College Orientation Speakers

The orientation week of any post-secondary institution has two main purposes: to bring new students together and to help them become comfortable with their new surroundings on campus and inside the facilities. Accomplished through such events as social gatherings, live performances, and team-building activities, the most difficult challenge of any orientation period is planning events that will interest college students and be convenient to attend. Great Black Speakers has worked closely with many of greatest African-American names in college and university orientation that offer engaging and high impact presentations and performances for promoting campus activities.

Dr. Boyce Watkins         Dr. Boyce is one of the most highly sought after African-American scholars in the world. Specializing in financial psychology, educational motivation, and black social commentary, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to millions, making regular appearances on CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, ABC News, BET, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Black Enterprise Magazine and many more national media outlets. Brilliant, arti...


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Hill Harper          Hill is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007.Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successfu...


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Ryan Mack

Financial Guru and Founder of Optimum Capital Management, LLC

Ryan Mack         PresidentThe Optimum Capital Management, Inc.Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and beyond.Ryan Mack is graduated from the University of Michigan Business School (ranked number one in the country) with a concentration in Finance. His career in equity markets began in Detroit, Michigan as a stock trader and later as a trader for the largest ...


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Terrence Jenkins         Terrence J is a young man with a master plan. From apprenticing with NASCAR® to working on radio and throwing some of the best social gatherings around, Terrence J has been preparing himself for superstardom and making sure that his life is the American Dream, blasted out of the box. Now, he’s using his hosting spot on BET®’s 106 and Park, the hottest music program in the world (airing in the US, Japan and the U...


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Al Duncan         Al is an award-winning youth advocate, publisher, and internationally recognized authority on soft skills who travels the world "Equipping Young Minds For Exceptional Performance.™" As the leading motivational speaker for at-risk youth and troubled young people, Al has delivered Duncan Nuggets®, live and in-person, to over 1 million young people around the world.    He is the owner of three successful business and he...


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Tai Beauchamp

Sought after Media Veteran, Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Spelman Alumnus who lives her life for others.

Tai Beauchamp         A media industry veteran and social entrepreneur, Tai has a rare and innate ability to connect with audiences across demographics. It was as a magazine editor that Ms. Beauchamp learned the profound power of media and how to use it to motivate and inspire millions around the world. Becoming a humanitarian taught her the most valuable lesson: “young women and the world-at-large want to be inspired and that inspirati...


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Judge Karen Mills-Francis         Since the fall of 2008, Judge Karen has graced the airwaves as one of TVs most recognizable court show judges. She has a colorful and engaging style that is as distinctive as her velvet robe, vintage brooches , and her bright blonde hair. As quick to aid the helpless as she is to dismiss the fool hardy, Judge Karen confidently dishes out justice to a national television audience in her show, “Supreme Ju...


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Lawrence Watkins         Lawrence is one of America’s leading entrepreneurship and personal achievement experts. His journey has taken him from an ultra-underachiever in high school to a graduate of an Ivy League business school as well as the Owner of Great Black Speakers, Great Pro Speakers, and Co-Founder of Watkins Media Group. Lawrence was born and raised in Louisville, KY to a police officer father and a mother who was a counselo...


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Ash Cash

The Financial Motivator who specializes in personal finance and entrepreneurship with a focus on how to maximize your full potential.

Ash Exantus aka Ash Cash           Ash Cash is a motivational speaker, business consultant, financial literacy educator, and the author of Amazon.com bestselling book, Mind Right, Money Right: 10 Laws of Financial Freedom, as well as What the FICO: 12 Steps to Repairing Your Credit.   Ash Cash travels the world helping everyday people get their lives back in order, whether they need financial advice or a little motivation via his sp...


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Rohan Murphy

Entrepreneur • Inspirational Athlete • Motivational Speaker

Rohan Murphy         Rohan, who lost his legs at birth, started to wrestle his freshman year of high school. After a successful high school wrestling career he went on to wrestle at Penn State University. In addition to wrestling, Murphy is also an accomplished powerlifter, competing in international competitions all over the world representing the USA.      Rohan has been featured in publications such as ABC news, Sports Illustrated,...


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DaVita Garfield

Embracing my purpose to use my experiences to inspire and encourage others to live on purpose and to be successful without apology.

