Dr. Charles Petty

Each presentation is tailored to meet the needs of the audience, with the mix of humor, motivation and message depending upon the objective of the program. He uses humor in every presentation because he believes audiences learn better if they are enjoying themselves.
Profound truths are packaged in humor! Laugh! Learn!

Business/Industry/Professional Associations: 

"Climbing The Ladder of Success AND Taking Your Family With You"

                                                      Climbing Video Clip

Hilarious insights on how to take care of family while taking care of business. Dr. Petty (1) helps audiences understand the impact of family relationships upon job performance, (2) shares some principles that help achieve success in balancing one’s job and family, and (3) motivates people to put these principles into practice. Perfect for all groups and especially when guests/spouses are in the audience.

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

                      Roaring Video Clip 1                      Roaring Video Clip 2  

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. This 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."

"Ambush At The Generation Gap"

     Ambush Video Clip 1      Ambush Video Clip 2     Ambush Video Clip 3

This 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. The premise is that one does not manage people or sell goods or services but rather manages/sells mind sets. Profound truths are packaged in humor. Audiences laugh and learn.

Chambers of Commerce:

"Winning Communities Are Made Of These:
Strong Economy, Caring Volunteers And Stable Families"


This humorous presentation highlights the three areas necessary for every great community: strong economy, caring volunteers and stable families. Dr. Petty affirms the role of the Chamber in each of these areas. Especially appropriate at annual meetings.


"Educators: Shapers Of The Dream"


Dr. Petty presents hilarious insights on how to help students achieve their dreams. The purpose of this presentation is to (1) remind participants of the impact educators have upon students, (2) share some principles that help empower students, and (3) motivate/inspire educators to put these principles into practice. Serious career and life-changing message packaged in humor.