First things first; Speeches cost £250.00*. I will never charge you the total cost until you are happy with the final version.
Once you contact me I will ring you to discuss the outline of your speech and only when we agree to proceed will I send you a contract and ask for a deposit (50%).
I won’t charge you a penny more until we have agreed the final version.
I will send you a draft version of the speech for your consideration and we can work through as many drafts as you like until you are happy with the final version.
In order for you to get the best value from my service I would ask that you give a minimum of two weeks notice; the more time we have to work together the happier you will be with the final draft.
Once we are agreed on the final version I will request the outstanding balance and release it to you.
Payment is made by electronic transfer from your bank account to mine, so do make sure have you have the facility to do this.
You may be a Mayor, Councillor or Local Government Officer in need of successive speeches, at which point it may be better value to commission me for a defined period. rather than pay per speech.
You may wish to talk to your Head of Democratic Services (or equivalent) about this. I charge 15K for a twelve month commission.