Mandi Stanley

Communications and Presentation Skill Expert

With more than 16 years of experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 41,000 seminar participants, totaling 3900 platform hours. Some of her repeat clients include:

  • Campbell’s Soup Company
  • the United States Air Force
  • Kimberly-Clark’s World Headquarters
  • Mississippi Hospital Association
  • McDonald’s USA
  • Godiva Chocolate
  • and
  • the National Football League (that’s right—the NFL!)

In 2003, Mandi Stanley was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and Mandi is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association.

She’s a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication, and management, and served as a faculty member of the American Management Association for five years. Mandi is the author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters, which was named a Finalist in the Career category at the Independent Book Publishers Awards in New York. Audiences appreciate her platform enthusiasm, interactive style, and content-rich messages.

Fun Facts

Her career in public speaking began on a stage in front of 700 college freshmen. Talk about a tough audience! Today Mandi Stanley has moved from the campus podium to the corporate classroom, traveling throughout North America inspiring business leaders to overcome organizational obstacles and deliver powerful written and oral presentations.

She started as a classified ad proofreader for a small newspaper in the South. A move to Dallas, Texas, led to a full-time position as a technical proposal writer for a healthcare firm. She soon parlayed that experience into the opportunity to train others to be better persuasive communicators.

Mandi is Mississippi’s first Certified Speaking Professional, earning the designation in 2003.

She received the Highest Market Share Award from the American Management Association in 1998.

Mandi was awarded two Quality Awards for Customer Satisfaction from the American Management Association in 1998.

She wrote and developed the methodology, workbooks, leaders’ guide, and visual aids for the AMA/Padgett Thompson one-day seminar How To Be A Better Proofreader.

She graduated summa cum laude with concentrations in English, communication, and management.

She and her husband Bob have been married for 20 years and have made their home in Mississippi with their 4-year-old and 9-year-old sons, which now explains her constant frazzled expression!

To book Communication Skills speaker Mandi Stanley call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

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    Coaching, Coaching / Mentoring, Communication Skills, Midsouth

  • Travels From:

    Mississippi

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    Under $5,000

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Mandi Stanley

With more than 16 years of experience on the seminar circuit, Certified Speaking Professional Mandi Stanley works primarily with business leaders who want to boost their professional image and with people who want to be better speakers and writers. She has traveled throughout North America entertaining and educating more than 41,000 seminar participants, totaling 3900 platform hours. Some of her repeat clients include:

  • Campbell’s Soup Company
  • the United States Air Force
  • Kimberly-Clark’s World Headquarters
  • Mississippi Hospital Association
  • McDonald’s USA
  • Godiva Chocolate
  • and
  • the National Football League (that’s right—the NFL!)

In 2003, Mandi Stanley was designated a CSP, Certified Speaking Professional. Fewer than 9 percent of all worldwide speakers have earned this designation, and Mandi is the first Mississippian in history to receive this honor through the National Speakers Association.

She’s a summa cum laude graduate with concentrations in English, communication, and management, and served as a faculty member of the American Management Association for five years. Mandi is the author of The No-Panic Plan for Presenters, which was named a Finalist in the Career category at the Independent Book Publishers Awards in New York. Audiences appreciate her platform enthusiasm, interactive style, and content-rich messages.

Fun Facts

Her career in public speaking began on a stage in front of 700 college freshmen. Talk about a tough audience! Today Mandi Stanley has moved from the campus podium to the corporate classroom, traveling throughout North America inspiring business leaders to overcome organizational obstacles and deliver powerful written and oral presentations.

She started as a classified ad proofreader for a small newspaper in the South. A move to Dallas, Texas, led to a full-time position as a technical proposal writer for a healthcare firm. She soon parlayed that experience into the opportunity to train others to be better persuasive communicators.

Mandi is Mississippi’s first Certified Speaking Professional, earning the designation in 2003.

She received the Highest Market Share Award from the American Management Association in 1998.

Mandi was awarded two Quality Awards for Customer Satisfaction from the American Management Association in 1998.

She wrote and developed the methodology, workbooks, leaders’ guide, and visual aids for the AMA/Padgett Thompson one-day seminar How To Be A Better Proofreader.

She graduated summa cum laude with concentrations in English, communication, and management.

She and her husband Bob have been married for 20 years and have made their home in Mississippi with their 4-year-old and 9-year-old sons, which now explains her constant frazzled expression!

To book Communication Skills speaker Mandi Stanley call Executive Speakers Bureau 800-754-9404.

