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Mimi Donaldson

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Our keynote speaker Mimi Donaldson excites, educates and entertains audiences all over the world. She frequently shares the stage with prominent keynote speakers such as Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole, and Maya Angelou. She has thrilled and inspired over half of the Fortune 100 companies.

Mimi’s latest book is about success and football:  Necessary Roughness:  New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life.  As a very funny, football female, Mimi uses football as a metaphor for shaking off the bad plays, or roadblocks of challenging times, and leading with perseverance and courage.

For over twenty years, Mimi has captivated audiences from the Fortune 100 to the just plain fortunate.  She’s won acclaim for her rousing keynote speeches, compelling workshops, and in-house training programs.  She has shared the keynote platform with Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Maya Angelou.

She holds a Bachelors Degree in Speech and Dramatic Arts from the University of Iowa, and a Masters Degree in Education from Columbia University. For 10 years, she was a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International.

Mimi has been a visiting professor at Harvard University’s Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School of Government.  She was the “pitch coach” on ABC’s American Inventor and coached the contestants to successfully persuade judges and America.

Mimi Donaldson is co-author of Negotiating for Dummiespublished in six languages and sold over 1 million copies worldwide.

Her second book in 2006 was Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive! 

Before starting her own consulting business in 1984, she spent 10 years as a Human Resources Trainer at Northrop Aircraft, Rockwell International and Walt Disney Productions.

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    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Men and Women Can We Talk

    • Only two types of audiences qualify: Men and Women! Insightful. Rousing. Hilarious.
    • Improve Team Performance: Debunking Myths & Stereotypes
    • Tips and Techniques For Transforming Frustration Into Fun
    • Men & Women: Can We Talk?


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Don’t Wait…Negotiate!

    • Life is one continuous chain of negotiations. Mimi is the master of the art, showing audiences exactly how to get what they want with dignity and honor
    • Learn How And When To “Push The Pause Button”
    • Control Body Language And Speech To Gain Favorable Results
    • 5 Secrets To “Seal The Deal” Every Time


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Tactics To Triumph In Tough Times 

    • Go from misery to mirth with Mimi, laughing through the good times and the bad. How to gain the edge in turbulent times, while keeping your eye on the prize.
    • 4 Sure-Fire Growth Strategies For Tough Times
    • Avoiding The 5 Pitfalls That Throw Us Off Course
    • Tactics To Strengthen Your Ties To Clients And Customers


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    All Stressed Up And No Place To Go

    • Mimi has a captivating and humorous way for audiences to recognize their own stress triggers right before their eyes. Her real gifts are the techniques she shares so that everyone can avoid going from “calming down to blowing up.”
    • Recognize The WAR Within: Worry-Anger-Resentment
    • How To Gain Control Before You Blow The Deal
    • Opt For Alternative Positive Actions


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    4 Steps to Managing the Unmanageable 

    • The four essential actions to get results through people.
    • Manage your employees, your boss, the plumber, even your teenager.
    • Delegate clearly, motivate with purpose, supply the tools, and give feedback.
    • Give “efficient” 6-second empathy


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Your Time Is Yours!

    • To make your time yours, we must communicate to others our goals and priorities.
    • Say “no” to potential time-wasters
    • Beat procrastination when it rears its ugly head
    • Handle crises


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Speaking With Confidence: Manage Those Butterflies! 

    • Public speaking is our number one fear…death is number 5.
    • Address groups with confidence and skill
    • Convert nervousness to positive energy
    • Organize material and field questions with grace and control


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    At Your Service 

    • Gain the competitive edge to gain customers for life.
    • Learn when to talk and when to listen
    • Effective questioning and verifying techniques
    • How to be courteous under pressure


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Telephone Techniques 

    • Guarantee customer satisfaction on the phone.
    • Develop listening skills and questioning techniques
    • Handle requests and complaints effectively
    • Reduce on-the-job stress


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Assertive Communication

    • Make one of the most important changes in your life.
    • How to be assertive without being aggressive
    • How to say “no” when appropriate
    • Request assistance and information, express opinions


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Building a Team 

    • Recognize your role as a leader who leads, motivates, and gets results.
    • Handle difficult situations and people
    • Satisfy the internal customer with empathy, feedback and control


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Making Meetings Work 

    • Manage meetings that are attended with enthusiasm and participation.
    • Define goals and establish roles
    • Handle monopolizers, interrupters and other obstacles


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Power Up! Empower Yourself to Success

    • An action plan to take control of your career.
    • A six-point map to get you where you want to go
    • How to get going when you don’t “feel” like it


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Empowering: From Vision to Reality

    • An energizing keynote speech for top women achievers
    • Identify and respond to challenges
    • Make your desires and dreams real


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Power Up! A Woman’s Guide 

    • Re-energizing the power within for busy women
    • Tap the hidden energy supply
    • Create the do-able vision
    • Find the tools to make it happen


    Keynote by Speaker Mimi Donaldson

    Writing For Results

    • Write clear, concise, and effective business communications.
    • State your purpose clearly and early
    • Sure-fire strategies for organizing, revising, and editing
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