Fee Base: My fees are based on several different criteria. Travel cost, location, event type, size of event (how many participants), preparation *information/consult time prior to event, hours on site announcing, the amount of days (such as a multi-day festival). Etc. Minimum fee is $500 (events located in close proximity to Carmel by the Sea) Based on grey areas of cool locations and accommodations etc. will take into consideration on fee base.
What I do and don’t provide: (Do) my expertise announcing/commentating / entertainment, music appropriate for the event (loaded in an IPod played on provided sound system). (Don’t) Sound equipment or set-up of sound equipment (most event companies have their own equipment or hire a professional sound company) There is confusion sometimes for newer events on mobile DJ’s vs. experienced professional commentators in specific sports. (Just like NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL etc) The Timing Company events hire has all the data/laptops and information that the announcers use through-out events especially when athletes cross the finish line.
Make sure to have in place event professionals that have working knowledge of setting up sound equipment and understand site lay out for proper sound direction etc.