Business As Usual Is Over

Creating an Incredible Virtual Experience – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker When a pandemic forced event planners and leaders to cancel all live events almost overnight, it was hard to even imagine what the future would look like. I totally get it. As someone who makes a living speaking to conventions packed with hundreds and thousands of people, often shoulder- to-shoulder, I feel your pain, and your frustration. Social distancing has seriously thrown a big global wrench into all our calendars. The…

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Take Charge of Your Personal Life So Your Professional Life Can Soar – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame Speaker First of all – the idea of personal and professional balance is really a myth. You don’t have a personal life and a professional life – you have a life — and the two most DEFINITELY are intertwined. . 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…

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Success Lies in How We ‘Act’ or ‘React’ – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Connie Podesta, Hall of Fame Speaker, CPAE, CSP Success is NOT the result of good timing, karma, coincidence, fate or good luck.  Those are the labels used by people who REACT to what the world sends their way The true key to success is to ACT: Cease excuses. Be accountable. Take responsibility. Stand out. We’re all too familiar with the “react” mode – right?  Wake up in the morning, everything’s fine then boom, we stub a toe, get a…

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The REAL Cost of a Negative Attitude – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

And How It Affects EVERY Aspect of Your Life By Motivational Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Connie Podesta The truth is attitude is HUGE when it comes to making the most from your life.  And if yours is a NEGATIVE one?  You can absolutely guarantee that it will cost you promotions, sales, market share, customers, business, friends, and family.  It’s THAT big of a deal. And here’s why…When our attitude is negative, defeating, self-serving, or aggressive it affects EVERYTHING we…

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Leadership…How to be the Person Others Want to Follow! – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

The Power of Influence and Empowerment By Business Keynote Speaker and Human Relations Expert Connie Podesta Bottom line? If there was ever a time this world needs great leaders–it is NOW!  But let there be no doubt about it, LEADERSHIP, helping others succeed–is a TOUGH job.  Both a privilege and a life-changing responsibility. As a leader, YOU have a direct impact on other people’s successes (or failures) as a result of:  Your choices.  Intellect.  Creativity.  Power to influence.  Integrity.  And…

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9 Top Things You Need to Quit To Repel Toxic People – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Motivational Keynote Speaker and Human Behavior Expert Connie Podesta Toxic people?  Should come with a warning label. You know, like those hazardous materials signs you see in hospitals or demolition sites?  Because they are hazardous to our health. To our well-being. To our emotional state. Our mental state. Our ability to succeed at high levels. To the good relationships they are bent to erode. Our sense of self-worth.  So why do we do it? Why do we keep people…

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Quit Being Afraid of Being Afraid – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Hall of Fame Speaker Connie Podesta, CSP, CPAE Let’s talk about fear. As emotions go, it doesn’t have the best reputation. People don’t usually want to be seen as fearful or anxiety-ridden or…well, wimpy. But I want to convince you that fear has some enormous value. I teach my audiences the same thing I taught my children:  being afraid can be the catalyst for some pretty amazing things. As someone who’s been a speaker for more than 25 years,…

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