HUGH CULVER

Why You Need to Tell More Stories

Why You Need to Tell More Stories

“People do not buy goods and services. They buy relations, stories and magic.” - Seth Godin Cruising garage sales one weekend, researchers Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn spent the morning collecting dozens of random items including a common office stapler, a box of...

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How to Keep Your Audience Leaning In

How to Keep Your Audience Leaning In

I was speaking to my BOS-Community members this week about the emotional roller coaster your audience goes through. It’s a good thing. Just like a great movie, you don’t want your audience at a peaked state for long. You also don’t want to go deep and serious for too...

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A Quick Easy Way to get Any Audience to Take Action

A Quick Easy Way to get Any Audience to Take Action

There’s a moment in every speech when the audience can smell the barn. The break is 10 minutes away, the bathroom is calling, and you are about to wrap up. I know it too and for too many years I would wind down the end of my speech, instead of winding it up. Big...

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7 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Next Seminar

7 Deadly Mistakes to Avoid When Designing Your Next Seminar

My first experience leading a seminar was an unmitigated disaster. I was mid-way into my graduate studies (fancy name for don’t-have-a-job) and I’d been asked to lead a weekend seminar about marketing. I didn’t have a clue where to start. So, I said Yes. The year...

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How to add video to PowerPoint and Keynote like a pro

How to add video to PowerPoint and Keynote like a pro

This post was was updated in 2023 So you want to spruce up your presentation with a little video? Cool. Now you have to figure out how. In this post, I’ll walk you through how to insert the clip and the tricks to creating a seamless transition from slide to video and...

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How to win over any event planner

How to win over any event planner

As a professional speaker you will work with event planners. In this post I’m going to save you some nightmares, disasters, and faux pas. Pay attention, Grasshopper, this will help get you referrals and make you money. First, an “event planner” is anyone in charge of...

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