Understanding What Makes People Tick is #1 Key to Success by Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta So here's what I hear all the time in the phone from potential clients, "To be honest Connie, I don't get it! Why does my audience need an expert in psychology? We're going through a lot of (Fill in the blank: Stress. Change. Upheaval. Downsizing. New leadership. Etc. etc.) We need a speaker who can increase our: (Fill in the blank: Sales. Profits. Market Share. Productivity. Leadership. Etc. etc.) Just how can psychology help all that?" My response? "I don't get it either. How
So That Your Professional Life Can Soar! by Leadership Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Think your personal and professional lives aren't intertwined? Think again. Chances are that despite your best attempts to keep the two separate, the quality and stability of your personal life often have a direct impact upon the quality and success of your professional life. In fact, for many people, their professional life mirrors their personal life. When your personal life is stable and happy, this mirroring is a good thing. Your professional life will be productive and rewarding because you'll
Getting More from Your Life and Time By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Too often we see those who respect others and treat others with kindness and compassion--but then manage to not be nearly as kind of themselves. They SETTLE for less than they deserve. Here’s what you need to know: When people believe that true love, more money, losing weight, a promotion, or a bigger house is the thing they need before they can be truly happy, then they invariably SETTLE for less. In their attempt to find the solution to their unhappiness, they will grab the first thing that comes
Remember the Three C's By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Expert in Human Behavior Connie Podesta On social media this past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking a lot lately about taking CONTROL of your life in terms of health, happiness, and ridding yourself of toxic thoughts, habits, and sometimes even PEOPLE. That created a slew of variations of one big question: “Do I leave someone just because THEY are negative?” Good question! First step? We’re talking about the people you can CHOOSE to walk away from. Unhealthy relationships lack respect. Joy. Mutual trust. Toxic
COMMUNICATION: More Important Than EVER in Our Frantic 24/7 World By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Communication used to be my #1 topic. But not anymore. Now, people are lulled by the flashy, new, quirky “it” topics-- Innovation. Collaboration. Integration. Synergy. And the list goes on. These topics definitely sounds trendier than just the simple old-school communication topic. But let’s be honest. The flashiest topics in the world still depend on one thing—YOUR ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE your ideas, thoughts, feelings, and concerns in a way that allows people to
By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta Sometimes as a keynote speaker, I receive emails from people who have been in my audience saying “I heard everything you said Connie, but you just don’t understand. I’m not like you. You have it made. But I am stressed. And worried about my job. And don’t have the talent or skills you do.” And I laugh, thinking – oh, if ONLY you had seen me yesterday sitting in my robe worried, stressed and overwhelmed by the day’s work ahead of me. I realize, that because I’m on a stage, I may seem invincible. Or full of humor. Or have all the answers.