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2017 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award – State Award – Honorable Mention presented to Donna Francavilla for  Radio and Television Advertising – Radio “FOSM 2016 60 Spot”

2017 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Award 2017 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award – State Award – Honorable Mention presented to Donna Francavilla for  Radio and Television Advertising – Radio “FOSM 2016 60 Spot”

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TIPS: How to use a microphone

HOW TO USE A MICROPHONE How to use a microphone when speaking in publicHow do you properly use a microphone so that you don't sound like you talking to the interviewer from China? If you are being interviewed in a radio station, most likely you will be seated or be standing in front of a […]

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TIPS: HOW CAN YOU PRESENT YOUR BEST SELF?

20 Things Likable People Do & What You Can Learn From Them When thinking about what to write about for this month’s Alabama Media Professional Pro Tips, I didn’t have to search long and hard. A friend sent me a link to this article: http://www.popsugar.com/smart-living/Things-Likeable-People-Do-35059138 I found the article to be a great reminder about […]

Donna Francavilla named 2015 Positive Maturity’s “Top 50 Over 50,”

In the late 1980's the Washington Post wrote about Donna Francavilla, a young news director who turned the tables on entrepreneur Donald Trump. While covering a press conference promoting his newest hotel, she prompted Trump to say in a recorded interview, that when he was in Washington D.C., he listened to the radio station she […]

PROFILE: Breaking the story: Donna Francavilla paves her own way in the business news world

By Molly Davidson Email the author Published 2:34 pm Wednesday, March 16, 2016   Donna Francavilla has earned numerous awards and recognition for her skill as a reporter. (For the Reporter / Dawn Harrison) At KYW one of the male news anchors told me, ‘You’re probably just going to get married and have a child,’” […]

Professional Development Tips: Character Counts

"Think and act as if the cameras and the microphones are always on. If you make a mistake, own up to it, apologize to those you have hurt, lick your wounds, and move on." Donna Francavilla, Founder, Frankly Speaking Communications, V-P of Alabama Media Professionals, CBS Radio News Journalist If you’re in the Spotlight, the […]

TIPS FOR DELIVERING A POWERFUL PITCH/SPEECH

7 TIPS FOR DELIVERING A POWERFUL PITCH/SPEECH, Have you ever felt anxious when delivering a pitch or speech? Did you nervously pace the floors? Did you fret over time limitations and feel tormented over over whether all the important points were addressed? Has your computer ever failed had a microphone that didn't work? What do […]

2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award – State Award – Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for “Personal Column On The Air” or Critic’s Review – Radio “CBS Radio Reporter’s Notebook”

2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award - State Award - Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for "Personal Column On The Air" or Critic's Review - Radio "CBS Radio Reporter's Notebook"

2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award – State Award – Third Place presented to Donna Francavilla for News Article Written Specifically for the Web “Radio, TV Stations Show Unparalleled Commitment While Covering Alabama Tornadoes”

2012 Alabama Media Professionals Communications Contest Award – State Award – First Place presented to Donna Francavilla for Prepared Report – Radio “Storm Wrap”

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