Information and inspiration for college students, early career professionals, experienced professionals, corporate organizations, and community groups.
INTRODUCING CHARLOTTE PURVIS
Charlotte Purvis has had a life-long interest in how people communicate with each other. She has been fortunate to be able to use her academic training at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.S., M.S.) and her passion for communication to build her business, Purvis Communications Inc.
The Purvis Communications Inc. client list includes major corporations, small businesses, universities, community organizations, churches, families, and individuals. Charlotte has developed powerful partnerships with her clients during the 27 years since Purvis Communications was founded. Through their referrals and repeat business, her clients have been responsible for creating nearly 100% of all new business opportunities.
Since the 1980s, she has influenced millions of conference calls, customer service telephone calls, and other customer interactions through coaching, strategy development, training, and speaking. Charlotte was given an industry award reserved for professionals making more than a decade of contributions to teleconferencing.
BUSINESS FUNCTIONS SUPPORTED INCLUDE
Human Resources (HR)
Information Technology (IT)
Manufacturing & Packaging
Research & Development (R&D)
Sales & Marketing
Charlotte is featured in the October 2011 issue of "Customer Service Newsletter" and the November 2011 issue of "The Customer Communicator."
COLLEGE COURSES TAUGHT
Professional Development: 2007 - 2008
Business Communication: 2008 – 2010
OVERALL STUDENT RATING OF HER INSTRUCTION
4.85 / 5.00
HIGHEST COMPLIMENT FROM A STUDENT
While a number of male students shared this compliment, here’s a quote from a male student that was included on his rating of Charlotte’s instruction: “You helped me to be a better man.”
“10 Things That Will Likely Happen on Your Road to Success”
(Click here for a blog about the presentation)
When this program was delivered recently, the college students in the audience gave it high ratings. Please see the link below for sample program handouts.
Quote from a student: “I have really benefited from getting a fresh, but experienced perspective on the challenges that I am facing as a junior in college. I value hearing from another woman’s perspective on how to become more professional as a student desiring to enter the workforce.”
--The "10 Things" series, including "While You're in College"
--Communication is #1
--Business success--Navigating the corporate environment--Customer Service in the Classroom: Strategies for College Teaching
OTHER PROGRAMS OFFERED:
“Extreme Communication Makeovers with Charlotte Purvis”: Each time Charlotte presents this program, she receives top ratings. This unique program is not a lecture, it’s fully interactive. Participants may submit their communication conundrums anonymously if they prefer.
Whether you're the person receiving the makeover or among those observing, you will gain new information to help you and your team better manage challenging situations in the workplace.Ideal for: Early career professionals, organizations with communication challenges, team development initiatives“The Bottom Line” (based on her chapter in the bestseller, Speaking Your Truth, Volume 2, cover photo at bottom of the page): During this program, you will travel with Charlotte to Alabama during the 1950s and 1960s and learn some of the lessons that contributed to her success and still serve her well today. This is a story about humility, gratitude, success, and giving back. It’s not just about Charlotte – it’s about all of us who started “at the bottom” and saw our dreams come true. Charlotte wrote this chapter in order to inspire and encourage others. That’s her bottom line.
Ideal for: Church events, inspirational programs, women’s organizations, motivational programs for business professionals, and audiences in Alabama
BLACK HISTORY MONTH: “A Tribute to the friendship between Dr. George Washington Carver and Dr. Glenn Clark” – This program is based on a collection of original documents shared between these two friends (that the family of Dr. Glenn Clark gave to Charlotte and her family).
Charlotte will bring the original documents for display during the program. You will you learn about the friendship between Dr. Carver and Dr. Clark and the friendship between Charlotte and Dr. Clark's grandson. They studied together at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and are honored be a part of this great story of friendship that began in the early 1900s.
Ideal for: Black History Month, diversity programs, educational programs, audiences in Alabama
We had the pleasure of having Charlotte Purvis present to our Women In Lenovo Leadership (WILL) event focusing on communication. Charlotte carefully guided our group of approximately 40 participants through a well-prepared session on how to vary your presentation and communication, depending on your audience. Charlotte tempered the session with personalized feedback for the participants and provided excellent takeaways. We have held a number of WILL sessions and her ratings were the highest of our 2011 sessions. Bravo Charlotte! ~Kim Bryant, Lenovo
Charlotte Purvis has presented to Women In Technology International networks in Research Triangle Park and Charlotte on several occasions. Her presentations are imaginative, interactive, and inspirational. Charlotte provides a mechanism for attendees to examine the topic and develop an action plan. I still utilize the plan I developed as a result of attending her program on leadership. Charlotte is an engaging professional speaker. ~Felicia Joyner, North Carolina Regional VP, Women in Technology International (WITI)
Meeting Mrs. Purvis for the first time I felt an instant connection, like I have known her my entire life. Her style and delivery made me laugh and think, by the time she was finished I felt like I can do this! Not only did I walk away with information that I could apply immediately, I also walked away with a new found confidence and understanding of the significance of me being able to communicate properly and more efficiently. Meeting Mrs. Purvis was definitely life changing. ~Geia M. Williams, First Lady Kingdom Builders Fellowship International Ministries
Charlotte was very organized, dependable and easy to work with leading up to her speech to our group. Her talk was interesting, interactive, and relevant to business practices and I took several points away from her presentation, which I have been trying to practice in my personal and professional life since. Charlotte is great and I would recommend her to any organization looking for an uplifting speaker. ~Kathy Walker, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), Raleigh Chapter 92
Charlotte presented our Interactive Luncheon in September 2011 and did an outstanding job. Her presentation focused on the importance of effective communication. One of the key points was what do organizational leaders in the business environment expect of effective communicators.” As leaders, we should always be mindful of what we say and how we say it. ~Linda R. Jordon, Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Communication is the way the world sees and hears you as well as the company you represent, from the moment you first connect with someone throughout all ongoing interactions, whether it is via a live phone call, a recorded voice mail, an email reply or face-to-face. In her charming and entertaining way, Charlotte reminded everyone in the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers to be aware of the messages we are sending. Her tips were wise and very realistic, including tips to implement immediately. ~Emily Parks, Owner and Business Organizing Catalyst -- Organize for Success, LLC, and 2011-2012 President, National Association of Professional Organizers – N.C. Chapter
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