Do it Well. Make it Fun.ģ. As a speaker, humorist, columnist, and author of "Is Your Glass Laugh Full?" and "My Kneecap Seems Too Loose", Ron Culbersonís mission is to help staff and managers achieve a new level of success by understanding the power of Do it Well, Make it Fun. Success, even in tough times, comes from showing up and doing a great job. Ron helps ordinary people become extraordinary by helping them focus on excellence while making their work experience more enjoyable. He also helps managers understand the qualities of an organizational culture that will attract great employees, develop excellent leaders, and deliver extraordinary products and services.
For ten years, Ron worked as a Home Care Social Worker, Counseling Manager, and Director of Quality Services for a large hospice organization in the Washington, DC suburbs. These experiences taught him about the challenges of working on the front line, in middle management, and ultimately in senior management. He has a proven track record as a successful member of a multidisciplinary team and as an effective senior leader.
In 2001 Ron received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association. The CSP is the speaking professionís international measure of professional platform excellence. He also was inducted into the Platform (NSA) Speaker Hall of Fame in 2014.
In 2009, Ron cofounded Funner Speeches, LLC, a humor writing service for speakers, executives, and politicians. Ron and his partner help their clients make a greater impact with their presentations by making them funnier.
Ronís business model also includes dedicating a significant portion of his time to volunteer service. He was the 2012-2013 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA). In 2010, he received the NSA Presidentís Distinguished Service Award He is Past President of the Washington, DC chapter of NSA where he received the Chapter Member of the Year Award, the Capital Outstanding Speaker Award, and the John J. Daly Founderís Award. He has also served on numerous boards and committees for Capital Hospice, the Art Gliner Center for Humor Studies, and the Herndon Rotary club where he chaired two of their largest fundraisers. Ron has received the Rotarian of the Year, and the Four Avenues of Service Awards, two of the highest Rotary awards given.
Some of Ronís clients include: American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, Delta Dental, Fairfax County Public Schools Goodwill Industries, Loudoun County Public Schools National Institutes of Health (NIH), Ronald McDonald Charities, The University of Virginia, US Department of Veteran Affairs, US Department of Agriculture, US General Services,Administration, US Senate, and the Virginia Library Association.
- Do it Well. Make it Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between (based on Ron's book)
- Genuinely Speaking: How YOU Make Your Message Memorable
- Managing to Be a Great (and Fun) Leader
- Connecting and Communicating
- Process Management
Humor, Medical, Balance, Emcee, Leadership, Presentations, Stress, Creativity, Communication, Health
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