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William Hung

Welcome! I’m William Hung.

My mission is to help purpose-driven business owners grow their business by leveraging public speaking.

Have you ever gone from zero to hero, and BACK to zero?

This was the feeling I experienced after traveling and performing full-time for about 4 years.

I was treated like a king after my initial rise from American Idol fame back in 2004.

But as expected, nothing THIS good can last forever.

At that point, I thought I made the rational choice: going back to school, get a degree, and get a stable job.

More than 7 years have gone by…I could have settled for this stable job.

But then, one of my friends reminded me in 2017 how my first album “Inspiration” was a top seller not because of my singing talent. Instead, it was because of my inspirational messages in between the songs.

This gave me the idea for how I can do much more than entertaining people. I can actually inspire people to discover and leverage their talent. I can help people choose happiness in their daily lives.

How My Speaking Journey Began

When I was working for the Sheriff’s Department in 2012, I wanted to do something fun outside of my office job. I wanted to create that performance experience again somehow.

I discovered a Toastmasters club right across from where I worked. I was ecstatic!

A few months later, I was asked to talk about how the “first words coming out of your mouth can make or break your presentation”. So much for fun…

Then, I delivered a presentation on how to improve my department. This led to my promotion from the Public Health Department.

I’ve been there for the last 6 years, far from the American Idol stage.

But during this time, I realized I have been mentoring over a dozen people to boost their career or their business through public speaking.

Deep inside my heart, I know I can make a bigger impact far beyond my cubicle.

In early 2017, I started learning everything there is to learn about professional speaking.

Then, I started doing outreach campaigns and I got my first critical speaking opportunity from the Asian Realtors Association of America. 

I was the closing keynote speaker. Expectations were high. The energy was overwhelming.

Right before my speech, the new president walked over to me, patted me on my shoulder and said, “Our future depends on YOU!”

Fortunately, the hard work for customizing this speech paid off. I got a standing ovation!

More importantly, I got many additional speaking opportunities! This was the beginning of my professional speaking career.

From speaking locally to small groups to speaking at global conferences for corporations and associations, I learned how marketing yourself as a speaker effectively is just as important for having a great message to share with your audience.

I learned what to look for when it comes to both paid and unpaid speaking opportunities.

I am ready to help you grow your business with public speaking, while avoiding many expensive mistakes both on and off stage.

I can help you if…

  • You have some speaking experience and you are ready to take it to the next level
  • You want better speaking opportunities to increase your speaking fees and make more sales with your products and services
  • You are looking to avoid feast and famine for your business

Want to know more about me?

I was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States when I was in 4th grade! That means I’m bilingual in Chinese and English. Writing in Chinese was difficult..I remember how my mom had to hold my hand writing every stroke in the beginning.

When I was studying for my MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from Marist College in New York, I submitted a 50-page research paper talking about one of the biggest online poker companies in the world, Amaya.

I took what I learned about creating systems in the gaming world into the real world: improving work, health, and relationships.

Here’s my gift to you!

I’m offering a 12-week one-on-one coaching program for purpose-driven business share their message so they can grow their business.

Or if you want to skip to the front of the line and get my help directly…

You can book a call with me to see if you are a great fit for my coaching program!

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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.