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“Thank you so much for a great session on Friday.  I spoke with several of our attendees Friday and Saturday and they all thought you were very good. You made very relevant points in a fun and entertaining manner. We appreciate your involvement in helping us have a great event.”
Phyllis Evans, Special Events Admin
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Springfield, MO

If you’re looking for a Missouri humorous motivational speaker that can deliver a power-packed, entertaining program and that will both inspire and motivate, then you’ve come to the right place! Missouri funny speaker Charles Marshall spent a good part of his childhood in Missouri and knows the values and ethics that are important to the people of Missouri. “Growing up in Springfield, MO gave me a good sense of the pride that folks from Missouri feel for their state and helps me relate to my audience every time I speak.”

Missouri humorous motivational speaker Charles Marshall

Missouri humorous motivational speaker Charles Marshall

Whether speaking at association conference or a corporate annual sales meeting, Missouri humorous speaker Charles Marshall adds punch to the program and offers valuable ideas and principles and your attendees can start using immediately. Believing that a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, Charles delivers all of his presentations with a health dose of humor.

But don’t take our word for it—see for yourself! Watch his hilarious demonstration video and see why Missouri keynote speaker Charles Marshall provides top-of-the-line motivational speeches that are the perfect fit for every occasion.hether speaking at association conference or a corporate annual sales meeting, Missouri humorous speaker Charles Marshall adds punch to the program and offers valuable ideas and principles and your attendees can start using immediately. Believing that a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, Charles delivers all of his presentations with a health dose of humor.

city utilities springfield

Humorous motivational speaker Charles Marshall was a great asset to our Safety Days 2009. We utilized his talents and his motivational messages 8 times over a 3-day period. Each group received a real laugh and felt his passion for working to the best of their abilities. Charles is a great professional. He did a great job and has a great eye for detail. He also has the ability to relate to a wide range of audiences.
Tom Ray, Administrator-Safety
City Utilities of Springfield
Springfield, MO

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“Thanks so much for coming and participating in Hurley’s Ag Day meeting on Wednesday. I heard good comments on your keynote presentation. Even though the after-dinner session is often a difficult one, you were able to keep people engaged as they digested their noon meal. I also appreciated the fact that you came to the hospitality room on Tuesday evening. It looked like you enjoyed yourself and I hope that’s the truth. We work with a wonderful bunch of people and I’m sure you can agree with that.”
Peggy Raisanen, Chief Communications Officer
Hurley and Associates
Charleston , MO

Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association“Charles is very engaging and energetic. He involves the audience at every turn and makes his message, mixed with humor, enjoyable and entertaining. Charles would be an excellent speaker for any business and for any size audience.”
Diana Carr, President
Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
Kansas City, MO

Inspirational speaker in Missouri

Inspirational speaker in Missouri

“Thank you for the great presentation! As one attendee so aptly put it, ‘Thanks for reminding us of the lost art of ethics and service.’ We are all better customer focused for you having spoken to us.”
Ed Korczak, Executive Director
National Wood Flooring Association
Chesterfield, MO


Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies

“Thanks for being with us and thanks for a great job.  I had indicated to you that I was looking for a combination of humor and motivation and your presentation certainly met those expectations.”
Ron Borders, President / General Manager
Missouri Association of Mutual Insurance Companies
Sikeston, MO

Charles has performed at:

Liberty Community Center
1600 South Withers Road
Liberty, MO 64068-4604
Hilton Branson Convention Center
100 East Main Street
Branson, MO 65616

Time to attack!

Okay, so it’s no big secret. The economy in Missouri has been in a bad way and many people and businesses had a difficult time in the past couple of years. The real question is: What does that mean to you and your Missouri business in this coming year? Should you retreat into a safe hole, freeze all spending, and wait it out? Or, should you tread water, cut costs, and maintain a posture of making do until the sun shines again?

I recommend a different approach. Recently I rented the movie “We Were Soldiers,” based on the first major encounter between American soldiers and those of the People’s Army of North Vietnam. I was greatly inspired by a decision made by Lt. Col. Hal Moore, played by Mel Gibson, toward the end of the battle.

The situation was critical. The Vietnamese soldiers vastly outnumbered the American forces. Supplies were low. Casualties were high. Lt. Col. Hal Moore realized that before American troops pulled out in the morning, the enemy would launch another attack in order to prevent any Americans from escaping. So Moore did the very last thing his enemy would have expected. He attacked! Outnumbered and out gunned, the American forces surprised the Vietnamese and won the battle. What gall! What valor! What courage!

My recommendation to you at the beginning of this year is ATTACK! Now is the time to move ahead, not shrink back. What better time could there be? Your competition is afraid to move. They’re thinking the same thing you are: What if business doesn’t pick up? What if the economy doesn’t bounce back soon? This is a great time to put forth your strength and dominate your market.

So how does one attack in the business world? One of the best ways is to invest in your business, but be careful where you spend your money. Now is not the time to upgrade machinery or buy that new equipment you’ve had your eye on, unless you can prove that it will produce a solid increase in sales within 30-60 days of purchase.

Keynote speaker in Missouri Charles Marshall

Keynote speaker in Missouri Charles Marshall

How then should you spend your money? In my opinion, the best three ways are marketing, marketing, and marketing! The old saying is true: Good marketing means easy sales; poor marketing means tough sales.

You’ll have to experiment in order to see what form of marketing works best for you, but don’t get discouraged if your first attempt fails. Neither should you give up after trying only one method. Last year I spent thousands of dollars investing in a particular form of advertising that didn’t return one cent.

Am I sorry I lost the money? You bet! Am I sorry I tried? No way! If you’re going to capture new business and grow your business, it’s important to maintain an attitude of attack. There are people in this present state of our economy that are not only surviving but prospering and succeeding because they are advancing when their competition is either circling the wagons or retreating.

At the beginning of this new year, decide that you will be one of the bold and advance and attack, rather than retreat and withdraw. It’s the difference between success and failure.

© 2010 Charles Marshall. Charles Marshall is a nationally known humorous motivational speaker and author. Visit his Web site at or contact him via e-mail at

You might be from Missouri if:

  1. You’ve never met any celebrities.
  2. Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor on the highway.
  3. Vacation means driving through Arnold or going to Six Flags.
  4. You know several people who have hit a deer.
  5. You think Missouri is spelled with an “a” at the end.
  6. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.
  7. You think that deer season is a national holiday.
  8. You know if another Missourian is from eastern, middle or western Missouri as soon as they open their mouth.
  9. You failed world geography in school because you thought Cuba, Versailles, California, Nevada, Houston, Cabool, Louisiana, and Mexico were cities in Missouri.
  10. You actually get these jokes and forward them to all your Missouri friends.

Charles is based out of Georgia but is available to speak in: Missouri City, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Independence, Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, St. Joseph, Missouri, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, St. Charles, Missouri, St. Peters, Missouri, Florissant, Missouri, Blue Springs, Missouri, Chesterfield, Missouri, O’Fallon, Missouri, Joplin, Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri, University City, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Oakville, Missouri, Wildwood, Missouri, Ballwin, Missouri, Raytown, Missouri, Mehlville, Missouri, Kirkwood, Missouri, Gladstone, Missouri, Liberty, Missouri

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