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If you are new, you should know that our mission is to equip, connect and inspire the next generation of Black Professional Speakers. You are about to join an elite network of over 2,000 current and aspiring professional speakers around the world. You are not on this journey alone. We look forward to partnering with you on your journey to the top. Speak Up! Your Audience Awaits...
BSN Silver Mic Membership is for speakers who are ready to take their speaking to the next level. General membership (also known as BSN Bronze Mic Membership is free. If you are on our mailing list you are considered a Bronze Mic Member). The next step beyond Bronze is BSN Silver Membership which starts at just $15.00 per month.
10 Benefits of Your BSN Silver Mic Membership
#1) You Get 1st Priority emails for Speaker Opportunity Alerts - Speaker opportunity alerts are notifications that are delivered to you via email anytime we received a request for speakers. These include paid and unpaid opportunities. As a silver member, you will receive these alerts 48 hours prior to being shared with the BSN Bronze Network (that's what you are in now)
#2) Priority selection for speaking at BSN Virtual and Live Events - We need speakers! BSN Silver members will receive primary consideration when we are in need of speakers for our #BSNLive Events, Virtual Training, Interviews or publication opportunities.
#3) Access to Master Speaker Development Forum. Learn proven strategies from, a respected consortium of expert professional speakers our "Masters Circle" who have built profitable and sustainable speaking businesses. Only silver members will receive invitations to join these virtual learning experiences to listen, learn and ask questions from the speakers with proven success at no additional cost.
#4) Enjoy Exclusive Discounts to our network of high-quality Speaker Platform Partner Services. We are a one stop shop to jump start or supercharge the growth of your speaking business all the things you need to build and market your speaking business including
- Development of Your Speaker Website
- Speaker One Sheet
- Business Cards
- Speech and Business Coaching
- Videography and Video Editing
- Publishing & Editing Services
- Public Relations, Branding and Marketing Support
- And Much More!
#5) Get Your Profile Added To BSN Speakers Directory - Your name, location and link to your website will be included in our exclusive BSN Speakers Directory shared with meeting planners and organizations
#6) Your Speaker Profile added to BSN Website. - Your photo, name and link to your speakers website will be featured on the BSN Members Page.
#7) Post To Our Members Only BSN Calendar - Hosting an event? We will give you access to add your seminar, workshop, conference or virtual training to our members only event calendar to increase visibility.
#8) BSN Silver Member Private Facebook Group - Members here will get exclusive access to information, training and resources from our elite Masters Circle Speakers
#9) Permission to use the BSN Membership Badge - Let the world know you are serious about speaking. Use our logo on your website, email signature and speaker related marketing materials branding
#10) Reduced or Complimentary Access to Speaker Development Products - Silver Member will enjoy free or reduced cost access to Books, E-Books, Audio Programs, Webinars and admission to select BSN live events.
If you are a brand new BSN Silver Member, please complete the following steps below. You should also have an email with this information as well. If you did not receive an email within 10 minutes of joining, please email info@BlackSpeakersNetwork.com
#1 Update Your BSN Members Profile
Click Here To Submit Your Information (Allow 1- 3 days for your information to updated)
Let the World Know that you are a BSN Member! Use the link above to submit your photo, and contact information to us so that we can:
- Add Your Speaker Profile to the BSN Website. - Your photo, name and link to your speakers website will be featured on the BSN Members Page.
- Add Your Profile To the BSN Speakers Directory - Your name, location and link to your website will be included in our exclusive BSN Speakers Directory shared with meeting planners and organizations
#2 Join BSN Silver Mic Member Community
This community is open only to BSN Silver Mic Members. We will use it to share exclusive content, Q&A, resources and more. Please click the link above to join today. Drop your photo and intro to the group to start connecting.
#3 Download and Use the BSN Logo in Your Website and Speaker Materials
Let the world know you are serious about speaking. Use our logo on your website, email signature and speaker related marketing materials branding
BSN Silver Member Resources
BSN Silver Mic Member (Free Products)
Download all products below are available as part of your membership at no additional cost
Speaker Development Classes
The Black Speakers Network Speaker Development Series is a key educational resource for current and aspiring speakers who seek to advance their career and grow their speaking business. Each virtual class is designed to be a concise, value-driven, and inspiring segment that addresses an important topic within the professional speaking industry.
speaker: Linnita Hosten
New, novice or considering the pursuit of a professional speaking platform? Learn how to maximize your “Waived Fee” period as a new speaker. This webinar teaches novice speakers how to build their professional speaking business from the ground up.
