April 16, 2019


All Inclusive Fees
In order to smooth out the event budgeting process, some organizations prefer all-inclusive fees. We are happy to accommodate these requests. Please provide us with the hotel rate and we will check flights for your event dates. We will then provide an all-inclusive quote and pay for the travel expenses directly. You will only be invoiced for that one all-inclusive amount and will not have to worry about unexpected travel expenses.
Are Fees Negotiable?

Speaking fees vary significantly depending on (1) the event date and location, (2) the audience size and composition, (3) the likelihood of spin-off business, (4) the potential for consulting opportunities, (5) bulk book sales and (6) details of the speaking session. Regardless of your budget, if you think Michael would be a good fit for your event, please contact us with the details.

There are many considerations and each event is different. Our #1 priority is to spread Michael’s message of opportunity and optimism and we will look at all possible options to put something together.

Can We Pay Cash?

In some parts of the world, it is common to pay in cash, and that’s certainly fine with us! But please let us know if this is your intention. We will prepare a cash receipt ahead of time and provide it when payment is made (generally upon arrival).

Paying in cash does not affect the flexibility of the speaking fee. Michael declares all of his income, regardless of its source, with IRS and the US Customs and Border Protection Services where applicable. However, paying in cash may indeed affect the 50% deposit required to secure your event date on Michael’s calendar. Contact us for more information.

Complimentary Conversation

Should you be interested in engaging Michael as a speaker, you can schedule a complimentary conversation with him to ensure there is a good fit.  Just please fill out the submission form above and Michael will reach out to you to schedule a time to chat.

Contracts and Deposits

In order to secure a particular event date, we request a signed contract (or memorandum of understanding) and a 50% deposit of the speaking fee. The deposit must be received in order to secure the date on Michael’s calendar. We have a standard contract that we can provide, but are also happy to use your format if you prefer.

Keynote Speaking Fees

Please contact us for Michael’s standard fee structure for domestic (including USA, Canada and Mexico) and international events. Please also include your budget if possible. When prospective clients give us candid details about their budget it allows us to help develop a program that can fit your needs.

Most importantly, we want to be sure we are a good fit for you and your strategic event objectives. Michael’s talks are customized and tailored to help provide you the results and outcome you desire.


Michael will customize and tailor the presentation to meet your audience’s needs and your objectives to meet your desired outcome.  Michael will work with you to help provide your desired message.  Presentation materials can be shared prior to Michael’s talk for your review.

Travel Requirements

Unless otherwise agreed upon, travel expenses (including flights, hotel accommodation, ground transportation and meals) are always paid for by the client. Michael is happy to fly economy for flights less than five (5) hours. For longer flights, particularly overseas flights, business class travel is strongly preferred.

For overseas events, Michael has a three-night minimum at the event destination; two nights before his speaking session and one after. This is to allow him to adjust to the time change and get some rest before addressing your audience. Two hotel nights (one before his speaking session and one after) is acceptable if his arrival time is before 12 noon on the day prior to his speaking session.

Wire Transfer Instructions

Once we have agreed on the speaking fee, we will provide you with full wire transfer instructions. Please note that international wire transfers can take two or three days to be reflected in our accounts. If your event is approaching quickly, please allow enough time for the funds to clear.