Speakers Unlimited

- One of America's Oldest and Most Respected Speakers Bureaus.....Since 1971

- Over 15,000 "bookings" for more than 600 different speakers or entertainers

- We book talent in ALL fee ranges - from $500 to $50,000


"It is so nice to have a speakers bureau that I can count on and trust.  In the 25+ years that I have been with OHCA, I can not remember a speaker that you recommended who did not perform exactly as you stated.  It is certainly reassuring to know that you will be honest, above all else, by letting me know when a speaker may not be appropriate for my group.  This honesty in business is rarely found these days"......Kathy Chapman, CMP / OHIO HEALTHCARE ASSN.


"We have been 'booking' our speakers with SPEAKERS UNLIMITED for over 30 years. They have come through for us every time. We recommend them, without reservation."
- Mike Cochran, Former Executive Director / OHIO TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION


Below are the in-depth websites of a few of the top speakers we represent:

For your convenience when searching these different speakers a NEW window will automatically open. To return to this screen simply click on the "X" in the upper right hand corner of that window. 


Business / Customer Service / Sales / Teamwork / Leadership / Motivation / Management / Change / Stress Entertainment
Shawn Achor Milt Abel (Comedian)
Kate Adamson Daniel Bauer (Magician)
Afterburner Mike Bishop (Comedy hypnotist)
Dr. Tony Alessandra, CSP, CPAE   Chris Bliss (Comedian)
Debbie Allen, CSP Steve Brogan (Ventriloquist) 
Harvey Alston Tim Cavanagh (Comedian)
John Amatt Fritz Coleman (comedian)
Wally Amos (Famous Amos) David Crone (Ventriloquist)
Kenny J. Anderson Tom Crowl (Ventriloquist)
Dr. Steven Anderson Mack Dryden (Humorist) 
Kristin Arnold, CSP Dave Dugan (Comedian)    
Wambui Bahati Kay Frances (Motovational Humorist)
Simon T. Bailey, CSP, CPAE Harry Freedman (Put on artist)
Rick Barrera    Don Friesen (Comedian)            
John Baumann, JD Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE (Humor with a touch of message)
Theresa Behenna John Garrett (Comedian)
Robyn Benincasa  Pete Geist (The Wacky Waiter) 
Ty Bennett, CSP   Ken Groves (Comedy ventriloquist)
Arden Bercovitz, PhD, CSP (as Albert Einstein)   Vic Henley (Comedian)
Alexander Blass Eric Hunter (comedian)
Dr. Roger Blackwell Carl Hurley, CPAE
Bill Boggs Robert Ian  (Hypnotist/Magician)
Bruce Boguski Matt Jernigan (Comedian)
Eric Boles Craig Karges, CSP, CPAE (Mentalist)
Walter Bond, CSP, CPAE Frank King, CSP (Comedian)
Nate Booth Mark Klein (Comedian) 
Janelle Brittian, CSP Damian Mason, CSP (Comedian/Bill Clinton Parody)
David Brobeck, PhD Paul Miller (Comedy, Magic, Juggler)
Terry Brock, CSP, CPAE Jan McInnis (Comedian)
Les Brown, CPAE Jim Morris (Political impressionist)
Bob Burg Brad Nieder, MD (Comedy and wellness advice)
Juli Burney        Michael Pasternak as Columbo (Comedy meeting crasher)
Scott Burrows Michael Pasternak as Rocco the Plumber (Comedy meeting crasher)
Dan Burrus, CSP, CPAE Oz Pearlman (Mentalist & magician)
Erick Burton, CSP       Kerri Pomarolli (comedian)
Andrew "Andy" Busch John Pullum (Comedy hypnotist/Mentalist)     
Joe Calloway, CSP, CPAE John Rathbone (Comedian)
Dave Caperton Mike Rayburn, CSP, CPAE  (Humorous guitar master) 
Dave Carey  Raspyni Brothers (Comedy juggling) 
Evan Carroll Dennis Regan (Comedian)         
John Caslione Billy Riggs (Magic with a message)
Christine Cashen, CSP, CPAE Greg Schwem  (Comedy with a message)    
Jim Cathcart, CSP, CPAE John Slicer (Comedy magician)
Dan Clark, CSP, CPAE Tonic Sol-Fa (Musical entertainment)
Graeme Codrington, CSP Greg Steele (Comedy hypnotist)
Justin Cohen, CSP Glenn Strange (Comedy magician)
Wendy Gates Corbett The Passing Zone, CPAE (America's Premier Business Jugglers)
Andy Core The Water Coolers (Comedy/Music about life balance)
Gayle Cotton  
Dan Coughlin  
Cheryl Cran, CSP  
Roger Crawford, CPAE  
Robin Crow  
Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE  
Derek Daly            
Kevin Daum  
Dave Davlin  
Roger Dawson, CSP, CPAE  
Kathy Dempsey, RN, CSP  
Todd Dewett, PhD  
Omekongo Dibinga  