About Your Speaker
National speaker, two-time author and student success enthusiast, Linnita Hosten, provides content-packed and researched-based —orientation and new student programming for high schools and colleges/universities.
speaker: jessica lundy
You finally landed an interview at a media outlet. You’re super excited, but then you start to panic. What do you do next? Whether this is your first interview or you’re a seasoned pro, everyone can use the extra support. That’s where I come in. My job is to make you look and feel confident, prepared and maximize your 2 minutes of fame. As an award winning TV Host that has interviewed a variety of people from celebrities and politicians to small business owners and non-profit organizations, I can take your on camera presence and interview skills to the next level, which will lead to more sales, credibility and brand recognition.
Jessica Lundy is an award winning TV host, media trainer, certified life coach and speaker, who’s determined to help people live their best lives by adapting a winning mindset. From winning her dream job after competing with over 1200 people to become a Television Host in a major market to winning her honeymoon in beautiful Cancun, Mexico; Jessica understands the power of attracting the things you desire into your life by having the right mindset and systems in place.
speaker: kanika tolver
In this masterclass, you will learn how to:
→Learn how to use your speaking topics for blog postings, articles and podcast shows
→Learn how to pitch your speaking brand and topics to high profile websites and popular podcast shows
→Learn how to market your blog postings, articles and podcast interviews to land a paid speaking engagements
About Your Speaker
Kanika Tolver is no ordinary “social-preneur” from Washington, DC. This former highly decorated government employee turned rebel entrepreneur and Certified Professional Coach is a serial innovator who’s fueled by an extraordinary commitment to social change and to helping others create their own “epic lives.”
speaker: Mothyna James-Brightful
In this masterclass, you will learn how to:
→Top Reasons Why Events Fail and How to avoid them
→5 Secrets to Transform Your Next Live Event
→True Benefits of Live Events
Some will tell you that live events are dead. However, what does Amazon, Google, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and TEDx have in common? They all host live, in person events every single year. Why? Because nothing beats connecting with people face to face. If you’ve ever desired to host your own events or are currently doing yet want to do it better this seminar is for you. With over 15 years of experience hosting events small intimate to large-scale multi-day conferences, Sister Mothyna will share with you how she successfully hosts her own events. In Lights, Camera, Action we address not only the top reasons why events fail but how to avoid them. Sister Mothyna’s teach you the top 5 secrets to transforming your next live event. This is a true opportunity to leap 10 years ahead and avoid some of the pitfalls while reaping the benefits of in-person events.
About Your Speaker
Mothyna James-Brightful is described as “energetic, passionate and inspirational” by audiences. Affectionately known as Sister Mothyna, she’s worked as a professional public speaker for over 14 years, she has worked in the field of sexual violence prevention for the last 13 years. During that time, she has trained over 100,000 individuals and amassed over 44,000 hours of speaking experience. Sister Mothyna has honored speaking requests at numerous conferences, community programs and schools, including the University of Maryland systems, In Plain Sight Conference, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Baltimore City and County Public School system.
speaker: Tiffany Bethea
In this session you will learn how to separate yourself from other speakers by developing a unique brand that will have events hosts racing to book you. Have you ever felt a little confused on which topic you should speak on or what audience is the most appropriate for you? In this talk we will uncover how to nail down the perfect speaking topic and how to determine who is the best fit for you to speak to. You will walk away confident in how to package and promote your speaking platform to the masses.
What attendees can expect to leave with:
Attendees will walk away understanding the importance of having a brand as a speaker and how to develop theirs. They will gain insights on how to narrow down the right topics, audience and niche.
About Your Speaker
The KingdomBOSS Coach, passionately resides where Faith and business intersect. She is an author, speaker, coach, consultant combining her experience as a Minister of the gospel and marketing and branding expert to serve faith based brands and Spirit-led Entrepreneurs. She is the quiet force behind many men and women in business and several faith based brands. Through her holistic approach, Tiffany focuses on Spirit, Soul, Body and Business wellness so that her clients can sustain and enjoy the powerful brands they build. She is known as an innovator and one who possess immense creativity. Her specific expertise has been cultivated in Brand launch and development, Online Marketing Management, Media Content Development, Marketing & Sales Copy, Launch strategies, and Client Attraction and Retention. Her strategies are best for those looking to experience exponential growth in their businesses and in their lives.
Speakers: Mwale & Chantel
Tired of speaking for free?
Ready to take your speaking business to the next level?
We're dropping MAJOR industry secrets including:
→ How to connect your book title with corporate and non-profit budgets
→ How to 10x your speaking engagements by using the 3 P system: Past, Present & Profit
→ Best ways to leverage online communities to generate consistent income
What attendees can expect to leave with:
→ How to develop book titles that correspond with corporate/nonprofit budgets
→ Best practices for creating a movement around their book
→ Best practices for repurposing content for digital courses and online workshops
About Your Speakers
Mwale & Chantel are founders of The Legacy Project, an international publishing company which helps passionate people give birth to their books.
