HUGH CULVER

How to hook any audience and capture their attention

How to hook any audience and capture their attention

There’s lots of opinions about how to start a speech. Some say start with a joke. Some with a story. Some with a confession. Some even use video to break the ice. All of those can work, but in this post I’m more talking about what comes next—how do you hook your...

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The fast and easy way to get testimonials

The fast and easy way to get testimonials

We all know that a client testimonial always outweighs our own claims to fame. That independent review is taken as truth, whereas our self-promotions are seen as, well, just that: self promotions. It the old days (when we used a thing called “the fax”) we begged...

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How to make money NOW as an expert

How to make money NOW as an expert

The most frequent question I get asked by experts is: “How can I make money now?” If you are a speaker, seminar leader, author, or coach then I know you've had that question as well (maybe you still do). I always struggle to answer that question. The reality is you...

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20 proven ways to get paid more as a speaker.

20 proven ways to get paid more as a speaker.

I had fun with this list making exercise. I wanted to create a short list (maybe 5 or 6 things) that I do to grow my speaking business. Sure, I also make money from book sales and on-line courses, but speaking is still the lion’s share of my revenues. So, I started...

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Sell your story and save the world

Sell your story and save the world

I got my start in the speaking industry with a story. And you know what? When I think about the last 18 years of speaking,  teaching, writing, and coaching, nothing has changed. It’s still about the story. Stories are the universal platform for lessons. If you turn to...

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