Author of the classic A Strategy For Winning and over a dozen other books, Carl has spoken at over 4,000 events. Clients include corporations, associations, sports teams, government entities, religious organizations and educational groups.
Recipient of the National Speaker Association's Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE), Carl is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. His keynotes, seminars and workshops provide solid principles with practical examples and humor.
With several recorded songs, he is a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). His musical drama, The Clown, has been presented throughout America and on the British stage.
Carl's commendations include Murray State University's Distinguished Alumnus Award and Religious Heritage of America's Faith and Freedom Award, a recognition honoring communicators on the national level who contribute to the high ideals and values on which America was founded (presented to other notable communicators such as Paul Harvey, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale and Zig Ziglar).
His community contributions include chairman of the Gatlinburg (TN) Board of Education; adult Sunday school teacher; instructor of young athletes in mental and spiritual growth; and host of the highly-recognized Gatlinburg Veteran's Day Program.
He and Louise Mandrell co-hosted the annual People of Passion Conference for senior adults at the Louise Mandrell Theatre in Pigeon Forge (TN), the city in which Carl was also featured speaker at Dollywood's Young Christians Day. Early in his career, Carl was a city-wide youth director in New Orleans and Columbus (GA), along with being a special speaker, consultant and writer for the Southern Baptist Convention and North American Mission Board.
His education includes a Bachelor's Degree in Oral/Written Communication and Psychology from Murray State University; Master's Degree in Education and Communication from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; and additional study in Public Speaking, English and Creative Writing from University of Memphis. Born and reared in Humboldt (TN), he graduated from Humboldt High School.
Carl has dual residences/offices in Gatlinburg, TN (Great Smoky Mountains) and Flower Mound, TX (North of Dallas). He may be contacted at email@example.com or (865) 436-7478. He has spoken in every state and internationally, flying out of Knoxville (TN) or Dallas/Ft. Worth (TX) airport.
Carl Mays' Mission Statement: To help people discover, develop and use wisely their abilities, gifts and resources.
"Those who can see the invisible can do the impossible." (page 213 - A Strategy For Winning)