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Finding the right speaker to energize your conference can be quite challenging. Few speakers bring the balance of practical content and excitement that William brings to the stage. His unique background as someone who overcame intense public criticism from his failed American Idol audition as an entertainer and speaker has prepared him to deliver big-time talks on big stages.

He shares timeless truths on how people can choose to be happy by rising above the haters with organizations such as RE/MAX, Vision33 and Qorvo, and he can’t wait to help you turn your failure into SUCCESS!

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Keynote Speaker Programs ~ William Hung

For Keynotes

Who are you right now? Who do you want to become?

You may not be happy with your life right now.

You know you need to change but it’s hard for you to take a giant leap into the unknown.

You are constantly asking yourself, “What if I could…?”

During this engaging keynote, William explores the different identities that the public perceives him to be and the identities he wants for to be known for. William masterfully weaves vivid stories with universal truths into a memorable experience. Audiences leave inspired and equipped to apply the lessons learned, and take their performance to new heights.

Key points:

  • How to set and achieve challenging but realistic goals;
  • How to adapt your past and current identities to honor your current responsibilities and find your mentality for renewal;
  • How to overcome rejections by improving your mental resilience

For Workshops

Have you ever felt like you are the “best kept secret”?

You know you have a passion and talent that more people deserve to know about.

You tried to share your story and your message but you feel like very few people are listening to you.

If this is you, then it’s time to create new inspiring stories to become a champion in other people’s hearts.

Now more than ever, you need to stand out with your stories in order to get the credit you deserve.

Key points:

  • How to find the right balance between sharing emotion and information;
  • How to choose the right stories to tell;
  • How to repurpose your stories for different delivery modes, such as live events, webinars, and social media channels

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Champion by Choice ~ William HungHe went from being laughed off American Idol to performing live with Ricky Martin.

Imagine mustering the courage to try out for a reality TV show only to bomb the audition in front of millions of viewers. That level of nationwide humiliation would be enough to make even the most confident among us admit defeat.

This story is proof that dreams can come true.

Although American Idol hopeful William Hung with his off-key rendition of Ricky Martin’s “She Bangs” never did make it to Hollywood, he overcame the odds to define his own version of success.

In this refreshingly upbeat memoir, William offers “Three Cs” to live by:

  • Communication: Be genuine (authenticity goes farther than being phony—even in show business!)
  • Context: Take responsibility for outcomes, especially those you can’t control. And protect your time by saying “no” and setting boundaries.
  • Connection: Build meaningful relationships that will enhance your business and your life.

For anyone who’s been booed off the stage of life, William will inspire you to tap into your true potential, turn negativity into something amazing, and reach for the stars.

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About William Hung

William Hung - American IdolWilliam Hung is an emerging voice. In 2017, he discovered a new path to inspire others through public speaking by reflecting on his past success from his first album “Inspiration.” Back in 2004, this album was the #1 independent album on Billboards. The album was unique because it contained inspirational messages in-between some of his songs. This made him realize how he can entertain, educate, and empower people at the same time by articulating how to make complex choices in life with tremendous clarity and practical application. William is a highly sought after speaker at corporations and professional association conferences around the world.

For the past 7 years, William has been taking on middle manager roles for Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Department of Public Health. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Marist College.

William was the 2017 Small Business Marketer of the Year and won the 2019 Outstanding Youth Award from Chinese Magazine. His academic and professional success has provided a tremendous opportunity to understand and communicate winning strategies and principles.

William was born in Hong Kong and raised in Los Angeles.


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