Social Media Speakers

Social media sites including MySpace, Facebook and Twitter have forever changed how we share, create and promote our work, interests and even news. Because of its collaborative framework and up-to-the-second adaptability, social media is a powerful tool for any individual, organization or business. But, how do individuals and companies know which platforms work best for them? And how can social media be successfully used? GBS is happy to offer a range of speakers available to discuss social media’s history, development and utility at your next event. Peruse the list below to find the best speaker for your next event.

Rebecca Walker

Best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and teacher, and award-winning visionary and activist. Daughter of Alice Walker.

Rebecca Walker          Her intention is to make the world a better place, one conversation at a time. She brings two decades of experience, insight, and innovation to the global conversation about race and gender, art and culture, and politics and power. She engages with audiences through writing and editing books, teaching and speaking at colleges and corporate campuses, blogging, social media, contributing to popular magazines and l...

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Nikki Woods

Multi-media personality, Social Media/Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker as well as the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

Nikki Woods          Multi-media personality, Social Media and Personal Branding Coach, Motivational Speaker and Voice-over artist, NIKKI WOODS is the CEO of Nikki Woods Media where she utilizes her highly specialized skills in social media, content marketing and platform building to serve her clients. Nikki is also the senior producer of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the most successful syndicated urban radio show in history reaching m...

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Lamar and Ronnie Tyler

Founders of specializing in Relationships, Parenting, and building a Movement via Social Media.

Lamar and Ronnie Tyler         Lamar and Ronnie make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empo...

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Lauren Maillian

Lauren is an Entrepreneur, Marketer, Startup Investor and Advisor, Best-Selling Author of The Path Redefined and TV Personality. Her multifaceted career spans industries and defies the norm!

Lauren Maillian         Lauren is a former model turned serial entrepreneur; she is the Founder and CEO of LMB Group, a strategic marketing and advisory company, is a Founding Partner at Gen Y Capital Partners, an early stage venture firm focused on investments in mobile and consumer facing technology enabled companies and is the author of the instant bestselling business memoir, The Path Redefined: Getting To the Top On Your Own Terms....

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Deborah Mitchell

Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee.

Deborah J. Mitchell         Most recently Deborah was the Executive Producer of Arise On Screen, a 30 minute weekly socially interactive movie review show on Arise TV. The network airs nationally and internationally via SKYTV. Emmy-nominated network television producer Deborah Mitchell is a veteran of ABC and CBS News, a member of the Producers Guild of America, and a board member of the James Beard Broadcast and Media Awards Committee...

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Lisa Nicole Bell         Lisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes business a...

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Shirley Husar

Conservative Republican, LifetimeTV Realty Star (Living with the Enemy). Urban Game Changer Co- Host of Black Hollywood Live | Black Tea Party |Columnist Writer for the Washington Times, Communities Digital News and CEO of New APP STORY.COM

Shirley Husar         Shirley is a resident of Los Angeles, California, a Conservative Republican, a columnist writer for the Washington Times, and has been a licensed real estate agent for over 20 years. She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to be a board member for the state of California geologists and geophysicists; where she served as a member for 4 years. She also served as a California Republican Party Deleg...

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Luvvie Ajayi

Award-winning writer and digital strategist who thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology and activism.

Luvvie Ajayi        An eleven-year blogging veteran, she is the voice behind Awesomely Luvvie, a respected entertainment and humor blog that covers everything pop culture – from TV, movies and technology to travel, race and life’s random adventures.     Luvvie is a columnist for TheGrio, has contributed her writing to XOJane, EBONY, Clutch Magazine and Uptown Magazine, and has been featured by the Chicago Sun-Times,, Essence,, ...

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Corvida Raven

A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven is known for talking technology in plain English.

Corvida Raven         A natural pioneer at grasping the rapidly changing landscape of technology, Corvida Raven is known for talking technology in plain English.   Since the age of 19, Corvida has consistently captured the tech world's attention with her award-winning blog, Translating the value of social media services and how to utilize them in tandem with innovative devices and mobile apps is a natural passion for this...

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Dr. Janna Andrews

Medical Expert interested in tackling disparities. Dr. Andrews is a Radiation Oncologist at NSLIJ, and Assisstant Clinical Professor (Radiation Medicine) at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Dr. Janna Andrews         Dr. Janna knew at an early age that she wanted to be a doctor. Raised by her mother, Janna’s academic pursuits were encouraged and supported through her mother’s sacrifice. For her undergraduate degree, Janna attended Princeton University and received a BA in molecular biology. She then went on to attend Temple University School of Medicine, after which she specialized in radiation oncology. At that time, Jann...

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Don Moore

Multicultural marketing evangelist specializing in media, advertising and new business opportunities.

Don Moore         Don has +20 years of experience in a wide variety of business disciplines including digital marketing, sales, traditional broadcast and media marketing, as well as general management of large organizations.    As the former President of Burrell Communications’ Digital Division, a part of the Publicist Group (the third largest advertising holding company in the world), Don managed all aspects of the agency’s digital pr...

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Julian Jackson

Youngest HLN TV Contributor; Contributor to CBS Sports; Founder of JR SportBrief, and Social Media Consultant.

Julian “J.R.” Jackson            A workaholic since he was a child, JR has turned a love for sports, media and the internet into a full time career. Whether he’s in Los Angeles interviewing Hines Ward about conditioning, in Dallas talking social media with Kevin Hart or hosting a Google+ Hangout with Pelé from London, JR is always on the move.   Before college began, JR talked his way into a marketing and events internship at VIBE M...

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Kevin Johnson

Successful entrepreneur and author who specializes in giving people practical steps to achieve greatness in business and life.

