Charles was the highlight of our event. His ability to reach our employees on an emotional and intellectual level was amazing to watch. Our people left motivated, inspired and entertained. This was the best investment our department has made in quite a while. Thank you!!!
Vic McHenry, National Sales Training Manager
Tennessee Funny Keynote Speaker
When you’re looking for a Tennessee funny speaker, Charles Marshall is your man. This Tennessee humorous motivational speaker will bring your event to life with his quick wit, unparalleled improv, and two decades of experience of inspiring audiences while making them laugh. From Knoxville to Nashville, from Memphis to Johnson City, and all the majestic environs in between, Charles Marshall has been making the good folks of Tennessee laugh for years. His own Southern roots (born and bred in neighboring Mississippi and currently living in metro-Atlanta) make him the perfect choice for your next Tennessee event.
If you’re interested in a Tennessee keynote speaker, Charles can give your next meeting the shot in the arm it needs and your people deserve. Last, but not least, if you’re in the market for just a Tennessee humorous speaker (sans motivation), you’ll be pleased to know Charles is a seasoned stand-up comedian with two DVDs and a humorous book under his belt.
“Charles Marshall hit it out of the park with our professional group. He is engaging, encouraging, entertaining, and educational. Meeting planners take note–he is fun and easy to work with in planning your event. Attendees get ready–you will love his relaxed delivery and his keen sense of humor.”
Danette Higdon, ERMC Executive Assistant
IAAP (International Association of Administrative Professionals)Tennessee Division
“I would like to thank you so much for your presentation at our Employee Appreciation Day. I have never heard so much positive feedback from all the employees. You set the tone for the day. Your presentation on Real Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex gave our employees a sense of motivation, appreciation and pride in what they do.”
Victoria Mathis, Director of Quality Improvement and Staff Development
United Neighborhood Health Services
Charles has performed at:
Lincoln Memorial University
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745-6100
“Thank you very much for joining us. You did great job! It was a pleasure!”
Terry Blakemore, CEO
Black Box Network Services
Good ole fashioned Tennessee persistence
Today you will encounter countless opportunities to quit. It might be that a business proposal that you needed to help you get through a tough Tennessee economy will fizzle. You might have an argument with your spouse. You might lose an investment (that you also needed to help you get through a tough Tennessee economy). Disaster might knock on your door any one of a thousand different ways. The only question is what you are going to do about it.
Will you pick up your marbles, go home and declare that the game is unfair? Will you believe that you must just not be meant for success — that you are a loser that can’t get a break? Or will you decide to persist in your struggle, educate yourself and seek the answers you need?
It is impossible to succeed without developing the discipline of persistence. Persistence is the voice that commands you forward when everything inside screams at you to quit. It is the tenacity you need to see a project to the end. It is the immovable resolve that causes you to follow through.
Everyone has desire; few have persistence. In any given endeavor, much of your competition will be eliminated simply because they did not persist.
How many people begin an exercise regimen only to abandon it after a few months? How many people begin to change their diet, learn a foreign language or save some money, only to give up when it becomes difficult? How many people read a book, apply its principles for a few weeks and slip back into the same old mental ruts?
So, how does one develop persistence? First, choose which efforts or actions are worth continuing. Is there a reward if you persist? There is no value or virtue in persisting in an action that will only bring harm. Who would do such a thing, you ask?
How many people are, at this very moment, in destructive and dangerous relationships simply because they feel if they just wait a little longer, it will get better? How many people are in dead-end jobs because they believe it’s not right to quit a job?
After you determine that persisting in an action is worth your effort, decide to continue. It’s that simple. When you eliminate the option of quitting, it makes persisting much easier.
Easier, but never easy. Sometimes persistence is a daily decision; sometimes it’s hourly. But it’s important to remember that persistence is a habit that can be learned. As you develop the trait of persistence, you will unlearn the tendency to quit and find it natural to continue.
Deep within you, buried far down in your soul, is an iron will, a piece of steel that you can access anytime you reach deep enough. It will lend you the strength to persist until you are victorious. Harden your will. Strengthen your resolve. Put one foot in front of the other until you have conquered.
© 2009 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.
Charles is based out of Georgia but is available to speak in: Memphis, Tennessee, Nashville, Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Clarksville, Tennessee, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Jackson, Tennessee, Johnson City, Tennessee, Kingsport, Tennessee, Franklin, Tennessee, Hendersonville, Tennessee, Bartlett, Tennessee, Germantown, Tennessee, Cleveland, Tennessee, Columbia, Tennessee, Collierville, Tennessee, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, Smyrna, Tennessee, Morristown, Tennessee, Bristol, Tennessee, Cookeville, Tennessee, Brentwood, Tennessee, Gallatin, Tennessee, Maryville, Tennessee, East Ridge, Tennessee
You might be from Tennessee if:
- You laugh when people from anywhere north of Tennessee try to say or spell “y’all.”
- You don’t drive in Knoxville on game day. EVER.
- You use “fix” as a verb. Example: “I’m fixing to go to the store.”
- Fried catfish is “the other white meat.”
- You actually grow and eat okra.
- You know all four seasons: Almost Summer, Summer, Still Summer, and Christmas.
- Vacation means going to the family reunion.
- You think it’s worth it driving to Alabama just to save 1.25% on the sales tax.
- Everything is COKE, and if you don’t like it, tough. Ex: “You want a COKE?” “Sure.” “Which kind?” “Dr. Pepper.”
- Sweet tea is THE DRINK…no questions, no exceptions. Most people from Tennessee begin drinking sweet tea even before they can drink out of sippy cups. Iced tea is appropriate for all meals, and you start drinking it when you’re two.
Tennessee Humorous Motivational Speaker – Tennessee Keynote Speaker – Tennessee Comedian