Date: July2012

Enjoy Ron Culberson's insights on a variety of topics

I’m More Creative in Coffee Shops

For a long time, I’ve known that I’m more creative when working in a coffee shop.  In fact, I should be a venti shareholder at Starbucks by now based on the number of soy lattes I’ve purchased while developing material or writing a column. Interestingly, a recent research study at the University of Illinois confirmed […]

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Jimmy Fallon, President Obama, and Funny

This past spring, Jimmy Fallon performed during a visit by Barack Obama at the University of North Carolina.  The president was there to address student loan issues so Jimmy Fallon performed a Slow Jam of the News.  It’s brilliantly constructed and very funny.  The deadpan expressions are priceless. This is how you do comedy and […]

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Forbes Interview

Recently, I was contacted by Dan Schawbel who writes a blog for Forbes.  He asked me several questions about my new book.  Below is an excerpt and a link to the entire article. Dan:  What if you can’t get a job that you’re excited about? What do you do? Ron:  Once I started my business, […]

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Customer Service Done Well and Fun

The following was sent to me by my friend and colleague Rob Shore of  It’s such a great example of how to do customer service well and still have fun. If you are not familiar with Dollar Shave Club I know you will get a kick out of their promo video. I had an […]

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President or Speaker of the House?

On July 17, 2012, I was honored and humbled to be installed as the 2012-2013 President of the National Speakers Association (NSA).  You could say that I’m their Head Talker for the next 12 months. As President, my role is to facilitate board meetings and oversee a number of volunteers who work with our association […]

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A Declaration of a Son’s Independence

In honor of Independence Day and the fact that my son goes to college this fall, I thought I’d reprint a column I wrote last year for the Herndon Patch.  Any resemblance to historical documents is purely coincidental, in a purposeful parody kind of way. “The Declaration of A Son’s Independence” by Ron Culberson In […]

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