We have launched numerous bestsellers, first-time authors, and paid speakers. All have seen a 15-37% increase in book sales, speaking engagement and product development as a result of working with us.
We believe that everyone has an important story to tell and a legacy to leave behind. We are dedicated to getting your message out there, one book at a time. Click here for replay.
SPEAKER: TONYA MCKENZIE
Do you use Public Relations to get more speaking engagements? Well, you should. In this webinar, you will learn about PR, Identity Branding and how they work hand in hand to get you more speaking engagements and grow your business.
Public Relations & Identity Branding is a method of building credibility, notoriety and keeping the public curious about what you are going to do next. Amplify who you are to attract more people to you for more speaking opportunities and to feed into your business.
Born and raised in The Silicon Valley (San Jose, CA), Tonya graduated from CSU Northridge, where she served as a Director in student government and a Marketing Coordinator. Tonya became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc in 1995. Her professional experience includes helping to raise over $1million to open a new high-tech YMCA facility where she served as the Associate Executive Director and a middle school and high school competitive cheer coach. Tonya was elected and served as a Director for the Oakley Chamber of Commerce, appointed to the Youth Council for Supervisor Federal Glover of Contra Costa County and also served on the board of the Antioch Arts Council. Tonya and her family relocated back to Southern California in 2013 where she worked for Southland Publishing and went on to publish her own Real Estate Agent Magazine. Currently, Tonya resides in Redondo Beach, CA where she owns and operates a Public Relations firm serving speakers, authors, and entrepreneurs. Tonya is an appointed member of the City of Redondo Beach GPAC (General Plan Advisory Committee) and avid child advocate. Recently, Tonya was elected as the first African American to serve on the Board of Directors for the Redondo Beach Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau. Click here for replay.
Black Speakers Network Founder, Brian J. Olds along with the man who taught us "It’s Possible!", Les Brown, along with Speakers Magazine Founder and Publisher, Pam Perry shared some exciting news.
There were nuggets of wisdom being dropped all throughout the FB LIVE Event, but by far, the most powerful piece of FREE information Les Brown dropped was:
Three Things You Need To Succeed:
- A Coach (they should be experienced and accomplished)
- Start Creating and Maintaining Collaborative, Achievement Driven, Supportive Relationships!
The focus for the trio hosting the FB Live was to discuss the upcoming DISCOVER YOUR POWER VOICE 2018. They not only shared a powerful message to aspiring and seasoned speakers, but we learned how members of BSN can attend the event on April 6 - April 8 in Deerfield, FL. Thirty lucky Black Speakers Network members will have the opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship for the DISCOVER YOUR POWER VOICE event by visiting bit.ly/lesbrownbsn and signing up. Remember, it’s on a first come, first serve basis and is only available to the first 30 members who register and pay.
The Black Speakers Network (BSN) Speaker Development Webinar is a key educational resource for professionals who seek to leverage speaking to advance their career and grow their business.
SPEAKER: SADIQ ALI
In this webinar, you will learn how you can leverage everyday tools to build your authority, including the #1 way to build it!
→ Learn the top secret method to building a following quickly
→ Learn 3 ways authority can make you more money, no matter your industry, job, or business
→ Learn how to build or launch a new business based on your authority
Be prepared to walk away with the following:
→ Attendees will hone in on specific authority niche and how it can aid in booking
→ Attendees will learn 5 life-changing benefits from establishing authority in 2018
→ Attendees will learn 5 simple strategies for building (more) authority in 2018
"When adults run out of answers they start blaming children.” - Sadiq Ali
As a staunch yet empathetic youth advocate, Sadiq is a natural-born teacher whose work revolves around making sure we never blame children. He has created many programs for schools, youth detention centers, non-profit and community organizations to engage more young people. He’s also a TV/Radio host and commentator, social entrepreneur, best-selling author, award-winning keynote speaker, trainer, and professor. Sadiq has worked with thousands of young people, their parents and youth practitioners all around the country on connecting better with their passions and building long-lasting confidence. Follow along @TheSadiqAliShow or @MillionaireManners! Click here for replay.
SPEAKERS: REGINALD & HENNITHER GANT
LegalShield has been in the legal services and identity theft protection industry for over 45 years and proudly boasts as an industry leader protecting the lives of over 4.6 million across the US and Canada. This session will fully explain how speakers can protect themselves/families, their identities, and their speaking businesses with affordable legal services and identity theft protection. The Black Speakers Network (BSN) Speaker Development Webinar is a key educational resource for professionals who seek to leverage speaking to advance their career and grow their business.
Reginald and Hennither Gant are a dynamic husband and wife duo who are proud to be Servant Leaders. Through their HR Consulting firm, Career Image Solutions, they proudly educate and equip career seekers and business owners with the services they need the most. LegalShield is their latest offering and is a rapidly growing segment of their company today. Click here for replay.
