APSS Speakers Bureau

Association of Publishers for Special Sales


Find a Speaker for Your Next Event in the APSS Speakers Bureau




Find experienced, qualified and knowledgeable speakers in the APSS Speakers Bureau. From leadership and motivation to sales training and business growth strategy and trends, the APSS Speakers Bureau connects you with the individuals who can speak on the key issues impacting your company, patrons, clients, association members or event participants. From keynotes, breakouts, panels and training seminars to informal luncheons and presentations at your library, APSS connects you with top experts, accomplished speakers and pre-eminent thought leaders.


Find Speakers on These Topics



jean-baurJean Baur is a dynamic speaker who knows how to inspire audiences to maximize their potential. She draws on her diverse background as an author and career coach to reveal the symptoms and causes of burnout, empower her audiences to be the “boss” of their own lives and careers, and help them realize there are always choices. She’s spoken to organizations across the country including the Association of Career Professionals International, nonprofits and public libraries, educational institutions, and the Assisted Living Federation of America. She also teaches Baby Boomers how to get back to work with her program for the Department of Labor in Connecticut.

Her topics include:

  • Stop Burnout! Five Steps to Re-Energize Your Workforce for Your Best Year Ever
  • Boomers Back to Work!
  • Learn How to Interview Effectively: Launch, Save or Advance Your Career
  • Turn Off Your Computer and Get a Job!
  • I’m Working–Why Should I Worry About My Career?

Her trademark is high-energy, interactive talks that give audiences a roadmap for change. She tailors each talk to the specific needs of the group/industry, and is recognized for making learning fun. Let Jean help you make your next event a success.



Daniel Blanchard

Dan Blanchard has done his homework. He’s been an inner-city school teacher and athletic coach for 20 years and has a passion for teaching, inspiring, and working with teens.

 “It’s tough for a lot of kids today. They don’t always have someone they can talk to. I started writing the Granddaddy books for kids who have questions, or really want some guidance, but don’t have anyone around them they feel comfortable approaching. I speak because it isn’t fair to expect kids to know how to become leaders and citizens without help. It’s up to us to help them.”

 As an award winning author, speaker, educator, and life coach, Dan shares real-life lessons and inspiring stories with audiences of teens, adults, educators, and sometimes a mixture of all three. His goal is to positively influence the way we think about what is possible, regardless of how old we are.

 Dan is also an award-winning Advanced Toastmaster Gold Speaker, has seven educational degrees, has been a featured guest on radio and television, and is one of the 10 people January Jones wrote about in her newest book Priceless Personalities, and Bill Corbet wrote about in his book, The Expert Guide to Teenagers. He is a former Junior Olympian wrestler and Junior Olympian wrestling coach, and a double veteran of our U.S. Military, for both the army and the air force.

 Watch Dan’s Speech at the Hartford-Springfield Speakers Network: http://tinyurl.com/khneb23

 Topics Dan speaks about:

·        We Are You Here for A Reason, Not A Season! (Teens and Adults)

·        Becoming More Successful with Difficult Students! (Educators)

·        Parenting In Today’s Hectic Times! (Parents)

·        Powerful Healings Through Powerful Emotional Feelings! (Medical Community and Educators)


david-salterDavid F. Salter knows that national publications and national surveys indicate that Americans feel that the country is suffering from a shortage of effective leadership. Dave is prepared to inspire your students, your organization or your corporation to develop stronger leadership characteristics, and to become better leaders. He will share the 5 Secrets Successful Female Leaders Use…as well as anecdotal stories to prepare your audience to become better leaders in a week.


 Marketing and Sales

brian-judBrian Jud is an experienced speaker on marketing and sales topics. He works with people in businesses of all sizes showing career professionals and budding entrepreneurs how to create and use a book as a dynamic sales tool for growing their sales, revenue and profits. He also speaks on marketing planning and strategy. He is the Executive Director of the Association of Publishers for Special Sales and was the host of the television series The Book Authority and conducts media training to help businesspeople make a better impression during their on-air appearances. He is the author of How to Make Real Money Selling Books