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Mimi Donaldson  

Motivational Speaker and Author of "Negotiating for Dummies" and "Bless Your Stress"

Since 1984, Mimi has spoken at over 900 events in dozens of industries, in over 100 cities across North America, and to audiences throughout Canada, Europe and Mexico. Mimi has spoken at company events for 32 of the Fortune 500, 18 of which are listed in the Fortune 100. She holds a Masters Degree in Instructional Design from Columbia University and was a staff Human Resources Specialist with Walt Disney Company, Northrop Aircraft, and Rockwell International.

Mimi has been a featured guest on countless radio stations including KABC Radio in Los Angeles and numerous television appearances including Good Day New York. She's been the subject of over 200 articles in newspapers and magazines, having been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, Denver Post, Ladies Home Journal, and Harvard Management Review.

Mimi Donaldson may stand just over five feet, but her energy is bigger than life. Heralded as one of the most popular and entertaining female public speakers in the United States, Mimi frequently shares the stage with the most prominent fellow keynoters in the world (the likes of General Colin Powell, Elizabeth Dole, Katie Couric, Joan Lunden, Maya Angelou, and Suze Orman), as she delivers side-splitting presentations on matters that affect us all.

As the co- author of the smash hit, Negotiating for Dummies, Mimi has seen her work published in many languages around the globe, making her an internationally sought-after expert in a myriad of aspects of both business and human interaction. What endears audiences to Mimi is her ability to take risks in the training room and on the platform. Whether addressing thirty educators or an audience of 7,000 salespeople, Mimi believes that "self-exposure is the key." She leads by example and uses her own hilarious successes, failures, and observations as the model. Her exceptional success in training managers starts when she tells them, "The three most important management skills are model, model, model. You can't ask someone to behave in a way you will not," says Mimi, in her matter-of-fact style. People love her because although she may look like a living doll, she is REAL. Her sharp wit and intelligent humor get straight to the heart of any matter. She brings audiences to their feet with her comic insights on communicating with bosses, coworkers, kids and the opposite sex.

Mimi is rare in that she backs up her talents with credentials. After having received her Bachelors degree in Communication from the University of Iowa, Mimi got a Masters degree in Education from Columbia University, where she was chosen to be a teacher of teachers in the Graduate School. From there, she spent ten years as a training consultant for Rockwell International, Walt Disney Productions, Northrop Aircraft and Random House before starting her own business in 1984. Her mission now is on a grand scale: she is devoted to inspiring and motivating others to be the best they can be. Over half a million people have been entertained by Mimi's combination of practical advice and sophisticated humor. When Mimi speaks, people listen, laugh and learn.

Mimi's tried and true philosophies about life and business are why Fortune 500 companies hire her again and again, and why groups and individuals play her tapes repeatedly. Just as Tony Bennett is expected to sing "I Left My Heart in San Francisco," everywhere he goes, people ask Mimi to do her "Men & Women: Can We Talk?" speech (among other favorites) no matter if they've heard it twice before.

Programs:

All Stressed Up & No Place to Blow - Parts 1 and 2

Your Time is Yours!

Success Comes in "Cans"

Men & Women: Can We Talk?

How to Get What You Want: A Guide to Successful Negotiating

Don't Wait - Negotiate!

Power Up! A Guide to Empowering Yourself to Successful Sales

Four Steps To Managing Anyone

At Your Service

Telephone Techniques

Speaking with Confidence: How to Manage the "Butterflies"

Gender on the Job: Preventing Sexual Harassment

Make Meetings Work

Writing for Results

Communicating for Success

Assertive Communication

Negotiating Control of the Corporate Culture

Team Building

Supervisory Skills

Train the Trainer

Speech Topics


Necessary Roughness: New Rules for the Contact Sport of Business

Mimi uses the ultimate team game to highlight motivational and teambuilding principles that are crucial in today's hard-fought personal and professional success.

The intention to get to a certain place makes you unstoppable, and your action causes the impossible to become possible. Time of possession is everything - the clock is the key. Defense wins championships. When the whistle blows, the play is over.

In this practical, extremely humorous, female friendly presentation, Mimi shares the secrets of capitalizing on opportunity and intention, so you can become the ultimate coach for yourself and your team.

Men & Women: Can We Talk?

Only two types of audiences qualify: Men and Women! A must-see presentation for anyone who has contact with the opposite sex. Insightful. Rousing. Hilarious.

How To Talk So Men/Women Will Listen Get Past The Myths And Stereotypes For Winning/Improving Team Performance Learn How To Go From Frustration To Fun

Don't Wait...Negotiate!

Life is one continuous chain of negotiations. Mimi is the master of the art, teaching 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. She demonstrates to any audience how to gain the edge in these 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

From the book Bless Your Stress: It Means You're Still Alive!

Discover the Signs of The WAR Within: Worry - Anger - Resentment Learn How To Gain Control Before You Blow The Deal Opt For Alternative Positive Actions

4 Steps to Managing Anyone

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.

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

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.

Power Up! A Woman's Guide

The most valuable information women will ever need.

Recognize the value of mentors and mental strength. Avoid the seven deadly sins.

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