After seeing Connie Podesta live in 2018, I knew it was imperative that I bring her knowledge and wit to our member conference. When we pivoted to virtual I was excited to see her bring her A-game to our community in the virtual sphere. Connie requested to have a front row virtual audience to ensure her session was as engaging and fun as in person. Great idea! She said she was going to give the most non-virtual, virtual session we ever experienced and she did just that! No PowerPoint or talking head, our community of IT practitioners had a fully interactive, laugh out loud, full of content StandOut experience. Thank you, Connie! – Christy Rohmer, NYSERNet – Director, Education Services.
I just hosted an amazing zoom event tonight with Connie Podesta, an incredible speaker, expert in the psychology of human behavior, and comedian. Not at all the “typical” virtual—hers was full of interaction, substance and… fun—the perfect blend! Her take on life with all the %#* this last year has thrown at us was refreshingly realistic and insightful. In a time when the entire world feels like it’s falling apart, Connie gave us exactly what we needed to break out of our 2020 funk so we can both survive and thrive in this crazy world. – Meg Kinnerk, Mickey’s Dream Vacations
I’ve seen a lot of motivational speakers over the 20 years in this position and you are definitely in my top 5! – Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company
The audience loved the no-slides delivery . Awesome! But what we enjoyed the most is your personality, humor and how you completely, seamlessly interacted with our audience. It was a tough time slot as our audience was tired from travel. You kept them completely engaged, entertained and still delivered many powerful key messages! – Flight Centre Travel
Excellent presentation.–world-class performance and abundant POSITIVE feedback from our group. You have an amazing combination of style, grace and candor. There was not a presentation following you that didn’t reference you. You rock! – Cedia
An amazing keynote. You are fantastic! Funny. Honest. Authentic. – Edwards Lifesciences
THE VIRTUAL VERSION…
On screen or on stage, Connie Podesta captivates audiences with her rare blend of firecracker personality, fascinating insights, incredible humor, and take-it-to-the-bank strategies. Now known as the “most non-virtual virtual speaker out there,” she has mastered the art of combining fun, on-screen interactions with relevant messages that cut through the chaos of our unpredictable world. Whether she is speaking to 10 people or 10,000, Connie creates unforgettable experiences that elevate the way people lead, sell, connect, negotiate and communicate—at work and at home. If you’ve never seen her in action, buckle up for an extraordinary, life-changing event.
THE SHORT VERSION…
Hall of fame Keynote Speaker, award-winning author of 7 books, human resource professional, 25-year licensed therapist, actress, comedienne, former radio/TV personality, an expert in the psychology of human behavior as it relates to sales, leadership, change and personal/professional development.
THE LONG VERSION…
Connie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech, Communications and Business, a Master’s Degree in Human Relations and Counseling and was a Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) for more than 25 years. Combine this incredible education with 30 years of working with leading organizations throughout the world and you see why Connie is constantly Choice #1. Her education, experience, street smarts, personality and top-notch credentials are guaranteed to help organizations learn how to achieve exciting, measurable RESULTS.
President and founder of Connie Podesta Presents, LLC for 25 years, Connie helps visionary organizations defy conventional thinking and challenge the status quo so they can re-think “business as usual.” Connie attracts clients who want to: Increase revenue and sales. Rev up performance. Attract new customers. Lead more effectively. Stay healthy. And enjoy life more.
Connie’s first-hand experience in Human Resources, Human Relations, Staff Development, Employee Assistance and Training Coordinator have given her a leading edge when it comes to taking organizations to an even higher level of success.
An expert in the psychology of human behavior as it relates to sales, leadership, change and relationships, Connie is the go-to person when it comes to digging deep into what makes people do what they do and say what they say. Her intuitive understanding of people empowers audiences to be able to ACT, rather than react to even the most difficult of people and situations.
Connie’s background in comedy, theater, radio and TV have created a fiery personality, comedic wit and an unforgettable delivery style that brings so much more to her on-stage performance than the “typical” presentation. Combined with her on-target content, Connie is a rare blend of substance and style.
Connie’s impressive client list includes more than 1,000 organizations in almost every industry. Fortune 500 companies, as well as small businesses and associations. C-suite through support staff. Every person feels she is talking just to them.
Connie is experienced in the wide spectrum. Let’s face it—every organization has their highs and lows. Connie has been asked to lend her expertise to companies going through upheaval, reorganization, change, downsizing, and mergers/acquisitions as well as businesses at the very top of their game, yet still want to stay competitive and reach even higher. Whatever position you are in, or special attention your team needs, you’ll know, even before she gets on stage, that you and your organization are in good hands.
You know you have nailed it with your keynote message when the audience continues to refer to the content long after the event is over! – Corum
Your presentation was OUTSTANDING! I loved how interactive it was! And you’re right, everyone was still talking about it during the break and throughout the conference. – EGIA