Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP, CPAE

Do it Well. Make it Fun

As a speaker, humorist, columnist, and author of Is Your Glass Laugh Full?, My Kneecap Seems Too Loose, and Do it Well. Make it Fun, Ron Culberson’s 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 staff 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 profession’s international measure of professional platform excellence.

In 2009, Ron cofounded Funnier 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.

Ron’s business model also includes dedicating a significant portion of his time to volunteer service. He will be President of the National Speakers Association (NSA) in 2012. In 2010, he received the NSA President’s 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 Founder’s 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.

Keynote Speaker/Topics
As a keynote conference speaker, he has been captivating audiences for 20 years and has reached over 120,000 people in more than 1,000 organizations.  He engages the audience with great content, inspiring stories, and hilarious humor.
Do it Well.  Make it Fun.
Based on Ron’s book, this hilarious and practical presentation shows staff that success requires excellence.  He also teaches managershow to create a work environment in which staff want to work. Additionally, he helps his audience understand that when you combine excellence with humor you can achieve an even greater level of success.
This program includes the following three areas of focus and may include the topics listed under each area:
Success Through Self Improvement (Attitude, Focusing on the Present, Integrity, Skill Development, Wellness, Aging)
Success by Improving Relationships with Others ( Communication, Teamwork, Conflict, Presentation Skills, Friendships, Marriage, Parenting)
Success by Making the Processes in Life and Work More Effective (Work Environment, Process Management, Meetings, To-Do Lists, Email, Hobbies, Volunteering)

Some of Ron’s 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, and the US Senate