Speaker Network FAQs

I notice that most CampaignZERO speakers are independent Patient Advocates in private practice. Is that a requirement?

Public speaking is the #1 way to network and showcase your expertise in health care. The relatively new field of Patient Advocacy is growing and it’s been a natural partnership for all of us. We hope to continue to grow together, however we aim to get our patient safety presentations into every nook and cranny of the US by partnering with anyone who provides care for patients and  their families.

We would love to grow our Campaign for Patient Safety with case managers, home health care professionals, social workers, hospital education administrators – anyone who’s driven to make care better and safer for patients. Interested? Please join us!  Know someone who would be a perfect partner? Please share!

We appreciate your referrals!  If you know of other win-win partnerships, please drop us a note! If you belong to groups or associations that would like to learn more about our Speakers and community presentations, please contact Karen Curtiss, Karen@CampaignZERO.org.

May I use CampaignZERO slides and content for other purposes or other kinds of community education?

Yes! We love when presenters use slides (and the scripts we provide) to inspire blogs, Facebook posts, or You Tube videos. One of our speakers even created a few animated videos using CampaignZERO checklists. We just require that you attribute CampaignZERO and link to www.CampaignZERO.org.  If you have other ways to  “package” CampaignZERO content for community education, we’d love to hear your ideas!

May I make any changes to the CampaignZERO presentation decks?

All CampaignZERO content has been meticulously vetted by medical professionals. In addition, our materials are designed according to CampaignZERO’s signature brand style (colors, fonts, graphics, etc.) and we have paid for all photos used. In short, every detail has been mindfully considered to reflect and promote CampaignZERO’s core mission and values. While we are open to hearing about any refinements that speakers may suggest, we don’t permit changes. The exceptions are sections in each presentation deck where the presenter may customize with her/his name, company, contact info, website and other small details: these are clearly shown in each deck.

May I share CampaignZERO slides or decks with others?

CampaignZERO materials are offered through an exclusive licensing agreement.  If you enter into a licensing agreement with CampaignZERO to use our community education materials, they are for your exclusive use by you, personally. Licensed CampaignZERO materials cannot be copied or shared electronically for use by any others for educational or commercial use, or any other reason. If a circumstance arises that may warrant consideration for exception, please contact Karen Curtiss to discuss.

I’ve never done any public speaking, but I would like to try. Do you require that speakers have prior experience?

No experience needed! We trust that if you want to try something new, you feel ready, and we know our Speaker Kit tools will help you succeed. If you would like a little coaching, however, one of our speakers, Nancy Ruffner, offers this virtual service and we are happy to make an introduction. You can also find her listing and email address on our Speaker Page in North Carolina.

Do you have a quota or requirement for the number of talks I would need to give in month or year?

No, we don’t.

May I charge for the CampaignZERO talks I give?

Yes, you may charge a speaking fee and your fee is your decision.  Our Speaker Kit includes information on the type of organizations that usually pay speakers, plus we periodically offer Speaker Huddles on the topic.  If you develop any products or services (such as online classes or workshops) with CampaignZERO content and charge a fee for such, we would require an affiliate licensing agreement and shared fee arrangement. Contact Karen Curtiss  to discuss the possibilities.

CampaignZERO has several speakers in my geographic area, is there really room for one more?

 Right now, there are so few of us compared to so many who have never had any education whatsoever in navigating our complex health care world. YOU are needed!

As a seasoned nurse, I appreciate her patient-centered approach and advocacy for intervention and prevention.

–Tracy Snider, MSN, RN, Professor, Emergency Department Supervisor