Join the Speakers Bureau

dN|Be & Great Black Speakers Bureau have joined forces.  However, while dN|Be will help promote you, GBS will be providing most of the services you see below and interacting with you on a regular basis.  Learn more about GBS and their services below.

Great Black Speakers Bureau's goal is to be inspiration disseminator to the world. In order to reach this goal, GBS searches for the most talented, passionate and inspiring speakers to partner with to help change the world for the better! If you feel that you fit this description, we would love to hear from you.

The Great Black Speakers Guarantee: If we do not book you for at least one speaking engagement within the first year, we will continue to market you FREE of charge until we find you an engagement. 

dN/Great Black Speakers Services Offered

dN Only
Monthly Fee
Booking Fee
(per engagement)
Gold Package +
5 "Topic Page" features
Silver Package + Video +
3 "Topic Page" features
Bronze Package + Audio +
1 "Topic Page" feature
Bio, Picture, Speaking
Topic Listings
Picture, Bio, Video, topics on dN website
Sales Force
Top Priority
High Priority
Medium Priority
Low Priority
Search Engine
$50 Budget
$35 Budget
$20 Budget
$0 Budget
Email Marketing
High Priority
Medium Priority
Low Priority
dN Facebook & E-blast
GBS Marketing

*Get 10% off monthly fee by paying 12 months up front.

Booking Fee: This is the fee GBS requires from the speakers honorarium per speaking engagement booked through GBS.
Website: This is the minimum amount of information guaranteed on
Sales Force: This is the level of priority given to the speaker by the GBS sales force as they are reaching out to the college and university market.
Search Engine Marketing: GBS uses SEM to gain more visibility on the internet through programs such as Google Adwords and Overture. Different levels of SEM are available through our various packages.
Email Marketing: GBS has an email list of over 10,000 individuals and it’s growing daily. High Priority clients can expect to be in Email Marketing Campaigns on a regular basis.

What Can GBS do for YOU?

GBS works with some of the most well known politicians, entertainers, media personalities, motivators, business executives, entrepreneurs, and intellectuals out there. However, what makes us different is our willingness to build relationships with speakers who do not have a well known brand name built, but have positive messages to share that will impact lives. We are aware that there is an abundance of high quality speakers who are passionate experts on a wide variety of topics. We also understand how difficult it can be for speakers to break through the clutter and position themselves to earn paid speaking engagements. GBS is here to give you a boost in this effort!

Marketing speaking services to colleges, corporations, and other organizations is an expensive endeavor for a public speaker to endure. GBS uses its expertise in marketing, sales, and publicity to alleviate the heavy financial burden that speakers normally carry by creating a "marketing collective." The marketing collective allows speakers to experience the benefits of a substantial marketing & media organization while only investing a small monthly fee. This model is similar to a time share investment in a vacation home or investing your money in an experienced mutual fund account. The difference is that the bang for your buck generated by GBS speaking leads are usually much higher!

Key Benefits for Speakers

  • A distribution network to decision makers for speaking at colleges, corporations, and school districts.
  • Increased visibility, which usually leads to more speaking engagements.
  • GBS is a time saver logistically as we handle marketing, price negotiations, contract fulfillment.

What does GBS need from you?

We receive a lot of information from potential speakers on a daily basis. Due to this high volume, please allow up to 1 week - 10 days for GBS to get back with you. If you would like to be considered as a speaker for GBS, please sign up for one of the above packages and we'll get back to you requesting the following information.
  • Biography and Picture (Example here)
  • Speech Topics and Categories (i.e. Motivation, Health, Personal Finance)
  • Recent Video of a speech given in the last 18 months.
  • Current Fee information
  • How many speeches you give per year and how many you would like to give.
  • Your Website URL
If you would like to mail us your material, please send it to:

Great Black Speakers
246 Renwick Drive
Ithaca, NY 14850

But What if I do not have all the Speaker info 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. Starting in February 2008, we will start offering our speaker development courses. We will offer advice and assistance with marketing material creation as well as website development. The instructor for the course will be Al "The Inspiration" Duncan. More details to come in upcoming weeks.