Connie Podesta

Motivational Humorist, Sales, Leadership and Behavioral Change Specialist

Connie Podesta is a top sales keynote speaker, behavioral change specialist, and award-winning author. Connie has inspired millions of people to do what it takes to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen their leadership skills, and become more profitable, happier, and successful than they ever thought possible.

  • Connie Podesta`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Connie Podesta`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

  • Connie Podesta`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Connie Podesta`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $30,001 - $40,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Texas, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

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...

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 willCHOOSE 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!

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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, ...

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!

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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...

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!

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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 ...

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.

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StandOut Relationships... Life Would Be Easy, If it Weren't for Other People

The Power of Personality and Communication to Increase Engagement Difficult people? Move over! Crazy demands? Under control! Critical conversations? No problem! Imagine what you could accomplish if you could decode the mystery of human ...

The Power of Personality and Communication to Increase Engagement

Difficult people? Move over! Crazy demands? Under control! Critical conversations? No problem!

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. At work and at home.

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 ability to attract and sustain healthy relationships so you can lead, manage, sell, produce, collaborate, work as a team, enjoy life, stay healthy, be happy and…experience success.

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!

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About Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta

Connie Podesta is a game-changing, revenue -building, idea-generating ball of fire whose rare blend of humor, substance, and style have made her one of the most in-demand speakers in the world today. 25 years. Two million people. 1000 organizations. Hall of Fame speaker. Award-winning author.  Seven books. Former Radio/TV personality. Therapist for 30 years. Expert on the psychology of sales, leadership, change, life balance and getting your act together!  Plus (what we all probably could use in today’s crazy world) …a Comedienne.

Degrees and awards aside, audiences love Connie Podesta because she is down-to-earth, interactive, funny, and has a fearless energy that is contagious. She is passionate about helping people succeed and can tackle even the toughest of issues with a rare blend of real-life strategies, no-nonsense personality and laugh-out-loud humor.

More About Speaker, Connie Podesta. . . 
Having worked with hundreds of corporations around the globe, Connie Podesta has an insider’s knowledge of organizations and uses this unique perspective to create customized presentations on key issues such as personal accountability, communication, life balance, customer service, leadership, sales, team building, change and productivity. 

Connie has inspired millions of people to do what it takes to increase sales, attract and keep more customers, build longer-lasting, healthier relationships, strengthen their leadership skills and become more profitable, happier and successful that they ever thought possible.

Testimonials

“Thank you for your virtual delivery of “Get In Your Right Mind” presentation to Texas REALTORS this past month. We had more than 800 members registered for this and the feedback that followed was outstanding.  I especially liked how you tied your entertaining message on interaction into how it affects the homebuying/selling process when dealing with personalities and expectations. The industry tailored messaging was relevant and timely…Your message was exactly what Texas REALTORS needed to hear and we appreciate you sharing your talent to engage an audience, even on a virtual platform.”

Travis Kessler, RCE, CAE

President/CEO

“As a leading CEO networking group, we are very diligent with our speaker selection for our member events, in particular in a virtual environment. Connie Podesta not only brought content we could apply in today’s environment, she also demonstrated amazing talent in delivering it on a virtual platform. She had great interaction skills with our members throughout the event, both live and on camera. Even before the event was over we were being asked when we’d have her back again.”

Joseph Baronzoni

Global Leaders Network.

Connie surprises in so many ways with her engaging style, humor and practical approach to everyday situations that essentially catch the audience off guard. Connie uses an approach that blends a straight forward no nonsense delivery with twists of humor that drive a message home in a very effective manner.  Connie has an inherent ability to engage an audience in thought provoking discussions that has been honed through years of refinement and observations.This is one speaker that has to be on your list of “must haves”.

Vice President Network Operations

TDS Telecommunications

“Everyone loved you! After one session, I felt like a rock star! I got so many positive comments that I not only can’t remember them all. But I did keep hearing ‘She was the best we ever had’ and ‘Let’s have her again next year!'”

Tasca Lincoln-Mercury, Inc.

 

“Just a brief note to thank you for the great presentation at our Annual Management Retreat – you were sensational! As you were aware, your audience consisted of our top NASA management together with the senior managers from our larger support contractors.”

NASA

 

“Connie received the highest rating on our post-meeting survey that I have seen in 24 years!”

Western Southern Financial Group

 

“Based on the overwhelming responses from the participants, it is safe to say that you were the best speaker in over 14 years!”

University of Delaware

 

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