Fees & Bookings

Current engagement pricing as well as a Q&A regarding booking conditions.

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Deposit Requirements

A minimum of a 25% deposit, payable to Karel Murray, secures the date booked. The balance is due seven (7) days prior to the date of presentation or presented to Karel immediately after completion of the program.

Booking Karel

Hiring Karel Murray for an engagement is a very easy process.

For any type of sessions that are not real estate related, you will work directly with Karel Murray.

For any real estate bookings, Karel works with an exceptional service oriented individual: Lisa Betts who has complete access to all of Karel Murray’s programs and is committed to providing exceptional service to customers and clients. Her contact information is listed above.

Karel Murray will speak with you directly to assist you in selecting the right program that fits the meeting planner’s objectives and determine the level of customization that is required.

Booking contracts are mailed once the details are agreed to with a request for a deposit payable to Our Branch, Inc.

Downloadable info for Booking Karel

Downloadable Introduction

Please use this introduction to present Karel to your audience. Have fun with this because it sets the tone for the entire session! Please do not print any part of this introduction in your marketing materials.

Real Estate Press Kit

Download Karel’s complete Real Estate marketing packet.


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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding My Fees

If another meeting planner contacts Karel and wishes to definitely book on the date that is currently on SOFT HOLD for you, We will contact you and ask you to make a decision to either book the engagement or release the held date. Otherwise, if no inquiries come for that date, we will request a firm commitment after 60 days on SOFT HOLD. We will contact you in advance of end period to discuss how you would like to proceed.

Once Karel Murray receives your deposit and signed contract, your SOFT HOLD will be changed to a CONFIRMED HOLD.

Your reserved event date is not confirmed until you return your signed contract and deposit to Karel.

We want your meeting to be successful but if your budget can't support Karel's fee schedule, Karel offers you several choices.

  • Work with you to determine ways to afford her fee through creative avenues, value added programming, product sales, combining budget categories or locating a sponsor.
  • Show you how you can take advantage of pricing point breaks when setting up multiple engagements in the same year.
  • Discuss product and booth opportunities that will provide a comparable value in exchange for part of the fee.
  • Let us refer other speakers to you.

Karel is a firm believer in giving back to organizations she belongs to. All other organizations with reduced pricing requests will be addressed on an individual basis and Karel's pricing integrity guidelines will be referenced for consistency.

Complete the reduced fee application form. We will contact you and discuss your situation and dates.

If cancellation/postponement is unavoidable, please notify us by telephone as soon as possible and follow up with a written cancellation within five (5) days of the phone call. Neither the Client nor Our Branch, Inc. shall be liable in the event of cancellation due to acts of God, war, government regulation, disaster, strikes, civil disorder, curtailment of transportation facilities or any other events beyond the Client's control that make it inadvisable, illegal or impossible to hold the specified session(s). If the Client cancels the program date and chooses NOT to reschedule, the deposit will be forfeited by the Client and retained by Our Branch, Inc. and any out of pocket expenses we have incurred on the Client's behalf become the responsibility of the Client.

In the unlikely event that you would need to reschedule this program, your deposit will be applied towards a new, mutually agreed upon date to take place within one year of the date of this agreement. Any fees for a reschedule will be "fee in effect" at the time of the new booking. If Client reschedules an event, and cancels a reserved date a second time and rescheduling is not an option, the deposit will be forfeited by the Client and retained by Our Branch, Inc. Any out of pocket expenses we have incurred on the Client behalf become the responsibility of the Client.