Lead and Live
Enthusiasm, however you define it, is at the
core of all success. Whether you're hoping to achieve a big dream, heal your
body, find peace of mind, influence a client, push for a promotion, derive
more pleasure from your community or church, or have deeper committed
relationships with those you love, enthusiasm can help. Strengthening
peoples "enthusiasm muscle" keeps people mentally and emotionally fit and
raises morale at work and home. Based on Mary's book, Living
Participants will learn:
The secret to waking up
with enthusiasm and keeping enthusiasm alive even in the most difficult
How to beat the blues, shake out
the cobwebs, and raise their energy within sixty seconds
Five critical reasons why
enthusiasm is important
Six characteristics of enthusiastic people
Seven strategies to keep
enthusiasm alive during challenging times
Highly interactive, informative, and
entertaining. Great for an opening keynote or breakout session.
and Live with Enthusiasm has also be titled to fit clients' themes, objectives or audience. Examples:
Serving with Enthusiasm
Managing with Enthusiasm
Building Your Business with Enthusiasm
Volunteering with Enthusiasm
Nursing with Enthusiasm
Healing with Enthusiasm
(Your theme) with Enthusiasm
I'm So Glad You
Asked!: The Power of Appreciative Communication
Optional Title: "Thank
You for Noticing!
Appreciative communication is the single most powerful tool we have to
create what we want in life and help others create what they want. Words can
move people forward or hold them back. This information-packed program
inspires people to go beyond small talk, create more connected and
meaningful conversations at work and home, and talk comfortably about what
is most important to them. This is a highly participatory, insightful and
inspiring in-the-moment program and audiences love it!
they’re communicating in person, by phone, or online, participants will
The secret to sustaining
powerful, positive self-talk
Three strategies to build
rapport and get people to listen
The four appreciation
styles and how to appreciate the four primary personality styles
The different ways men and
women appreciate and what to do to make both feel valued
How to turn criticism into
useful feedback and positive action
The six-step power praise
system for getting better results with others
How to use gratitude to
build stronger relationships at work and home
This is a great keynote, and also works
as a half-or full-day seminar
or retreat for team-building, customer service, and personal
you're involved in healthcare, Mary can adapt this program for
better patient, employee and physician satisfaction.
Navigating Stress Through Challenge & Change
Technology is designed to increase our
productivity and improve our health. Vacations are meant to rejuvenate us.
Project teams and flex time are implemented to avoid burnout and strengthen
relationships. So why are U.S. companies spending over $300 billion
a year to treat employee stress? The pressure to perform, deliver results
and sail through it all on an even keel can lead to unrecognized and
unhealthy stress. This life-saving, interactive, and fun program gets participants making immediate
and lasting lifestyle changes during the program.
Participants will learn:
The top five workplace
pressures and how to manage them
The single most powerful
word to transform stress into success
danger signs of stress and three key stress-relieving lifelines to
prevent them or address them quickly
strategies to deal with stressed out co-workers, bosses, and family
How to manage your energy and results with breathing, meditation and
Five practical and enjoyable
ways to create and sustain personal change on a daily basis
A great keynote or breakout session to help
balance a highly technical meeting, conference, or convention.
HEALTH / RELATIONSHIPS
My Mother, My Friend
Thousands of questions and 400 personal interviews later, it became
clear to Mary Marcdante that health is the number one topic most women
need to talk about with their mothers -- and most often avoid or
overlook -- followed by nine more topics including money, aging and
death and dying. My Mother, My Friend is
based on Mary's book by the same name and gives women the skills,
confidence, and language to talk about these important issues positively
and gracefully, and laugh along the way.
Participants will learn:
Two powerful words and
four questions that will open the door to a new way of relating
between mothers and daughters
The ten most important
topics to talk about that are often overlooked or avoided through
the years including health, money, aging, resolving conflict, and
Seven proven steps to
strengthen, heal, and celebrate the powerful and complex bond
between an adult daughter and her mother
communication techniques to support each other in making healthier
A perfect keynote program
for Women's Health and Leadership Conferences, Appreciation Luncheons,
Holiday Brunches, Mother's Day, and Valentine's Day. Or create a special
Mother-Daughter event for your organization!
If you are planning a
WOMEN'S CONFERENCE Mary will
customize her topic areas, programs, and titles specifically for your women's group.
Or ask Mary to create a new program just for your group.
programs are great for "Girl's Night Out." Mary's 24 hour retreat
format helps de-stress and re-energize women from all walks of life,
especially Moms, Caregivers, and Professional
Women's 24 Hour "Press Pause"
Wellness Retreat and "Girl's Night Out" Event
mini-retreat is a wonderful way to celebrate the women in your community and
give them the tools and support to re-energize and reconnect to themselves,
their closest friends, and your organization.
women during three keynote presentations to "Press Pause" and
transform adversity into adventure, boredom into breakthrough, chaos into calm,
and depression into delight. (The alphabet of shifting from negative thinking to
team fills in between Mary's keynotes with breakout sessions, massages, mani/pedi
appointments, coaching sessions, vendor-booth gift shopping, and even Bunco
and Bingo games! The options are limitless and an excellent strategy for
developing community partnerships and sponsorships.
are able to "Press Pause"
with three powerful personal
transformation tools that will bring more energy and love into their lives:
Inspiration, Appreciation, and Enthusiasm. Life-changing strategies
increase life enjoyment and longevity including The Smile Diet, the "Ohhh
Effect," "Factor of Five" for healthier relationships, and Gratitude and
Friday Night Keynote: Inspiring the Pause Within
Does the busyness of your day zap you of energy? Has
boredom with your daily routine been robbing you of joy? Let the
inspiration begin! Reconnect to the inspired woman within whose
creativity, love, and power are waiting for an invitation to express
your hidden strengths, gifts and dreams. Pause for inspiration, take in
the good and transform your life.
Saturday Morning Keynote: Thank You for Noticing, Is
There Anything Else?
Are you willing to be your own best friend? Would you
like to eliminate the "not good enough" thoughts about yourself and
accept the amazing woman you truly are? At the core of a satisfying
successful life is practicing daily appreciation: the art and skill of
increasing the value of something or someone, including yourself. Learn
how to release the comparison demons from your thinking and reawaken the
celebration angels in your soul as you pause to appreciate the beauty
within and around you.
Saturday Afternoon Keynote: Living, Loving and
Laughing with Enthusiasm
Does your energy wane a few weeks after attending an
inspiring conference or retreat because you’re back in "the real world"?
Do you wonder how to turn your funk into fun, lethargy into laughter,
and stay enthused when you encounter difficult times? Enthusiasm - love
in action - is the key to sustaining positive energy on a daily basis.
Our final Pause will explore six characteristics that will keep your
enthusiasm alive through challenge and change and help you share that
energy with others.
If you decide that you'd rather
keep your event to an evening or day, these programs are available as
stand-alone keynotes or breakout sessions -- whatever works best for
your event and people attending.
If you are looking for a ONE-OF-A-KIND
PERSONALIZED PROGRAM ask Mary to create a
presentation unique to your organization's culture and communication or personal
development issues. Applauded for her research and interviewing skills, she will create a
highly personal and memorable experience for your participants that gets them involved and
keeps them connected long after your meeting is over.