“Charles Marshall served as featured speaker recently, as our agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of its creation in 1969. His ability to play off the audience was extremely entertaining, while at the same time he reminded us of what is really important in life. Our board members and special guests are still chuckling over his presentation.”
Donna Diaz, Executive Director
Cumberland Area Development District
Russell Springs, KY
Kentucky Funny Keynote Speaker
Do your members or staff groan about listening to yet another dull keynote speaker? Or worse, do they fall asleep at almost the moment he starts speaking?
When you need a dynamic, entertaining Kentucky humorous speaker that will rock your audience and leave them wanting even more, look no further than Charles Marshall. If you host Kentucky humorous motivational speaker Charles Marshall, your crowd will have no trouble staying awake and will thoroughly enjoy his enlightening and energetic program. Afterward, they walk away feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the challenges they face.
Charles has spoken in Kentucky many times over the years and has become one the state’s biggest fans. “Whenever I drive through the beautiful, rolling hills of Kentucky, I can feel myself relaxing and the stress melting away, almost as soon as I enter the state!”
Charles is able to jump start your program with an opening keynote presentation or wrap up your conference as a closing speaker. This Kentucky keynote speaker has over 20 years of experience speaking in Bowling Green, Owensboro, Louisville, Lexington, and Frankfort, as well as any and every area in between.
If you are interested in a Kentucky funny speaker to inspire your audience, or just to give them a time to let their hair down, catch their breath and unwind, Charles Marshall is guaranteed to give you the event you are looking for!
“Charles Marshall’s presentation was the perfect blend of humor and motivation. Charles did a great job of energizing the audience as we kicked off the Bluenotes group user’s conference. His presentation was exactly what we requested. Charles delivered a very humorous, yet clean, performance. We received many positive comments from conference attendees about this appearance.”
Becky S. Patterson, Executive Director
Office of Institutional Research and Planning
University of Louisville
“Thank you for a wonderful and fun filled evening. Everyone stayed to hear your comments and humorous stories. They especially liked the way you interacted with the crowd. It is refreshing to know that there are still comedians that can use clean humor and still capture the attention of everyone in the room. You have the ability to motivate and inspire at the same time you are tickling our funny bones.”
Clem Wethington, Education Director
Kentucky Rural Water Association
Charles has performed at:
Convention Center, Lake Cumberland Park
5465 State Park
RoadJamestown, KY 42629
140 North Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202
The Brown Hotel
335 W Broadway
Louisville, KY 40202
“What a delightful evening with Charles Marshall. Our group of over 400 Nurse Practitioners sat back and enjoyed a great refreshing, funny and uplifting evening. Charles delivered on and surpassed our expectations. An all round enjoyable engagement from initial contact, to the planning of and delivery of a successful event, Charles and his staff produced a great experience! I will highly recommend him to other groups.”
Jamie Keesling, Conference Manager
Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners & Nurse Midwives
Baiting the hook for your Kentucky Business
Would you believe there are people in the world who make a buying decision based on a cookie? I’m afraid I have to be counted among that number, and the funny thing is, I’m OK with it!
Having two children less than 3 years old, I often find myself running to the store to pick up needed odds and ends. There are three grocery stores close to my home from which I could choose, but only one of them always has fresh cookie samples in its bakery department. I know it’s silly, but if I have to go to the store, why not be rewarded with a fresh cookie? The store places the bait on a small tray in the bakery department, and customers like me swallow the hook and (even better) are happy about it!
Smart businesses in Kentucky and beyond always find a way to offer something to their customers that is over and above the norm. The grocery store I mentioned is benefiting from this simple marketing technique in two ways. First, people remember where they get free goodies and will consequently patronize that business. Second, if the sample is good, then that small “freebie” sells untold amounts of product.
But does this technique work for any Kentucky business other than grocery stores? Absolutely!
The most recent example I can think of comes from an event I just did for a Wells Fargo Home Mortgage office in the Deep South. This particular office was new in the area and was finding it difficult to break into the good ol’ boy/gal network. Local real estate agents simply weren’t familiar with the national mortgage giant and were apprehensive about steering their customers towards them.
In a stroke of genius, though, the local manager decided to bait the hook. She created a special event, inviting all the area real estate agents to a free lunch, where they were showered with door prizes and were able to hear an informative motivational talk. What’s there not to like? This event created an opportunity for the real estate professionals to put a face with the intimidating national brand, and it allowed the mortgage company to tear down some invisible barriers.
One of the most important things to keep in mind when you employ this technique in Kentucky is to be sure to do it right. No cutting corners. Kentucky customers know when they’re being shortchanged, even when you are giving them something.
For an example, let’s go back to the grocery store. There is another store around the corner that also has free cookies. But instead of giving away its best, it gives away yesterday’s cookies, all hard as rocks.
When a business pulls such a stunt, whether in Kentucky or anywhere else for that matter, customers get the message: “You’re getting leftovers because I’m cheap.”
When you get ready to bait your hook, remember the Golden Rule and ask yourself what you would like a business to do for you. The great majority of the time the cost is minimal, but the long-term returns are enormous.
You might be from Kentucky if:
- You’ve seen all the big bands ten years after they were popular.
- You measure distance in minutes.
- Stores don’t have bags; they have sacks.
- All the festivals across the state are named after a fruit, vegetable, grain, or animal.
- The biggest town you’ve ever been to is Walmart.
- You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.
- The local papers covers national and international news on one page but requires 6 pages for sports.
- You carry jumper cables in your car … for your OWN car.
- You think of the major four food groups as beef, pork, beer, and Jell-O salad with marshmallows.
- You understand these jokes and forward them to your friends.
Charles is based out of Georgia but is available to speak in: Ashland, Kentucky, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Covington, Kentucky, Danville, Kentucky, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Erlanger , Kentucky, Florence, Kentucky, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, Frankfort, Kentucky, Georgetown, Kentucky, Henderson, Kentucky, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Independence, Kentucky, Jeffersontown, Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky, Madisonville, Kentucky, Murray, Kentucky, Newport, Kentucky, Nicholasville, Kentucky, Owensboro, Kentucky, Paducah, Kentucky, Radcliff, Kentucky, Richmond, Kentucky, Shively, Kentucky, St. Matthews, Kentucky, and Winchester, Kentucky.
Kentucky Humorous Motivational Speaker – Kentucky Keynote Speaker – Kentucky Comedian