Professional Speakers Guild




What is the Professional Speakers Guild?

The Professional Speakers Guild is designed to be a resource for those who are, or would like to be, involved in the speaking, consulting or training industry. It is especially valuable to meeting planners who want to find professional speakers for their events.  

Professional Speakers Guild does not charge any commission to speakers or meeting planners for contacting each other through our organization.

The Professional Speakers Guild site is a place for those seeking trainers, speakers or consultants to be able to search by key word for the right person to fill the assignment and then go directly to the speaker without having to deal with an agent. We also provide members an opportunity to ask each other questions and share information, and publish articles. The driving force behind what we do is to serve the needs of our membership.  

Your investment to join is $100 per year starting with the month you submit your application. At the bottom of the membership application, there is a section for applicants to include the name of the person referring them to Professional Speakers Guild. That person, if he or she is a member, will receive a credit of $10 per member that they sponsor against their next membership renewal.

If you, as a visitor to this site, have ideas for services that would make it more valuable, we solicit your comments in our "Contact Us" section.

Our History: 

Professional Speakers Guild Member Bill Hodges is amongst those speakers, trainers, authors and meeting professionals who are committed to continual self-improvement and high ethical standards.The Professional Speakers Guild was formed in 1986 by professional speaker William N. Hodges who invited several other consultants and speakers to join him in a confederation of presenters, committed to helping each other to grow - not only professionally but also economically. Over the years it has become apparent that many people in the speaking and consulting areas were not being served effectively by existing organizations, and the Professional Speakers Guild was opened to the industry as a whole. 

Our current President, Gary Mull, is a professional speaker and trainer, based in Tampa, FL.  Gary has been a long-time member of the Professional Speakers Guild, and most recently, has served as the organization's webmaster.  

Some of his other activities include service in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and as International Director for Toastmasters International.