Donna Riccardo

Episode 17- Interview with Donna Riccardo, Public speaking coach


Donna grew up outside of Princeton, NJ, then moved to New York City. She stayed there for 17 years while getting advanced education in the professional beauty field and becoming a premier hair cutting specialist in top salons. She was a leading regional trainer for professional hair product manufacturers and learned the importance of relationships between clients and business. After moving to Colorado and giving up hair cutting, Donna began managing and mentoring several small business entrepreneurs.

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Show Notes:

Donna believes confidence is what is needed to stop playing small and step up into life. Working with entrepreneurs allows her to empower them to reach their full potential. She provides business owners with the skills and knowledge they can start implementing immediately.

In this episode, Donna helps us understand how to have confidence in ourselves so that we can speak effectively in front of others, whether it’s in a small room of people or on a larger platform. She also shares some insight on what people struggle with the most with public speaking. 

We also touch on the topic of story telling and how essential it is to connect with the audience and how to make the story engaging. 


This episode is a little longer than others (about 32 minutes) but it’s worth it!


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