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Charles H.F. Davis III Scholar, Author, Entrepreneur, and Inspirational Speaker A HIGH ACHIEVING young man on a path to a future of GREAT accomplishment! T.K. Wetherell President, Florida State University

Charles embodies the type of unparalleled EXCELLENCE, COMMITMENT, INTEGRITY and BRILLIANCE, which has propelled him to become one of America's most sought after speakers! Dr. Lee Jones Professor and President, InSpire Magazine

POWERFUL, inspirational, and motivational! Linnes P. Finney Past President, National Bar Association



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WHO IS? Charles H.F. Davis III

As a scholar he currently is involved in the Brothers of the Academy Institute, Center for African American Policy and Research and has served in various research capacities at Florida State University. During his undergraduate tenure Mr. Davis was inducted into Golden Key Honor Society, National Scholars Society, Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary, and Who’s Who Among Students at America’s Colleges & Universities. His research interests include marketing communication and media advertising, multicultural marketing communication, media and technology, as well as the intersection of race, class, and culture with educational policy and practice. Mr. Davis plans to enroll in a terminal PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy studies in efforts to assist his goal of opening a K-12 Charter School. Current memberships include Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Prince Hall Freemasonry – Florida Jurisdiction, Florida State University Alumni Association, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication, The American Marketing Association, American Advertising Federation, and Great Black Speakers, Inc. Mr. Davis credits his successes to the great architect of the universe, his parents and family, and diverse community of advisors, mentors, and mentees who have all been instrumental in his academic and professional achievement(s).

Charles H.F. Davis III is a graduate of The Florida State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in English / Minor in African American Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications & Management. As a student of literature and avid reader, Charles has begun work on his first two major publications as a co-author of 1) The Audacity of Leadership and 2) Envision The Vision. Both projects will be in circulation in numerous college and university bookstores around the country. In addition, Mr. Davis as begun publishing in academic journals with submissions to the Center of African American Research and Policy – Occasional Paper Series and Association of Education in Journalism and Media. Mr. Davis has also authored a number of research synthesis, abstracts, and white papers in the field of Marketing Communication and Media Studies.

A man with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Davis serves as President & CEO of Legacy Brands International under which he currently manages a marketing brand management firm, foundation, publishing company, and speaking business VOCAL Speakers. VOCAL Speakers is an inspirational consulting practice which aims to promote voices of character and legacy through the facilitation of speeches, informative presentations, and educational workshops. As a speaker, Mr. Davis has had the opportunity to deliver inspiration across the country with organizations such as LeaderShape®, Junior League of Northern Virginia, Florida Youth Leadership Summit, 100 Black Men, Inc., and the Kappa Alpha Psi Undergraduate Leadership Institute. As an annual initiative, Mr. Davis has instituted a College Tour in which he has delivered speeches, seminars and workshops. Some notable stops on his national journey include invitations from Auburn University, The Florida State University, Florida A & M University, George Mason University, Morgan State University, The Ohio State University, and numerous others. Furthermore, Mr. Davis is often sought out for commentary on current events, politics, education, and social activism serving as a guest on CNN Situation Room, Your Voice TV Talk Show, Be-Inspired Radio and regional broadcasts of ABC 27 WXTL. For his commitment to inspiring others, InSpire Magazine recently named Mr. Davis as one of “America’s Top 40 Inspirers”.

CHARLES H.F. DAVIS III Scholar, Author, Entrepreneur, and Inspirational Speaker

EnVest Foundation A Social Venture Capital Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 21, 2009 [Washington, D.C.]