Connie Dieken, CSP, CPAE  
Craig Dietz
Diane Diresta, CSP
Mike Domitrz, CSP
Michael Duke
Dick Durrance
Doug Dvorak, CSP
David Dye
Mark Eaton, CSP  
Pegine Echevarria, CSP  
Jonathan Edison  
Cea Cohen Elliott
Troy Evans  
Steve Farber  
Jen Fitzpatrick, CSP, MSW  
Zonya Foco, CSP  
John Foppe  
Lisa Ford, CSP, CPAE  
Mike Frank, CSP, CPAE  
Glenn Freezman  
Scott Friedman, CSP  
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE  
Elaine Froese, CSP   
Dr. Russ Gaede  
Chuck Gallagher  
Robert Gatewood  
LaDonna Gatlin, CSP, CPAE  
Yossi Ghinsberg
Libby Gill
Steve Gilliland, CSP, CPAE
Joyce Gioia, CSP, CMC  
Barbara Glanz, CSP, CPAE  
Ben Glenn  
David Glickman, CSP  
Dr. Rick Goodman, CSP  
Mitchell Gooze, CSP  
Scott Greenberg  
Don Grimes  
Richard Hadden, CSP  
Patrick Haggerty  
Jeff Hannah  
Barbara Hemphill  
Jeff Havens  
Rex Havens, CSP  
George Hedley, CSP  
Patrick Henry, CSP  
Jane Herlong, CSP  
Vicki Hess, RN, CSP  
Jay Hewitt, JD  
Richard Hight, CSP  
Vicki Hitges, CSP
Michael Hoffman, CSP
Sally Hogshead, CPAE
Art Holst, CPAE  
Ralph Hood, CSP
Sam Horn  
David Horsager, CSP, CPAE  
Todd Hunt  
Carl Hurley, CPAE  
Don Hutson, CSP, CPAE  
Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE
Chad Hymas, CSP, CPAE
Artie Isaac
Karen Jacobsen (The GPS Girl)
Nathan Jamail
Ted Janusz - (Marketing video link)
Willie Jolley, CSP, CPAE 
Coach Jim Johnson  
Ron Karr, CSP   
Brandon Kelly, PhD  
Mary Kelly, PhD, CSP  
Scott Klososky   
Jeff Korhan
Amy Dee-Kristensen, RN 
Cindy Kubica
Deri Latimer, CSP
Sean Leahy
Jay Lehr, PhD 
Jo Lichten, PhD, CSP  
Mark Lindquist  
Giovanni Livera, CPAE  
Carey Lohrenz  
Lt. Commander Chip Lutz, CSP  
Heather Lutze, CSP  
Warren Macdonald  
Chip Madera, CSP  
Barry Maher  
Joe Malarkey, CSP, CPAE  
Don "Frogman" Mann
Charles Marshall
Cam Marston
Andy Masters, CSP
Sarita Maybin
Mark Mayfield, CSP, CPAE  
Jack McCall, CSP
Karen McCullough, CSP   
Eileen McDargh, CSP, CPAE
Kelly McDonald
Mike McKinley, CSP, CPAE   
Robert McMillan  
Karl Mecklenburg, CSP  
David Meinz, CSP  
Connie Merritt, RN, BSN, PHN  
Larry Mersereau  
Joseph Michelli, PhD, CSP  
Jerry Mills
W. Mitchell, CSP, CPAE
Tessa Todd Morgan
Morris Morrison
Cary Mullen
Randall Munson, CSP
Jim Murphy
Terri Murphy
Karel Murray, CSP
John Naber
 Dave Nelson
Michel Neray
Toni Newman
Jamie Notter
Kevin O'Connor, CSP 
Patrick O'Dooley, CSP
Jim Pancero, CSP, CPAE
Alan Parisse, CSP, CPAE
Terry Paulson, PhD, CSP, CPAE 
Neal Petersen
Marsha Petrie Sue, CSP
Jon Petz, CSP
Stan Phelps  
Tim Piccirillo  
Charlie Plumb, CPAE  
Matthew Pollard, PGD, CSP  
Vince Poscente, CSP, CPAE  
Dr. Sheri Prentiss
Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE 
Nido Qubein, CSP, CPAE   
Kent Rader
Michelle Ray, CSP
John Register
Tim Richardson, CSP
Jonathan Rick
Carol Ritz, CSP
Steve Rizzo, CPAE
John Robinson (video demo)
Jeri Mae Rowley
Ford Saeks
Jeff Salz, CPAE
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE
Tim Sanders   
Barbara Sanfilippo, CSP, CPAE 
Arnold Sanow, CSP   
Mike Schlappi, CSP
Dave Schwensen
Rick Searfoss, CSP
John Sileo (Identity Theft speaker)
Dan Shaffer, CPA
Ross Shafer  
Jeff Shore
Sam Silverstein, CSP    
Thom Singer, CSP 
Greg Smith
David L. Smith
Dennis Snow, CSP
Kevin Snyder, EdD
Kirsty Spraggon
Laura Stack, CSP, CPAE
Bill Stainton
Jana Stanfield, CSP
Mandi Stanley, CSP
Jeff Steinberg
Scott Steinberg
Curt Steinhorst
Doug Stevenson
Robert Stevenson
Terry Sumerlin
Kevin Sweeney
Linda Swindling, JD, CSP
Kelsey Tainsh
Les Taylor 
Matt Tenney
Mark Tewart
Jeff Tippett
Jeff Tobe, CSP
Tina Thomas, PhD
Dan Thurmon, CSP, CPAE
Linda Treasure
Harriet Turk
Alan Veingrad
Philip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE
Peter Vidmar, CPAE
Kelli Vrla, CSP 
John Wagner
Lt. Col. Rob "Waldo" Waldman, CSP, CPAE  
Dawn Waldrop
Dan Waldschmidt
Al Walker, CSP, CPAE
Stan Walters, CSP
George Walther, CSP, CPAE  
Bill Walton  
Beth Walz  
Crystal Washington  
Edith Washington  
Kit Welchlin  
Richard Weylman, CSP, CPAE  
Bob Whipple  
Greg Williams  
Pat Williams  
Chad Willett  
Desi Williamson, CSP, CPAE   
Garrison Wynn, CSP  
David Zach  
Joel Zeff  
Mark Zinder  
Curtis Zimmerman, CSP  



