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Donna Papacosta
Works at Trafalgar Communications
Attended New York University
Lives in Toronto
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Our book, The Business of Podcasting, is now available in both trade paperback and Kindle edition on Amazon.ca for Canadian readers. http://www.amazon.ca/Business-Podcasting-Passion-Personal-Professional/dp/1514331306/ref=sr_1_1_twi_pap_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1444232489&sr=8-1&keywords=the+business+of+podcasting
The Business of Podcasting: How to Take Your Podcasting Passion from the Personal to the Professional: Steve Lubetkin, Donna Papacosta: 9781514331309: Books - Amazon.ca
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Great post by +Shel Holtz . Personally,  I am a fan of videos without sound.
An important video trend has been gaining momentum for some time. Despite the popularity of these videos, and the increasing number of them, there has been virtually no adoption of the technique among public relations, corporate communications, and marketing. They remain almost exclusively the ...
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Are you excited by the prospect of podcasting for your organization, but find the whole idea too challenging? Or have you thought about using audio on your website or blog but don’t know where to start? Then come to the Toronto Podcasting Workshop on November 5 to get your questions answered. Some of the things we’ll cover include: What podcasting is all about, and why it seems so hot right now Why good sound matters in audio, video and other mu...
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A buddy of mine who also teaches journalism and is a guy who’s on it when it comes to data and longform popped into my office recently with a great idea for a radio story. Small problem: He’s never produced audio before and the whole concept scares him. You know who can change that? Anyone.
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Excellent tips for speakers.
In the last post, I tackled a Business Insider article that claimed the reason most PowerPoint presentations aren’t effective is that they use boring templates. My response: what makes presentation…
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Donna Papacosta celebrates 10 years of podcasting with her Trafcom News Podcast
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Education
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    Masters Public Administration, 1978 - 1980
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Communications/social media consultant, teacher, speaker. Co-author of The Business of Podcasting.
Introduction
Storyteller, speaker, podcaster, social media consultant and content marketing specialist joyously self-employed as Trafalgar Communications. Although I spend much of my time working with clients on their marketing materials and employee communications, I've also established a practice in audio podcasting.

Part-time instructor at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College.

Member of IABC/Toronto and past chair of its Professional Independent Communicators special interest group.
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Started one of Canada's first business podcasts, Trafcom News Podcast, in 2005. Raised two great kids (infinitely more important than a podcast!).
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Speaker, writer, podcaster, social media and content marketing consultant
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Writing, editing, podcasting, speaking, presenting, consulting
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  • Trafalgar Communications
    Speaker, writer, podcaster, social media and communications consultant, present
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Will Clammr be the Instagram of audio? Check out this new app, which allows podcasters to quickly share sound snippets.

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Communicate your way to a brighter career: An interview with Gerry Lewis, author of SHINE

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This is the most in-depth and detailed guide to Wordpress SEO you can find online.

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Learn the HOW and WHY of social media at the Toronto Hands-on Social Media Workshop, Feb. 5, 2015

10 times social media made headlines in 2014 | Toronto Star
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Hashtags, charity campaigns, PR gaffes and more went from social media to headline news in 2014.

Equipment for podcasting in a noisy environment - Trafcom News Blog
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The Kaotica Eyeball is a piece of audio equipment that allows you for podcasting in a noisy environment.

The news release is not dead - Trafcom News Blog
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Recap of the panel discussion on State of the Media 2014

The Life of a Social Media Manager: How to Spend Time on Social Media
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See how a typical social media manager keeps a schedule and follows a checklist to achieve the many different tasks and to-dos of a typical

17 Quick Wins to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Right Away
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A big list of small changes that may lead to huge results - quick wins for social media marketing that you can implement in minutes

How I locked myself out of Twitter - Trafcom News Blog
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Twitter two-step authentication is a great thing, until you change your mobile number and lock yourself out.

SlideShare Tips: How to Create a 5,000-View SlideShare in 10 Minutes
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The most efficient SlideShare tips for creating presentations that are beautiful, viral, and effective.

How to Create a Google+ Community to Grow Your Business |
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Set up a Google+ Community for your brand then use these tips to find and engage with members to create active relationships.

New workshop! Sound Matters - Trafcom News Blog
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Workshop on Sound Matters, which includes audio and podcast production.

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I wrapped up a judging assignment for a communications awards competition a while back, and the experience has been preying on my mind. This

The ROI of Google Plus Relationships
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Contrary to the rumours and speculations arising from the departure of Google Plus visionary Vic Gundotra, Google Plus is very much alive. T

Tips for writing for the ear - Trafcom News Blog
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Writing for the ear is not the same as writing for the eye. Here are tips for podcasters and others.

How to lose a follower in 7 ways | Social Media Today
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Did you just lose a follower? Oh, we're sorry. We can help you with that.