Q: What type of experience does Vaughn have as a speaker?
In addition to being an award-winning lawyer, businessman and author, Vaughn has been recognized for his ability to inspire, influence and motivate others to achieve their goals and dreams for more than 20 years. Determined to give back to local communities, Vaughn is a long-time leader of nonprofit organizations and serves as a board member for several New Jersey and New York regional charities.
Q: How would you characterize Vaughn's 'style' of speaking?
Vaughn’s delivery is high-content, high-involvement and humorous. Vaughn connects with his audience using personal stories to make them feel, know and do something different when they leave. People need more than motivation, and Vaughn delivers specific action steps that can be immediately applied and uses practical content to keep the audience engaged through listening, laughing and learning.
Q: What makes Vaughn stand out among the diverse group of available speakers and trainers?
His ideas make the difference. Vaughn’s message is based on years of practical and varied experiences in law firms, federal and state governments, major corporations, small businesses and not-for-profit organizations. His years as an attorney, business leader, entrepreneur and board member give him a unique perspective when interacting with audiences, as his journey is often as intriguing as the work he has done. A loving husband and father who successfully balances the demands of work and family, Vaughn infuses the challenges he has overcome and their accompanying lessons by sharing his background of being an inner-city kid who used education and mentorship to transform his disadvantages into competitive advantages.
Q: Why should we spend our budget on a business speaker who infuses his presentation with humor?
Humor is effective because it relaxes people and prepares them to receive more serious content. A conference or meeting jammed with nothing but serious learning – even if it is valuable information – will not be as successful as a meeting that is also fun. Humor and laughter wake people up, helping them personally connect to the content. One client recently told Vaughn, “Your humor held them for a mammoth session, and you had their attention right to the end.”
Q: Can I see Vaughn speak before I book him?
Sure! Take a look at our promotional video. If you have additional interest and would like to see him speak at a live event, contact our office, and we may be able to arrange a seat for you at his next engagement.
Q: Is Vaughn only a conference “keynote” speaker, or does he offer professional development programs, as well?
Vaughn tailors his presentations and content based on client needs and audience composition. An organization may bring Vaughn in to deliver a keynote to a large group, or an association may hire him to facilitate a workshop at a team meeting or retreat. He has in-depth experience in conducting long-term professional development programs, and he also provides one-on-one coaching sessions.
Q: What are the costs and fees? When is payment due?
We require a 50 percent deposit upon contract signing, with the remaining 50 percent due 30 days before the event. If long distance travel is required, all associated travel expenses must be paid prior to the appearance.
Q: Are the speaking rates flexible? Can they be negotiated?
Occasionally speakers and trainers – including Vaughn – will attempt to bundle services to help organizations leverage their budget and maximize time. There are also other considerations that could alleviate costs associated with the fee:
Scheduling an event within or near New York for events that coincide with other work being conducted in your area
Multiple programs/purchases with the same client (e.g., keynote + follow-up training)
Long-term delivery of services
Q: What expenses should I expect?
Standard expenses include (but are not limited to) round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation by a professional car service (both in the event city and city of speaker’s origin), meals and associated incidentals.
Q: How are expenses and billing handled?
We take pride in our thorough record-keeping policies and procedures. All transactions and expense records for travel coordinated through the company are detailed and transparent. We issue invoices and statements, working directly with the point person at your organization.
Q: Do we need to provide the audiovisual and other equipment?
Yes. We want you to get the most “bang for your buck,” so coordinating the technical aspects of your venue is key. All lighting, platforms, microphones and audiovisual equipment should be designed by your event team. Vaughn uses PowerPoint for his presentations, which include video and sound. Any additional specific technical requirements will be communicated well before the event.
Q: Can our organization tape your presentation?
Yes, of course, but there are specific stipulations for recording of the content.
You mayrecord audio or video of Vaughn’s presentation for distribution to your members if it is for internal archival or training use. Our company requires a free copy of all recordings, and there is no charge to you for the rights to make such recordings.
You may not produce recordings for sale outside of your organization unless a negotiated license to record, produce and sell has been obtained prior to the event.
Vaughn must be notified of any recording prior to the event to make adjustments within the presentation to achieve the best results.
Q: What happens after the event?
We will send you a follow-up survey after the event to gather your feedback. If there are any videos or photos of the event, we would like to receive copies for our archive.
Q: I still have questions. Who should I contact for assistance?
Call us at 732-317-1275 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.