Dr. Charles Petty
Charles Petty, Ph.D., CSP, CPAE, is a humorist who has spoken to over 3200 different audiences in 50 states and 14 countries, primarily on work/life balance. He has the rare ability to package profound, life-changing truths in humor. He has a soft southern accent and uses clean, original humor. He says, "My job as a speaker is to put a smile on faces, information in minds, motivation in hearts, inspiration in spirits, and - make the program planner look good."
His presentations are perfect for a keynote or following a meal, and especially when spouses and guests are present. Dr. Petty is President of Family Success Unlimited, located in North Carolina, and since 1985 all he does is "eat and speak." He was inducted into the National Speaker Hall of Fame in 1998, joining such speaking legends as Art Linkletter, Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale and Zig Ziglar.
Dr. Petty speaks to trade associations, businesses, chambers of commerce, volunteer and civic organizations, as well as teachers and educators. His presentations can last minutes or hours, be primarily funny or more educational, whichever the program planner wants. He has spoken to as many as 27,000 or as few as 3! His venues range from the 21 Club in New York City to Mr. B's Buffeteria in Hiawassee, GA. His presentations motivate, inspire, entertain and inform his audiences. The reason for his popularity is simple: Audiences laugh and learn!
Charles was reared on a farm in Arkansas and was educated in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas for 22 consecutive years, which means he is either well educated or a little slow! He has been a counselor, visiting professor, executive in large corporations and on the North Carolina Governor's senior staff. He is married and has two grown children, four grandchildren and a grand dog.
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Available Presentations Include:
Climbing the Ladder of Success and Taking Your Family with You
Hilarious insights on work-life balance and how to take care of family while taking care of business. Perfect for all groups and especially when guests/spouses are in the audience.More About this Presentation
Roaring Fires, Flickering Flames, Dying Embers Or Cold Ashes?
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."More About this Presentation
Ambush at the Generation Gap
Understand generational differences in the workplace from Baby Boomers to Generation X to Millennials (Gen Y). This entertaining and educational presentation examines the difference in mind-sets of each generation, the origin of mind-sets, and the implications these mind-sets have for business and industry, as well as for one's personal and professional lives.More About this Presentation
|2/2/2018||Kansas City, MO||Fundraising Banquet|
|10/23/2017||Frisco, TX||Vendor Appreciation Luncheon|
|9/6/2017||Winston-Salem, NC||Annual Training Event|
|8/23/2017||Oklahoma City, OK||Annual All Hands Meeting|
|6/23/2017||Fort Worth, TX||Summer Conference|
|2/18/2017||Norman, OK||Annual Convention|
|1/5/2017||Wisconsin Dells, WI||Annual Dairy Producers Conference|
|9/10/2016||Brinkley, AR||Annual Awards Banquet|
|5/26/2016||Little Rock, AR||Annual Conference|
|2/5/2016||Des Moines, IA||Annual Learning Seminar|
|1/14/2016||Ruidoso, NM||Southwest Hay and Forage Conference|
|6/15/2015||Sioux Center, IA||Annual Meeting|
|5/18/2015||Elizabeth City, NC||Annual Meeting|
|4/10/2015||Orlando, FL||Annual National Convention|
|2/5/2015||Atmore, AL||Agriculture Appreciation luncheon|
|2/3/2015||Savannah, GA||40th Annual Southeast AeroCultural Fair|
|1/23/2015||Salem, OR||SAIF Agri-Business Banquet|
|11/19/2014||Pigeon Forge, TN||Annual Conference|
|7/23/2014||Oregon, OH||Customer Appreciation|
|2/26/2014||Decatur, AL||Annual Meeting|
"Dr. Petty did a great job. The audience was totally captivated by his humor and the message that he delivered."
"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."
Texas Rural Education Association
"Dr. Petty was a hit with our crowd. He geared his presentation to our audience which included students ,teachers, parents and school administrators. He was perfect for that event. He certainly has my recommendation for anyone looking for high level entertainment with a positive message."
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!"
"Everything with Dr. Charles Petty went very well. Our clients really enjoyed him and his presentation. I would definitely recommend him, and will also be in touch with you on future needs."
North Carolina Potato Association
"Dr. Petty did a great job of entertaining the crowd. He was prompt, professional, humorous and motivational. I've heard great comments on his performance from several that attended. You did a great job of helping us! Thank you!"
Battery Alliance, Inc.
"Dr. Charles Petty said exactly what our people needed to hear. Our crowd consisted of people in their mid 30's to early 70's. Everyone got a new insight in dealing with someone in a different generation. I highly recommend Dr. Charles Petty as a keynote speaker for any group and all generations."
"Dr. Petty did an outstanding job. He took the time with us beforehand to understand the event and audience and tailored the material to them perfectly."
Florida Agricultural Aviation Association
"Dr. Petty was perfect for our group! He was very professional, on time and available to chat with our attendees. His family oriented message was spot on for our aerial applicators; humorous and inspirational. I don't think I have ever heard them laugh as much as they did Tuesday evening. He set the stage for a spirited auction and raffle that followed his presentation. Comments from our group were very positive. One attendee wanted the contact information. He thought he might be perfect for an upcoming meeting. Personally, I was extremely pleased! Thank you so much!"
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."
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."
Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc.
"We were very pleased with Charles Petty!!! He was wonderful."
Where does Dr. Charles Petty perform?
Dr. Charles Petty has recently performed in: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, just to name a few.