Don Franceschi is the author of the Amazon Best Seller, FROM AWFUL TO AWESOME: 9 ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR EFFECTIVE PRESENTATIONS. Don recently retired after 29 years with the State of California, with his last position as Regional Loss Prevention Manager for all of Northern California.
During this time he also developed, tailored, and delivered multiple “Effective Presentations and Public Speaking” classes throughout California for his department.
Don is a member of three Toastmasters Clubs, and is Past President of the advanced club, Next Level. He has been a Toastmasters keynote speaker, trainer, and a District Humorous Speech Contest Finalist. Don’s goal is to save the world–one presentation at a time!
Public Speaking Credentials
- Santa Rosa Junior College Community Education instructor 2017, 2018, 2019
- Managerial Leadership Class guest speaker for Santa Rosa Junior College 2017, 2018
- Human Relations in Organizations guest speaker for Santa Rosa Junior College 2018
- Sonoma State University Hybrid Saturday BA Program guest speaker 2018, 2019
- TEDx Sonoma County Organizing Committee member 2017, 2018, 2019
- Developed, tailored, and delivered nine “Effective Presentations and Public Speaking” classes to approximately 170 State employees between 2014 and 2016
- Member of three Toastmasters Clubs, Past President of advanced Toastmasters Club, Next Level
- Recipient of Toastmasters Advanced Communicator Bronze award
- Toastmasters District 57 Spring Conference Breakout presenter 2018
- Toastmasters/Chamber of Commerce Speechcraft trainer 2017
- Keynote Speaker at Toastmasters Officer Training events 2016
- Toastmasters Speaker to Trainer instructor 2016
- Toastmasters Humorous Speech Contest District Finalist 2013