“Humorous keynote speaker Charles Marshall did a fantastic job closing our 3 day sales meeting. His positive energy, philosophical perspective, intellectual wit and interactive story-telling really reinforced many of the messages we had for our employees prior to his presentation. He was also very humorous and made great use of the audience in an engaging way. I highly recommend Charles for motivating large groups of people to think positive and enthusiastically accept challenges with success that they encounter in work and everyday life.”
Kevin L. Williams, Senior Vice President, Energy Sales
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Minnesota Funny Keynote Speaker
Looking for a funny speaker in Minnesota who is able to bring something new and relevant to your event? Charles Marshall is the speaker for you!
A popular Minnesota humorous motivational speaker, Charles Marshall delivers personal development material packaged within a humorous light-hearted program that your crowd will be talking about for years to come. Charles Marshall has had the pleasure of working with many Minnesota organizations such as the Minnesota Rural Water Association. His delivery as their keynote speaker at their annual conference motivated their people to create positive change in their industry, but with humor that made the message exciting and memorable.
Charles always has a great time in the beautiful state of Minnesota, and has often commented on the friendliness of Minnesota people saying, “Minnesota people are among the most hospitable people I’ve ever had a pleasure of working with.”
Having built a successful business himself, Charles can relate to any stage your industry may be in and can offer positive, easily implementable steps to equip your people to help improve productivity and employee morale. The old saying “A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down” certainly applies to Minnesota humorous speaker Minnesota humorous speaker Charles Marshall.
“Thank you so much for the message you delivered in a lively way at our Minnesota Association of Townships Conference Banquet. We heard many comments about how people enjoyed your presentation. Thank you again and it was a real treat to meet and get to know you.”
Gary Pederson, Executive Director
Minnesota Association of Townships
St. Michael, MN
“We all enjoyed the time you spent with us on Friday night. Way to work the room! You did a great job of delivering the message of teamwork in clever and uplifting ways, it was a perfect cap to our day of meetings! I’ve had lots of good comments from those that were there.”
Bayer Built Woodworks, Inc.
“Humorous motivational speaker Charles Marshall recently spoke at our all staff meeting. This is one opportunity we have each year to bring our staff from 12 different offices together with this year’s focus being personal development and motivation. Charles delivered a message that kept everyone laughing, engaged and left a motivating message that everyone can make a difference wherever we are! The only negative feedback we got from staff is that Charles did not speak long enough—they would have liked more! Charles is definitely someone we will consider having back!”
Lynda Hauge, HR Director
“Thank you so much for a great, clean, humorous learning experience. The attendees at our annual conference enjoyed both the morning opening session and the break out sessions in the afternoon. Your presentation is the ‘session’ that will be best remembered at our 2009 conference. I would highly recommend Charles for any event that you may have. His humor brings a great touch to the adult learning opportunity that will be remembered for years to come.”
Ruth Hubbard, Manager
Minnesota Rural Water Association
Elbow Lake, MN
Charles has performed at:
20500 South Diamond Lake Road
Rogers, MN 55374
Holiday Inn Alexandria
5637 Highway 29 South
Alexandria, MN 56308
2020 American Blvd. E
Bloomington, MN 55425
Dolce Oak Ridge Conference Center
1 Oak Ridge Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
When facing a challenging economy in Minnesota, it’s important to continue to learn about marketing management. This article helps you evaluate your businesses first impressions. Read below for some inspiration in this motivational article by Charles Marshall!
Selling a Book by Its Cover
After meeting with some of my advisors, I’ve come to the unhappy conclusion that I need to redesign the cover of my forthcoming book. The conclusion is unhappy because I’ve already been through this process once with all of the accompanying headache and expenditure. I’m told the redesign is necessary though, because a large part of the reason people buy a book is the cover.
Isn’t it odd that we’re told all our lives that you can’t judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what we do? The old saying should be amended to, “You can’t judge a book by its cover, but remember that everyone always does!” To ignore this simple truth is to walk blindly into ruin and disaster.
Now, understand that I’ve already been selling lots of prerelease copies of my book in corporate settings in Minnesota and am told it is one of the most encouraging and empowering books out there. But the truth is people have no way of knowing that unless the cover communicates that to them. The cover of every book is supposed to represent the content of the book in the most favorable light.
All of our lives have a cover which, by the way, is not necessarily a bad thing. Our cover is the first impression we present, an initial revelation of our best selves as we desire the world to see us.
Every Minnesota business also has a cover. If you are in sales (and I maintain that everyone is selling something, even if it’s only their own credibility and competence), then the way you dress, the way you present yourself, the way you speak, the way you shake hands, how much you smile, your posture, your attitude… everything about you is your cover.
If you are in business, it is vital that you are aware that your customer’s first impression is largely how they will view you afterward. If they cannot reach you because of a busy signal, most will not give you a second chance — there are just too many of your competitors who will be waiting for their call. If you don’t evince initial interest in what they consider important, they will assume you only care about their money and not about them.
But suppose you believe your first impression was blown by some sort of an error on your part — say a botched delivery or a miscommunication — don’t despair! Such a situation is really an opportunity in disguise. This might be a great chance for your customer to see how well you handle your errors. Years afterward they will remember, as part of their first impression of you, how well you came through for them.
Before you walk out the door today, before you make your first presentation, before you shake anyone’s hand, take a good look at your cover. Does it need any polish? Does it need dusting? Or does it need a complete redesign?
Remember, you can’t judge a book by its cover, but everyone always does!
© 2010 Charles Marshall. Charles Marshall is a nationally known humorous motivational speaker and author.
Visit his Web site at http://www.charlesmarshall.net or contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You might be from Minnesota if:
- Someone in a store offers you assistance, and they don’t work there.
- You have ever apologized to a telemarketer.
- You have ever had an entire telephone conversation with someone who dialed a wrong number.
- You know how to say Wayzata, Mahtomedi, and Shakopee.
- You never had to rewind any part of “Fargo” because you missed some of the dialogue.
- You can recite, from memory, more than a half-dozen “Ole and Lena” jokes.
- You know people named Ole and Lena.
- You thank God every morning for not making you an Iowan.
- You think of SPAM as a quality, all-purpose meat product whether served with eggs for breakfast, in a sandwich at noontime, or in a hot-dish for supper.
- You don’t understand why everyone thinks Garrison Keillor is so funny.
Charles is based out of Georgia but is available to speak in: Apple Valley, Minnesota, Blaine, Minnesota, Bloomington, Minnesota, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, Burnsville, Minnesota, Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Duluth, Minnesota, Eagan, Minnesota, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Edina, MN Minnesota, Lakeville, Minnesota, Mankato, Minnesota, Maple Grove, Minnesota, Maplewood, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Minnetonka, Minnesota, Moorhead, Minnesota, Plymouth, Minnesota, Richfield, Minnesota, Rochester, Minnesota, Roseville, Minnesota, Saint Cloud, Minnesota, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota, Saint, Paul, Minnesota, Woodbury, Minnesota.