DaVita Garfield        DaVita attributes her many experiences and obstacles she has overcome during her amazing life journey to walking into her God given purpose and passion of supporting other women on purpose. Her most recent significant experience began in 2012 with a multitude of sudden and unexplained changes in her health. Through stress, depression, frustration and at times anger, she began her fight to reclaim her health and he...


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Dr. Antoine Moss

One of the country’s most sought after Motivational Speakers and Success Coaches who helps individuals achieve their dreams and advance to the next level in their lives and careers.

Dr. Antoine Moss           The Man of Inspiration   Dr. Moss nspires people to overcome past failures, current obstacles, and self-defeating beliefs through positive self-transformation. As a result of his remarkable success, influence, and ability to lead others to personal transformation, Dr. Moss has been dubbed as the “Man of Inspiration”.Speaker and InspirationDr. Moss is a nationally recognized resource in the fields of personal d...


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Dr. Lee Jones

Man Cannot and Will Not Destroy God's Plan for Your Life...No Matter How Hard Some May Try!

Dr. Lee Jones         Dr. Lee currently serves Professor and President & Executive Editor of InSpire Magazine and Executive Director of the InSpire ILEAD Institute. Most recently, he served as the Dean of The School of Graduate Studies and Professor of Educational Foundations at The University of Wisconsin at Whitewater.He served as a member of the Provost Administrative Team and manages a 3.2 million dollar operating budget. Dr. Jones was respon...


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Alvin Herring

Diversity Trainer, CEO and Lead Facilitator of Side by Side, A Diversity and Community-building Company

Alvin Herring         “We are living in the most exciting time in human history! If we are willing to do the work, make the sacrifices and meet the challenges we could usher in a new era of peace, justice and true community.” These are the words that Alvin has been sharing with audiences on college and high school campuses, in corporate boardrooms and at grass root gatherings all across the country for more than two decades. Many have ...


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Marvelyn Brown

Young, Beautiful, and HIV Positive.

Marvelyn Brown         Marvelyn, a native Tennessean, was diagnosed with HIV at age 19. Since then she has moved both live and television audiences around the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Mexico, South Africa, Tanzania and Rwanda with her compelling personal story. Brown has spoken at over 100 colleges and universities nationwide. She is currently the CEO and an Independent HIV Consultant for, Marvelous Connections. Her humanitarian...


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Kaneisha Grayson         Kaneisha is an entrepreneur, writer, and speaker who provides practical tips for achieving one’s dreams despite the odds. She founded her business “The Art of Applying” to coach non-traditional applicants as they apply to top MBA and other graduate programs. She uses the power of effective storytelling to propel people to achieve their most audacious goals and dreams. Kaneisha Grayson has been featured on MBAPodcaster as ...


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Dezmon Landers         Dezmon is a startup entrepreneur, blogger and avid traveler. He specializes in the study and execution of startup businesses and is the founder of Startup Expert, an entrepreneurial advisory service in Atlanta, GA.   Dezmon loves startups and has started 8 technology and service based companies since 2003. Along the way, he's gained an immense amount of knowledge on building startup companies. In 2005, he realiz...


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Johnel Barron         It’s a game called, ‘Life’ - and Johnel Barron has the proven, winning approach to reach into the wandering souls of today’s youth.  Affectionately referred to as “Mr. B”, this powerful speaker, consultant, and mentor is changing the dynamics for how teens across the country define “personal success”.Often mistaken as a college student himself, Johnel has the ability to connect with teens and parents with a strong voice of r...


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Joanna de Pena is a rising phenomenon by delivering passionate and inspiring messages to not only feel motivated but to give strength and confidence in todays society to make the appropriate changes to break the current cycle that is keeping them in despair or lost. Growing up as an inner city kid with limited resources, Joanna managed to land a full scholarship to a boarding school, Proctor Academy in Andover, NH – Where she excelle...


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Demetrius Walker

Co-founder of dangerousNEGRO/Be Apparel and a leader of a new breed of young entrepreneurs in America, serial entrepreneur, author, public speaker, and DJ.

Demetrius Darnell Walker          Demetrius is a native New Yorker. Born in Brooklyn and raised in the Bronx, Demetrius represents not only the merits of higher education, but street knowledge as well. Growing up in New York City, Demetrius was exposed to the struggles of the urban community. Avoiding the common pit falls of fellow friends and family members was a daily battle. An exceptionally gifted student, Demetrius left the city t...


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