The fine print:
Standard Speaking Fees are plus airfare, transfers or rental vehicles, incidental on-site expenses, shipping and hotel expenses.
Expenses included fees cover airfare, transfers or rental vehicles and incidental expenses on site. We find that it is usually more convenient for the sponsoring organization to provide the lodging.
Retainer required to schedule a speaking date of 50% of the fee with the signed agreement. Remainder of fee is to be paid on site following the presentation.
Local discounts are available within 2 hours of Portland, Oregon. (No. Seattle is 3½ hours away by car on a good day. I usually take the train as it is a lot easier on my nerves.)
Recording of program--either audio, video or both requires a separate agreement.
*Custom tailored responses to organizational problems or concerns-- fees are negotiated based on the value delivered.
Many times we are asked to speak rather than to get at the root causes of objectives being missed and plans not being met. A less than politically correct friend calls that “putting a band aid on a sucking chest wound.”
Jerry tends to agree with him. That’s why he asks tough questions and prefers to discuss the “why” of a meeting with the senior officers that have initiated it.
Jerry will be appearing at several corporate and association meetings during summer and fall.
His next public appearance will be announced here and in his weekly blogs and posts that appear on FaceBook, LinkedIn and beBee.