What it Takes to Book an Event with Hillary Clinton
Ever wonder what it costs to have Hillary Clinton come speak at an event? Check out all the details here.
First, you'll need to fork over $300,000. For your trouble, you get a 90 minute appearance which includes: a 20-30 minute speech, 40 minutes of moderated Q&A, and a meet and greet with up to 100 people (50 photos max). Here's some other stuff she demands:
Round-trip transportation on a chartered private jet "e.g., a Gulfstream 450 or larger jet," plus round-trip business class travel for two advance staffers who will arrive up to three days in advance.
Hotel accommodations selected by Clinton's staff and including "a presidential suite for Secretary Clinton and up to three (3) adjoining or contiguous single rooms for her travel aides and up to two (2) additional single rooms for the advance staff."
A $500 travel stipend to cover out-of-pocket costs for Clinton's lead travel aide.
Meals and incidentals for Clinton, her travel aides and advance staff, as well as all phone charges.
Now, the fun stuff! Make sure she has:
- Two executive armchairs with long, rectangular pillows for back support.
- Two cushions kept backstage (in case the chair is too deep and she needs additional back support).
- A lavalier mic so she can give TED-like lectures.
- A teleprompter and 2-3 downstage scrolling monitors [for] her to read from
- "A case of still water, room temperature, to be deposited stage right."
- "A carafe of warm/hot water, coffee cup and saucer, pitcher of room temperature water, water glass, and lemon wedges" both onstage and in the green room.
- "Coffee, tea, room temp sparkling and still water, diet ginger ale, crudite, hummus and sliced fruit" in the green room.
- A "computer, mouse and printer, as well as a scanner."
You can video her appearance for archival purposes only. However, she will allow a two-minute highlight video to upload to YouTube. "Please make sure it is available only for one (1) year from the date of posting,"
For the people who are part of the photo op... make sure they're lined up and ready to go BEFORE she enters the room "so (Hillary) isn't waiting for these folks to get their act together." "She doesn't like to stand around waiting for people."
Read the details at The Washington Post.
Here's another speaking engagement from last month at UNLV. They got her at a cut rate of $225,000.