is a Dynamic, Engaging Professional Speaker
Her funny, direct, and innovative approach to showing up online inspires audiences and invites attendees to rethink their approach to social media.
She is available to speak about her signature methodology The Gather Method™ at industry conferences, company off-sites, workshops, retreats, seminars and as a featured guest expert on livestreams, webinars, and podcasts that serve high-level experts, small businesses, authors and content creators, and nonprofits.
Key Signature Talks and Topics
RETHINK SOCIAL MEDIA WITH THE GATHER METHOD™
Signature Talk (45-60 minutes) – Workshop
I’ve been teaching my clients and my audience to rethink their approach to online platforms for years. My proven process The Gather Method™ moves you beyond the noise and frustration of social media to find small relevant groups of people that are gathered in real conversation and foster real relationships.
The toolbox we use includes social media, media opportunities, podcast interviews, content creation and content marketing all built around identifying the perfect audience and using the invaluable intelligence found through social listening, strategic content, and positioning to land in front of the right people, so they find YOU.
When social media is approached from this perspective, the results are quite different. It becomes a business intelligence tool that helps inform decisions and leads to extraordinary opportunities that you never knew existed.
EXPAND YOUR BRAND WITH PR
Breakout Talk and Workshop Options
Small businesses and personal brands often disregard a media strategy, they feel like their business is too small, they cannot afford it, or imposter syndrome kicks in with a case of who me?
None of that is true. We all have the ability to build our own media empire and I’ll share inspiring stories of clients and colleagues who grew their visibility and bottom line by being featured to targeted audiences.
The audience will leave with cost-effective (mostly free) strategies to prepare and connect with journalists, podcasters, even TV folks.Plus how to leverage these opportunities so they multiply.
YOUR “ANTHOLOGY” IS A VALUABLE ASSET – PUT IT TO WORK
Breakout Talk and Workshop Options
All established businesses have amassed a valuable “body of work.” This content comes in all forms, perhaps they are case studies, white papers, academic reports, a series of blog posts, podcast interviews, online courses, or actual books.
When these assets were created they were important… in most cases they still are, but you and your team are off to create the next best thing. We provide a framework for how to take inventory of your virtual bookshelf and recycle or “upcycle” your best content. Breathe new life into your existing assets, create something entirely new that is fresh and targeted to the desired audience.
CUSTOM TALKS AND WORKSHOPS
- ASID NYC Chapter – Design a Social Media Strategy that Gets Results
- WomenCon – Panel Discussion Participant on Social Media
- She Leads Media – Panel Discussion Participant on Social Media
- Sohuis Insider Community – Resident Mentor on the topics of social media, PR, and content development
- Women Network/Burlington VT Chapter – Rethink Social Media with The Gather Method™
- Etsy Workshop – Social Media and Content Strategies for Top-Tier Etsy Sellers
- Intelysis Sales Meeting – Win Across the Board: 5 Lead Generating LinkedIn Strategies
- FastTrac Entrepreneurial Training Program – Ongoing Guest Expert
- Full Sail University – Using Social Media to Understand and Engage with Your Customers
- Frequent Podcast Guest and Guest Blogger on the topics of:
- Social Media
- Social Listening
- Social PR
- Social Intelligence
- Content Marketing
- Relationship Marketing
- Small Business
- Women Entrepreneurs
- Single Parenting
“To say that Donna is a wealth of knowledge would be a disservice and an understatement. I am so grateful to have Donna as a key mentor for our community of female founders, as she elegantly explains complex marketing subjects in a way that’s actionable and understandable to female leaders and business owners. Donna is giving, compassionate, and deeply cares about the women she surrounds herself with. Thank you for everything you do for our us and the Sohuis community!”
”Donna Cravotta and I met at a networking event for Women Entrepreneurs. Her insights and approach to social media resonated with me so much that I asked her to be a Social-PR guest speaker for the FastTrac program. For over 2 years she participated as a guest expert and wowed the crowd every time.”
Former Program Manager
SUNY Levin Institute
“We engaged Donna to speak to our ASID chapter members. Most are not fans of social media, but Donna crafted a custom presentation, which was apparent and offered an entirely new perspective. She focused on listening and relationship building, these are skills we all have, but she exhibited how we can use the tools we have always used to build our businesses in an entirely new way. Fresh, engaging, and she is funny too.”
Phyllis Harbinger, ASID, NCIDQ, CID
Certified Interior Designer and Author
President, ASID NY Metro Chapter 2014/2015
Design Concepts Interiors
“Over the years, we have had a LOT of speakers come and present on social media and PR strategies. Donna has become my go-to person for this. Her message is so simple and easy to follow and do, it make the “job” fun. And the results soon follow. I recommend you work with Donna if you ever get the chance.”
BEST Coaches, Inc