Hair-On-Fire! Presentation Skills

During this highly interactive presentation, you’ll learn how to think—and speak—on your feet in a flash. Leaders will discover new approaches to presenting their ideas with clarity, confidence, and power through learning:

  • The Three-Minute First Impression: What you absolutely must do in the first 180 seconds to build rapport and credibility with the people you meet
  • Tips for controlling your body language to communicate the message you want
  • The only secret to eliminating nervous habits and jitters, especially the credibility-robbing “ums” and “and uhs”
  • The art of audience analysis
  • How to banish boring presentation openings (by figuring out what everyone else is doing—*and then NOT doing it*)
  • The three must-haves in a presentation opening to hook your audience
  • How to avoid just fizzling out at the end by closing with conviction every timeHow to unclutter and overhaul your slides
  • A complete discussion on how to handle questions from the audience
  • Surprise presentation tips from the pros

E-Writing @ Work: Getting a Grip on the Stupid Stuff We Do with E-mail

During this fast-moving participatory session, you will learn how to present a professional image through your workplace e-mail by participating in and practicing:

  • How to steer clear of the Top 7 Credibility-Robbing Mistakes with E-mail
  • How to write a solid subject line that gets opened—and acted upon
  • The five e-mails you never should send
  • How to use more bulleted lists in e-mail
  • A rapid-fire commentary on e-mail etiquette, including:
  • Tone appropriateness
  • Formatting for e-mail
  • SCREAMING IN ALL CAPS!!!!!
  • Other hot topics

Grammar-for-Grownups Update

This in-depth session allows for an open-floor discussion in “Grammar Group” settings to ask questions and cover the following troublesome topics:

  • Run-on sentences and fragments in professional correspondence and e-mail
  • Comma traumas!
  • Confusing word pairs (such as affect/effect and who/whom and insure/ensure/assure)
  • Commonly misused words
  • Correct use of quotation marks and solutions to hyphenation headaches
  • Any other hot grammar, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation question you want to ask
  • BONUS: All exercises are based on realistic correspondence and examples. Oh, and don’t be surprised if there’s a pop quiz: a fun one!

Proof It! How To Be A Better Proofreader

This is the ideal breakout session for anyone responsible for overseeing outgoing correspondence, paperwork, and e-mail throughout the course of the workday. You’ll walk away with four tangible proofreading “gifts” designed to make your job easier.

  • During this fast-moving interactive session, your audience will learn:
  • How to make sure documents leave your office error free
  • The “Newspaper Proof”: A fail-safe three-step approach to proofreading
  • How to proofread for quality under tight deadlines
  • The “Proofreader’s Power Pack”: What tools and resources are indispensable to a proofreader
  • How to proofread in a distracting office environment
  • How to spot errors of omission and why you never should proofread directly from your computer screen
  • How to catch the bloopers—before the bloopers catch you!

Write It So They Read It: Better Business Writing in One Day

This crash course in better business writing is targeted for anyone responsible for overseeing outgoing correspondence and e-mail throughout the business day.

  • BONUS: All examples and exercises will be based on realistic correspondence and documents.
  • How to eliminate stale clichés and “smothered verbs” from your writing instantly
  • FAVORITE TOPIC: The new guidelines for using bulleted lists for your message
  • Tips for cutting your writing time in half
  • BLUF Technique: How to get to the point and catch your skimmers
  • The secret to organizing your ideas quickly
  • What to do when it’s just hard to write: the sure-fire cure for writer’s block at work
  • Where to cut the clutter: the wasted words and pretentious phrases that can cause confusion
  • How to describe a complicated subject in clear and concise terms
  • How to make sure documents with your organization’s name on them are absolutely error free

Technical Writing for Engineers and Other Knowledge Professionals

During this highly customized interactive session, participants will learn:

  • A proven technique for writing crystal-clear learning objectives and instructions, including good and bad examples
  • How to describe a complicated subject in clear and concise terms
  • What to do when you can’t avoid using technical jargon
  • How to make sure technical documents are absolutely error free
  • Language guidelines for better receptivity such as non-inflammatory language, gender-neutral references, and attention to tone
  • How to eliminate clichés and “smothered verbs” from documentation
  • How to use mapping for instructional writing in technical documents
  • How to distinguish among the prewriting, writing, and rewriting phases
  • A step-by-step process for editing and proofreading your final draft (it works every time)
  • Quick tips in slide preparation
  • Quick and easy guidelines for technical content delivery

Vice President | Public Relations Association of Mississippi

Our members laughed a lot and learned a lot, which is a perfect combination. We just can't thank you enough for the wonderful and engaging presentation you did for PRAM: Mississippi Beach.

Broker/Owner | ReMax Partners

Brokers and agents alike commented at the luncheon and through personal calls afterward regarding how pleased they were with your presentation. The information you shared was relevant to all who attended and your enthusiasm excited the whole crowd. The Golden Triangle Association of REALTORS was thrilled to have you build our presentation skills! Thank you for kicking off our Speakers for the 2012 year. I’m not quite sure how I’ll find a speaker to follow the high standard you have set!

Partners in Business Coordinator | Refreshments, Inc.

There are no worries when you are our headliner! You are so easy to work with.

Interim CEO | YWCA of Greater Los Angeles

As a result of your program, I saw instant improvement in the skills of our employees. This one was worth every penny!
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