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Charles V. Petty, CSP, CPAE, Ph.D.

Speaker? Yes. Consultant? No. Trainer? No. Entertainer? Yes.
Corporate Alliance? No. Security Alliance? No.

Credentials/titles

Dr. Petty has spoken enough to earn the designation, "Certified Speaking Professional" from the National Speakers Association. That same organization thought Dr. Petty spoke so well it elected him into its Speaker Hall of Fame. His Ph.D. dissertation was on the subject of "Divorce."

Dr. Petty has been a counselor, visiting professor, on the staffs of large corporations in Texas and North Carolina, and for seven years was on the senior staff of the North Carolina Governor. He is founder and president of Family Success Unlimited.

Biography

Dr. Charles Petty is funny. He has the rare ability to package profound, life-changing truths in humor. He uses no notes, speaks rapidly, is folksy, has a soft southern accent, and never uses off-color humor. When Charles speaks, his goal is always to help people be, as well as feel, better.

Dr. Petty says, "My job as a speaker is to put:

And - Make the program planner look good!"

Dr. Petty was reared in the farming communities of England and Stuttgart, Arkansas. As a native of Arkansas he does indeed know President Clinton. In fact, when President Clinton was eleven or twelve years old, Dr. Petty was his rifle instructor at a Boy Scout camp! Charles is the man who taught President Clinton to shoot straight!

Charles learned about the importance of family from the school of hard knocks. His parents divorced when he was six; his mother died three years later; he lived in a blended family; when he was sixteen his father and younger brother were killed in a car accident, so he lived by himself for a year; and then became a foster child.

He learned about family formally and was educated in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas for 22 consecutive years - which means he is either well educated or a little slow! Dr. Petty has been a counselor, visiting professor, on the staffs of large corporations in Texas and North Carolina, and for seven years was on the senior staff of the North Carolina Governor. He is founder and President of Family Success Unlimited, and since 1985, all he does is "eat and speak."

He has spoken enough to earn the designation, "Certified Speaking Professional" from the National Speakers Association. That same organization thought Dr. Petty spoke so well it elected him into its Speaker Hall of Fame.

If you want your group to laugh and learn, to have a fun-filled time and hear something that can change their lives and careers for the better, then invite Family Humorist, Dr. Charles Petty, to be part of your next program. You, and your audience, will be glad you did.

Presentation Titles and Description

Keynotes

BUSINESS/INDUSTRY/PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

"Climbing The Ladder Of Success And Taking Your Family With You"

Dr. Petty helps audiences understand the impact of family relationships upon job performance; shares some principles that help achieve success in balancing one's job and family; motivates people to put these principles into practice. Profound truths are packaged in humor. Program participants will laugh and learn!

"Roaring Fires, Flickering Flames, Dying Embers Or Cold Ashes?"

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. Dr. Petty focuses on the importance of maintaining energy and purpose in one's life and work. Attention will be given to what happens when the fires goes out; the stress points that cause flame-out; and some ways to achiever and maintain a healthy productivity. Extensive humor is used to help participants laugh, learn and be motivated to keep the fire going!

"Ambush At The Generation Gap"

Dr. Petty examines the difference in mind-sets of each generation, the origin of mind-sets, and the implication for companies as well as for one's personal and professional lives. The premise is that one does not manage people or sell goods or services but rather manages/sells mind-sets. Profound insights are packaged in humor.

PRESENTATION FOR EDUCATORS

"Educators: Shapers Of The Dream"

Dr. Petty presents hilarious insights on how educators can help students achieve their dreams. He (1) reminds participants of the impact educators have upon students, (2) shares some principles that help empower students, and (3) motivates educators to put these principles into practice. Serious career and life-changing message packaged in humor.

PRESENTATIONS FOR CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

"Winning Communities Are Made Of These: Strong Economy, Caring Volunteers And Stable Families" Dr. Petty highlights the three areas necessary for every community to be a winner, and affirms the role of the Chamber in each. He uses humor to underscore the importance of each area as he motivates, affirms and inspires, as well as entertains.

Seminars/Workshops

See above. (Dr. Petty speaks to tens of thousands of people each year. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience. The mix of humor and message depends upon the objective of the program. Dr. Petty does use humor in every presentation. He believes audiences learn better if they are enjoying themselves. Profound truths are packaged in humor. Program participants will laugh and learn!)

Publications/Books

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Media Bytes Or Testimonials

"WOW!! What can I say about your presentations…OUTSTANDING, TERRIFIC, THOUGHT PROVOKING, HUMOROUS are just a few words that come to mind."
T. Carter, Coordinator
Convention Programs and Expositions
National Automobile Dealers Association)

"In 25 years of association management, I have never heard a better or more effective presentation than {yours}... Your remarks, humor, and delivery were perfect…Charles Petty is a meeting planner's dream come true."
D. Julian, Executive VP
North Carolina Textile Manufacturers Association, Inc.)

Fees

For fee information, please contact (262) 853-4627.

Travels From And Travel Requirements

From Raleigh, NC. Coach airfare; ground transportation

Who Should Hire Dr. Petty And Why

Dr. Petty is a motivational Family Humorist who brings messages that can change lives and careers; offers his life experiences that will bring insights to yours; uses no notes, speaks rapidly, is folksy, has a soft southern accent; and never uses off-color humor.

Dr. Petty speaks to tens of thousands of people each year. Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience. The mix of humor and message depends upon the objective of the program. Dr. Petty does use humor in every presentation. He believes audiences learn better if they are enjoying themselves. Profound truths are packaged in humor. Program participants will laugh and learn!

Demand for his humor and wisdom is national and international. Why have over 3000 meeting planners invited him to speak in 49 states and 14 countries? The reasons for his popularity are quite simple:

If you want your group to laugh and learn, to have a fun-filled time and hear something that can change their lives and careers for the better, then invite Family Humorist Dr. Charles Petty to be part of your next program. You and your audience will be glad you did.

Dr. Charles Petty

Favorite Quote

"Older parents discover they have with them forever: children, mildew and roaches! No matter what we do, they all keep reappearing in our lives!"

- Charles Petty