“Presentations Made Simple”

episode #699 –  March 22, 2022

GUEST: Patrick Donadio

No matter what your job is; sales expert, business owner, or manager working your way up the corporate ladder, you’re going to have to sell your ideas.

the episode

No matter what your job is; sales expert, business owner, or manager working your way up the corporate ladder, need to know how to sell your ideas.  The prospect can be a little scary but it doesn’t have to be according to our guest Patrick Donadio.

He shares some simple tips like opening with a hook instead of an introduction.  You can open with a question or a compelling statistic that catches their attention. Then you have earned the right to tell them who you are.

Engage the audience on an physical, mental and emotional level.  Then close with a specific call to action.



our guest Patrick Donadio

For the past three decades, Patrick Donadio has spoken nationally and internationally and trained thousands of leaders and their teams, in a variety of industries, from Fortune 100 companies to associations.

In his desire to help C-Suite executives and all leaders “grow their people”, Patrick has taken his decades of experience and crafted a results-based process detailed in his book, “Communicating with IMPACT”. His process focuses on improving communication, increasing profits, and boosting performance in less time.

Patrick has served on the board of the National Speakers Association (NSA). He is also one of a few people in the world to have earned both the Certified Speaking Professional (CSPTM) designation from the NSA, and the Master Certified Coach (MCC) designation from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the highest distinction from both associations.

As a business communication coach, Donadio works with C-suite executives, leaders and Professional Services Providers to grow their business, improve communication/presentation skills, increase sales, and enhance their community image. As an educator, he has taught communications at The University of Notre Dame, The Weatherhead School of Management, The Ohio State University, and The John Glenn College of Public Affairs.


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