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Award-Winning Business Author
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 42,000 seminar participants, totaling more than 4,000 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
the National Football League (that’s right—the NFL!)
In 2003, Mandi 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.
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!
CSP: What’s That?
CSP stands for Certified Speaking Professional. It is the speaking industry’s international measure of professional platform skill. The CSP designation is conferred only on those speakers who have accomplished the strict criteria, including:
- Serving at least 100 different clients within a five-year period
- Presenting at least 250 programs during the same five years
- Maintaining membership in the National Speakers Association
- Subscribing to the Code of Professional Ethics
- Continuing education in the professional speaking field
- Receiving excellent ratings from past clients on professional performance evaluations
Mandi Stanley, CSP, was presented with the designation during the 2003 NSA Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana. She became the first Mississippian in history to earn the CSP, and fewer than 10 percent of all professional speakers hold this designation.
So, why should you hire a CSP?
It will make your job easier! Choosing a CSP maximizes your opportunity of providing a speaker with a message that will focus, elevate, and enhance the mission of your meeting and stick firmly in the memories, attitudes, and action plans of your participants. Mandi has the proven experience and understands what is required to deliver client satisfaction.