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Do It Well. Make It Fun. The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between

Originally Aired
May 25, 2012
Event Type
Presented By
Ron Culberson
Movie Audio

Success, even in tough times, comes from showing up and doing an excellent job. It’s not rocket surgery! But most people do just enough to get by and then miss the opportunities that come from doing a great job with a great attitude.

In this webinar, Ron Culberson will address the common sense philosophy of his new book, Do it Well, Make it Fun. He shows staff and managers how to become successful by seeking excellence while at the same time making their work experience more enjoyable. By creating an organizational culture in which excellence and fun coexist, you will attract great employees, develop excellent leaders, and deliver extraordinary products and services.

Topics will include:

  • Focusing on the Present rather than getting caught up in the stress that living in the past or worrying about the future creates,
  • Managing your perspective so that you minimize the effects of stress,
  • Connecting and Communicating with others using empathy and clarity, and
  • Creating Effective Work Processes where excellence and fun coexist.

About Ron Culberson

Ron Culberson (Col ’83) is a speaker, humorist, columnist, and author. In his books Is Your Glass Laugh Full?, My Kneecap Seems Too Loose, and Do it Well. Make it Fun, Ron’s mission is to help staff and managers achieve a new level of success, even in tough times. Ron helps staff become extraordinary by helping them focus on excellence while making their work experience more enjoyable; he 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. Ron has been speaking professionally since 1996 and has spoken to more than 120,000 people in over 1000 organizations. In 2001 Ron received the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) designation, the highest earned designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA), and will be President of the NSA in 2012. In 2009, Ron cofounded Funner Speeches, LLC, a humor writing service for speakers, executives, and politicians. Some of Ron’s clients include the 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.

Ron’s business model also includes dedicating a significant portion of his time to volunteer service. He has received several awards for his volunteer work, and has 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 lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, who is also a UVa alum, his daughter, who is currently a student at UVa, and his son, who will be attending UVa this fall!

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