A local radio personality from 1946-1950, Jimmy was an early television
pioneer starring in the first children’s television show in Dallas, Texas
in 1950. He moved to Hollywood in 1952 and appeared in various movie and
television roles. But the role he is best known for is as the voice of
“Yakky Doodle” in the Yogi Bear animated series. Mr. Weldon has been a
motivational speaker for over 35 years. Jimmy’s book, Go Get ’Em, Tiger!
has sold nearly 30,000 copies and is only available at personal
appearances and at his Internet website.
Hey, Tiger! This 24th annual Seminar was our best. Jimmy, there is no
doubt in my mind that the time you spent with us has created lasting
memories for the young leaders present. You have become the number one
choice of so many students. We love you!
Charles B. Runnels, Chancellor
Pepperdine University Malibu, Ca
Upon your early morning arrival, I quickly whisked you off to the
equipment display area so as to familiarize you more with the Maintenance
Superintendents and to introduce you to many of the folks displaying,
attending, or working the show. By the appointed hour of the luncheon,
word was out that "Jimmy Weldon" was to be our featured speaker. We
expected less than 100 at the luncheon, but as folk began to assemble, it
was evident there was a problem. The hotel had set up for about 80 people,
and the final head count was 188. Most importantly was the warm reception
given to you by some hot, hungry, and tired folks. Following your
presentation, many said your charm, personality, wit, and motivational
talk was just what they needed. As I travel up and down the State of
California, I still receive questions about Jimmy Weldon, such as: Have I
talked to him? Have I seen him, and how is he? Many just remember the
great talk they heard. I can tell you that many friends in the M.S.A. and
truly, I regard you as a dear friend. My God truly bless you in this walk
of life, and may you continue to bless and inspire the lives of those with
whom you come in contact.
Fullmer Chapman, Past President
Maintenance Superintendents Association
I know that all the personal accolades and thank you's that you received
from our group at the NMA 'Enterptise 80' Conference and Management
University fully expressed how much we appreciated your Keynote Address.
The spouses too, of course, were delighted with your presntation. Many of
us hope sincerely that they took the "Go get'em, Tiger" message to heart.
I have played your tape to my staff and some of them have played the tape
to their staffs, so you can tell what a great impression you made. Thank
you for a very entertaining and inspirng message.
Thurman Stephens, VP and General Manager
McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company T