National Announcement of the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards - Salty Dingo 2022 CK  582
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SHANNA WHAN | KENOTE SPEAKER | SITC AMBASSADOR

Shanna has travelled Australia carrying the SITC message doing frontline advocacy from stations to schools, and from outback stations to TV stations, from the paddock to the Opera House to conversations with The Queen. She goes where invited - and all proceeds are given to SITC. 

Literally everything we get asked is covered in depth, below:

THE EVENT:

  • ​First up: evening events where alcohol is served are not a problem!

  • Remember, we are NOT anti-alcohol - we are pro-education & awareness.

  • we DO ask that you've got a sparkling water on hand for Shanna, though.

  • a minimum of 30 minutes is needed

  • up to 1 hour and / or Q and A is welcomed, too.

  • for large groups - PLEASE ensure a quality working microphone and sound-system is provided, along with back-ups, spare batteries, and relevant testing etc done BEFORE the event

  • please ensure that a presentation does NOT clash with food service / distractions

    • Eg, don't book us in during 'standing drinks and nibbles' - we need a seated audience where there aren't distractions and the chance for people to be easily distracted / moving around, etc. It simply doesn't work, and we cannot deliver our message in that scenario.

  • let us know your audience number, demographic, and ''makeup'' is

  • Finally - we need any social media cross-promoting done using our media kit information which is ready for you to copy/paste and send to us for approval before publishing online.

THE NITTY GRITTY OF DOLLARS / HOW WE COST STUFF OUT:

Remember: Shanna travels as an ''ambassador'' for SITC and all speaker fees to go the charity. Her speaker fees are low compared with other Australian of the Year speakers, however we do this because we are not for profit. Nonetheless: PLEASE remember that 'time away from home' is factored in to costings - as is the very real and heavy toll travel and frontline advocacy places on Shan. She is fierce and gives everything, so that you get everything.

  • We will send a specific quote to you based on your event, requirements and travel. 

  • The more detailed information you can give us, the easier this process is.

  • Please investigate local grants via your Primary Healthcare Network (PHN) and or local sponsorship and support from businesses, council, etc. Given we are not supported or funded by state or federal government, this is one way you or your organisation can at least can ensure your tax-dollars are being used in health, where they should be.

  • In addition to a keynote speaker fee you need to budget for the following:

    • flights (earlier = cheaper as we all know)

    • for flights longer than 1.5 hours - we book business class​​

    • car hire : 4WD vehicle hire (independent transport) is required for remote areas​​

    • accommodation, meals & incidentals are at SITC's discretion and charged back to host

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

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

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

DEPOSITS:

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

    • Deposits are non-refundable if the host cancels less than one month 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.

COOL. GOT IT - TAKE ME BACK TO THE BOOKINGS BIT PLEASE, MAGICAL UNICORNS.