Believe it or not, we hear from hundreds of people each year who are interested in joining the CAMPUSPEAK team! We hear all sorts of questions, and love learning about each individual’s unique topical expertise and personal story. See below for answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we hear from people interested in becoming a speaker with us.
When is the best time to submit my application?
CAMPUSPEAK continuously reviews applications as they are submitted. We typically select speakers in April/May for our Fall semester class and September/October for our Spring semester class. For your best opportunity, we encourage you to a month prior to these timelines.
How long does CAMPUSPEAK keep applications open?
CAMPUSPEAK keeps all applicants on record. When selecting new speakers, we do our best to predict topics that customers will be booking while balancing the needs of the company. Your topic may not be in need when you apply and then 6 months later our need shifts. We continuously are reviewing applications so the sooner you apply the better.
Would you be open to considering a non-exclusive relationship with a speaker?
Do I have to fill out the application, or can I just email you my demo reel?
What type of video are you looking for? Do I need to have a video?
Do I have to pay a fee? What does it cover? Are there any hidden fees?
All new speakers who join our team are asked to pay a New Speaker Marketing Investment of $3,500 – $5,000. It covers the cost of graphic design and copywriting time and the production of digital and print advertisements. A portion of your investment also pays covers the expense of the set-up costs associated with you joining our team, like your program calendar and speaker page on our website.
There aren’t any other “hidden” costs, although our most successful speaker invests in marketing each semester, consider attending and networking at an industry conference, and register for and attend our bi-annual company meeting. We go over these costs in-depth if you’re chosen to join our team.
Do I have to attend training? What will I learn?
All-new speakers must attend CAMPUSPEAK’s New Speaker Weekend. New Speaker Weekend is typically held at the end of November and end of June.
This is a required program of our partnership because it helps us deliver to you all of the knowledge you need to begin a successful partnership with our team. We cover a lot of internal things to know – like how leads are generated and sales are closed, what marketing opportunities exist, how to update your availability in our calendar, and when you get paid.