The rubber chicken circuit can be a lucrative one with little formal education required. Be famous and mildly entertaining, but mostly be famous. Rich people will line up (apparently in any economy) with cashier’s checks to rub shoulders with you and you gain 10 lbs in three months.
(No, the whole team wasn’t invited to speak. Or do their juggling act.)
Of course, if you invite Dennis Rodman to your Canadian schmooze affair, you’d better bring Junior Ear Muffs for the children and Margaret Dumonts in the crowd ’cause he’s going to cuss up a proper swearstorm worthy of small craft warnings. Sure, some people might walk out, but the rest of your doughy boys will giggle like schoolkids right into the office Monday.