Speaker Contract, Speaking Engagement Contract


A downloadable, fill-in-the-blank DIY Speaker Agreement Contract template to use when you are speaking at an event or hosting an event with someone else or other speakers. It can be used when you are the speaker or when you’ve hired someone else to speak.  What’s inside? A customizable, instant-download DIY Speaker Agreement template made with love, sweat, and tears by an online entrepreneur (and former corporate attorney!) for entrepreneurs. Set the rules and terms for your next speaking engagement and protect your business in a straightforward and easy-to-use DIY Speaker Agreement Contract that can be ready in 15 minutes or less. 

Read on for more details below… 



Elevate your speaking engagements with confidence and security using our Speaker Contract Template. Designed for efficiency and ease, this template empowers you to create a professional speaker agreement in just 15 minutes. Follow our interactive video How-To Tutorial, which guides you step-by-step, allowing you to fill in the blanks in real time. Perfect for ensuring that your next speaking event is backed by a solid, legally sound contract, this template sets the tone for a successful and protected business experience.


A Speaker Agreement can be customized for a variety of uses. It can be used when… 

  • You’re speaking at an event 
  • You’ve hired someone else to speak at your event 
  • You’re hosting an event with someone else 

In short, a Speaker Agreement is a contract (written agreement) you send to the person who… hired you to speak at their event, you’re hosting an event with, or you’ve hired to speak before the event occurs. 

It sets out the terms of your agreement in writing so you’re able to try to enforce it, if/when needed. This Speaker Agreement template address issues like: 

  • Date and time of covered event 
  • Duration of presentation 
  • Materials used 
  • Contact protocols 
  • Payment terms 
  • What’s included in the speaking 
  • What’s not included in the speaking fee 
  • Cancellation policy 


Do you want to make sure the company who hired you or the speaker you hired understand the terms of your speaking agreement? Do you want to be able to set the terms of your presentation so you get paid for your time or protect your business in case a speaker cancels at the last minute? Then yes! 

A speaker agreement makes it super clear you can… 

  • Get paid by setting out payment terms 
  • Enforce your refund or cancellation policy, since it’s clearly spelled out in the agreement  
  • Protect yourself and your company with disclaimers and limitations on liability 
  • and so much more!


  • DIY Speaker Contract Agreement Template – One (1) downloadable, editable, .docx file containing a detailed speaker contract agreement template with fill-in-the-blanks to make your own. 
  • How-To Video Tutorial – a video tutorial (screen share video of me walking you through the actual agreement itself) where I walk you through what each paragraph means (in English, not legal language) and where you’ll make changes. You’ll be confident and comfortable making the speaker contract your own. 
  • Guidelines & Tips Guide – to let you know what to do with the agreement and how to make it your own. 
  • BONUS: you’ll receive my Super Simple Guide to Legally Protect Your Online Business to make sure you’re on the right track. 


Got 15 minutes? Then you’ll have yourself a legal Speaking Contract. Here’s what you should do once you purchase:

  • Download the template 
  • Read the Guidelines & Tips Guide first 
  • Next, fill-in-the-blanks! Follow along with my How-To Video Tutorial, which shows you where you need to put in your info
  • Read through the entire document and make any necessary changes based on how you run and operate your business and website 
  • Use it right away! You can start sending this document to the company or speaker right away! 


Any entrepreneur or business owner who hosts events or speaks at events in her business, but not limited to, hosting events with someone else, speaking at events, or hiring others to speak at events. 

IMPORTANT: This document is a downloadable, customizable general template for you to make your own and fit to your business. Purchase of this or any other document from this Site does not create an attorney-client relationship between you and Sam Vander Wielen. The documents, or anything on this Site, should not be construed as legal advice. You should have all documents you use or prepare reviewed by a local attorney to ensure they comply with State and local laws where you live and work. Sam Vander Wielen is licensed to practice law in New Jersey. Use of this Site, and purchase of any documents, are subject to these Terms and Conditions

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Speaking Contract FAQs

  • Do I need legal knowledge to use this template? No, it’s designed for easy customization without legal expertise.
  • What if I need to adjust the terms later? The template is fully editable to evolve with your business needs.
  • Is this template suitable for online and in-person speaking? Yes, it’s crafted to cater to both modalities effectively.