 Be sure to contact us by phone or e-mail to discuss your needs and budget, so we can make the most appropriate suggestions for you and answer further questions.  Here are a few of the many celebrities with whom we work:

Jim Abbott - One handed former major league baseball pitcher.  All-American college pitcher.  Winner of 1987 Sullivan Award for Amateur Athlete of the Year.  Pitched a no hitter for the New York Yankees in 1993.  Dynamic motivational speaker.

Wally Amos - Founder of Famous Amos Cookie Company, author of four books, literacy advocate, dynamic motivational speaker

Thurl Bailey - Former star NBA basketball player, author, singer, dynamic motivational speaker

Alan Bean - One of America's most well known astronauts, pilot for the second landing on the moon in 1969

Len Berman - One of America's most well known sports broadcasters. Author of seven books on sports.

Todd Blackledge - Broadcaster for NCAA football games.  Quarterback for 1982 Penn State National Champions. Former NFL quarterback.

Dr. Ken Blanchard, CPAE - Co-author of "The One Minute Manager" and numerous other best selling books

Rocky Bleier - Former star running back at Notre Dame and following serious injuries in Viet Nam, went on to play for the Pittsburgh Steelers ........was one of the stars in their winning four Super Bowls

Bobby Bowden - Legendary former football coach for Florida State University.  One of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA football history.

Terry Bowden - Former head football coach at Auburn University and former ABC television college football commentator.  Dynamic motivational speaker and present college football coach.

