Ron Baker, the most advanced thinker on Value Pricing for the professions, will be here in the St. Louis area for a full day presentation on "Shift from Hourly Billing to Value Pricing" on Sep 27. Whether a member or not, you can hear him through the Missouri Society of CPAs (his message is just as applicable for lawyers!).
No, I don't get a commission...just love to see people moved by Ron's teaching...
If you really want to delve in to Ron's stuff, on Sep 28, he is teaching on Trashing the Timesheet!
Ron is author of six editions of Professional's Guide to Value Pricing (newest: CCH, 2005); Firm of the Future: A Guide for Accountants, Lawyers, and Other Professional Services (Wiley, 2003); Pricing on Purpose: Creating and Capturing Value (Wiley, 2006) and the upcoming Measure What Matters to Customers (Wiley, Oct 2006).
For more on his books including discounted purchase, visit VeraSage Institute where you can also download free PDF booklets on several of his topics (see bottom of linked page).