The Art of Influence

By Jim Stovall & Ray H. Hull, PhD

the art of influence

Authors Jim Stovall and Ray H. Hull, PhD are lifelong learners and teachers of successful best practices across a wide spectrum of topics including education, communication, and influence.

The Art of Influence, written in Jim’s entertaining, story-telling style alongside Dr. Hull’s straight-forward, factual approach is a must-read for businesspeople, salespeople, entrepreneurs, and anyone wanting to improve their place of influence in life.

Read this book and understand more about:

  • What makes someone influential

  • How to build your life and legacy into one of influence

  • Why it is important to learn how to gain influence

  • How the changing world affects how you influence others

Universal in appeal and highly accessible, this book acts as a spotlight on the truth that there has never been a better time to learn the art of influence!


jim stovall

Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of blindness. During his remarkable life, Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, as well as the author of more than 30 books. In addition to his personal achievements, Jim was honored as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as a recipient of this prestigious award.

As co-founder and president of the Emmy Award-winning Narrative Television Network (NTN), Jim has also helped make movies and television accessible for America's 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families.

Jim Stovall can be reached at 918-627-1000 or at


Ray H. hull, phd

Ray H. Hull, PhD brings over twenty-five years of experience in training those who desire success in public speaking, speech clarity, voice enhancement, and professional image/style and etiquette.

His education includes a BA in Communications and Drama–McPherson College; an MBA in Communications Disorders–University of South Dakota; and a PhD in Neurosciences of communication–University of Denver. Besides teaching public speaking with over 300 public appearances in the U.S. and other countries to large and small audiences; successful theatrical experience, and professional radio and television production and on-microphone/camera experience to those who he instructs. 

Dr. Hull can be reached at 316-978-3271 or