Rob McGowan, PMP, CSSGB, Learning Systems Manager for Avanade
Donna is a dynamic and engaging technical trainer. We hired Donna to present some advanced tips and tricks for power users of MS Office, and she did a fantastic job facilitating two webinars to a global audience of Business Operations professionals. Donna’s authoritative and methodical style worked perfectly for our audience. She was particularly adept at handling questions from the audience, displaying deep knowledge of a staggering array of situations and setups that users may face when working with their Office interface.
In addition, Donna was a delight to work with as we set up a contract and worked through the technical details of our engagement. She’s funny, cheerful, and professional — and I hope I have an opportunity to work with her again.
Kate Asbury Larkin – Brand Partner at Nerium International
Donna spoke to two different groups with two different areas of focus. The first group needed a more nuts and bolts of LinkedIn and she only had about 40 minutes to present. The second group was the university’s development staff and they were more interested in tips and tricks to identify and engage alumni. She had an hour and a half with the second group and they interacted with Donna for the entire time. Both groups were most impressed and the development group said Donna was exactly what they needed as they enter into a $1B campaign. Thank you, Donna
Jann Simpson – Sealy Companies Tuscaloosa| Social Media Marketing and Sales
Donna is a warm and inviting speaker that has a teacher’s heart. She brings a wealth of information to each training seminar along with her contagious personality. It’s amazing how she keeps on the cutting edge of technology and her knowledge of social media, the internet and all things encompassed is truly impressive. Another thing that we love about Donna is the fact that she is a mentor to each of her individual students and is available for Q & A long after the seminars are over! Invite her to train YOUR employees today! You won’t regret it!
Christi Newman – Digital Marketing Specialist
I attended one of her Social Media Techniques and Strategy classes where I implemented her tools on the two outlets we currently had: Facebook and Pinterest. Within a few weeks of implementing her strategy, our followers more than quadrupled and people began engaging with us more. Donna is the go to on Social Media Marketing and Strategy.
Jessika White – Social Media | Public Relations
I have attended several of Donna’s speaking engagements for social media marketing. Whether it was Facebook or LinkedIn, Donna is on the cutting edge of her field. Being apart of several audiences, I see how she interacts with many individuals. Not only does she make everyone feel comfortable, she energizes and inspires attendees with her upbeat, charismatic attitude.
Most recently, I attended her LinkedIn session at the Public Relations of Alabama State Conference. Everyone that I spoke with raved about her session and how empowered they felt afterwards. Both professionally and personally, I highly recommend Donna as she brings something special to her speaking engagements.
Mike Gingerich – Keynote Speaker ♦ Web & Facebook Lead Generation ♦ President of Digital Hill & TabSite
Donna is a excellent trainer who is a great communicator with audiences and who can be counted on for the details! She’s a true professional who knows technology and social media, and has a great way of getting her message across.
I can highly recommend Donna for training and consulting! We’ve worked together on numerous projects and she has done training and work for our company so I can vouch for her firsthand.
Gina Schreck – CEO SocialKNX | Author | Content & Digital Marketing
Donna Gilliland is more than a technical trainer. She is a hand-holder to the technoniphobic, a teacher to the social learner, and a woman with the patience of a saint.
I have worked with Donna on several occasions and have observed her facilitation style while presenting technical topics to non-technical audiences. Her southern charm mixed with her tech-savvy mind is the perfect blend for any learner.
I would recommend Donna for any speaking or training engagement where you need someone who knows her stuff and yet does not talk over the heads of the audience members! A true joy to work with!
Shari Moore Advertising Sales Rep at The Trussville Tribune
I have taken several Microsoft and Social Media classes from Donna. She is unbelievably thorough. I had no prior experience with Excel and I left her one day class with the ability and the confidence to make and edit spreadsheets. Donna took this beginner to the next level in Word, Excel and Power Point in record time.
Jami Wilson Certified Administrative Professional | Administrative Supervisor at Volkert, Inc.
I have had the opportunity to attend several of Donna’s training courses either in person or via webinar. The first time was in 2008 at an IAAP seminar on MS Office 2007 and I was very impressed with her knowledge and delivery of the subject. Since then, I have attended several of Donna’s webinars for more in depth training in MS Word and PowerPoint and an IAAP seminar where she presented on Social Media. She has a way of teaching that is engaging and insightful. I have learned more from one of Donna’s 1 or 2-hour webinars than a whole day spent in a classroom!