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Does your customer service cost you anything?

Sooner or later you’re going to mess up. Everyone does. But what you do about your mistake is the thing that defines you both personally and professionally. I had just walked off the stage and was talking to the association president about the event. He raved about how his group had loved my presentation and […]

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Audience interaction by motivational speaker Charles Marshall

Audience interaction by motivational speaker Charles Marshall

Sometimes, the funniest part of the program is when the audience members get involved! © 2024 Charles Marshall. Charles Marshall is a nationally known humorous motivational speaker and author. Visit his Web site www.CharlesMarshallSpeaker.com  or contact him via e-mail at Charles@CharlesMarshallSpeaker.com

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Life and Death Leadership

Is tearing up a bird’s nest an act of cruelty or kindness? Last year my wife and I noticed a couple of birds flying up to the dryer exhaust vent above the kitchen window. My wife correctly guessed that they were building a nest so I went outside to check it out. After I came […]

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The Cadillac Man’s Christmas Gift

In the early seventies, it seemed almost every kid rode their bike to school. I remember standing in the front of my elementary school staring at the bike rack loaded with well over 100 bicycles of every type imaginable. Some kids were lucky enough to have new bikes with banana seats and monkey handle bars. […]

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Funny keynote speaker Charles Marshall

Heroes Make a Difference

Charles talks about a real-life hero who dramatically impacted his success journey. “On behalf of our group of El Dorado County Food Service Directors, I wanted to thank you so much for presenting “Real Heroes Don’t Wear Spandex” at our food service training event! What a pertinent and relatable subject for our group of caring […]

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Seinfeld Service Tip

Jerry Seinfeld and Sarah Jessica Parker are sitting in a small café shooting an episode of Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee. Their meal is winding down and the subject of the check comes up. Sarah feigns picking up the check and asks, “Are you waiting for me to offer up some cash?” They have a […]

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What if Your Customer Has a Point After All?

Sometime back in the early seventies, I was getting in our family car in a Kmart parking lot when I looked down and found a badly weathered eight-track tape (ask your mom) on the ground next to the car. The tape was in bad shape but closer inspection revealed that it was The Turtles’ Greatest […]

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George Clooney in O Brother, Where Art Thou? article by Charles Marshall

Handle the Heat Like George Clooney (Director’s Cut: longer article)

With a little prodding, you can get my friend John Hicks to talk about the time he got to act in the Coen brothers’ classic movie, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” After John saw their first movie he was hooked, so when he learned they were shooting a movie practically in his backyard, he rushed […]

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