About Our Firm

Speakers Need Champions

The dictionary defines a champion as someone who fights or speaks publicly in support of a person, belief, cause, etc. In the relatively invisible world of the speaking industry, even great speakers get lost. The right champion can carve a path to success. That’s why our mission is to spot innate talent, harness powerful messages, unlock performance potential, and make the speaking world aware of the precious talent at our fingertips.

Event Professionals and Speaking Agents Need Champions, Too

This is not your grandfather’s speaking world. The bar has been raised, with organizations demanding an elite level of performance and effectiveness from their keynote speakers; there is just too much at stake to accept anything less. With speaking agents now acting as strategic partners, there must be an assurance that the world-class speakers we book are of the highest quality and value to the organizations we partner with.

Who We Are

Nextup Speaker Management is that champion. We provide the expertise that the speaking world demands. Nextup works intimately with the best business speakers to consistently deliver remarkable speaking experiences. We partner closely with speaker agents and event organizers, demanding the highest level of speaker preparation before the event, impressive performances at the event, and excellent after-action activities following the event.

Michael Humphrey, CEO of Nextup Speaker ManagementMichael Humphrey is the CEO of Nextup. His career started in the 1980s when he ran one of the largest university entertainment organizations in the country. In 1989, he moved to representing speakers and has worked with the spectrum of cool, distinguished, and world-changing speakers throughout the years. The names on his list include Carl Sagan, Jimmy Carter, Peter Drucker, Malcolm Gladwell, Queen Latifa, Hunter S. Thompson, Ed Bradley, Clay Christensen, Dan Rather, Desmond Tutu, Oprah Winfrey, and many others. Mike grew the careers of numerous speakers, developed several best-selling books, and has kept his speakers on the leading-edge of speaking topics and thought-leadership.

Nextup Speaker Management is an open-source and bureau-friendly professional speaker’s bureau partner. We create forward momentum for everyone involved in our work.


Speaker Bureau Partners

Speaker Bureau List - Worldwide Speakers Group
Speaker Bureau List - Washington Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - BigSpeak Speaker Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Premiere Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Allenamenti Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Leading Authorities
Speaker Bureau List - Eagles Talent Speaker Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Speakers' Spotlight
Speaker Bureau List - Big Idea Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Executive Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Keppler Speakers
Speaker Bureau List - The Speakers Agency
Speaker Bureau List - Speak In Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Speakers Associates
Speaker Bureau List - National Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Key Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Nancy Vogl Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau List - Epic Keynotes
Speakers Bureau List - AEI Speakers Bureau
Ro Morrison & Associates Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau List - Harry Walker Agency
Speaker Bureau List - Speaking.com
Speaker Bureau List - Nine Entertainment
Speaker Agency List - Celebrity Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - The Speaker Agency
Speakers Bureau List - Orange County Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Speaker Exchange Angency
Speaker Agency List - Robinson Speakers Bureau
Speaker Agency List - Oration Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Promenade Speakers Bureau
Speakers Bureau List - Robin Wolfson Agency
Speaker Bureau List - American Program Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Geniecast Speakers Bureau
Speaker Bureau List - Global Speakers Agency
Speakers Bureau List - Jillie Bushell Associates Speaker and Entertainment Agency