HUGH CULVER

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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How to calm your nerves just before a speech

How to calm your nerves just before a speech

Welcome to my mid-week blog post. This is where I’ll be sharing quick tips on how to be a better speaker. I’m starting with about 40 topics that I’ll post every week that you can read in 5 minutes, or less. Good? The topics are all based on questions I get asked by...

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15 Mistakes You Should Never Make on Stage

15 Mistakes You Should Never Make on Stage

We’ve all been there - watching a speaker on stage and feeling nervously uncomfortable. Maybe their content is great - even brilliant - but we’re so distracted by that little mannerism, habit, or (dare I say) “unique” clothing choice we can’t, for the life of us, pay...

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Nine Hacks Guaranteed to Make your Next Speech World Class

Nine Hacks Guaranteed to Make your Next Speech World Class

It is possible to deliver a world-class speech - if you know what the pro's do and with a little practice. In this SlideShare deck I'm sharing 9 simple hacks that can transform a boring presentation into brilliant. For example, I'll show you my 35/50/15 formula to...

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Why you need to SLAP your Audience to be Memorable

Why you need to SLAP your Audience to be Memorable

In the late 19th century, in a lab at the University of Berlin, German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus was staring intently at a long list of nonsensical 3 letter words. Curious about the slippery nature of memory, Ebbinghaus was carefully measuring his memory recall...

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How to rock the world with one speech

How to rock the world with one speech

This will sound self-serving, coming from a guy who teaches speakers, but I can’t think of a better way to influence people and save the world than being a speaker. History gave us outstanding examples of speakers who rocked our world, including: Gandhi, Angelou,...

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