This 5 module program will help you engage your business in a new and effective way.

  • The 3 ways you show up for yourself and others
  • Discover and craft your own memorable personal story
  • Create personal business introductions and make real connections so others want to do business with you
  • Design and craft a short talk to get heard and noticed
  • Present your talk to accelerate your business and get what you want!

What Donna’s Clients Are Saying

My time with Donna was worth every minute. I have gone through years of not having the right response of the audience from my presentations to having complete confidence in my new presentation. I couldn’t have structured it without the knowledge and help of Donna. I highly recommend Donna Riccardo – Red Stiletto.
Michelle Paul
CEO & Founder, Denver Virtual Staging”


Empowering you to take your public speaking to a new level of confidence and power

Module 1

This module is all about awareness.

Explore the 3 ways you show up in life. How you show up for yourself (self-image), for others, and the business you want to attract.Find out what stands between you and others, and the business you want to attract.

Find out what works about you for others and why it works.

  • Yourself – as an entrepreneur, you are your business and your business is you.
  • Others – this is about relationship and connections.
  • Appearance – this is about appropriate dress for the occasion and why it matters.

Module 2

You will create short business introductions (a.k.a. elevator pitches or commercials.)

Walk away with several different approaches to use for any occasion, or mix and match depending on the event or the person

Get in touch with the power of listening from a unique point of view.


Module 3

Discover and craft your own memorable personal story and share who you are from your heart.

This makes you irresistible and has others want to connect with you and want to do business with you.

  • Learn how to make authentic connections and identify and attract the right people for your business.
  • The ones you want to do business with are the people who want to do business with you.
  • A three-hour live workshop is part of this module. In this fun, lively, interactive workshop, you will get to see how your communication style impacts others and how to identify and interact effectively with them. People from outside the program are invited to join us for this part of the program.

Module 4

Design and craft a short talk (5 minutes) to be seen, heard and known.

  • Work within a structure to organize your talk for maximum impact – whether it’s to sell yourself, sell your product or service, or simply share what’s important to you with others
  • Work with the power of storytelling and humor (where appropriate) to enhance your talk.
  • Find clarity in your message, and the confidence and power to communicate it.


Module 5

Present your talk to accelerate your business and get what you want.

  • Get generous, useful coaching and feedback on your talk and your speaking to use going forward in future talks.
  • Learn presentation skills that make all the difference.
  • We will do this first virtually for practice.
  • You will do live speaking in front of an audience at the end of the program during the in-person portion.
  • People from your life are invited to join us as audience members.
  • These talks will be recorded.


Get seen, heard and known as an expert in your field. Show Up, Speak Up and Get What You Want!

Next Course Dates

Course is delivered via a weekly video format followed by a weekly live zoom session and includes a live 2-day interactive event.

My name is Donna Riccardo, I’ve been in the field of public speaking and networking for 30 years.

I’m passionate about this field because I struggled with connecting with people one-to-one and from the front of the room.

I help women entrepreneurs represent and express themselves powerfully in a business setting.

I love to help my clients feel confident, and have clarity and power in the presence of others to accelerate the growth of their business.

When I speak, I teach my audience how to show up, speak up and get what they want to make the income they desire.