7 Reasons Your Next Audience Might Need a Little Comedy and Therapy
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
1d ago
If your team needs a “BREAK” from the negative and a BREAKTHROUGH in their productivity, mindset, and life… add some levity to your next event. Here’s what I can tell you as a motivational keynote speaker who’s been at this a very long time… if you’re planning an event, adding a pinch of comedy and a dash of therapy might just be the secret ingredient you need. 1. Laughter Really is the Best Medicine I always say, if you’re laughing, you’re listening, and if you’re listening, you’re learning. When I’m on stage, I make sure the laughter flows freely, because it not only lifts the mood but pumps ..read more
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Get Your Team Out of the Funk!
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
1d ago
Wondering how to infuse your team with a little humor and insights that can help break the tension and turn up morale and productivity? I’ve got you! If your team seems to be missing its usual spark, you’re certainly not alone. Let’s face it, for a lot of organizations, the last couple of years have been an idea-stifling, rut-producing, stress-inducing ball of…well, you get the idea. To be fair, the slump is understandable. There’s a lot of division out there, a lot of negative news, a lot of decisions being made on brick and mortar versus remote work. Employee stress levels are off-the-charts ..read more
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The Game-Changer Every Salesperson Needs: Empathy
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
1w ago
Let’s face it: the old school of hard-selling is out. What’s in? Empathy. Yes, you heard it right—empathy! It’s the game-changer a LOT of sales professionals didn’t know they needed in their sales toolkit. As sales environments become increasingly competitive across every industry, understanding and genuinely relating to your customers’ needs can set you apart from the crowd. Empathy: Your Secret Sales Weapon Think about the last time you made a purchase. What influenced your decision? Chances are, it wasn’t a pushy sales pitch. Who wants to be “sold” these days? No, it was probably more likel ..read more
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Adaptability: The Sales Superpower You Can’t Afford to Ignore
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
3w ago
Say goodbye to the days of one-trick-pony sales tactics and hello to the golden age of adaptability—the superpower every sales pro needs up their sleeve. Whether you’re pitching the latest tech or negotiating high-end real estate, the ability to zig when others zag is your ticket to sales stardom. Let’s face it, the market waits for no one. Consumer trends can flip overnight, and if you can’t keep up, you’re left in the dust. Adaptability in Action: What’s the Real Deal? Being adaptable in sales isn’t just about changing colors like a chameleon; it’s about smart, strategic shifts that keep you ..read more
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Why Great Leaders Embrace Change—And You Should Too!
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
3w ago
In today’s fast-paced world, where disruption is the norm, change isn’t just inevitable—it’s essential. Status quo? Is the archenemy of progress. To survive and thrive in today’s competitive world, make innovation your best friend and go-to strategy.  As an experienced leadership keynote speaker, I’ve watched countless leaders transform potential obstacles into stepping stones for advancement. These leaders embody the dynamism required to create momentum even in the most complex environments. Embracing Change: A Leadership Imperative I’ve said in many sessions that “change is in your DNA ..read more
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How Your Expectations Set the Stage for Your Success
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
1M ago
Managing and setting realistic expectations at work can drive success, enhance productivity, and help you stand out positively in your career How do you expect others to treat you? What do you expect from your job, your co-workers, customers, friends, and family? What do they expect from you? What do you expect when it comes to your health, financial security, and potential for success? Never underestimate the power of expectations. Understanding, managing, and creating realistic expectations are vital to success in all areas of your life. How are expectations created? Unfortunately, many ex ..read more
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Forget Perfection!
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
1y ago
“I am so tired of trying to be what everyone wants me to be. When will it end?”……… That was the email that woke me up this morning.   A result of a recently posted graphic on my social that said, “You’re allowed to be both a masterpiece and a work in progress simultaneously.” Wow. That sure opened up the floodgates. People were blowing up my inbox. “But Connie, NO ONE likes it when I am a work in progress.”  “I’ll never be PERFECT, so who will want me?” “How do you keep it all together when you’re a hot mess deep down?” When will it end? When will others stop pulling at us or th ..read more
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Happiness Is Job Security
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
1y ago
Let’s talk about work for a minute. Most people don’t often rank HAPPINESS as a major component of success in the workplace. How many times do people put “I’m so happy” on their list of résumé skills and traits? I’ve never seen it even once. Is your “happiness level” ranked on the yearly evaluation sheet that determines whether you get a raise or promotion? Are you attending training workshops on “Raising the Bar for Happiness” or “Exceeding Happiness Expectations”? Does your company have a five-year strategic plan for increasing happiness ratios? Probably not. But let me tell you: HAPPINESS ..read more
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Are You Bah-Humbugging This Holiday?
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
3y ago
How to Stay in the Present By Motivational Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta It’s started already. People are asking, “Connie, how will I EVER get through the holidays?” Irritating family, overwhelming schedules, and stress. And now, we’re even having to have family time via TECH like Zoom! Yikes! If holidays for you are more scary than merry–STOP. Take time. Breathe. You get to control your own life. That free will thing? Totally true. Make this the season you take some time for you. Change traditions. Savor the moments. Find your joy. Make some memories. Holidays shouldn’t be about the hustle ..read more
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Six Solid Reasons To Add a Little Comedy and Therapy to Your Holiday Party
Connie Podesta
by Connie Podesta
3y ago
By Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Speaker Are you planning on a virtual holiday party to de-humbug a team totally over all the change we’ve seen this year? I get it. It’s been a LOT. Steep learning curves. Stress. Adapting to new technology. Finding new ways to communicate. How will you give your Zoom from Ho-Hum to Ho-ho-ho? Bring in entertainment with a message. Here’s six solid reasons my clients are adding a little comedy and therapy to their virtual gatherings this holiday: Laughing is one of the best ways to help people let go. There’s so much that people are just ready to put behind them ..read more
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