Kevin D. Johnson            Kevin, 34, President of Johnson Media Inc. and a serial entrepreneur, has several years of experience leading his multimillion-dollar marketing and communications company that now serves many of the most notable Fortune 100 businesses. As an innovative leader, he has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS, Oprah Radio, and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Moreover, he has appeared on CNN freque...

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Edda Collins Coleman

Founder and Managing Director of The 316 Group, Award-winning Entrepreneur, STEM Advocate, Speaker, Writer, Lecturer, Empowering Women, Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners.

Edda Collins Coleman          Edda is an esteemed entrepreneur, advocate, mobilizer and communicator and is Founder and Managing Director of The 316 Group, an advocacy and public affairs firm. Collins Coleman has been recognized by Women in Government Relations, her alma mater, Hampton University, Georgetown Univesrity, RollingOut Magazine and Hello Beautiful: 25 Women to Know as a leader in advocacy, communications and government rela...

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Amanda Miller Littlejohn

A life and business coach who empowers you to build your brand, pursue your passions and package your genius for the world.

Amanda Miller Littlejohn         Amanda is an idea oven, brand problem solver, and creative powerhouse working at the intersection of public relations, journalism, marketing and social media. A former print journalist and a writer first by training and passion, Amanda uses her unique storytelling lens and new media skills to help her clients uncover and subsequently share better brand stories. Through her signature coaching programs, we...

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Demetria Lucas

Author, blogger, and life and relationship coach Demetria L. Lucas speaks on topics ranging from pop culture and entrepreneurism, to dating/relationships and social media.

Demetria L. Lucas         Affectionately known as “Belle”, is the author of A Belle in Brooklyn: The Go-to Girl for Advice on Living Your Best Single Life (Atria); the creator of the award-winning personal blog; and the founder of Coached By Belle, a boutique life-coaching service, where Demetria helps clients solve their dating dilemmas and build healthy long-term relationships.Demetria is also a contributing editor for The ...

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Maisha Walker

Helping marketing executives and entrepreneurs understand how to leverage the Internet to build a brand and drive traffic and revenue.

Maisha Walker        Maisha is the president of message medium, a New York City Internet Strategy firm that uses Web site design, Internet marketing, and educational and strategic consulting to help small businesses create the greatest impact, the highest ROI, the biggest digital footprint and the most dynamic brand online. Maisha's firm has provided strategic, design, marketing and technical guidance for initiatives in every space of i...

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Lacey Wilson

Positive Thought Leader with an expertise in Strategic Recruiting Initiatives, Interview & Resume Building Techniques, and Team Management & Motivation!

Lacey Wilson            Lacey has overall responsibility for the performance, advertising, application, interview, screening, and selection processes for the Tucson East and West recruiting teams for a fortune 500 corporation.Lacey attended the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ and started her career as a Human Resources generalist where she developed a passion for recruiting. After 10 years in HR and recruiting Lacey accepted the Recru...

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Joy Cook

Servant Leader who has dedicated her life to changing the world through strategic communication, community service, and women’s empowerment

Joy Cook         Joy Cook is an experienced professional in making and fostering relationships through digital engagement. This has placed her among top professionals in managing the online community. Affectionately, titled “Ms. Twitter” by the front page of a popular publication, Joy has positioned herself as one of the nation's top authorities on Twitter (@JoyCookPR). Joy took her Twitter talents to the White House when she was selected as one...

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Evita Turquoise Robinson         Keynote Speaker • Artist • Author   Evita graduated from Iona College in 2006 as her undergrad Commencement Speaker, and now holds a Board of Director position with their Alumni Association.   Since her first taste of Europe at the age of twenty-one, Evita Robinson (Evie), has been to over twenty countries and lived on three different continents, including France, Japan, and Thailand. After a year an...

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Elaina Vaune Moore

Fashion & Lifestyle Expert, Global Social Media Manager for Mattel Inc., Fashion Editor at Black Bride Magazine and Advocate for young women chasing their dreams.

Elaina Moore is the Global Social Media Manager for HIT Entertainment, a division of Mattel Inc. where she provides social media oversight and analysis for business success.  Elaina oversees the global social media strategy creation and implementation for six brands across the global HIT Entertainment division. Holding a Bachelors of Science in Art History from the University of Louisville and a Bachelors of Science in International Tra...

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Neil Foote

Experienced Media Executive, Public Relations Specialist, Educator and Digital Media Entrepreneur.

Neil Foote         Neil is an accomplished executive with a proven ability to develop and implement new product strategies that support business, financial and community objectives.Foote, a native of Brooklyn, NY, is a ‘hybrid’ whose experience cuts across all aspects of the media, including print, broadcast and the Internet. Foote has been a newspaper reporter (The Miami Herald & The Washington Post), a newspaper industry executive (Am...

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Eddie Francis

Award-Winning Mass Comm Pro • Black Greek & HBCU Advocate • Talent Acquisition Specialist

Eddie Francis         Eddie's career success is easily attributed to his ability as a highly effective communicator. Whether it has been his award-winning mass communication career or his tenure as a talent acquisition professional, Eddie has left impressions because of his intellectual flexibility, candor, and humor.A native of New Orleans, Eddie made his mark in broadcasting as a 19-year radio veteran. After working with the market’s ...

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Dr. Stanley Crawford

Realistic Educator & Optimistically Determined Leader

Dr. Stanley T. Crawford          Dr. Stanley is an educator, speaker, author, poet, and military veteran. Currently, Dr. Stanley serves as a public school administrator in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.   He is the author of the book, Cinquains: Volume I. In addition, he has written several articles on a wide range of topics including education, real options, and nanotechnology.He has a Doctorate in Educational Administration, Master of Ar...

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