Date: August2011

Enjoy Ron Culberson's insights on a variety of topics

Quality Education

As my daughter enters her third year at the University of Virginia and my son enters his senior year of high school, we are very aware of the quality of education. Next week I’ll speak to 1000 teachers about the difference between being serious and being good.  Hopefully, I’ll challenge them to think about the […]

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Just Funny

Apparently, there is a problem in Vilnius, Lithuania with motorists parking illegally in bike lanes.  The mayor of Vilnius, Arturas Zuokas, used a tank to crush a Mercedes that was parked in a bike lane. Point well made. By the way, the mayor is an avid bike rider.  Thank goodness he wasn’t a hunter.

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Prizes for Poop is Not a Bad Idea

I recently read an article about a Taiwanese city that offered an incentive to dog owners to clean up after their pets.  The prize?  A lottery ticket for every bag of poop turned in.  The top prize?  $2,100 in gold. That’s how you get people to do what you want them to do.  Inspire them […]

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Loudoun County Public Schools Does Orientation Well

For the past eight years, one of my favorite speaking engagements is for the Loudoun County Public Schools New Teacher Orientation.  The reason it’s such a treat for me is that they do a great job of making the new teachers feel welcome to the system. The day begins with a high school band and […]

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I'm Not Aways Motivated to Be Motivated

Have you ever worked on a project or task and felt like you were really cooking?  You are possessed by enthusiasm and energy.  Then, you go to lunch, come back, and you can’t even get motivated to look at it?  It happens to me all the time. In a wonderful article in Inc. Magazine, Jason […]

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Why You Do What You Do

I read an article in American  Motorcyclist Magazine titled, “8 Reasons to Feel Good About Riding a Motorcycle.”  The article addressed the environmental benefits of motorcycling including less emissions, gas use, and space taken.  I don’t think this is why most riders feel good about riding a motorcycle.  But the article did make me think […]

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National Speakers Association


I just returned from the National Speakers Association Convention where I spent 8 days with 1300 professional speakers, trainers, authors, and consultants.  These are my people and I had a wonderful time learning from some of the best in the business.  I thought I’d share some of the best insights I got: “Take a stand. […]

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