Garrett Reed & Associates
Creative Programing Agency
Your Best Source for Educational, Enlightening, and Empowering Multicultural Speakers, Artists and Programs!

6650 Rivers Avenue ~ Suite 225 ~ North Charleston, SC 29406
Tel. 843-576-1402 ~ Toll Free 800-639-9194 ~ Fax 843-576-5401 ~
info@garrettreed.com


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Q & A



Why should I choose Garrett Reed & Associates as my source for multicultural speakers, artists,
       and programs?
Does Garrett Reed & Associates charge a fee in addition to the speaker's fee?
Suppose I don't see the speaker I want in your literature. Can you still secure them for me?
Will the speaker do anything extra such as an interview, a photo or autograph sessions, a book signing
       or a VIP reception?
Are we allowed to audio/videotape the event?
Other than the speaker's fee, what other costs am I responsible for?
Do I have to arrange the travel and logistics for the speaker?
What if there is a problem or an emergency?
Suppose I can't afford the speaker I want. What can you do?
What other services can GRA provide to help my event to be successful?



Q. Why should I choose Garrett Reed & Associates as my source for multicultural speakers and
     cultural artists?


A. We're experienced! While the agency is relatively young, our principals and agents represent over three decades of successful programming experience. We're resourceful! We know the industry, the topics and the people. Further, we have all of the capabilities and resources to match you with just the right speaker/artist for your event and your audience. We're focused! Our purpose is not to just sell speakers and artists. Rather, we seek always to educate, enlighten and empower your audience by bringing you the best positive and inspiring multicultural speakers, artists and programs available. We're committed! Our dedicated professional team goes beyond the norm to provide you excellent personalized service with the highest level of genuine integrity.

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Q. Does Garrett Reed & Associates charge a fee in addition to the speaker's fee?

A. No. Our fee is included in the speaker's honorarium. And there is no additional charge for all of the consultation, research and other services we do to help you find the right speaker for your event. If you choose not to book a speaker - there is no charge.

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Q. Suppose I don't see the speaker I want in your literature. Can you still secure them for me?

A. We certainly can! Although we maintain a relatively small roster on our website and in our literature, our vast database and extensive network give us access to thousands of speakers and artists that we can secure for you.

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Q. Will the speaker do anything extra such as an interview, a photo or autograph sessions, a book signing or a VIP reception?

A. Generally, yes. Most of our speakers and artists will be happy to accommodate reasonable special requests. However, any special request(s) should be made and confirmed in writing prior to the event.

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Q. Are we allowed to audio/videotape the event?

A. Generally, you can audio/videotape the event for archival purposes only with prior written consent. A copy of the tape must be provided to GRA. However, you should not plan to sell or distribute audio/videotapes. The intellectual property (i.e., the speech) belongs to the speaker; therefore, all rights are reserved by the speaker. Further negotiations are required for permission to sell or distribute such tapes.

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Q. Other than the speaker's fee, what other costs am I responsible for?

A. In addition to the honorarium, the sponsor is responsible for round-trip travel and accommodations, as well as other incidentals such as meals. Some speakers and artists require first class travel; while some travel with an aide or assistant. All travel requirements and incidentals for a particular speaker are provided to you up front, so that there are no surprises prior to, during or after your event.

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Q. Do I have to arrange the travel and logistics for the speaker?

A. No. GRA's Client Services Representative will work with you to coordinate the speaker's travel and local arrangements. The GRA Rep will also help to coordinate press, receptions, signings and take special requests to the speaker on your behalf.

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Q. What if there is a problem or an emergency?

A. GRA is your programming partner! We want your event to be as successful as you do. Be assured that we will work day and night and use all of our extensive resources to resolve any problem that may occur.

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Q. Suppose I can't afford the speaker I want. What can you do?

A. GRA's roster includes speakers, artists and programs in almost every budget range there is. We will work with you to find the best speaker or artist available within your budget. Additionally, as a full service programming agency, we have a team of fundraising professionals who can provide you potential sources for corporate sponsorships or foundation support.

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Q. What other services can GRA provide to help my event to be successful?

A. As a full service creative programming agency, GRA can help you to plan and implement a successful event from beginning to end! In addition to helping you choose the right speaker or artist, we can help you obtain sponsorships to fund your event, develop and arrange advertising and promotions and coordinate logistics.

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