Les Brown, CPAE - One of the most dynamic motivational speakers in the world, author, former nationally syndicated TV talk show host

Catherine Crier - Court TV personality, lawyer, former judge, author, award winning journalist

Mort Crim - Former award winning network TV broadcaster, author of 3 books, eloquent speaker

Larry Csonka -Hall of Fame football player for the 3 time Super   Bowl winning, Miami Dolphins (in the 70's)

Tim Daggett - Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics

Mike Ditka - College and Professional Hall of Fame football player, former NFL coach, TV football broadcaster, restaurant owner, author

Mike Eruzione - Captain of U.S. Olympic Hockey team that won the Gold Medal in 1980.....the "Miracle on Ice"

Bob Eubanks -  Former host of "The Newlywed Game" and several other television game shows, former manager for several major singers.  His presentation and ability to do a "Newlywed Game" for your organization is extremely well received and includes video clips of some of the funniest guests from his original shows.

Roy Firestone - Master impressionist, TV host, entertainer. Has received 6 Emmy's. He has interviewed more than 3,000 celebrities. SI named him the "best interviewer in the business"

Steve Fraser - Olympic Gold Medalist in wrestling....Rulon Gardner's wrestling coach for ten years

LaDonna Gatlin, CSP, CPAE - Baby sister of the famous, Gatlin Brothers.  Incredible speaker and singer.

Rudy Gatlin - One of the famous Gatlin Brothers...speaker/singer

Mitch Gaylord - Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics

Stedman Graham - Entrepreneur, author, motivational speaker

Archie Griffin - Only two-time Heisman Trophy winner (college football). Played in the NFL with Cincinnati Bengals.

Janet Guthrie - First woman to ever race in the Indianapolis 500

Jack Hanna - World renown for his television shows about animals, as well as his relationship with Busch Gardens and the Columbus Zoo.

Kirk Herbstreit - Former quarterback at Ohio State University, present ESPN Television broadcaster for NCAA football (minimal availability during college football season) Only does Q/A sessions or speeches about NCAA football.

Jim Jackson - Former college and NBA basketball superstar

George Karl - Former NBA player and one of the all-time winningest coaches in NBA history.

Clark Kellogg - Former All-American basketball player at Ohio State University, former superstar pro basketball player and present TV broadcaster for NCAA basketball games

Tim Kurkjian - Baseball analyst and reporter for ESPN-TV on  ''Baseball Tonight" and "Sports Center"...author of ONLY A GAME. Senior writer for ESPN Magazine and ESPN.com.

Jerry Lucas - Considered one of the 50 best college basketball players in history AND one of the 50 best professional basketball players in history, memory expert/author

Harvey Mackay, CPAE - Owner of one of America's most successful printing companies, author of several best selling business books, including "Swim with the Sharks, Without Being Eaten Alive"

Anthony Munoz - Hall-of-Fame former NFL player. One of the greatest offensive lineman in history. Played entire career with the Cincinnati Bengals

John Naber - Olympic swimming champion (four gold medals), TV swimming commentator, dynamic speaker

Howard Putnam, CSP, CPAE - Former CEO for Braniff Airlines and Southwest Airlines, Author - "Winds of Turbulence"....speaks on leadership, change, ethics

Kyle Rote, Jr. - America's most well known U.S. born male soccer star

Bob Richards, CPAE - First athlete to appear on Wheaties box and was on  it for over 10 years, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, one of the most prolific motivational speakers of all time.

Rudy Ruettiger - He is the subject of the famous movie, RUDY, which focused on his dedication to play for Notre Dame.  He has authored 3 books and is in demand as a motivational speaker

Lyn St. James - Second woman to ever race in the Indianapolis 500, started 15 Indy 500 races. Sports Illustrated named her "One of the top 100 female athletes of the century"

Ron Shaw - Former CEO of $200 million per year company, former stand up comedian, excellent speaker on innovation and leadership

Troy Smith - Former Heisman Trophy winner from The Ohio State University. Played NFL football for several years.

