There are two components of my pricing: (1) my fee and (2) travel fees (which include ALL travel fees including meals, mileage, hotels, etc). The good news is that most of my clients never pay a travel fee because of the way that I like to work with people. So here's what you do...
Full-day (5-6 presentations) $1,000 - $1,250 and up (max. $1,600)
Half-day (2-3 presentations before lunch -OR- 2-3 after lunch) $500 - $625 and up (max. $1,600)
Evenings, Summer shows, weekend shows, and select testing days $320 - 400 and up.
Over 90% of my bookings are at the LOW end of that fee range. The $1,600 fee is for the game show which is a very elaborate production. If you're considering one of our traditional shows, expect a quote at the low end of the fee range. The Game Show has some other restrictions as well as some bonuses. Please call or email if you are interested in The Game Show, which is the ultimate STAAR test prep assembly program available in Texas. It is more expensive, but it's worth it.
Ask about our CUSTOMER LOYALTY Program where you can earn discounts of 5-20% as well as free add-on shows. It's free to join and actually fun to participate in and you can earn discounts just by joining and doing some research before booking. If you're reading this, you've probably already done enough to earn your first discount!
NOTE on getting a $320 show: I frequently do evening programs for PTA nights, Family Night Events, Science Night, Math Night, Literacy Night, Book Fair Promotions, special events at the public library, and so on. For these events I charge much less, but the caveat is that I have to be in the area during that day and/or the next day. Check the calendar to find out when I'll be in your area if something like this interests you, or just tack it on to the evening of a day when I'm visiting your campus. I also offer these lower-fee shows during the summer to public libraries (second show back-to-back at the same location is an additional $120-150). I also offer lower-fee shows on the days of the STAAR tests for private schools, and some primary campuses that don't have to administer the state exam. This keeps me working at a time when I normally would not be able to be on a school campus. While these bargains don't fit the circumstances of everyone out there, if you qualify it's a great deal for someone in the right place, and right time, and it's easy to add them on when you bring me in for a full-day presentation.
Determine what the travel fee SHOULD be assessed (but probably won't be) by checking out the Travel Zone map (see link or visit page in "More..." tab), but then notice how easy it is to get it waived by helping us create a “tour” of the area. 97% of our clients never pay any travel expenses: not for mileage, not for hotels, not per diem, not meals; Zero. The secret is grouping the bookings into little "tours."
And remember that we have a list of satisfied clients that spans almost 170 school districts in Texas and goes back to 2002, some of whom have hired us every single year and many that hire us more than once a year. We are more than happy to tap that list and see if we can't help create a tour for your area. Just let us know when you're interested. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Finding an open date is the NEXT step...
My on-line schedule is kept very up-to-date. Just click the “Calendar” tab at the top of this page and check to see if the date you want is available and also look to see if I'm already going to be in your area.
Once you decide on an available date, either send me an email (julian (@) julianfranklin.com) or leave a voicemail at (832) 264-4187 with the date you want, the show you want, your contact information and location of the show (e.g. school name & address).
If you call, please be prepared to leave a detailed message including your phone number repeated slowly and twice. The phone number goes straight to voicemail. Our current office protocol is not to answer phone calls live. We do however return calls VERY quickly: usually withing minutes, always within 24 hours.