Its generally believed that supply and demand dictate what the market will bear.
Authors and full time, professional speakers may charge what the market will bear.
Here are some facts what you need to know. Some speakers charge the same price no matter where you want to book them and others charge based on the amount of travel time, customization and research required.
When you consider the overall cost of a meeting
look at the big picture here.
The cost of food and beverage, travel, hotels, lodging, renting meeting space, marketing, public relations, promotions, total man/woman hours of the meeting team, committees and the lost revenue of being away from the job
a speakers fee is a small line item in a big budget. But it is a big deal to your meeting. The right professional keynote speaker will set the tone, excite the crowd, leave a lasting impression and make or break your meeting.