Speaker Charles Petty - Roaring Fires, Flickering Flames, Dying Embers Or Cold Ashes?

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This motivational presentation focuses on the importance of maintaining energy and purpose in one’s life and work, and suggests some ways to achieve and maintain a healthy productivity. Helps managers, sales people and employees to "keep the fires going."

Some people have an enthusiasm for life, family and work. Others just go through the motions, dislike what they do, or constantly look for a new job or relationship.

Sample Outline

Indicators of a Roaring Fire or Cold Ash

Stress Points Which Diminish Production, Creativity and Satisfaction

  • Career
  • Family
  • Life Styles
  • Values

The Key to Success: Taking Care of Yourself

  • Physical Health
    • Nutrition
    • Exercise
    • Rest
    • Recreation
  • Emotional Health
    • Constructive/destructive emotions
    • Impact of emotions upon performance
    • Balancing facts and feelings
  • Intellectual Health
    • Continuing education
    • Knowledge vs information
    • Utilizing knowledge to meet needs
  • Relational/Family Health
    • Diversity of families in America
    • Universal factors complicating the balancing act
    • Impact of career and family upon each other
    • Principles which help insure success at work and home
  • Spiritual Health (Dreams, Hopes, etc.)
    • Result of lost vision
      • dropout (physically and/or emotionally)
      • burnout
      • cynicism
    • Death cycle of dreams/organizations
      • dream is born
      • beliefs about dream
      • organize to achieve it
      • evolve into institution (decline begins)
      • nostalgia
      • blame
      • dropout (physically or emotionally)
    • How to recapture the dream and regain energy


Recent Reviews

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"The feedback on Charles Petty from staff was very good and they connected with his overall delivery of a serious message in a light hearted way. He tailored his comments to fit nicely with our overall theme and he gave hilarious illustrations of the points he was making. I would give high recommendations to anyone looking good old fashioned uplifting yet meaningful keynote."
- CEO, Annual All Hands Meeting in Oklahoma City, OK

Arkansas Community Action Agencies Association, Inc.

"I want to thank Charles Petty for being a vital part of our conference. Among the feedback received was 'Charles was a great speaker. We need more positive, remind-us-of-our-mission-type speakers… He was wonderful!... I loved Charles Petty… good to be nourished in spirit… Dr. Petty was an outstanding combination of an entertaining speaker who educated us on soft skills… Mr. Petty was awesome!... Please bring Charles Petty back.' Thank you again!"
- Executive Director, Annual Conference in Little Rock, AR

Salem Area Chamber of Commerce

"Dr. Petty was wonderful! He went above and beyond to make sure he communicated with me in advance, as well as on the day of the event to make sure he was dialed in and we were feeling good on our side too. It was also very nice to have him available for a conference call to talk to the events committee in advance. We have heard extremely good feedback thus far from those in attendance at the event. Thank you again for the recommendation."
- Director of Events and Programs, SAIF Agri-Business Banquet in Salem, OR

The Andersons, Inc.

"Dr. Charles Petty was one of the highlights of our day at our Customer Appreciation Day Event! Our customers and our employees have only had wonderful things to say about Dr. Petty (in fact, one of our customers asked me to provide them with his contact information). Dr. Petty's humor, along with a very impressive motivational presentation were absolutely wonderful. The time that he spent with us was very entertaining and meaningful. I personally connected with Dr. Petty and found him delightful and very easy to work with! I would highly recommend Dr. Petty as a keynote speaker at any event."
- Administrative Assistant, Customer Appreciation in Oregon, OH

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