Beware the Latest Speaker Scam

A few years ago I became aware of a speaker scam that was making the rounds, preying on eager speakers by inviting them to give a speech in a distant (usually African) country for a large sum of money. The text varies, but the there were a few constants. The time was short (I suppose to give you less time to figure out that it was a scam) the amount of money… Read More

A speaker scam?

A good friend of ours at Public Words, a successful public speaker, recently received a speaking inquiry from a prestigious university in the United Kingdom.  The request came via email, and there were a number of indications that it wasn’t on the level.  The email address was a Gmail account, not the university’s email.  The sender purported to be a professor at the school, but there was no record of such a… Read More