Mimi Donaldson - Speaking Demo
Mimi Donaldson - Professional Motivational Speaker on her New Book, "Necessary Roughness"
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 success persuading judges and America.
Mimi Donaldson is co-author of Negotiating for Dummies, published 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!
Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life Mimi uses the ultimate team game to highlight motivational and team-building principles that are crucial in today’s hard fought personal and professional success.
Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive! This entertaining and informative session will educate you, enlighten you, enliven you, and give you the good news about stress and why you want it in your life.
Whom do you trust? To retain our best players, we need to establish trust: a function of character and competence. Mimi enlightens you with action steps for both bosses and employees.
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Guarantee customer satisfaction on the phone.
- Develop listening skills and questioning techniques
- Handle requests and complaints effectively
- Reduce on-the-job stress
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
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
Making Meetings Work
Manage meetings that are attended with enthusiasm and participation.
- Define goals and establish roles
- Handle monopolizers, interrupters and other obstacles
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
Empowering: From Vision to Reality
An energizing keynote speech for top women achievers
- Identify and respond to challenges
- Make your desires and dreams real
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
Writing For Results
Write clear, concise, and effective business communications.
- State your purpose clearly and early
- Sure-fire strategies for organizing, revising, and editing
Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Life
- Mimi uses the ultimate team game to highlight motivational and team-building principles that are crucial in today’s hard fought personal and professional success.
Bless Your Stress: It Means You’re Still Alive!
- This entertaining and informative session will educate you, enlighten you, enliven you, and give you the good news about stress and why you want it in your life.
Whom do you trust?
- To retain our best players, we need to establish trust: a function of character and competence. Mimi enlightens you with action steps for both bosses and employees.
Linda Urquizu, Vice President, San Bernardino County Women’s Network
“The CWN Board members received many, many positive comments from our members on your presentation, ‘Men & Women: Can We Talk?’ You made the subject of gender communication come alive with your energy, enthusiasm, and wonderful sense of humor. Your participation in this even was very much appreciated by the CWN Board and membership.”
Lynne Hellmer, Director, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“You were terrific! I loved having you here for The Biennial Conference for Working Women of 7000 women – not only because you’re such an engaging speaker, but because you just add so much sizzle and excitement to the event. You were the hands-down favorite among my staff . . . and we’re pretty judgmental and picky about whom we like to work with. Your enthusiasm, sense of humor, and strong content made a good addition to the educational portion of the conference. And you are so much fun to work with!!! I wish I could say the same for every speaker and every event”
Joyce M. Dye, Vice President, Telephone Employees Credit Union
“What a presentation! People are still talking about it! I can’t thank you enough for opening our conference with a bang. Most of the evaluations gave you a 5 our highest score possible! Comments included: ‘Excellent-great choice’, ‘She was the best’, ‘I had a great time’, and ‘Great’!
Lucy C. Jackson, International President, Financial Women International
“What can I say, except ‘WOW’! Your closing address struck a responsive chord with all the attendees at Financial Women International’s 78th Annual Conference. You really helped close our conference on a positive note and made it one of our best ever. Your graciousness, professionalism, and enthusiasm truly resonated with everyone at the conference. And, from our feedback, it seems that your message has had a lasting impact. It seems you have encouraged a whole cadre of professional women to ‘Power Up.’”
NBA finals: Are You an Unselfish Teammate?
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
It's the triumph of the phrase, "there's no 'I' in 'team.'" As a Human Resources professional, it warms my cockles that the teams in the NBA Finals starting Thursday night are most known for unselfish play: most willing to pass or defer shots to a teammate better positioned to get it done.
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