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

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

Garrard McClendon

Garrard McClendon

Garrard McClendon is the host of Garrard McClendon Live! Garrard is also a professor, writer and diversity trainer. He is the author of “Ax or Ask?: The African American Guide to Better English” to help Blacks with school achievement. Garrard co-hosted the McClendon Report on The Talk of Garrard McClendon on Black English Dr. Ian Smith on Garrard McClendon... Continue »
Bryan Monroe

Bryan Monroe

Bryan Monroe, the CEO of The Monroe Media Group, is the former vice president and editorial director of Ebony and Jet Magazines at Johnson Publishing Co and has contributed to ongoing coverage for CNN. Formerly the assistant vice president/news of Knight Ridder and the president of the National Association of Black Journalists, Bryan, who shared part of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in... Continue »
Bryan Clay

Bryan Clay

A father, philanthropist, and Olympic champion who earned the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete” when he won the Olympic Gold Medal in the Decathlon at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist in the decathlon, Bryan joined an exclusive group of American decathletes who earned the title of “World’s Greatest Athlete,” including Jim Thorpe, Dan O’Brien and... Continue »
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