Hire Heidi Thorne for Your Next Event!

Looking for an lively and informative business speaker for your next event, conference or trade show? Then take a look at what Dr. Heidi Thorne, Thorne Communications LLC, can bring to your business event in the videos and webinars featured below.

Heidi offers your audience practical, real world sales and marketing tactics and ideas that can be put to use right away, including her “Promo With Purpose” concept which analyzes both the market and the marketer for creating more effective promotions and sales efforts. Though principles discussed can be universally applied, most presentations are geared for those in the B2B (business to business) arena.

If you’re ready to book an event with Heidi right now… Click here for a list of currently available topics


Watch the Promo With Purpose Video on YouTube


ASI’s Nicole Rollender Interview with Heidi Thorne at ASI San Diego (re Video for Marketing)

ASI (Advertising Specialty Institute) TV Chris Ruvo Interview with Heidi Thorne at ASI Orlando Show (re Public Relations)

Twitter Basics Seminar (iConnect Networking event held at Illinois Institute of Technology Rice Campus)

Panel Discussion on Internet and Social Media Marketing for NARI Chicago

Part II: Twitter. I’ve Got an Account…Now What? from Sikich LLP on Vimeo.

Watch more videos from Heidi Thorne on YouTube on the PromoWithPurposeTV channel. You can also follow Heidi on Twitter at @heidithorne.


Don’t have the budget to do live events? No problem! Heidi is available for your online event or webinar, too! Note that many of the following presentations require registration and login (free) to view from archive.


Click here for news and announcements on Heidi’s upcoming appearances and more.

  • SCORE Chicago
  • Carol Stream Chamber of Commerce (IL)
  • Geneva Chamber of Commerce Women in Business (IL)
  • West Suburban Small Business Support & Mastermind Group (Chicago)
  • Westchester Chamber of Commerce (IL)
  • Willowbrook/Burr Ridge Chamber of Commerce (IL)
  • Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • BrightTalk Webinars and Videos for Professional Communities
  • INXPO TV Social Business TV Thought Leaders Live
  • Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI) Shows in Orlando, Dallas, San Diego and New York
  • Plumbing and Mechanical Contractors Authority of Northern Illinois (PAMCANI)
  • Montgomery Economic Development Council (IL)
  • Hinsdale Oak Brook Rotary (IL)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry, Chicago Chapter
  • Event Camp Vancouver (via Skype)
  • iConnect (Networking Group in Chicago’s West Suburbs)
  • 5 Years Teaching Experience at the College Level




Prior to contacting, please review the following suggestions and requirements. Then to begin discussing a presentation for your group, please contact Thorne Communications LLC by completing the form at the bottom of the page, including date and location of your event, your speaking budget and any special requirements. 

IDEAL AUDIENCES. Heidi’s presentations are ideally suited for the following audiences:

  • Industry and Business Associations, Nonprofits or Groups whose members are solopreneurs, coaches and consultants or those who sell to them
  • Events or Expos Geared for Solopreneurs, Coaches and Consultants
  • Networking Groups (i.e. women’s business networking, Meetup groups)
  • Business & Professional Institutes at colleges and universities
  • Sales Teams who sell to Solopreneurs, Coaches and Consultants

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TOPICS. Most presentations can be completed in 1 to 2 hours and can be edited to fit your available time frame.

  • What Does it Take to Become a Published Business Book Author? Heidi shares her experience of the rewards and challenges of self publishing books to market a business.
  • What are You “Looking” For? A facilitation workshop for those who are looking for a new perspective on business issues. It can be done for groups of individuals working on their own businesses OR as a group session to work on a common problem a group is facing. Based on Heidi’s “Looking” Questions book (purchase will be required for each workshop attendee), a series of thought provoking questions will help draw out new insights and directions. To optimize interaction, a group size of no more than 20 participants and a minimum of 2 hours is recommended.
  • Competitive Analysis for Small Business. Whether marketing online or offline, sizing up the competitive landscape is critical. Discover obvious and invisible competitors.
  • Marketing to Millennials. Addresses the frustrations Baby Boomers and Generation X face when marketing and selling to Millennials, also known as Generation Y. Helps marketers gain a better understanding of these younger audiences, including a brief look at what to expect from what’s next: Generation Z.
  • Social Selling on Twitter. Discusses the art of doing business and marketing on Twitter. Heidi shares her experience in gaining new clients and opportunities using this microblogging social media network.
  • Marketing the Promo With Purpose Way. Save time, money and your brand by learning how to use the Promo With Purpose principles for your next promotional project or sales campaign.

FEES. Speaking fees are quoted based on client and event requirements, plus all travel expenses which may include a daily travel fee for events outside the Chicago area. For virtual and online presentations, same speaking fees apply.

Unless otherwise arranged, client is responsible for providing necessary audio-visual equipment including projector (VGA connection required onsite), screen, microphones, sound system and printed handouts (if needed). Additional fees will apply if any of these items will not be provided by client. If event is online, client is responsible for securing online presentation platform and providing speaker with login links at least 2 weeks prior to event date for testing purposes.

For in-person events, a small table for display and sale of Heidi’s books and other materials will be needed. For virtual events, a link to Heidi’s site for sales of books and services will be required in all pre and post-event promotional materials.

A signed written agreement (will be provided at time of booking) and 50% deposit of presentation fee will be required to confirm speaking engagement; balance is due on arrival at the event and prior to beginning of presentation. A cancellation fee of 50% of the booked presentation fee, plus any expenses incurred up to the date of cancellation, will be charged if cancellation is received 30 days or more prior to event date. If cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to the event date, a 100% cancellation fee of the booked presentation fee, plus any expenses incurred up to the date of cancellation, will be charged.

SCHEDULING. A lead time of 60 days minimum prior to the event date is required. For any event booked less than 60 days in advance, a rush fee of 50% of the normal presentation fee will be charged in addition to the normal presentation fee.

After submitting your request, we will get back to you to discuss as soon as we are able. We look forward to working with you!

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