With over twenty years as a highly sought after corporate trainer and thirteen years as a full-time college professor, my passion is helping individuals and organizations achieve their personal best. Whether small group seminars, large speaking engagements, or an online webinar, I create and deliver highly interactive, customized learning experiences for my clients.
Corporate Trainer & Speaker: I’ve developed, designed, and taught over fifty different college courses and over one hundred customized corporate training courses for blended, online, and face-to-face learning environments. Participants love my workshops because they are practical and applied. I hate nothing more than talking just about theory. You don’t become a better runner by reading about running. You get better by actually running. Can the theory of running help? Yes. Is that going to help you win the NYC marathon? I doubt it. Regardless of the topic, participants in my courses learn how to apply theory so it works for them in their lives.
Author: I am the author of Social Media Resumes: College Edition, Jersey Girls Don’t Pump Gas (a civic education simulation designed for social studies teachers and youth program leaders), Media Mindfulness an integrated hands-on advertising and persuasion curriculum for middle school students, Social Media Marketing for Realtors (in press), and a co-author of Customer Service for the 21st Century online training program developed under a grant from the US Immigration and Naturalization Service.
Content Marketing: I love to create content that adds value. From short films to podcasting, I enjoy finding creative ways to share my passions. You can listen to my podcast P.S. Italy to learn about unique travel destinations across Italy. Or, visit my newly created youtube channel Marcello TV – a collection of my creative work and instructional videos.
There are so many ways for us to communicate today. I’ve taught students how to do this for years, and now I help businesses learn how to create strategic content too!
Documentary Filmmaker: My creative works include two short documentary films both screened at international film festivals. La Bella Vita: The Beautiful Life of Northern Italy won Best Travel Short at HIIDA and was recognized by the International Travel Film Festival in Greece. The Squeezebox Rox: The Rise and Fall of the Accordion in America Popular Culture screened at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival in 2017.
In 2008, I earned a Ph.D. in Communication & Media Studies from Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information. Active in my professional associations, I served as President of the New Jersey Communication Association 2017-2018.