My Media Inquires and Sponsorship page is heavily influenced by Kat Cosgrove’s Speaker Rider. Information on this page falls under the Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.
Hiya! I am ecstatic that you are interested in featuring me.
I love what I do, and I am always excited for another opportunity to share my knowledge and viewpoints with others.
That said, I have some guidelines for accepting media appearances and any kind of promotion for an event, including retweets.
I made this document to ensure that folks know what they are getting into when they request I work on media with them.
Although these are generalized rules, there are always exceptions. Feel free to reach out to email@example.com with media inquiries.
You may record or stream my event, but I retain ownership over the content of the talk and the right to give the talk at other events at my discretion. If you record or stream a presentation, ensure that it is captioned and includes a link to my blog. Recordings cannot be paywalled (unless I give express, written permission, such as if you have paid me for a private corporate event), and I reserve the right to ask that any recording, audio or video, as well as my likeness, be taken down at any point in the future for any reason of my choosing.
You may not use my photo, voice, or any piece of my presentation to mint Non-Fungible Tokens (NFT).
🌸👋🏻 Let’s take this to your inbox. You’ll receive occasional emails about whatever’s on my mind—offensive security, open source, academics, boats, software freedom, you get the idea.
Podcasting and interviews
Before the recording, a list of questions should be sent to me. I need these, so that I can send them to my employer(s) to approve.
After the recording, the finalized recording should be sent to me, so that I can ensure everything falls in line with my employer(s); please note that requests for content changes may be necessary in order to publish the recording.
All public or outside speaking engagements, even those unrelated to my work or employer, must be pre-approved by me and my employer(s).
If the request is approved and directly relates to my employer, I may not request or accept any form of personal compensation from the organization that requested my participation, except reimbursement for incurred expenses.
Written work includes academic research, hand written notes, social media posts and reposts (e.g., retweets), and online publications (e.g., blog posts, academic assignments, and articles). For all forms of written work, the finalized draft must be approved by me and my employer(s); please note that requests for content changes may be necessary in order to publish the piece.
I deal with sponsorship opportunities on a case by case basis. My blog is about whatever I want, my audience knows that. If you are a sponsor considering sending me an email, please address why my audience should care about your sponsorship. :)
In Is Blogging Too Saturated? Here’s How To Avoid Failure by HubSpot, they recommend considering the following before publishing a blog post:
- Why are you blogging this information?
- What impact do you hope to bring with your blog?
- What does your audience need to learn?
- How does your audience like to consume information?
- What demographics define your audience?
I strongly prefer events that clearly communicate each speaker’s pronouns, both on the conference website and on badges.
Additionally, if captioning is not used at a speaking event, I reserve the right to create some afterwards.
Lastly, here are some of my other resources relating to Media Inquires and Sponsorship: