If you know of an event that’s coming up and you think I’d be a good fit as a speaker, please put my name forward. Make sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know about the possibility (Subject: Potential Event Name on Date from Your Name Here).
If the engagement comes to fruition and my recommendation came from you, I’ll make sure to show you my appreciation*. Most of my speaking opportunities come from positive word of mouth and I like to make sure I treat people right. I like getting back scratches and I’m sure you do too.
* Most times I provide a cash bonus to the kind folks who speak my praises. I can also make charitable donations in your name if that would be preferable.