First Online Brand Building Platform Dedicated to Black Speakers

Grow your brand and start getting booked for more speaking engagements by joining America’s premier African-American speakers platform.You have the expertise, we have the network of eager organizations who would love to hear your message of motivation & education.

Important Message from our CEO


Benefits Of GBS

Get Discovered Online Through Your GBS Profile

A membership to GBS comes with a complimentary subscription to Great Pro Speakers, which teaches you the ins and outs of professional speaking.

Everything an event planner needs to know about you all in one place.

Become more visible in search engines for organizations & media outlets.

Help event planners quickly assess your area of expertise by listing in our categories

Edit your profile anytime and add videos, testimonials, speech topics, and more

Increase Your Thought Leadership Reputation Through Content Creation

  • Write & upload posts to the GBS blog that reinforce your expertise.
  • Inspire the world by creating thought provoking quote photos.

Promote Your Brand Through GBS Marketing Channels & Connections

  • Make your voice be heard through social media, search engines, emails, and our media partners.
  • Ability to connect with both B2B and B2C audiences.
  • 15000+ social media followers through GBS & access to 250,000+ thorough our partner networks.


Build Your Team Through our Recommended Partners Database

Search our database of over 100+ web apps, online training companies, and service partners to help you build a team of qualified professionals

Outsource Your Sales & Lead Management Tasks to Us

  • Focus on your craft of becoming a phenomenal speaker and let us handle the business operations.
  • Allow our trained staff members negotiate higher speaking fees on your behalf.
  • Easily send leads over to our team by email or our lead management tool.

Learn Industry Best Practices Through Expert Webinars and Great Pro Speakers


More Features & Improvements Coming Soon! These Include:

Create & sell online courses to reach individuals directly with your knowledge

Connect with media professionals who are on the hunt for fresh story ideas.

Join a community of like minded achievers to share ideas & strategies for success


GBS provides all of the services that you need to expand your professional speaking career


Plans And Pricing

Bronze

$49/month

33%

Silver

$79/month

30%

Platinum

5payments of $499

25%
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See What Our Speakers are Saying

Hill Harper

Award-Winning Actor & Best-Selling Author

I have been working with Great Black Speakers for over two years now and I have been impressed by their level of professionalism and consistency with booking speaking engagements for me. Their dedication to booking African American speakers is a service extremely valuable to the upliftment of our community.

Charreah Jackson

Relationships Editor at ESSENCE Magazine

"Great Black Speakers is an incredible resource as a speaker and has secured new clients and events on my behalf. The network is also a great resource when I am looking for sources and to connect with other motivated professionals. I am excited to be a part of the network." Charreah K. Jackson, Empowerment Coach and ESSENCE Relationships Editor

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Public Intellectual, Economist, and Former University President

"As one of GBS’ first speakers back in 2007, I have seen it grow from its infancy to the leading African American speakers’ bureau in the nation. Always innovative, GBS’ constantly works to improve its service offerings for speakers. I hope to work with GBS for many more years to come.

Jasmine Guy

Actor, Singer, and Director; Star of A Different World

I love when my events are booked through Great Black Speakers because they always run so smoothly. Contracts are signed on time, the events happen on time, and everyone gets paid on time too. Also, the staff is very friendly and responsive to my needs as a speaker.

Eddie Francis

Black Greek Life Thought Leader and Youth Advocate

When I booked my first presentation through Great Black Speakers I was very impressed with the efficiency of the booking process. Once the host organization connected with the GBS team, the hardest thing I had to do was show up and rock the house! What I appreciate most is the forum speakers are given to express themselves through blogging and photo quotes so potential clients can gain insight about what makes GBS speakers so special.

Daria Burke

Founder & CEO of Black MBA Woman

Great Black Speakers has been a phenomenal forum for me as I launch a speaking career. The bureau has such a great roster of high profile speakers, and I'm incredibly proud to be a part of a such dynamic and accomplished community. GBS is providing me with excellent speaking opportunities with phenomenal organizations that I wouldn't otherwise engage. I highly recommend Great Black Speakers to anyone looking to take their career to the next level.

Bryen Pinkard

Founder of Bryen's Bootcamp

GBS has completely revitalized my way of thinking for my personal training company. Switching my way of thinking from only the clients that I book to how I transform a passer by to a customer who buys into a dedication to health and my training methods. I am glad that GBS helped me look at my business model and drive change not only within my clients, but myself too.

Gabrielle Williams

13 Year Old Teentrepreneur and Best-Selling Author

"I love working with GBS! Since I joined Great Black Speakers, my exposure has increased a lot. I have received several speaking request for 2014. GBS is great to work with and easy to communicate with".

Demetrius Walker

Co-Founder of dangerousNEGRO

Great Black Speakers is an excellent organization! They have booked me for over 10 speaking engagements this year alone. In my past year of working with GBS I have traveled all over the United States and even had the opportunity to go to Tanzania in May. My experience has been wonderful and I am lucky to be apart of such a high profile speakers bureau

Nichole Compton

Teen Mom turned Judicial Candidate and Business Owner

I recommend GBS to anyone I meet who is serious about furthering their speaking career. GBS has given me an excellent way to speak my message to various audiences across the nation. In the past year, I have had the opportunity to speak almost monthly


What You Need

One Page Bio

Please provide us with a one page bio that details your core speech topics, education, and accomplishments. Also, it is important to tailor your bio to the primary audience that you would like to speak to.

High Resolution Photo

Please provide us with a high resolution headshot taken by a professional photographer. Your photo is the first thing that draws event organizers to your profile and there is a direct correlation between headshot quality and the amount of speaking requests.

Recent Speech(optional)

Having a recent speech in front of a live audience gives event organizers extra confidence in your speaking ability and the ability to connect with their audience.

Web Address(optional)

We look for speakers who invest a lot of time and energy marketing themselves as a professional speaker. Having a high quality website reinforces the benefits that GBS can provide.

But, what if I don't have all of the speaker information that you require?

If you don't have all of the information that GBS needs to process your application for membership, we can still work with you. We understand that people are at different stages in their speaking career. However, it is vital to have great marketing material for us to do our job properly. This is the main reason that we launched Great Pro Speakers. If your marketing materials are not sufficient, subscribing to the GPS course is the easiest and quickest way for us to feel comfortable marketing you through our network. Remember that the harder that you can work for yourself, the harder that GBS can work for you.


We look forward to you joining the Great Black Speakers family!