Are Standardized Speaker Contracts a Good Idea?

FOR SEVERAL DECADES, the language used in speakers bureau contracts has been largely based on the legalese that makes up standard entertainment law. This is because the industry never had a standard contract from which to work. Until now.

In November, the International Association of Speakers Bureaus introduced the first standardized bureau contract with the hopes that all 104 bureau members would incorporate it as the only agreement they would use to book speakers for their pl

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