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Donna Papacosta - Trafalgar Communications. Toronto, ON, CA

Donna Papacosta Donna Papacosta

Owner | Trafalgar Communications

Toronto, ON, CANADA

Social media and podcasting consultant and educator



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Donna Papacosta, principal of Toronto-based Trafalgar Communications, is a writer, speaker, podcaster and consultant, helping clients communicate better with employees, customers and prospects. She’s also a highly rated workshop leader and educator.

In 2005 Donna started producing the Trafcom News Podcast, one of the first business podcasts in Canada. Since then she has expanded her expertise in both social media and multimedia, and helps people integrate these tools into their communications. As a consultant and international speaker, Donna emphasizes the importance of storytelling, content marketing and relationship building. She is author of The Podcast Scripting Book and co-author of The Business of Podcasting.

In addition to leading workshops on social media and communications topics, Donna teaches Digital Communications Strategy/Social Media at the University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies.

She is an active member of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and is past chair of the IABC/Toronto chapter’s Professional Independent Communicators group. A dual U.S.-Canadian citizen, Donna holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from New York University and a Certificate in Magazine Journalism from Ryerson University.

Industry Expertise (6)

Media - Online

Writing and Editing

Training and Development

Social Media

Professional Training and Coaching

Public Relations and Communications

Areas of Expertise (2)


Social Media

Education (2)

New York University: Masters in Public Administration, Public Administration 1980

Lehman Fellow

Ryerson University: Certificate, Magazine Journalism 1988

Event Appearances (4)

Speaker and workshop leader

IABC world conference  San Diego, Toronto, Chicago (2010 to 2012)

Podcasting for Associations

Canadian Society of Association Executives national conference  Toronto


Podcasting Power

Social Media Week Toronto conference  Toronto


Numerous workshops and presentations on social media and podcasting

Various  Toronto, Ottawa, Whistler, and other locations