by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | January 22, 2013

speaker at the podiumSpeakers are often willing to make a presentation at a reduced cost if they can sell their books or other products at your event. Speakers also might be amenable to trading services. For example, if you are filming the conference, offer to provide the speaker with a video recording of their session in exchange for a reduced speaker fee. Thanks to OKT Meeting (516-622-1600; for the tip.