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Donna Papacosta
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Smart thinking here.
 

I like reading the thinking behind this.
In the past I’ve critiqued a lot of Google ads and landing pages on this blog. But, like they say, everyone’s a critic. So I’d like to try and take a different spin on this: I’m not only going to critique a landing page, I’m going to redesign it. And I’m going to try and…
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Excellent tips for speakers.
 
Love this! #speaking #PowerPoint  
Aaron Weyenberg is the master of slide decks. Our UX Lead creates Keynote presentations that are both slick and charming—the kind that pull you in and keep you captivated, but in an understated way...
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Canva for work is coming. Join the waiting list.
Canva for Work is coming soon. Pre-register now to get early access. Canva for Work will transform the way designs works at your company.
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Great tips here. Thanks, +Sue Horner 
 
Some helpful tools and suggestions related to 10 common social media mistakes. +B2C 
According to a recent report from content marketing hub Shareaholic, social media is now driving the largest share of overall traffic to websites. While the dominance of search may be still be consid…
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Good advice for independent communicators.
 
Panelists at a recent discussion for +IABCToronto independent communicators had much to share about #pricing . My latest blog post shares some of the tips.
If you're new to freelancing, you probably charge by the hour. However, a better plan for both clients and solopreneurs is to charge by the project, according to panelists at the recent IABC/Toronto Professional Independent Communicators (PIC) session on pricing. This takes the focus away from ...
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An interesting Toronto story. It's becoming one of those things "everyone" is talking about this week. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/careers/toronto-tv-reporter-fights-back-against-obscene-on-the-job-hecklers/article24390881/?click=sf_globefb
One man gets fired while another’s employer promises to ‘address’ the situation after video goes viral
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No, Shel. I hadn't heard that story. Sheesh!
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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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Has anyone tried Clammr? They'd like to be Instagram of audio. We podcasters like this idea! http://news.trafcom.com/2015/05/will-clammr-be-the-instagram-of-audio/
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+Dan York Well your voice is clear/great but the image is grainy. I'm using a laptop at the moment
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In case you missed this heartwarming story... Such a great use of social media for good. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/odin-s-birthday-celebrated-by-social-media-supporters-1.3004041
Strangers from around the world have turned to social media to reach out to a birthday boy who was upset after no one RSVP'd to his birthday party.
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You don't have to be a podcaster to benefit from podcasting.
 
You don't need to produce a podcast in order to take advantage of the recent growth of podcasting. That's just one way to take advantage of the surge in podcasting's popularity.

http://holtz.com/blog/blog/10-ways-marketers-can-take-advantage-of-podcasting/4481/
A decade after their debut, podcasts finally are getting attention from marketers. The percentage of Americans over 12 years old who listened to at least one podcast during the past month grew 2 points over year-earlier numbers, and while 17% may not sound like a lot, it represents 46 million ...
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    Speaker, writer, podcaster, social media and communications consultant, present
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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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  • New York University
    Masters Public Administration, 1978 - 1980
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