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.

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 BlackandMarriedWithKids.com 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 ...


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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 Delegat...


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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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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 ...


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Tom Huskerson

Author, blogger and cyber journalist of all things Internet. Focused on the intersection of African-Americans and technology. Providing vital information to stay safe and secure in the digital age.

Tom Huskerson         Tom began his writing career in California as an intern news reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press. He wrote breaking news as well as feature articles.A graduate of San Francisco State University Tom focused on web advertising becoming the first student at San Francisco State to focus on the Internet during graduate study. Because of his graduate thesis Tom found himself ready for the explosion of the Internet ...


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Dr. Sherri Williams

Media scholar/researcher and veteran journalist who studies portrayals of people of color in mass media including social media and black social TV. Williams explores how media upholds oppression.

Dr. Sherri Williams        Dr. Williams studies social media, social television and how people of color use and are represented on social media and how people of color and marginalized people are represented in mass media including traditional broadcast news and reality television. Williams conducted groundbreaking research on how images how reality television images of women of color are amplified in social media through the emerging g...


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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 ABelleInBrooklyn.com; 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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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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Evita Turquoise Robinson          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 and a half of traveling around the world...


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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 Vaune Moore        Elaina 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 i...


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Eddie Francis

Leadershipaholic • Award-Winning Mass Media Pro • HBCU and Black Greek Advocate • Talent Acquisition Professional

Known for his energy, candor, humor, and audience interaction, Eddie Francis leverages a combined 30-plus years' experience in mass media and career development to inspire audiences. Over a quarter of a million people in 28 states have been empowered by the media man/recruiter/HBCU-Black Greek advocate.One of his notable accomplishments happened during his tenure as a college PR director. In 2011, Eddie led the charge to defeat the Stat...


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Dr. Stanley Crawford

Optimistically Determined Leader

Dr. Stanley T. Crawford           Stanley T. Crawford, Ed.D. has been an educator for over 20 years.  He has served in education leadership positions at the district and building levels. In addition, he has taught in public education at PK-12 and College settings.  Prior to public education, he worked as a manager in the service industry.  Stanley, also served in the United States Air Force.   Dr. Crawford is a graduate of the Univer...


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Lloyd J. Duggan, Jr.            Lloyd is a seasoned and innovative educator and marketing consultant. He is President of gL Market Research, a full-service marketing consulting firm based in Middletown, Connecticut. He has compiled a record of success in the electric and gas utility industry, financial services and small business consulting.   Lloyd earned his MBA from the Kogod School of Business at American University and Bachelor...


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