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Speaker Terms and Conditions

Keynote speakers are bound under the terms and conditions of this document when listed on Book Top Speakers platform.

1. Appearance:

SPEAKER agrees that he/she will arrive in advance of the scheduled time of the program with an appropriate amount of time for preparation and that he/she will conduct and display proper decorum during the program SPEAKER further agrees not to utilize any defamatory or obscene language, verbal or written. By signing this contract, SPEAKER agrees to comply with any/all rules that may be imposed by Federal, state, or local agencies, as well as any requirements that event organizers/venues deem necessary to produce a safe and compliant event.

2. Agency.

SPEAKER grants Book Top Speakers . permission to contract his/her services on his/her behalf with regard to all details of the program as stated in this Agreement. CLIENT also grants Book Top Speakers permission (in a separate Agreement) to contract on their behalf with regard to all details of the program as stated in this Agreement. SPEAKER acknowledges that Book Top Speakers will secure an Agreement with CLIENT for this program, however. SPEAKER agrees that Book Top Speakers shall not be liable to SPEAKER if Book Top Speakers. does not receive payment from the CLIENT.

3. Cancellation 61 Days or More Prior to the Program.

Book Top Speakers reserves the right to declare this Agreement null and void if the required deposit is not received from CLIENT. In the event of breach or cancellation of this Agreement by CLIENT 61 days or more prior to the program, Book Top Speakers. shall remit to SPEAKER the deposit paid by CLIENT to bind the program, less the amount of full commission due Book Top Speakers. In the event that Book Top Speakers. does not receive a deposit, Book Top Speakers shall not be liable to SPEAKER for any sum upon such cancellation.


4. Cancellation Less than 60 Days or More Prior to the Program

In the event of breach or cancellation of this Agreement by CLIENT for reasons other than an act of God, within 60 days of the program, Book Top Speakers shall remit to SPEAKER the amount received from CLIENT minus the amount of full commission due Book Top Speakers upon receipt of the fee from CLIENT. In the event that Book Top Speakers does not receive a balance. Book Top Speakers. shall not be liable to SPEAKER for any sum upon such cancellation. ,

5. Failure of Appearance & Fulfillment

SPEAKER shall not be liable to Book Top Speakers . for any failure to fulfill an engagement due to an act of God, AND is required to find substitution when possible. In the event SPEAKER fails or refuses to fulfill the program for any reason, Book Top Speakers. shall not be liable for any payment to SPEAKER, and SPEAKER is subject to liability with the CLIENT.

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6. Status. Taxes and Insurance

SPEAKER agrees that he/she is an independent contractor and therefore assumes all of his/her responsibility for social security state tax, music licensing fees, public liability, and worker’s compensation insurance. SPEAKER agrees and understands that Book Top Speakers will comply with State Non-Resident Withholding Tax standards.


7. Bookings and Future Bookings. SPEAKER agrees any contact that has dierctly or indirectly contacted them because of their Speaker Listing on Book Top Speakers will be contracted through Book Top Speaker.

SPEAKER agrees to refer all future bookings with CLIENT and/or any of its predecessors, successors, or parents. subsidiaries partners, affiliates, agents. or employees, and any direct spin-offs as a result of the program stated herein, back to Book Top Speakers. Future bookings include all speaking engagements, training programs, books, and consulting assignments. SPEAKER promises to inform Book Top Speakers immediately and pay the agreed commission of 10%.

A breach of this Paragraph shall be deemed to be a material breach of this Agreement.


8. Product Sales. If product sales are permitted at the program stated herein, Book Top Speakers. requests acknowledgment of such sales from SPEAKER. A 10% commission on all gross receipts from product sales shall be paid by SPEAKER to Book Top Speakers for all products sold or shipped prior to the program. A 10% commission on all gross receipts from product sales shall be paid by SPEAKER to Book Top Speakers for all products sold during or following the program.


9. Recording and Streaming. Book Top Speakers has informed CLIENT that CLIENT shall not itself, nor shall it permit or authorize others to record, broadcast, stream,  or transmit SPEAKER presentation without the express written consent of SPEAKER.


10. Virtual Events. If the event specified in this Agreement is to be conducted virtually, or if the event is initially planned as an in-person presentation and subsequently converted to a virtual format, the terms of this Agreement shall be supplemented by the terms in this clause. CLIENT agrees to provide a reliable technology platform suitable for both audience and SPEAKER use. CLIENT shall be responsible for providing basic training for SPEAKER on the use of the platform. SPEAKER agrees to utilize current hardware and software, maintain a professional level of bandwidth and speed, and participate in rehearsal(s) as directed by CLIENT. SPEAKER will ensure high-speed data connectivity. .

