“Charles Marshall’s keynote was the highlight of the conference. I’ve never seen some of our members laugh that much. I really appreciated how Charles customized his presentation to our members, it made all the difference. It was a wonderful way to start the event, and I had several members come up to me afterward to say how funny he was and how touched they were by the message. Thanks again, for coming to Kansas!”
Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging
Kansas Funny Keynote Speaker
Kansas humorous motivational speaker Charles Marshall is one of the most popular speakers performing in Kansas today. Charles has been traveling throughout Kansas for over 20 years performing for such prestigious organizations as the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and the Kansas Motor Carriers Association.
Mr. Marshall is also proud to been involved in various charitable efforts in Kansas such as a community-wide fund raiser for the homeless held at White Concert Hall, at Washburn University at which close to $10,000 was raised. Although Funny keynote speaker Charles Marshall travels close to 100,000 miles a years speaking all over the country, he is always glad to be able to speak in the great state of Kansas.
If your event requires a Kansas keynote speaker that will deliver a solid performance that your attendees remember for months afterward, Charles Marshall is your man!
“Charles did an excellent job! We were happy to have him. He made our group laugh… while encouraging and motivating them with helpful information as well. We had wonderful recommendations and feedback from our members about how he did at our convention.”
Kansas Press Association
“Thank you Charles! My staff really liked your performance and they are still talking about how much they laughed. It certainly energized them. You definitely met my expectations by being well prepared and personalizing it for the group. I personally was very pleased with your performance.”
Child Start Inc.
“Charles did a great job. I asked him to warm up the crowd and break the ice and he did exactly that. His exceptional interaction with members of the audience, men and women alike, lightened the mood and set the tone for what turned out to be our best annual conference ever.”
Utilities Service Alliance, Inc.
Overland Park, Kansas
Pulling the Trigger
In the movie “Collateral” starring Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx plays a cab driver forced to transport a hit man around town while he does his dirty work. Within the first few minutes of the film, we learn Jamie Foxx’s character has the dream of starting his own executive chauffeur business.
During stops, he gazes wistfully at brochures containing pictures of the luxury cars he hopes to use in his business. He repeatedly states throughout the movie that everything has to be just right before he can start his business and explains that he is saving money for that happy day when everything comes together. He has been driving his cab, dreaming his dream, for over 12 years.
Although the movie never utilizes the pun, it seems to me Jamie Foxx’s character is having trouble pulling the trigger. There are countless people who have their fingers on the trigger in Kansas but never manage to pull it. In the business world, that is known as analysis paralysis — unsuccessfully attempting to manage the fear of risk by gaining enough knowledge to feel comfortable about taking the proposed step.
Can you relate? Who hasn’t felt that twinge in the pit of their stomach before making a big decision? And it’s okay to have a few nervous butterflies. That is, unless you allow them to be a barrier instead of a speed bump.
To help you break through the barrier in Kansas, there are three things you need to know:
- It never is the perfect time to begin. There is always a reason to wait. When I first began my entrepreneurial journey, I realized that, if I allowed myself, I could have an excuse every day not to take risks. Get it through your head right now. There is never enough money, time or manpower. The real question is — will you let that stop you?
- It is always scary. But courage isn’t the absence of fear. It is taking action in spite of fear. At some point there has to be a moment where you close your eyes and step out into the unknown.
- There is no perfect plan.
It’s been said that an imperfect plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow, and a truer statement cannot be made. Plans should always be malleable, made to bend to accommodate the unaccountable. You are not expected to have all the answers before you begin. Get as many as you can and pick up the others on the way.
At the end of the day, no one else can do it for you. You have to take the step yourself. So while you’re inhaling, closing your eyes and lifting your foot, remember that it is always better to try, fail and learn from the experience than to never make the attempt at all.
© 2016 Charles Marshall. Charles Marshall is a nationally known humorous motivational speaker and author.
“Thank you for kicking off our 25th annual conference with your entertaining and thoughtful presentation. You kept our members on the edge of their seats while giving them some positive things to consider. This provided a boost to the rest of our conference. We sincerely appreciate your visit!” Kansas Association of Mappers
Charles has performed at:
1700 SW College Ave Topeka, Kansas 66621
400 West Waterman Street Wichita, Kansas 67202
10100 College Boulevard Overland Park, Kansas 66210
“We had a great time!! Thank you for coming and fitting our budget into your schedule. Our employees are so important and need to know they are appreciated!
I especially appreciated the way you interacted with everyone before the evening began. The way you brought humor into teaching valuable lessons was memorable!”
Harper County, Kansas
“Mr. Marshall provided excellent entertainment to our annual association conference. There was a smile on every individual face at some point in the presentation. He helped solidify the success of the meeting and provided useful take-away information.”
Jackson County Livestock Association
When the Kansas Rural Water Association considers a conference keynoter, we hope to have someone who can provide a motivational address that challenges the audience. And it’s always important to have the right mix of seriousness and humor — and Charles filled that ticket beyond expectation. His presentation drew on personal experiences that the audience could relate to. Most of all as a meeting organizer, his attention to detail before, during and after our 2018 conference is unprecedented.”
Kansas Rural Water Association
Charles is based out of Georgia but is available to speak in: Derby, Kansas, Dodge City, Kansas, Emporia, Kansas, GardenCity, Kansas, Gardner, Kansas, Great Bend, Kansas, Hays, Kansas, Hutchinson, Kansas, Junction City, Kansas, Kansas City, Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, Leavenworth, Kansas, Leawood, Kansas, Lenexa, Kansas, Liberal, Kansas, Manhattan, Kansas, Newton, Kansas, Olathe, Kansas, Overland, Kansas, Pittsburg, Kansas, Prairie Village, Kansas, Salina, Kansas, Shawnee City, Kansas, Topeka, Kansas, and Wichita, Kansas.
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