HUGH CULVER

How to Stop the BS and Get Started

How to Stop the BS and Get Started

My audience was financial planners. Not any financial planners - these were the gold star, top performers in their region. They walked on water.  I had been invited to speak about goal setting at their upcoming conference. And I had a problem. How do you get a...

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How I Overcome Imposter Syndrome

How I Overcome Imposter Syndrome

The late Stephen Covey had a great line: “We teach what we most need to learn.” That’s been my pattern for far too long. If it wasn’t leadership, it was conflict resolution and, more recently, productivity. That works, to a point. And then there comes a time to teach...

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How to change the world by teaching

How to change the world by teaching

Picture this — I’m asked to put together a 2-day workshop for company owners. I was in graduate school and had no idea how to create (let alone teach) a 2-day workshop. So, of course, I said “Yes!” That was the beginning of a 25-year journey as a public speaker. Fast...

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So, you want to be a speaker…

So, you want to be a speaker…

There’s an old story of a man walking down a country road. He comes across a farmer, who’s repairing a fence. “Excuse me, sir” says the traveller “I’m curious what the folks are like in the town up ahead?” “Well…” the farmer replies, as he turns to face the stranger....

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Tools of the trade – what every speaker needs in their bag

Tools of the trade – what every speaker needs in their bag

I love speaking. And I hate packing for speaking. So, it really helps to have the right gear and a packing list. In this post I’m sharing what gear is in my bag when I hit the road. There’s lots of options out there, but these are what have worked for me - so I’ve put...

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9 stupid things speakers do on stage

9 stupid things speakers do on stage

We’ve all been there - cringing in our seats - thinking “Will this ever end?”. Yes, it’s the speaker from hell. Maybe they’ve got great content - even lessons we haven’t heard before. But their delivery is so finger-nails-on-chalkboard bad we’re missing it all. I had...

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