11. Mandatory Arbitration.

Any and all claims, controversies, disputes. actions or demands whatsoever arising out of or in any way related to this Agreement or the enforcement thereof shall be subject to mandatory binding arbitration in Chester County, PA , in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitrage Association. The arbitrator’s decision shall be final and non-appealable. The arbitration shall occur within thirty (30) days after the appointment of the arbitrator except as the parties may otherwise agree in writing. At arbitration, any relevant evidence may be presented by either party. Any party may make the decision a part of the Chester County, PA Superior Court file, and any party may request the Superior Court to adopt and enforce the arbitrator’s decision. In the event the arbitrator performs any services or incurs any costs in resolving any of the issues assigned to him, he shall determine how his costs and fees should be divided and apportioned between the parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to assess and award attorney’s fees and costs to the party who prevails on any application to him or her.


12. Force Majeure.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Agreement, in the event that the performance of any obligation under this Agreement by a Party is prevented due to acts of God, exchange controls. export or import controls, or any other government restriction, wars, hostilities, blockades, civil disturbances, or revolutions. strikes. terrorist attacks, national health emergencies that threaten travel and/or public gatherings. lockouts, or any other cause beyond the reasonable control of a Party, such Party shall not be responsible to the other Parties for failure or delay in performance of its obligations under this Agreement. Each Party shall promptly notify the other Parties of such force majeure condition. The terms of this Clause shall not exempt, but merely suspend, any Party from its duty to perform the obligations under this Agreement until as soon as practicable after a force majeure condition ceases to exist.


13. Morality Clause.

In the event that CLIENT, after, entering this Agreement, receives or discovers information which raises concern that the presentation as planned by the_ SPEAKER may not be acceptable or in keeping with CLIENT s public image, or SPEAKER has been accused of a crime. or otherwise engages in conduct which CLIENT determines is outside the purpose and character of CLIENT. CLIENT may cancel this agreement without payment or liability. Any payments received by SPEAKER MUST be refunded.


14. Governing Law, Jurisdiction, and Venue.

This Agreement is to be deemed to have been jointly prepared by the parties, and any uncertainty or ambiguity existing herein shall not be interpreted against any of the other parties, but according to the application of Pennsylvania law governing the construction of contracts, if any such uncertainty or ambiguity exists.


15. Attorney’s Fees and Costs. The parties hereto mutually agree to pay all costs and expenses of the prevailing party, including, without limitation, collection agency fees and all attorney’s fees. and costs of suit or arb1trat1on which the preva1lI11g party may incur in exercising, preserving, or enforcing its rights. powers and remedies to enforce the terms of this Agreement.


16. Liquidated Damages.

Any voluntary breach of SPEAKE R’s promise to perform its obligations set forth in Paragraph 1 of this Agreement shall be deemed a material breach of this Agreement. In the event of such a breach. SPEAKER agrees to pay Book Top Speakers the sum of two limes Book Top Speakers’ commission as liquidated damages. The parties to this Agreement agree that this liquidated damages prov1s1on 1s appropriate with regard to any _breach of Paragraph 1 because (a) Paragraph 1 is essential for the protection of Book Top Speakers’ interests; (bl damages for breach of Paragraph 1 would be 1mpract1cable or extremely d1ff1cult to remedy with certainty; (c) sum represents a reasonable estimate of foreseeable harm likely to result from such breach. Said liquidated damages shall be cumulative of all other rights and remedies at law or in equity to which California law may entitle Book Top Speakers ., in the event of breach of this Agreement by SPEAKER . .


17. Indemnity and Hold Harmless.

SPEAKER agrees and undertakes to defend. modernly and hold Book Top Speakers. free and harmless from and against any and all liabilities, losses, damages, expenses. costs, claims. demands, or causes of action (“claims”), including without limitation all attorney’s fees, arising solely out or, or solely in connection with, any breach of any covenant or condition of this Agreement by SPEAKER. including without lim1tat1on any breach of Paragraph 1 above. and/or any claim or action relating to the subject matter of this Agreement whatsoever. _Book Top Speakers shall give SPEAKER thirty (30) days’ written notice of any claim from the date Book Top Speakers receives notice of any claim subject to this Paragraph The covenants and conditions contained in this Paragraph shall survive and continue In full force and effect following. Termination of this Agreement.


18. Effectiveness. This Agreement shall become effective upon execution and delivery of a 50% program deposit from CLIENT. Book Top Speakers shall notify SPEAKER and CLIENT upon receipt of the same

19. Authority. Each signatory to this Agreement expressly warrants that he, she, or It has the authority necessary to execute this Agreement and thereby bind the execution of this Agreement

Amendment or Modification. No changes. additions or deletions may be made to this contract without prior written consent of Book Top Speakers

20. Entire Agreement:

This Agreement contains the entire understanding of the parties. and there are no representations. covenants. or undertakings other than those expressed or referred to herein.


21. Confidentiality It is agreed that the terms and conditions of this contract, including but not limited to the compensation terms (“confidential information”) are confidential and a breach, either negligent or 1ntent1onal, of this conf1dent1ality shall be deemed a breach of this contract for which the breaching party may be held liable.

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