Gene and I are in the early stages of setting our 2011 calendar. If you have been thinking of hiring us to speak at an event next year, especially the Spring, this would be the perfect time to start talking to us about it.
We now have two different talks:
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Library - an irreverent tour through the topsy-turvy world of libraries as seen through the eyes of the Unshelved characters. In the last six years we have performed this talk in nearly every state (and one province!). It is the perfect way to start or end your library conference, staff meeting, or customer event.
Surviving The Public - the closing keynote at both New York's and California's 2009 library conferences. You know it - the customer isn't always right. We explain how you can stop worrying and learn to enjoy difficult people, or at least get the last laugh. This talk is perfect for any organization or company that has to interact with the public.
We charge a speaking fee (which varies depending on venue and travel time) plus expenses (economy travel, accommodation, and meals). Depending on timing we are usually able to do a workshop or program on a variety of subjects at no additional cost. We know that budgets are tight, and we have some ideas on how you can help defray some of the cost of our visit.
If you're interested in hearing more, please contact Gene with as much information as possible regarding dates, location, and attendance. We do a limited number of events every year, and book strictly on a first-come first-served bases.