Speaker Fees

I appreciate your interest in safe driving!

“My presentation will change the way you view traffic, making you a more alert – safer driver.” –  Monica Zech – Safe Driving Educator

I look forward to working with Safety Directors, Safety Officers, Event Planners, Human Resources, School Principals and Educators, and various community groups.

*My presentation is available in-person or virtually. Keep in mind my speaker’s fee may vary depending on the following:

  • Date & location of the talk. (Local or outside the County)
  • The length of my talk – from 20, 30, or 60 minutes, up to 3 hours, or longer.  It can be a series of presentations in one day or over a series of days to accommodate a conference or accommodate varied employee shifts.
  • I cater my presentation to fit your needs.

Speaker fees:

  • For companies within San Diego County, it is $500 per lecture.  But, my speaker’s fee is VERY NEGOTIABLE when working with your safety budget—reduced rates for multiple talks.  In some cases, I may waive the fee.
  • When speaking outside San Diego County, my fee is $1,500 per lecture.  Plus, any travel expenses, including hotel and transportation, are separate from the speaker’s fee.
  • Civic Groups – a $50 Honorarium.

Military PresentationsIt is truly my honor to speak to those who protect our country – as such, my talks to the Military are without charge within San Diego County.  (Unless otherwise arranged.) 

Speaking outside the county may require travel expenses, such as gas, train, airline, or hotel needs.    

Fees are Not Required for the following as well:

  • College presentations – (fraternities and sororities)
  • High Schools
  • Parenting Classes
  • Non-Profit groups – usually, no payment is required.

To contact me for a presentation or more information:

References – are provided upon request, or please visit the “feedback” section of this website.

My safe driving presentation is called “Stay Alert – Stay Alive” and is designed to give you an emergency response and personal perspective of the impaired driving habits that often lead to injury and death on our roadways.  My goal is to “increase your awareness” and increase your chance of survival by reducing your “risk” factor.

By providing an EMS and victim’s perspective – I represent two speakers:

  • A professional view – from my 18 years as an Air Traffic Reporter for TV & Radio, followed by an additional 18 years as a Public Information Officer for a Police and Fire Department in San Diego County.
  • A personal perspective – I speak from experience in sharing the loss of my father. He was struck and killed as a pedestrian by a DUI driver on June 5, 1992.
  • On August 29, 2003, I was the victim of a STOP sign runner that led to significant neck surgery. However, my quick reaction and my seat belt prevented me from being paralyzed.
  • On February 5, 2005, my daughter was struck and injured by a DUI driver. However, thanks to her alertness, she avoided a direct side impact and severe injury.
  • I’ve been hit twice by people on their cell phones – distracted drivers: most recent, May 14, 2019.  

As a corporate speaker, my talk is a perfect complement for companies to reinforce your company’s safe driving policies, especially the importance of “no texting or any cell phone use” when driving a company vehicle and wearing your seat belt.  The number one reason you will lose an employee is due to a traffic collision.  In addition, I address concerns when driving a “company” vehicle, including road rage and collision scams.

*To contact me regarding a Safe Driving presentation – call me direct at (619) 219-9030 or by email: [email protected] 

Note: I’ve provided presentations for the following events & groups:

  • Company conferences & Safety briefings
  • Military Safety briefings & stand-downs
  • Every 15 Minutes – student/adult retreats or assembly
  • Traffic Schools & Classes
  • College Groups – Fraternities, Sororities, and Health Courses
  • High Schools – Before proms & graduations, SADD meetings, Every 15 Minute Retreat.
  • Keynote Speaker for Graduations
  • Parenting Groups – “Ways we can be a better safety role model for our children.”
  • Red Ribbon Days
  • DARE Graduations – Guest Speaker
  • Civic Groups – Guest Speaker
  • Church groups
  • Motivational Talks for Students
  • Spiritual Motivation

Stay safe,

Monica Zech



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