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Connie Podesta is a game-changing, idea-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of humor, substance, style and personality have made her one of the most memorable, in-demand speakers in the world today. 25 years. Two million people. 1000 organizations.


Hall of Fame speaker. Award-winning author. Nine books. Former radio/TV personality. Human relations expert. Therapist for 30 years. Recognized specialist in sales, leadership, change, life balance, and success. And what we all probably could use now and then… a Comedienne.


25 years. Two million people. 1,000 organizations. Hall of Fame speaker. Award-winning author. Seven books. Former Radio/TV personality. Therapist. Expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, accountability, and engagement.


Amazing ROI.


Plus (what we all could probably use in today’s crazy world )… a Comedienne.


Connie is not your typical motivational keynote speaker.


Connie motivates audiences DIFFERENTLY by fueling them with exciting new ideas, mindsets, attitudes and solutions that will empower them to tackle even the toughest challenges in today’s crazy 24/7 world!


Connie is honest-to-goodness funny!

Connie started doing comedy when she was 14 and never looked back. Her humor allows her to tackle even the toughest issues organizations face with substance and style. Connie’s contagious sense of humor enables your audience to dig deeper and learn so she can keep those “ah ha” moments coming fast and furious.


Connie is all about RESULTS.

Most keynote speakers simply teach audiences WHAT to do.  A few speakers show audiences HOW to do it. Connie does all that and MORE.  She helps your team understand WHY it’s important to change behaviors, re-think attitudes, re-assess old ideas and get on board so they can make things happen!


Connie gives the word CUSTOMIZATION a whole new meaning.

She literally goes inside the minds of the people within your organization, your industry, and audience so she knows exactly what they are going through.  Her uncanny insight into human nature will have every person in your audience feeling like she is talking just to them.  It is rare for a speaker to have that ability to connect in such a meaningful way — and that connection keeps her message alive long after the event is over.


Connie is down-to-earth and REAL!

Audiences believe in her and trust that she has their success and welfare in mind at all times.  Connie knows that people want, expect and deserve their speaker to be a REAL person sharing REAL solutions that can help them achieve REAL results.

Keynote Topic #1

StandOut Relationships... Life Would Be Easy If It Weren't For Other People

The Power of Personality and Communication to Increase Engagement

Life continues to shift in ways we never imagined. People working remotely, virtual meetings taking over, families bridging gaps on zoom… Communication skills have NEVER been more important than now! At work and at home. Connie is your go-to guru for understanding just exactly how this people puzzle works so you can get your message across whether live or from a screen.

Imagine what you could accomplish if you could decode the mystery of human behavior and truly understand what makes people do what they do and say what they say (including yourself!). Research shows that the #1 key to SUCCESS is the ability to get along with other people, personally and professionally.

Bottom line: How you choose to relate to, communicate with, be accountable to, resolve conflict with and garner respect from other people will directly impact your future.  Most importantly, those skills will determine your ability to attract and sustain healthy relationships. And that is the key to a lifetime of success as you lead, manage, sell, produce, collaborate, work as a team, interact with friends and family, and strive to excel as a human being on this planet.

With laugh-out-loud humor, killer take-away strategies and her amazing insights into ourselves and others (including a few who "drive you crazy"), Human Relations expert Connie Podesta will both challenge you and empower you with the knowledge you need to get along better with the people in your life. Connie will take you right inside the minds and personalities of the people you deal with every day — bosses, colleagues, partners, customers, friends, and family so YOU can ACT, rather than REACT to whatever life throws your way. Get ready for less stress and more success!

Keynote Topic #2

StandOut Sales... Like You've Never Heard It Before!

The Power of Persuasion and Psychology to Increase Sales

Face-to-face sales has never had so many meanings! Whether nose-to-nose or screen-to-screen using virtual platforms, helping sales professionals adapt, adjust, and adopt change to create higher sales and market share is Connie’s superpower!

Connie Podesta, an expert in sales strategies and the psychology of human behavior has helped millions of people take sales to a whole new level…and have more fun while getting there.

Bottom line:  No more excuses. If you believe that PRICE, PRODUCT, MARKETING or TERRITORY are the main reasons for not closing the deal, think again. Customers tell a different story. Connie takes you right smack inside the mind of today's new breed of customer. Bargain-hunting. Demanding. Indecisive. Internet savvy. Overwhelmed with choices. And, very SELECTIVE about WHOM they CHOOSE to do business with.

With her tell-it-like-it-is delivery and laugh-out-loud humor, Connie is ready to help you sell like never before so you can sit back and watch both your business and your bank account grow and GROW!

Keynote Topic #3

StandOut Leadership... Like You've Never Heard it Before!

The Power of Accountability and Ownership to Increase Performance

Leaders, this is your time to shine. Your teams need you to be both the calm in the storm and set the step-up example they need to succeed. Whether your “office hours” look like powerhouse conference rooms or Zoom rooms, Connie can help you to super-charge your connectivity, collaboration, and team building in energized new ways.

Bottom line: In the real world many employees simply "meet expectations," lack initiative, bring their personal lives to work, stress over every change, and whine about having to WORK… on the job!  Connie says, "Enough!" She has empowered thousands of leaders worldwide with the attitudes, mindsets, and strategies necessary to create teams that are willing, able, and excited to get the job done THE RIGHT WAY!

With her signature blend of comedy and "tell-it-like-it-is" delivery, Connie takes you inside the minds of even your most difficult employees so you can turn negative attitudes into positive, entitlement into accountability, complacency into productivity, complaining into solutions and "that's not my job" into ownership in ANY market condition or economy.

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