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“Powerful, sage advice. I loved every minute of my time listening and learning from Henry.”

Brigadier General Jeff Foley

US Army (retired), coauthor of the McGraw-Hill bestseller "Rules and Tools for Leaders"

Marketing With A Book & Speech Summits

No Cost. No Selling. No Kidding.


Do you want to attract high-paying clients with books and speeches? You are invited to be our guest at an upcoming Marketing With a Book and Speech Summit. Click the links for full event details.

July 13, 2018 in Dallas, TX

August 1, 2018 in Cleveland, OH

August 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

September 14, 2018 in San Diego, CA

These half-day summits feature Indie Books International Chairman Mark LeBlanc and CEO Henry DeVries sharing their unique expertise on how people can accelerate their growth by writing a book and speaking for fee and for free to build their book or business.

We are two best-selling authors who educate people that the book is the starting line, not the finish line. We want to help you understand the secrets in the preparation, publication, and promotion of a book that grows your business, puts more money in your pocket, and helps you make the difference that you were meant to make. This is about personal branding with publishing and public speaking.

There is no cost to attend these private events. There will be no selling of services. That’s because we are more interested in building relationships. We think if we give you great information, you will be smart enough to find us if you need us.

Feel free to share this opportunity with a valued friend or colleague, but register ASAP, as seating is limited.

If you would like to attend please RSVP to

Marketing With a Book Weekend Retreat


Find out what you need to know and what you need to do to take your business or practice up one level or four. Henry will share in depth his Magnificent Seven ways to use a book as the #1 marketing tool and speaking as the #1 marketing strategy.

This is the ultimate, anti-boot camp experience. The Marketing With a Book weekend retreats are limited to 15 full-time, fully-engaged, independent consultants.

October 12-14, 2018 in La Jolla, CA

Indie Family and Friends Forum

Imagine the power of authors promoting other authors, speakers promoting other speakers.


The IFF Forum is an annual event built on the idea of collaboration and cross-promotion. Let’s get the best of the best in one room and learn from and help each other.

Don’t miss the exciting line up of speakers presenting at the 2019 IFF Forum. This is a rare opportunity to see some of the countries best speakers in a exclusive setting.

  • Pro speaking legend Don Hutson
  • Presentation expert Bill Stainton
  • Storytelling expert Michael Hauge
  • Neurohumorist Karyn Buxman
  • And more!

Past speakers include best-selling author Ken Blanchard, business development expert Tony Alessandra, presentation expert Patricia Fripp, Vistage Speaker of the Year winner Dean Minuto, and Hall of Fame Speaker Tim Gard.


March 1-3, 2019

Achiever’s Circle Weekend

If you are willing to roll up your sleeves, listen carefully and make rock-solid decisions, the next 12 month, rolling period may be the best of your career.


Join Growing Your Business expert Mark LeBlanc for this unique weekend experience. In this interactive workshop Mark shares his best practices, strategies, and approaches for making a difference in your business.

Upcoming weekends:

  • La Jolla: September 14th – 16th, 2018
  • Minneapolis: October 5th – 7th, 2018
  • La Jolla: November 9th – 11th, 2018
  • Nashville: December 7th – 9th, 2018


Contact Kylie for details and availability at

Alliance and Connection Events

Executive Next Practices Forums


Executive Next Practices Forums are unique in that they offer C-level executives and top Functional leaders (CFO, HR, CIO, CMO, COO, etc) a “first look” at emerging trends, thought leader insights and an opportunity to formulate relevant and practical ideas for their organization.

Institute of Management Consultants Conference

Add Value for Clients to Build Your Practice


As conference chair and proud sponsor, Henry would like to invite you to join him and Mark LeBlanc this October. It’s a not to be missed event for any consultants.

2018 date to be announced soon.