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How Do I Become a Speaker with APB Speakers International?

If you are a professional speaker and are seeking speakers bureau representation with APB Speakers International, please send us the materials listed to the right to the address on the right or feel free to email materials to After our staff carefully reviews your information, someone will be in contact with you. Thank you for your interest in APB Speakers International.

"You and your staff have served me wonderfully well organizing my engagements and travel... I want to pay a very warm tribute to you for your personal interest in my welfare. You seek the best for your clients and your skilled staff are equally caring. Thank you for everything"
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We understand that, as a speaker, your options for representation are varied. APB Speakers International has set itself apart from the competition by offering a focused domestic and global reach that is unrivaled by any other speakers bureau.

The APB Advantage:

  • Global reach
    With domestic headquarters in Boston and supporting offices in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, APB has the largest reach of any American-based speakers bureau. Understanding the importance of reaching an international market, we have developed strategic partnerships with international speakers bureaus, including offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Brussels, Moscow, Hong Kong, Sydney, and Cape Town. In addition to these international partnerships, we also have an in-house sales force dedicated to serving our international customers.

  • More than a sales force: our agents are experts in their fields
    APB employs the largest professional sales force in the business, and we are the only agency to have focused markets with a dedicated sales force within each division. Our agents are not just salespeople - they are dedicated professionals with an intimate understanding of the markets and audiences they serve, uniquely qualified to find the right audience for your message and presentation.

  • Unrivaled industry experience: We have been in business for over 50 years, and our founding principal, with 52 years' industry experience, still heads our company.
    We were founded by Robert Walker, one of the fathers of the modern speakers industry. He continues to head our company as chief executive officer, and actively oversees the strategy and direction of the company. As an APB speaker, you will be privy to a wealth of knowledge and wisdom acquired over his past five-plus decades of industry experience.

Please Note: Due to the large number of inquiries we receive, the review process can take up to 8 weeks and no materials can be returned.

Materials to Include:

>  High-Resolution Color Photo

>  Current Bio

>  Speaking Topics

>  Press You Have Received

>  Copy of Your Published Book

>  Book Cover Artwork

>  Testimonials from Previous Audiences

>  One-Sheet

>  Recent Video of a Speech
    Given Before a Live Audience

>  The Number of Speeches You
    Currently Average Per Year

>  The Number of Engagements
    You Desire Per Year

Mailing Address:

    APB Speakers International
    ATTN: Recruiting
    One Gateway Center, Suite 751
    Newton, MA 02458