Testimonials"This was by far the best presentation I have seen at Walmart..." —Nazil Ayub, Site Merchandising Coordinator, Walmart.com "I would like the entire educated world to hear what you have to say. Your presentation at the Commonwealth Club was extraordinary. You are one of the best speakers I have ever heard." —Tim Murray, Regional Manager, Alain Pinel Realtors "Thank you for providing us with such a well done, smart, entertaining presentation. I learned so much from you presenting the Top 4 Character Traits of Highly Successful People." —Rainey Gray-Gross, Sales & Production Manager, Union Trust Mortgage Services "It was a true pleasure! You were a valuable part of this year's program, and I believe our attendees got a tremendous amount out of your session." —Tracee Watts, Corporate Meeting Specialist, FHLBank Topeka "I thought your presentation was excellent... The attributes you mentioned are right on point and lead me to consider things differently in my daily life." —Hugh W. Nevin, Jr., Director, Cohen & Grigsby, P.C. "Donald’s presentation was thought provoking, inspiring, informative and humorous. I will be buying the book too." —Avram Goldman, President and CEO, Pacific Union GMAC Real Estate "Donald’s information was so valid and important for us all to know. I will be the first in line to buy his book." —Sheila Levine, Manager, Pacific Union Marin Office "...This kind of program is a new area for us at ASTDNY. It is the 'Development' portion of T&D. After your speech, we now know how important this is to our members." —Lance Tukell, President, American Society of Training & Development - NY Metro Chapter
Upcoming Speaking Dates and Book Signings
Donald Van de Mark: Available Presentations
A writer and former TV news correspondent and anchor, I share in my presentations the wisdom and insight that I’ve gained from a career interviewing hundreds of leaders in business and politics. As a public speaker, I have presented to varied organizations, including:
The Commonwealth Club of California
Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Topeka
Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year Awards
Pacific Union International Real Estate
American Society of Training and Development
New York BusinessWeek 50 Forum
Topics for Memorable Keynotes Include:
Your Personal Payoff
Some people are not just successful, they’re extraordinary. Moreover, these people share many of the same personality traits. In this presentation you will learn to identify and cultivate three of the same traits: creativity, exuberance, and transcendence. Includes examples from the lives of best-selling author Julia Cameron, former GE CEO Jack Welch, polar explorer Ann Bancroft, and other leaders.
Great leaders in every field share three key personality characteristics that help them interact effectively with others—they’re egalitarian, empathic, and dutiful. Discover how you can develop these traits and achieve more success in all facets of life. Includes examples and exclusive video clips.
Assessing the World Clearly and Efficiently
Learn to recognize and develop traits of the most admirable, creative, and joyous people. This riveting presentation, full of firsthand accounts of leaders from many fields, will show you how to perceive others and circumstances more clearly and make better choices. See how to become more experiential, realistic, and detached. And also find out how to value the process of your work as much as your performance.
Developing a True, Whole Self
Become a more admirable, creative, and joyous person. You’ll not only learn how to reach your goals, you’ll also discover how to “delight in the doing.” With video clips of exclusive interviews with leaders like holistic medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil, advertising legend Shelly Lazarus, former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, and more.
To download my one-page list of available presentations, click here (.pdf format).
Great Leaders Speech: Video
Webinars and Online Presentations
The Wisdom of Successful Leaders: Success Television Live Chat with the New York Institute of Finance
Profiles of Successful Leadership: Live Talk Hosted by the American Management Association
How to Book Me
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