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
Professional Training and Coaching
Public Relations and Communications
Areas of Expertise (2)
New York University: Masters in Public Administration, Public Administration 1980
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
Social Media Week Toronto conference Toronto
Numerous workshops and presentations on social media and podcasting
Various Toronto, Ottawa, Whistler, and other locations