In a previous article, I discussed it is extremely pricey to ship a paid, skilled speech or seminar at a distant worldwide venue.
You’ve gotten prep time, visas to use and look forward to, journey to rearrange, forex and fee assortment points, language limitations, and days on airplanes en route.
Nonetheless, after having just lately achieved a first-class program in Brazil, which I had an opportunity to videotape for launch later as a product, I used to be happy and stated the expertise was effectively price it.
However as we speak, a mere eight months later, I’d decline the identical alternative.
For one factor, the economics do not add up. Minimally, it takes a full week, or considerably extra, to ship a keynote speech or a one-day seminar in Rio or Sao Paulo.
If you happen to’re touring from the West Coast of the U.S., as I’m, you are going to kill a full day flying there. Plus, you completely must factor-in air visitors delays and flight cancellations.
With present labor disputes in Brazil, together with current air disasters, journey is changing into each inconvenient and extra perilous.
Add one other day on the bottom to get better out of your flight. You may want another day to ship your speak, and doubtless one more to return to the States.
We’re as much as 4 days, and whenever you do arrive dwelling, you will require a minimal of a day, however most likely extra, to get better from jet lag.
That is 5 days proper there–a full enterprise week, with none prep time for the occasion, itself.
You merely is not going to be paid 5 instances what you can earn by delivering a State-side speech.
Nevertheless, there may be another problem: private safety. Many worldwide venues are crime-ridden and People, particularly are targets for theft, violence, and more and more, for kidnapping.
If you happen to weigh the negatives towards the very actual and infrequently thrilling advantages of journey and the bragging rights of being a world communicator, you is likely to be sensible to contemplate airing your views nearer to dwelling.
Or, if you happen to can, you may use TV and different media as I do, to succeed in out to a world that is hungry for information, with out risking life or limb to take action.