SPEAKER: TAMARA L. LEWS
This webinar covers the following:
What is a Virtual Assistant?
How can a Virtual Assistant help you and your business as a professional speaker?
What is the cost of adding a Virtual Assistant to your team?
How do you secure a Virtual Assistant?
In 2014, Tamara took her one-woman “helper” role mainstream and ventured out as a Virtual Professional Assistant. Her background is diverse and ranges from a Barista to a Corporate Trainer; all of the skills attained in those roles have given Tamara the drive and know-how to provide unsurpassed, detail oriented service in a high volume business. The 'Work Smarter, Not Harder' business "lifestyle" was designed by Tamara and her team to teach individuals and small businesses tips, techniques and shortcuts to maximize their work/life balance ratio. In addition to providing virtual assistant services, Tamara is also a personal assistant, virtual consultant, customer service and business fundamental trainer and a speaker. Tamara currently resides in Raleigh, NC where she can often be found hiding out at the library or bookstore turning the pages of her next great read. Check out more about Tamara Lewis & Co., Virtual Professional Assistants at www.virtualassistantlewis.com. Click here for the replay
SPEAKER: ROB "YB" YOUNGBLOOD
For nearly 25 years Rob "YB" Youngblood has leveraged his Communication, Leadership and Networking skills to create awareness, empower leaders, promote philanthropy, and facilitate connections that produce outstanding outcomes. As a Strategic Consultant YB empowers Solopreneurs, Speakers, Sales Professionals and College Students to overcome their fear of selling and become a Sales Magnet by leveraging LinkedIn to attract their ideal client. In many circles, I am known as The LinkedIn Locksmith. Attend this event to learn why LinkedIn is the platform you want to invest your time into if you are serious about attracting speaking opportunities. This webinar will enhance Speakers awareness, confidence and power when using LinkedIn, while offering insight on how to attract opportunities. Click here for replay
SPEAKER: DR. WILL MORELAND
Are you ready to stop struggling to grow your Speaker Business? This evening, we will learn the proven system that the most successful Speakers are using. Using Dr. Will's P.A.M Formula, you will walk away with the courage to build your business.
Dr. Will is a 15 time bestselling author. Named a Top Speaker in America. And one of the most strategic business minds in the industry. With over 1100 presentations under his belt, he trains other Speakers to master the Speaking Industry. Click Here To View Replay
SPEAKER: Dr. Sharon Porter
Description: Want to book more speaking engagements...polish your presentation. As we know, the best form of marketing as a speaker is a great presentation! This program provides strategies for delivering effective speeches and presentations. Get ready to learn practical strategies that will equip speakers with confidence and effective communication.
Dr. Sharon H. Porter (Dr. Sharon), Educator, Author, Entrepreneur, and Speaker is the owner of PerfectTime SHP, LLC, founder of the GRIND Entrepreneur Network and Write the Book Now! Dr. Sharon hosts four podcasts and is the host of The I Am Dr. Sharon Show, an in-studio interview show, that features, educators, authors, and entrepreneurs. She is a NAESP certified principal mentor, a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
Description: In this session, we were joined by Aurora Gregory for a Live Ask the Expert Q&A Session. This will be your opportunity to ask any questions related to growing your speaking business.
Aurora Gregory knows the speaking business. She has spent nearly two decades working with speakers at all levels get booked as professional speakers. She is the co-author of the book Get Picked: Tips, Tricks and Tools for Creating Irresistible Speaker Proposals. Some of the biggest brands in business have worked with her to get their message right, create communications programs that connect with target audiences and set marketing strategies – all achieving stellar results. Aurora’s gotten high marks as a communications trainer, helping people develop skills to deliver their most important messages to customers, media and presentation audiences. She has years of experience in leading speaker’s bureau programs that have placed hundreds of speakers at local, national and international conferences.
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Add Your Events To Our BSN Events Calendar
As a BSN Silver Member, you know have exclusivie access to to add your seminar, workshop, conference or virtual training to our members only event calendar to increase visibility. The live link to this calendar is on our BSN website and will be shared each week with thousands of BSN Members around the world. Click Here To Add/Update Your Events
Important Note: The link above to add event to the calendar is for your use only, please do not share it with anyone else.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I no longer want to be a Silver Member?
· You may cancel your BSN Silver Membership at anytime. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Will I still be a BSN Member if I don’t join as Silver Mic?
Yes, you will now be considered a BSN Bronze Mic Member which is Free. As part of this you will receive:
- Updates about BSN Information, Events, Products and Resources
- Access to the general BSN Facebook Group
- Speaker Opportunity Alerts up to 2 - 5 days after the BSN Silver Mic Group
- Digital Access to Monthly Speaker Magazine
- Access to Select Silver Member Products and Content (for an additional fee)
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