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SMG speakers are uniquely diverse, but they all share the same vision, which is to motivate, empower and inspire! Why go anywhere else?

So, when planning your next commencement or big student event, contact SMG Speakers, your one-stop speakers bureau.

What will you plan next?

  • Student Orientation
  • Commencement
  • Lecture Series
  • Black History Month
  • Women's History Month
  • Asian Pacific Heritage Month
  • Campus Activities
  • Debates / Panel Events
  • Hispanic History Month
  • Alumni Weekends / Development Events
  • Martin Luther King (MLK) Commemoration
SMG Talk’s Community Involvement

Signature Media Group Speakers supports and honors Ralph Waldo Emerson’s belief that “The only gift is a portion of thyself.” The SMG team is passionate about giving of ourselves. We show our commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of life within the communities we serve by providing annual scholarships and sponsorships. We know the importance of education and hope to continue to inspire our youth to accomplish their dreams and maybe one day become one of our speakers on the roster. To see how you can join us in our efforts please contact us via email at info@smgspeakers.com.

“Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.” -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Dr. Randal Pinkett

Dr. Randal Pinkett has established himself as an entrepreneur, speaker, author and community servant. He is the founder, chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion-dollar consulting firm based in Newark, NJ, that specializes in program management, information technology and public policy. BCT Partners is a minority-owned and operated company and one of the leading firms in the country... Continue »
Shane & Shawn Ward

Shane & Shawn Ward

Innovative. Tenacious. Charismatic. These are just a few words that describe the talented tour de force that is SHANE & SHAWN WARD. The talented twin designers from New York City, by way of Detroit, launched their innovative shoe collection, SHANE&SHAWN in the Fall of 2003 with the goal of making the most comfortable – hip – fashion shoes ever!... Continue »
Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Dr. Julianne Malveaux

Recognized for her provocative, progressive and insightful observations, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, an economist, author and commentator, is the President and CEO of Last Word Productions, Inc, a multimedia production company. Described by Dr. Cornel West as “the most iconoclastic public intellectual in the country,” Dr. Julianne Malveaux’s contributions to the public dialogue on issues such as race, culture, gender,... Continue »
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Jackie Joyner-Kersee is considered one of the greatest athletes of all time. Sports Illustrated for Women voted Jackie Female Athlete of the 20th Century and ESPN named her one of the 50 Greatest Athletes. She received these honors by becoming the first woman to win back-to-back gold medals in the seven disciplined event, heptathlon; the first woman to score... Continue »
Steve Perry

Steve Perry

Dr. Steve Perry’s heart pumps passion and produces positive change. His career has taken him from directing a grassroots organization in Chester, PA to a full scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work, back to his hometown of Middletown where he ran a homeless shelter, became a candidate for state representative and published his first of... Continue »
Donna Brazile

Donna Brazile

Veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile is an adjunct professor, author, syndicated columnist, television political commentator, Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee, and former chair of the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute. Last, but never least, she is a native of New Orleans. Books by Donna Brazile Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in... Continue »
Shaun Derik

Shaun Derik

Nationally acclaimed public speaker, Shaun Derik has traveled the world inspiring both the young and the old to greatness by demanding more of themselves. Derik, also a former Business Development Officer, spent three years helping young entrepreneurs find their footing in the competitive New York market. He then branched out to start his radical youth-aimed campaign, DREAMSoNG, a concept... Continue »
Michael Cogdill

Michael Cogdill

Michael Cogdill is blessed as one of the most honored television storytellers in America. His cache of awards includes 24 Emmys and the National Edward R. Murrow for a broad range of achievement, from live reporting to long-form storytelling. His work proves the power a message can hold when it reaches the human heart. Michael’s television credits as a... Continue »
Marc H. Morial

Marc H. Morial

Entrepreneur. Lawyer. Professor. Legislator. Mayor. President, U.S. Conference of Mayors. CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization. In a distinguished professional career that has spanned 25 years, Marc Morial has performed all of these roles with excellence, and is one of the most accomplished servant-leaders in the nation.Entrepreneur. Lawyer. Professor. Legislator.... Continue »

Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin

Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin

Executive & Christian Life Skills Coach, Author, Speaker, Trainer Wedded Bliss! A 52-Week Devotional To Balanced Living by Jacquie Hood Martin Changing Face of the Black Church As owner of J. Hood & Associates, a boutique firm offering personal, professional, and educational coaching and training, Hood Martin equips and empowers people for daily living. Highly skilled and educated, she... Continue »
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