I was invited to speak in Denver, so I travelled domestically to speak. The event gave me a free ticket, and I was not paid to speak. The event assisted with part of my travel and accommodation. My employer did not pay my travel expenses, and I took unpaid time off to speak. It took me 5 days to prepare for my 50 minutes speaking slot, and I had a great time. I'm a Man who has been speaking for 5 years.