At the podium, Dana Manciagli has a signature bold, energetic and inspirational approach. Dana Manciagli has given hundreds of keynote speeches, workshops and seminars around the world. She has spoken to audiences of over 19,000, is media trained, and speaks fluent Spanish.

Dana has over 100 YouTube videos on job search, career advice and networking. She is a nationally syndicated columnist and active blogger, tweeter and contributor to multiple career websites. She has been featured in multiple media sources and is sought after as a career expert on TV, radio, podcasts and in print.

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Dana’s Speaking Topics

Dana ManciagliThere are two major trends that recruiters and hiring companies need to be fluent in:

  • The four generations at work today. What are the differences between the generations as it relates to work and what is the impact on the future of work?
  • The crisis of the disengaged employee. More importantly, what should companies be doing about it? What should employees be doing, too.

Dana will bring the two topics together and encourage you to think differently…no, wildly differently about your role in this fast-changing employment ecosystem. Everybody is surrounded daily with generational issues at work. Regardless of the size of your company, there are some critical insights to understand immediately in order to be more effective at your job. But did you know that 70% of the employees around you are disengaged from their jobs? The combination of these two historic trends triggers unique techniques that need to be implemented.

Program Take-Aways

  • An understanding of the four generations at work today and their unique work-related characteristics.
  • Learn strategies and tactics to you can turn around a bad trend at your company.
  • As an employee, develop an action plan for the steps YOU are going to take to re-engage.

Dana ManciagliThis dynamic and motivating keynote presents a clear, direct and practical coaching session on winning job search strategies. Dana introduces innovative tools and techniques that will inspire the audience to not only think about their careers differently, but actually do something different the next day. Her unique approach is based on years of experience as a hiring manager in Fortune 500 corporations, and interviewing, hiring and coaching thousands of job seekers for over 30 years.

Program Take-Aways

  • Start developing your next career moves now.
  • Avoid the common mistakes that can sabotage your job search efforts.
  • Discover the secrets to ‘winning’ a job in today’s competitive era.

Dana ManciagliNetworking for personal growth, career growth or business growth, and sales is a topic relevant to virtually every audience. While everybody “gets” they need to do it, Dana teaches them how, addresses the excuses preventing people from networking, and helps them avoid common pitfalls. Dana’s approach is clear and she delivers a process that every audience member will take away and use. She is called “the queen of networking” and gives her recommendations openly and with passion.

Program Take-Aways

  • Start developing your networking plan now.
  • Avoid the common excuses that prevent you from relationship-building success.
  • Discover the essential ingredients to maintaining long-term, two-way relationships.

Learn simple but powerful strategies that can help audiences of all types: entrepreneurs, college graduates through senior executives, diverse organizations focused on women, military, ethnic organizations and much more. Dana’s no-nonsense, take-accountability and get-focused recommendations are inspiring, unique and current with today’s environment and filled with practical advice.

Program Take-Aways

  • Learn how to ensure your career is Job #1 for you and how to look forward.
  • Leverage social media to learn, network and develop a brand while working.
  • Discover the secrets to performing, developing your career and being accountable for your future.

Dana is passionate about developing women’s careers, helping them meet their life’s dreams, and handling challenges along their journey. The strategies presented in this powerful session are practical, inspirational and useful to women of all cultures, generations and experience. Women returning to work, re-entering the workforce, changing careers, glass ceilings and more are critical topics that Dana is prepared to discuss. No theory or data… just dos and don’ts, solutions and practical guidance.

Program Take-Aways

  • Learn the common excuses we make for ourselves.
  • Start developing your plan for facing challenges and realizing opportunities.
  • Gain the confidence and inspiration to make a difference immediately.


I cannot thank you enough for all of your hard work prior to and at our conference. My expectations were met, and exceeded. The time you spent with our team researching our needs and learning about our audience definitely paid off. Your presentation was the perfect mix of a serious business based message, along with a very engaging delivery. The professionalism and efficiency of you and your team made my life easier. As a host of the conference, I had plenty to worry about, so it was nice to know you were well prepared and your team was available if I needed anything. I hope to have an opportunity to work with you and your team again in the future. This was truly an enjoyable experience.

My CEO Conference

Dana is a dynamic public speaker who presented on the topic of networking at our annual Career Institute. She was energetic, informed, well prepared and extremely supportive of the event. Dana acted as a professional team player and had an ease when presenting that the audience really responded to. She was extremely knowledgeable regarding career development and how to land a job and even provided the foundation with helpful advice/tips and support after the event. We truly appreciated her partnership this year and highly recommend her to others.

College Success Foundation Event

Dana Manciagli was a professional from the minute we engaged on our important event. She confirmed all details in e-mail, played a big role in marketing the event to assure a great turn-out, and led an inspiring presentation. Her content and delivery hit the mark and the feedback from our attendees was extremely positive. Here is an example and Thank you very much for the outstanding webinar today. Dana Manciagli gave me a lot of actionable tips, including: how to define my job search goal; how to use the JD Profile: and how to optimize LinkedIn as a tool. I think her presentation skills are excellent. Dana’s delivery is sincere and enthusiastic and keeps the audience engaged. I had a number of people follow up to tell me they implemented some of her recommendations into their job search. I’ve been working with career ministry groups for 10 years and her presentation is definitely one of the best I’ve seen. I will definitely be asking Dana back for another presentation.

Career Ministry Group

I am so appreciative of the message you brought to the Professional BusinessWomen’s 24th annual conference. With your help, we made some key steps into the Next Generation and heightened the understanding of the challenges and opportunities of getting to 50/50 representation across all levels and all industries. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors and me – thank you. It was an honor and a pleasure to have your participation.

PBWC Board Chair and President

Dana Manciagli not only offers a highly engaging and motivational session, she is also easy to work with and extremely well-organized, providing the necessary information well before the deadlines. An event producer’s dream!

How Design Live

This workshop was very helpful providing actionable items and know-how to tackle the job hunt. Dynamic, enthusiastic, helpful. You have a warm stage presence; the material you presented was absolutely spot-on for your audience.

Puget Sound Business Journals

Thank you so much for speaking at the Professional Business Women of CA’s 24th annual conference. You spoke to a sold out crowd of over 4000 women and men. The feedback we have received to date is nothing short of amazing. During the day there were about 600 “tweeters” whose tweets were seen by over 600,000 people. Incredible results!

Professional Business Women of California

Dana Manciagli’s ‘Cut the Crap, Get a Job!’ was a concise, easy to follow seminar, which eliminated extra items that can often lead to procrastination. Her ‘Cut the Crap Job Description Profile (JD Profile) was an invaluable tool to translate a candidate’s resume to a specific job. It was wonderful to hear job search and networking advice from a Fortune 500 executive who has reviewed thousands of candidates with diverse and global backgrounds. Dana’s no nonsense approach with a great sense of humor made her very approachable and left the attendees feeling like they could connect with Dana outside of the seminar. And many have! I highly recommend participating in Dana Manciagli’s ‘Cut the Crap, Get a Job’ so you, too, can compete for a new job and win.

University of Washington MBA Seminar Organizer

It is always a challenge to hire international keynote speakers and trust they will make our event great. Well, Dana Manciagli is a seasoned international traveler and speaker and was not only easy to work with, but she developed customized content that our audience truly valued. She worked with us before the event, during the event and after to assure we were 100% satisfied. She really connected with the audience, staying around the entire day to give more of her insights freely. We highly recommend her to our event leadership peers around the world to motivate, inspire and give actionable techniques to the audience.

Microsoft India Women’s Conference

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