The EnVest Foundation announced its list of 2009 Top 40 under 40 honorees after deliberating on over 150 nominees from the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Among those mentioned to receive the prestigious award were national speaker and social entrepreneur Mr. Charles H.F. Davis III. The EnVest Foundation is a social venture capital foundation that connects savvy working-wealth donors with educational and social issue non-profits in and around the Greater Washington Region.! ! Our mission is to educate, empower, and inspire under-served children through social change brought about by way of community financing, and human capital. The Top 40 under 40 Event recognizes peers that are following their dreams and moving outside of the norm.! This will be an opportunity to share with like minded individuals the philanthropic passions of nominees and, in turn, learn about what others of similar stature are doing in the DC Metro area. FOR MORE INFO About Charles H.F. Davis III Charles H.F. Davis III is the President and Chief Inspirational Officer of VOCAL Speakers, an inspirational consulting practice aimed and creating inspiration in the life of the company and the lives of others through the faciliation of speeches, informative presentations, and educational workshops. A man with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Davis has begun developing a number of social responsible business ventures in effort to provide continued service to communities at large. As the President and CEO of Legacy Brands International, his current interests include establishment of the Legacy Preservation Society a 501(c)(3) non-profit committed to the preservation of diversity and culture of future generations through community-based initiatives that help shape society at large. In addition, Mr. Davis desires to develop a cohort of WASHINGTON D.C. investors for the purchase, renovation, and revitalization of community real estate into traditional and holistic learning centers domestic and abroad through a K-12 charter school program. Mr. Davis is currently a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania - Graduate School of Education pursuing a Master of Science in Education en route to a terminal Doctorate in Education Leadership and Policy Studies in the near future.


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SPEAKING AUDIENCES Youth & Teen Organizations Colleges & Universities Academic / Research Organizations Leadership Organizations Professional Organizations Businesses & Corporations

SPEAKING SERVICES Keynote Addresses Inspirational Speeches Informative Presentations Educational Workshops Forum Moderation Event Panelist


ALREADY What they’re saying ... “Charles Davis is one of a kind! His energy flows through the crowd like none other. His life experiences and advice will provide your audience with the extra needed to go from ordinary to extraordinary. I highly recommend him as an excellent speaker for any occasion!” Laymon A. Hicks, Student Body President & National Speaker “Charles is truly an inspiration and change agent for those around him. His ability to capture the attention of his audience is uncanny! I look forward to the great things in store for his future.” Garrett Johnson, 2006 Rhodes Scholar “I totally was inspired by Mr. Davis' presentation! I now know that I want to be a freedom fighter and be a freed-man. His speech has definitely shown me that I can do anything and be better than what I am.” Dominique Brooks, George Mason University Student “Charles is a well-balanced young professional. He is a master orator, one that understands how to use the English language to articulate every emotion. This young man is truly a level-five leader.” Grady Wright, Florida House of Representatives “Charles is an exceptional leader with tremendous communication skills. His attention to detail is unsurpassed and his ability to inspire others is unmatched. Charles will be a great asset to any organization.” Alvin L. Barrington, PSA Constructors


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Colleges & Universities Florida A & M University The Florida State University George Mason University Morgan State University The Ohio State University Southern Illinois University - Carbondale Leadership Organizations LeaderShape® National Student Leadership Conferences Revolution Leadership, Inc. Florida Youth Leadership Summit InSpire Us Foundation - ILEAD Institute Kappa Undergraduate Leadership Institute Social & Civic Organizations The Covenant House The Junior League of Northern Virginia 100 Black Men, Inc. Black Male Development Symposium Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


SPEAKING TOPICS PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH The Bow Tie Theory: Separating Ourselves Through Excellence A Pyramid Unfinished: Maximizing Your Untapped Potential Direct Flight: Navigating Life With Purpose and Direction Power Hour: A 60-Minute Guide to Personal and Professional Success Lead, Follow, or Get Out of The Way: Leadership for the 21st Century The Making of A Man: Gentleman’s Guide to Style, Protocol, and Etiquette Moving Up, Moving On: Transitioning Education Into Occupational Practice As an industry leader, Charles H.F. Davis III uses his experience, education, and expertise as one of the nation’s most promising young speakers. His vision for creating inspiration ensures custom messages for ALL clients through tailoring each speech, workshop, and presentation around an organization’s individual needs. Through a commitment to providing excellent customer service and high-quality work products, each presentation adheres to strict research, development, and implementation standards of the inspirational consulting industry.

ORGANIZATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS Position vs. Influence: Moving From Management to Leadership Making the Best Better: How to Lead Leaders Leave A Message: Increasing Communicational Effectiveness Don’t Call, Don’t Write: Technology’s Role in Interpersonal Communication You Are Your Profile: What Social Networking Says About You?

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 365 Freedom Fighter: The Revolution and The Life of the Mind I Am Black History: Our Legacy Continues Knowledge of Self: Empowering the Black Male Image Dear Sister: An Open Letter to Black Women American Hero: African-Americans and The Birth of a Nation



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