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Desi Williamson      

The Ultimate Impact Speaker

Desi Williamson beat the odds! Despite growing up in a world surrounded by poverty, drugs, and violence, he overcame a myriad of obstacles to realize his dreams of becoming a successful businessman, professional speaker, and author.

The former scholar-athlete at the University of Minnesota transforms 25 years of sales, sales/management and marketing experience into high content programs that deliver results.

He doesn’t give book reports! He’s been on the front line, building multi-million dollar businesses, managing multi-million dollar budgets, and developing the potential in people for powerhouse companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Rain Bird Sprinkler Mfgr., PepsiCo, and Cadbury-Schweppes. Desi Williamson also owns a successful real estate investment company.

Desi began his career with Johnson & Johnson where he was second in the country in total sales production, he then dedicated 7 years to wholesale distribution with Rain Bird where he built a business from $800,000 in sales to more than $10 million during his tenure.

He continued his business building success with Pepsi-Cola Company where he managed a franchise-bottling network generating more than $85 million dollars in sales. He was, subsequently, promoted to a general sales manager capacity where he lead an organization of 250 employees consisting of both union and exempt employees generating $75 million dollars in business.

Before starting full-time in his speaking career, Desi Williamson spent his final 2.5 years as an executive with Cadbury Schweppes where he was responsible for generating more than $1,000,000 in new business, and directing a $35 million dollar business.

Although Desi had achieved success in the business arena, there was something more compelling that he wanted to do with his life. With a burning desire to help others, he founded Impact!! Seminars Unlimited, Inc., a company dedicated to helping organizations increase sales, increase customer service, and increase their bottom-line through empowered people.

Desi Williamson's broad range of experience as a corporate executive and entrepreneur allows him to present on these various issues with equal efficiency and effectiveness. He spent 4 years as a professional sales trainer for Tom Hopkins International.

Desi delivers with high impact! His, dynamic, magnetic, delivery style serves to empower you so that you take what you learn and apply it directly to your personal and professional life. Customizing his presentation to each specific audience, he discusses your business and “real world” solutions to the challenges you face. His clients all rave about his unique ability to weave their mission and strategic initiatives into the core of his presentation.

Desi Williamson is the author of a popular video training series now used by more than 150 correctional facilities across the country, four audio cassette programs and a new book titled, “GET OFF YOUR ASSETS!...How to Unleash the Power in You.

His list of clients include Fortune 500 corporations, civic organizations, and trade associations.

Whether a keynote presentation, a half day workshop, or full scale training session, his in depth, content driven programs empower you to, continuously, reach for higher levels of performance and make the changes necessary to get results. That’s why Desi Williamson is known throughout the country as Mr. Impact!!


Speech Topics

How to Program Yourself for Success

So often in life, we become victims of negative programming through various outside influence. We are all born to win, but programmed to fail. In this module, Desi teaches participants how to control their own mental programs by understanding why we do what we do, and how to change our own programming to achieve the results we desire through personal accountability and responsibility.

The Power of Personal Identity and Purpose

It has been proven throughout history that people can do the most remarkable things if they have the right motivation. The first key to success is understanding ourselves and what makes us function. Secondly, we each must specifically define our mission in life, both personally and professionally. This module empowers you with the tools to identify your mission and how to accomplish it.

Personal Development

Personal Development is the foundational key for making our lives work for the better. One of the major keys Desi teaches is "Quantum Learning." By mastering this process, you develop the skills to take you from who you are now. . .to who you want to become.

Modeling Excellence

One of the most powerful ways to be successful in life is to model other people or organizations who have achieved success. In this session, Desi introduces the characteristics of peak performers, and teaches how to create niches that can infuse your business with new opportunities and yield outstanding results.

The Value Goal Connection

Until we value ourselves, we won't value our time. . . until we value our time, we won't do anything with it. Learn how to discover your core values and implement them into goals that have the power and impact that cause you to take action toward building your better future.

The Power of Rapport

One of the most powerful ways to immediately increase the quality of our lives is to increase our skill in influencing other people in a positive manner. The art of personal rapport allows us to get things done by teaming with and leveraging the strengths of others: OPT (other people's time), OPI (other people's ideas), and OPE (other people's energy). In this module, Desi teaches how to master this most important 21st Century skill!

An Attitude Adjustment

Our attitude determines our direction in life. There are forces in life - both good and bad - that determine how we feel and react toward others. This module addresses how to balance the two so that your emotional state is congruent with power, control, and achievement.

The Burning Platform

A "burning platform" develops when an organization faces a major decision in which the cost of remaining status quo can be detrimental to the very core of the business. At this point, creating change is critical to survival. In this module, participants learn how to identify these situations and use change as a competitive advantage.

Transformational Thinking

The process of change is accelerating exponentially, presenting ever more difficult challenges. Participants in this module learn how to develop new paradigms of thinking to handle the volume, speed, and complexity of change in today's fast-paced world. Most importantly, they will learn how to recognize and exploit the tremendous opportunities of change.

Breaking the Cycle

Visionary organizations possess certain characteristics that enable them to remain on the cutting edge of change and become benchmarks in the industries they represent. In this module, Desi illustrates how to use these characteristics as a template to break old business practices that are no loner effective, and develop new, innovative approaches.

Becoming a Change Agent

In today's business climate, you need a new style of flexible and committed leadership to help others create change. This module discusses the various stages of change and how to empower people to move from compliance to commitment during the change process - so that quantum leaps in performance can be realized.

Developing Future Vision

The best way to forecast the future is to create it! This requires moving from the existing state of being to a new, more desirable state of being. Quite often the emotional state of a person plays a critical role during the implementation process involving change. In this module, participants learn how to properly direct their energies for powerful results through a process called "future pacing."

New Beginnings

Successfully implementing change in any organization requires wholesale changes in old behavior patterns and development of new operating methods. Effectively measuring desired behavior requires that certain standards are in place and adhered to. In this module, Desi teaches the process of continual rededication to change by understanding how to measure and promote positive behavior.

Motivation, Personal Excellence, Change, Leadership, Sales, Marketing

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