Verne charges the same keynote fee (USD 50,000 for 60 minutes to 3 hours) no matter where the event is located – it shouldn’t be your burden where the speaker chooses to live. And airfare is included in the fee, leaving it up to Verne how he chooses to travel – coach, business, or first – and where he plans to be before and after the keynote. No penalty for overseas travel. A travel allowance of USD 1,000 will also be charged in order to cover hotel accommodations, ground transportation, etc. It’s always appreciated if the hotel room is on the concierge floor so Verne can grab a quick bite or drink without visiting the restaurant. And if you’re thinking about a speaker gift, he prefers to travel lite. If you must, an Amazon gift certificate is always appreciated – Verne loves to read.

The keynote fee includes up to 400 copies of Verne’s book Scaling Up – just pay the shipping costs. And we can work out a price for additional books, depending on how many more you want as a gift to the attendees. We find the participants really appreciate getting a copy of the book which reinforces Verne’s message and continues to remind them of your event as they read it. And Verne is happy to stay and autograph copies if there is time.

We’ll also provide you an electronic copy of the Growth Tools, to be used as the handout and to be printed locally. It’s another great takeaway providing value after the session and support Verne’s message.

A PDF of Verne’s slides will be available at a link which he’ll share during his presentation and you can email to the attendees afterwards. Videotaping of Verne’s presentation is fine. When used properly this can enhance an event and afford those who were unable to attend the opportunity to share in the learning.

Prior to the keynote, we’ll schedule an optional call to discuss details – though most of the time exchanging a few emails suffices and saves you time to schedule. Instead, if you prefer to use that time to host a webinar with Verne prior to the event as a way to help promote attendance, that’s included in the fee as well. We want to help you make the event a huge success.

People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash

Many growth-company leaders reach a point where they actually dread adding another customer, employee or location. It feels like they are just adding more weight to an ever-heavier anchor they are dragging up the hill. To make matters worse, the increased revenues haven’t turned into more profitability, so at some point, they wonder if the journey is worth the effort.

Scaling Up focuses on the four major decisions every company must get right: People, Strategy, Execution, and Cash — a series of One-Page Tools including the famous One-Page Strategic Plan and the Rockefeller Habits Execution Checklist, which more than 40,000 firms around the globe have used to scale their companies successfully. Running a business is ultimately about freedom. Scaling Up shows owners how to achieve it, no matter how big and complicated a business becomes.