Founder & Principal @ Big Idea Guru, LLC
Michael Hudson was bitten by the entrepreneurial bug at an early age—starting his first business when he was just seven years old. He went on to start a disc jockey business in his teens, and a cabinet and countertop business with his father while in college, before running away from home to become a college professor.
During his tenure in academia he spearheaded two nationally recognized business programs, one at Cornell University and the other at the University of Illinois, before leaving the academic world to turn to his entrepreneurial passions. Since then he has helped over 3,000 businesses, entrepreneurs, non-profit organizations, and government agencies create their strategic visions and communicate them into existence.
After growing up petrified to speak in public, Michael committed to helping people develop their ability to communicate their messages to those who need to hear them. He regularly speaks at conferences and conventions sharing his personal story—revealing the power of personal experience to lead the audience to take action—and has delivered over 8,000 paid presentations across the past 34 years.
Michael helps expertise entrepreneurs build sustainable business that leverage their knowledge, skills, and experience to serve their tribes. He is the author of Public Speaker Secrets: 52 Proven Ways to Increase Your Impact Every Time You Speak, host of the Get Your Message Heard podcast, and a frequent guest on business and communication related podcasts.