Chris Spielman - Former college and pro football star. Author "That's Why I'm Here:  The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story", speaker, college football commentator

Tom Sullivan - Blind since birth, he is an actor, author of 8 books, singer, composer and athlete.  His life story was captured in the major motion picture, "If You Could See What I Hear"

Dr. Jim Tunney, CSP, CPAE - Referee in three Super Bowls, author of "Impartial Judgement" and "Chicken Soup for the Sports Lovers Soul"

Marilyn Van Derbur, CPAE - Former Miss America, incest survivor, one of the most prolific motivational speakers in history, author of "Miss America by Day"

Peter Vidmar, CPAE - Olympic Gold Medalist in gymnastics...see his complete website above

Bill Walton - Hall-of-Fame NBA basketball player, author, broadcaster

Pat Williams - Senior Executive Vice-President of Orlando Magic, author of 37 books, dynamic motivational speaker

and MANY more.....just give us your goals, budget, location and past speakers..... so we can make appropriate suggestions


One of our specialties is speakers whose fees are $3500 or under
click here for catalog - more speakers $3500 or less

(In a few cases, if the speech is out of the speaker's home town or state or longer than one hour, the fee may be over $3500)

Call us for details AND to have us send you our catalog with 160 speakers whose fees are $3500 and under....... but following are some of the names of reasonably priced speakers we work with closely, most of whom are featured in the catalog.


Larry Barnett - former long time American League baseball umpire
Bobby Carpenter - former OSU and NFL football star
Coach Bill Conley - former assistant football coach for Ohio State University
Coach John Cooper - former head football coach at Ohio State University
Coach Gerry Faust - former Notre Dame head football coach                     
Matt Finkes - former OSU football star
Greg Frey - former quarterback for Ohio State University
Matt Finkes - former star college football player at Ohio State University
Maurice "Mo" Hall  - former OSU football star
Shawn Harper - former star college and pro football player                
Bill Hosket - former All-American basketball player & star pro player
Jim Karsatos - former quarterback for Ohio State University  
Craig Krenzel - former Ohio State quarterback for National Champions-2003
Jim Lachey - former All American NCAA and All-Pro football player
Al Oliver - former all-star major league baseball player
Jack Park, CPA, CSP - expert on Ohio State University football / Leadership
Dr. Lea Ann Parsley - Olympic silver medalist in Skeleton (winter Olympics) 
Scoonie Penn - former OSU basketball star
Sam Rutigliano - former head football coach for Cleveland Browns
Dick Schafrath - former star football player & All-Pro for Cleveland Browns
Katie Smith - one of the greatest college and pro women basketball players
Ron Stokes - former star basketball player for Ohio State University


PEOPLE SKILLS (with Humor):

Harvey Alston Dr. Robert Lawson
Kristin Arnold, CSP Dave Leedy
Brian Blasko Dr. Jay Lehr
Bruce Boguski Rick Metzger, CSP
Dr. Stephen Boyd, CSP Dr. Johnny Miller, CSP
Barbara Braham John Mincy
Ben Brooks Jeff Moyer
Melissa Buchanan Steven Newman
Tod Buchanan Richard Paul
Dave Caperton Dr. Kay Potetz
Kerry Patrick Clark Randall Reeder (as Will Rogers)
Sylvana Clark Carol Ritz, CSP
Roselyn Connor Mark Shatz
Patrick Donadio, CSP Dr. Scott Sheperd
Cea Cohen Elliott David Austin Sky
Joan Fox, CSP Walter Smith
Mike Frank, CSP, CPAE Dr. Tom Steiner
Debbie & Mike Gardner Phil Stella
Melvin Gravely Dr. Mike Thomson
Gary Griesser Dr. Darryl Tukufu
Dr. Ray Guarendi Dr. Nancy Utterback, CSP
Devon Hansen Richard Vail
Dr. Jep Hostetler John Wagner                                       
Wayne Humphreys, CSP Dawn Waldrop
Ted Janusz Edith Washington
Kay Keller Marion Wikholm
Fran Kick, CSP Otis Willams, CSP
Gail Bossert Klink Steve Wilson, CSP


Luther Beauchamp Ralph Hood, CSP
Mike Bishop Eric Hunter
Dave Dugan Jeff Jena
Mary Faktor Mark Klein
George Fields, CSP Keith Matheny
Eric Gnezda John Slicer
Ken Groves Barbara Smith "The Hat Lady"
Jay Hendren Charlie Thompson
Patrick Henry,CSP  

Note:   CSP = Certified Speaking Professional (earned through the 3,600 member, National Speakers Association)  Only 600+ speakers in the world have attained this designation.

CPAE = Speaker Hall-of-Fame (awarded by the 3,600 member, National Speakers Association) Only 215 speakers in the world have received this recognition.

Only 135 speakers in the world have both, CSP and CPAE


Speakers Unlimited

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