember all keynote / panelist / Mc fees are in-line with similar speakers, industry standards, and based on Shanna's national profile and extensive national media profile, speaking experience, etc. and also also factor in the sheer voluMe of time 'en route' in transit and away from home.  

These rates are for the 2020 calendar year and will change in 2021. 

  • for a keynote style of up to 1 hour + Q&A and start at $3,000 (to the SITC charity)

  • for specifics; fill in the form below in detail so we can quote

  • the main charge will be the speaker portion of your event

  • charges are 100% in-line with current industry standards for Shanna's profile, skillset, etc.

  • we will break it down in a quote for you

  • this includes time to mingle, mix, chat before and after (Shanna does not vanish, she wants to immerse herself into your community and your event, and give what she can.)

  • add extra for Keynote + MC combined, please.

  • Subtract accordingly for shorter sessions of 30 minutes

  • flights are charged to the host in line with pricing at time of confirmed booking

  • car hire : 4WD is required for remote areas

  • accommodation & meals will be charged back to the host in line with corporate standards

  • events further than 200km from 'home base' will require overnight accommodation

  • for regional travel, fuel is charged at .74c/km

  • our travel agent & booking fee will also be in your invoice

  • for any TV or stage work; makeup and styling to be covered by the host

CHARITY CONCESSIONS : some concessions on speaker fees can be negotiated and discussed for other NFP's, small community events and charities in exchange for ''in-kind'' promotion; such as the cross-sharing of our website and SITC logos etc in the promotions and advertising leading to your event. Let us know about your charity; and this can be discussed further if you're interested. 

(3) QUOTES

  • For a comprehensively tailored quote for your event please fill out the booking form below in as much detail as possible including any special requirements

  • Quotes are calculated on average flight and hotel pricing of the speaker's choice at the time of booking and are subject to change according to availability. Remember; early bookings ensure cheaper travel

  • A Quote is just a quote. Please let us know if we have got anything wrong, or if you need more information or if something doesn't suit. It's not locked in stone. Our primary objective is to make things happen easily, and to ensure everyone is on the same page. 

  • If you cannot reach Shanna to discuss anything - simply email admin@soberinthecountry.org and Felicity will get back to you as soon as possible. 

(4) DEPOSIT

  • A $600 deposit is required to secure Shanna Whan in advance of an event.

(5) CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Deposits are non-refundable if the host cancels less than 2 months before the event

  • If an event is impacted by weather, natural disasters, or unforeseen circumstances (including COVD-19); this will be viewed as unforeseen losses incurred by the host. SITC will not be liable to refund flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers, etc. Only the speaker portion of the fee will be remitted, if already paid in full.

(6) INFO ABOUT THE NORTH WEST

  • There are not daily flights available for Shanna from Narrabri. 

  • Sydney and Brisbane are each about a 7 hour drive away

  • Hence - advance notice is essential

  • Some weekend flights are available from Tamworth - which is a 2.5 hour drive 

(7) 'SAFETY-FIRST' policy

Shanna is absolutely non-negotiable about personal safety first. What she does, and what she gives is often emotionally intense. Therefore her travel plans and itineraries are built specifically to ensure adequate ''rest & revival'' between events.  She needs to have independent transport / travel (car hire) when rurally or regionally speaking - which is, again, in line with her ongoing alcohol-free strategies, safety, and security. 

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'' There comes a point where we need to stop pulling people out of the river and head upstream to find out why they keep falling in ..... ''

 Desmond Tutu

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