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Connie Podesta's performance was a home run. She was vibrant, engaging, entertaining and humorous. It is always a daunting task to engage a speaker that can capture the personality of our group, business people and their spouses. Connie was a rare find they were still talking about her performance the last two days of the meeting and there were many lessons learned that they took away with them, including myself. She's a jewel.
National Freight Transportation Association
Connie Podesta definitely blew the audience away and was a true home run. Everyone walked away from the event with a new perspective and outlook on how to apply Connie’s message to their personal and business lives. People could not stop laughing!
Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated

Connie Podesta

Expert in Changing Lives and Author, Life Would Be Easy If It Weren't For Other People

Using a masterful combination of comic talent, dramatic flair and warm human insight, Connie Podesta tackles the make-or-break issues that control productivity and morale.

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StandOut from the Crowd... Out-Perform, Out-Think, Out-Lead, and Out-Sell the Competition

The Power of Performance and Innovation to Increase Competitive Edge

Business as Usual? No way! Status quo? Move over? Change? Keep it Coming! Bottom line: Your future success depends on your ability to out-shine past performance, out-think old ideas and out-maneuver anyone who says it can't be done. Simply "meeting expectations" doesn't cut it anymore. You and your brand have to be so extraordinarily awesome, unique and vital that people will choose to do business with you instead of your competitor! Ready?

Meet Human Relations expert Connie Podesta who is both refreshingly candid and wonderfully entertaining. She will definitely bring out your edgy, creative, competitive side as she takes you inside the minds of today's savvy, but super-demanding global market and delivers some killer, powerhouse strategies that will help you increase sales, profits, good will and your customer base. Competition - watch out!

StandOut Influence... How To Get People On Board

The Power of Consensus and Negotiation to Increase Buy-In

Successful people are great influencers. They know how to get consensus, ownership and buy-in from the people who count--without manipulation, intimidation, sacrificing relationships, or stepping on toes. Bottom line: Getting the job done the right way hinges on your ability to "sell" yourself and your ideas in such a trusting and positive way that people will choose to: Follow your lead. Cooperate with you. Learn from you. Buy from you. Partner with you. And…support you so you can make things happen!

With a rare blend of laugh-out-loud humor, uncanny insight into human nature and killer persuasive strategies, Human Relations expert Connie Podesta, will take you right inside the minds of the people you need to influence and impress.

You will learn how to negotiate differences, influence behaviors, change attitudes, overcome objections, and close the deal so you can create an amazing network of people who have one common goal: to willingly help you get the job done now!

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

The Power of Persuasion and Psychology to Increase Sales

Think you've heard everything there is to know about sales? Then make way for some game-changing, money-making, customer-attracting ideas that will literally blow the roof off "sales done the old way." Connie Podesta, an expert in the psychology of human behavior and sales strategies has helped millions of people take sales to a whole new level…and have more fun while getting there.

First step - 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 who 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!

StandOut Leadership... Lead Like You Mean It!

The Power of Accountability and Ownership to Increase Performance

In a perfect world all employees would be: high achieving, self-motivated, engaging, team players who see the big picture and always strive to do their best to get the job done on time without complaining. Does that sound like the Twilight Zone? Bottom Line: In the real world many employees: simply “meet expectations,” lack initiative, bring their personal life to work, stress over every change and whine about having to work….on the job!  “Enough!” says Human Behavior and Leadership Development expert Connie Podesta, who has empowered thousands of leaders worldwide with the attitudes, mindsets and strategies necessary to create a team that’s 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.

Meet Connie Podesta

Using a masterful combination of comic talent, dramatic flair and warm human insight, Connie Podesta tackles the make-or-break issues that control productivity and morale.

An author, educator, licensed professional counselor and former director of staff development and employee assistance, Connie Podesta doesn’t just address an audience-she captivates them, inspires them and motivates them to new heights of personal and professional achievement. Offering practical advice that can be applied at work and home, she reminds audiences that the quality of their personal life directly affects their professional success. Podesta uses her natural talent has an entertainer to connect with her audience, while delivering hands on advice that changes lives and bottom lines. Podesta is the author of Life Would Be Easy If It Weren’t for Other People, Self Esteem & The Six-Second Secret and co-authored How to be the Person Successful Companies Fight to Keep.

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