Bill Cole's Speaking Fees And Expenses
Keynote, breakout, seminar, training, workshop,
master of ceremony, panelist fees are custom-quoted, using one of
A. Full Package: Includes the speaking fee, and expenses
for travel, hotel, transfers and per diems, paid in one price. You
pay one time and there are no invoices to handle after the program.
B. Itemized Package: Includes the speaking fee, with expenses
for travel, hotel, per diems, transfers, handouts, other program
variables and per diem expenses itemized separately.
Speaking fees are custom quoted based on these factors:
- Nearness to Bill's office in Palo Alto, CA, to reduce travel
- Bill's availability
- Length of the program
- Number of participants
- Non-profit vs. for-profit organization
- Degree of customization required
- Pre-program and post-program work
- Workbook or handout customization
- Inclusion of Bill's products
- Trades or barters
- Number of dates booked (multiple guaranteed dates are discounted)
Keynote, Breakout, Seminar, Training, Workshop, MC, Panelist
and Recording Fees and Expenses
||Keynote/Breakout/Seminar Session: (up to
||Half-day program (up to 3.5 hours)
||Full-day program (up to 6 hours)
|Additional services and enhancements:
||Panel participant (only in conjunction with
one of the above programs)
||Master of Ceremonies (only in conjunction
with a Breakout or Keynote)
||Videotaping (Master to speaker. Material
cannot be sold without permission.)
||50% of speaker's fee
||Audio taping (Master to speaker. Material
cannot be sold without permission.)
||33% of speaker's fee
International travel requires speaking fees 50%
greater than domestic. Fees exclude any foreign country's withholding
taxes, VAT taxes, work visa fees, or other fees, which are extra.
Bill travels from Palo Alto, CA or San Francisco, CA, and due to
constantly changing schedules, full refundable and changeable airfare
is necessary for the benefit of all parties. Domestic flights are
in Coach Class; international flights in Business Class.
All Programs Are Customized To Your Group
All our standard programs are customized to your
group. We make a minimum of three phone calls to attendees to interview
them about their challenges, needs and wishes for the program. Groups
desiring additional research, consultation and extensive customization
will be charged a premium, arranged with you in advance. Additional
pre and post customization, including such reinforcement tools as
audios, videos, workbooks, etc. will be quoted as part of a package.
- Bill Cole personally delivers each program.
- When appropriate, Bill can provide video clips of his TV show,
The Mental Game, at no extra charge.
- Each attendee receives a handout that covers the content of
the program. We may deliver the handout electronically to the
meeting planner for distribution, or for an extra fee we will
print copies for distribution.
- When appropriate, programs can be bundled with one of Bill's
books, audios or manuals, at either an extra attendee fee or as
part of the quoted fee.
- Anything else the sponsoring organization wants to include,
at their expense. Examples are t-shirts, mementos, etc.
Additional Value-Added Components
Many other value components may be built into
any speaking program, such as on-site consulting, individual coaching,
team coaching, facilitating, assessments and learning tool reinforcements
follow-ups. A day or two of on-site coaching and consulting may
also be arranged.
We are sometimes asked if we discount our fees.
The answer is yes, and we want it to be a win-win for us both. We
may be able to develop a creative solution to your making up the
reduction in our fee, by offering mutually agreed-upon non-cash
alternatives. Some example alternatives might be booking multiple
programs, 5% discount if payment is made in full at time of booking,
corporate sponsorship, purchase of our products in quantity, or
other creative substitution of goods and services. We also discount
our fee for schools and non-profit organizations.
If you need any other programs for your event, and if any of our
other topics are appropriate for another slot, the second and third
program at the same event will be offered at a discount. This discount
does not apply to the same program delivered more than once at the
same meeting. Since you will have already paid our expenses for
the first program, you will also save on hotel and airfare. All
travel expenses will be prorated should we be on the road for other
events at the time of your event. Consulting and private or team
coaching may be arranged with Bill before of after his program.
Attendee handouts are handled in one of two ways.
We may include copy costs as part of our overall fee or as a reimbursable,
or we may provide you, at our discretion, a master copy, if there
is sufficient time, for you to copy for your attendees. The assumption
is made that Bill's handouts will be made available to all attendees
as either a download at their discretion, or as a handout, printed
by the sponsoring organization. Bill also distributes an evaluation-marketing
one-page sheet that attendees take less than five minutes to complete
at the end of the program.