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Speaking fees shelter kids. Last week I discussed the implications for audiences of the trend toward paying high fees to big shot speakers. This week marketer Gini Dietrich worries what will happen to the speaking industry if fee-scolds get their way.

“Speaking for money is a very large industry,” she wrote on the Spinsucks blog this week. “Many people participate in it—journalists, influencers, professors, former politicians, consultants of all stripes. Not to mention the people who work with speakers, such as speaking bureaus and agents, to place them at events for all sorts of industries. Many of us, myself included, participate in this industry.”

Dietrich concludes that President Obama and other speakers should accept whatever fees they’re offered in part “to support an

Speaking fees shelter kids. Last week I discussed the implications for audiences of the trend toward paying high fees to big shot speakers. This week marketer Gini Dietrich worries what will happen to the speaking industry if fee-scolds get their way.

“Speaking for money is a very large industry,” she wrote on the Spinsucks blog this week. “Many people participate in it—journalists, influencers, professors, former politicians, consultants of all stripes. Not to mention the people who work with speakers, such as speaking bureaus and agents, to place them at events for all sorts of industries. Many of us, myself included, participate in this industry.”

Dietrich concludes that President Obama and other speakers should accept whatever fees they’re offered in part “to support an industry that helps many of us keeps roofs over our kid’s heads.”