Booking a GBS Speaker

If you are interested in booking a great Black speaker and have questions about the process, then check out the FAQs in this section.

How much does a typical great Black speaker cost?
The price of the speakers on the GBS roster can vary greatly based on factors like name recognition, experience, location of event, and the services that yo...
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 10:40 PM
I've never booked with a speakers bureau before. Where do I start?
Everyone is different and we respect that throughout the booking process. Some people like to browse speakers for hours to determine what they are looking f...
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Who does Great Black Speakers represent?
Great Black Speakers works with over 300 black speakers across many different price ranges and topics. If you don't find someone that you are looking f...
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Is there an additional charge to do business with Great Black Speakers?
No, there is NOT an additional fee to use our services. Our fee is contained in the honorarium of the speaker. 
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 1:05 PM
How much time will a speaker spend with our organization?
The short answer is that it depends on the speaker. Some speakers have a strict 90 minute policy while others don't mind spending the entire day with o...
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 1:12 PM
Do I have to arrange travel for the speaker?
Some speakers like to arrange their own travel due to a complicated schedule while others prefer that the organization and/or bureau handle their traveling ...
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 1:18 PM
Will I be able to communicate directly with the speaker prior to my event?
Once all contracts are signed, you will be introduced by email directly to the speaker or their manager. Many of our speakers would be happy to have a brief...
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 3:05 PM
Can GBS help me obtain books written by a speaker?
Yes, GBS can help you in the process of securing books from our speakers. Most speakers provide significant discounts to those individuals purchasing books ...
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 3:07 PM
What is GBS' contingency plan in the event of a problem?
The success of your event is our number one concern and is also the reason that we are in business. We understand that things do happen (very rarely) like s...
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Am I allowed to record the speaker's presentation?
In most cases, you are allowed to record a speaker's presentation for archival purposes. However, every speaker is different. So, please check with GBS...
Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 1:57 PM