(…to frequently asked questions.)

Choosing a speaker is an important decision. Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to decide on your next keynote speaker.

“Why should we hire Tim O’Shea to speak at our event?”

Answer: You shouldn’t.

I’m serious.

Now why would I say something like that? Especially when the purpose here is to promote me and my keynote programs?

Because your meeting, conference, or convention is what’s most  important. Sooo…

You should hire whomever is right for your group.

Whether it’s me or another speaker, you should always get whomever is going to appropriately address the topic areas, concerns, or messages you want to get across.

So if you think Tony Robbins can effectively accomplish what you want, great. Hire him. I fully support that. (He also costs at least $100,000 by the way, and that’s just a conservative guess.)

Whomever you hire, you want to make sure they have the right message for your group. Also, you want to avoid getting burned.

“What is your fee? How much do you cost?”

Answer: It’s either a lot, or not very much. That depends on you. 

I say this because what may be “expensive” for one group might be dirt cheap for another. We just need to talk about it.

The short answer is I’m in the typical range of speakers in my category.

But I also understand budgets and needing to stick to them. Everybody has them. And every group is different.

So if there is something you’re concerned about, let’s have a conversation so we can figure it out. Call me or email me to find out more.

I will say one thing: if this is the sole basis for your decision on who you hire as a keynote speaker, you are doing it backwards. I’ve seen this happen before…and it’s a huge mistake. You will regret it. Decide who and/or what type of speaker you want first, then you can work out the dollars.

Cracking the Code

What differentiates Tim O’Shea from other speakers?

I’m glad you asked. Let’s get into it.

In addition to being a full-time keynote speaker for over a decade and a half, I have a background as a corporate professional in the area of organizational psychology. I worked in the HR departments of several organizations conducting interviews and structured behavioral assessments for many years. My familiarity with workplace environments–having been in them myself–is what makes me different. I have sat in the same cubicles and desk chairs as the people in the audiences to whom I speak.

I also walk my talk as The Agent Of Change. I have received training and certifications in tactics widely used by intelligence and law enforcement professionals in human behavioral dynamics. I bring these modalities to the areas of corporate and business management, as they apply to our everyday interpersonal interactions.

More questions?

Let’s talk! I’m eager to speak with you. Give me a call at 303-371-2849 or send me an email!