Speaking Testimonials

"Patricia, Thank You!  I really did enjoy your presentation to Advertising, Marketing and PR of Rhode Island. This is the second time you have done a presentation for AMP-RI and we were so pleased to have you return.  Your two transition studies were excellent.  I know that the open format was a little different but it really worked well with the group and their interaction also provided some interesting feedback. We had a great audience with lots of Q & A after.  I think that everyone came away with an appreciation of what you can do as a transition coach.  You have the knowledge and expertise to help your client look within themselves for answers.  I think you left us all with positive thoughts and a new approach to dealing with change in our lives. It was truly an informative and fun evening."
Joyce Pucino, President, Pucino Print Consultants

"We had the pleasure of having Patricia join us for our annual Director's retreat in January, 2014 to give a presentation about Stress Relief, Burnout Prevention and How to Deal with Difficult People.  Her presentation was enlightening, engaging, interactive and most important of all - fun!  Patricia is a pleasure to work with and the information she shared will certainly help our team improve the way they take care of themselves and manage the stressors in their lives, which in turn will help them take better care of their staff AND our customers - a win, win, win!  Thank you Patricia!"
Maggie Teller, Vice President of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Development, The Children's Workshop, Inc

"Congregation Beth David cannot thank you enough for speaking to us for our Kaddish for Six Million Memorial Day.  You were truly what "they" say you are: Inspirational, Motivational, and Eloquent.
The stories you shared with us were miraculous. Thank you for following the mission of spreading the word regarding the inhumanity of the history and time that sparks the heroism, determination, intelligence of so many who would not be defeated without a fight. Your presence, your aura, your sincerity in the sharing of these stories gave to 30 people in the audience much to think about, and much to springboard toward in conversation following your presentation….Though we did not fill the room, I can assure you, that what you said to us, has insured with others that were not there, and thus the benefit of what we learned that day with you, has spread beyond the four walls of that room.
Thank you again, and may you continue 'to be the media maven of positive messaging.'"
Shelley Parness, Corresponding Secretary, Congregation Beth David, Narragansett, RI

"Through her 'Positive Living' radio show, Patricia interviews the "best of the best" motivational, spiritual, health, and self-improvement experts. As a result, a lot has rubbed off from those interviews to produce a "best of the best" expert in positive living."
Fred Greene, MBA, CPCU, Chairman, Chief Executive Officers' Club of Boston

"Ms. Raskin demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and presented her presentation to our members in a clear and informative format.  Also, our members enjoyed hearing some of her personal stories she shared with us too.  I found Ms. Raskin to be friendly and professional at all times and a delight to work with from start to finish. I would recommend her without hesitation.  Our October 27th meeting was a huge success, and I would gladly welcome her services for future events."
Celina Kesack, IAAP Providence Chapter President

"Patricia Raskin is a one-woman powerhouse. She inspires her audience to turn obstacles into opportunities.  She uplifted and inspired everyone present with her powerful presence."
Melissa Zollos, Inspirational Speaker and Author of Discover the Power of Imagination and How to Unleash the Power Within and Attract Money

"Your message was a majesty of hope and you "played your instrument" like a finely tuned violin with no props and no podium. You are a heart and mind grabber and you wowed the crowd with your inspiring words, immense credibility, ultimate empathy and body language - you were spellbinding!!!"
Jay Burzon, CEO/COO Coachsultantcy

"Patricia was a captivating and inspirational speaker. She gave us specific tools crucial to getting our message out to the public through radio and television, and engaged and energized the audience."
Robyn Hartman, Chapter Leader of the New York City Women's Wellness Society

"I cannot tell you how much we appreciate your taking the time to be with us at graduation. Your speech was a enormous hit, not only to the several hundred graduates, but to the almost one thousand family and friends in attendance.
Throughout the reception, I continued to receive positive comments about the substance of your talk. Your focus on 'Positive Living' was exactly on target for this group, and although you were intellectually stimulating, your delivery had a warmth and sparkle that reached everyone.
Graduation is a time for people to move from one phase of life to another. I can think of no better words for them to carry forward than yours. Thank you for giving us this time."

Joseph T. Barwick, Ph.D. President, Carteret Community College

“Talk about rising to the occasion:…The evaluations and comments reflected this: ‘met all expectations’, ‘finally, ideas I can put to use tomorrow’…I have to tell you that the portion of the workshop where you, with input from the group, answered the attendees questions about their specific marketing needs was one of the most practical, useful, exciting sessions I have ever attended! You have a program worth sharing.”

Janet A. Warren, Business Enterprise Division, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce

“I had several excellent comments made about your presentation. A couple of people mentioned to me that they wished it had been longer because people were just beginning to get into the process. That is a real compliment.” 

White Watkins, VP Public Affairs, America Furniture Manufacturers Association

Presentation Topics

To book Patricia for your next seminar or employee workshop to help your organization or corporation transform the “creative and positive into practical use” call 401-440-6299 or email patricia@patriciaraskin.com.
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Coming of Age: Creating New Work Frontiers After 50

People over 50 have a wealth of work and life experience to bring to a job including: high motivation, loyalty, experience and wisdom. However in looking to re-enter the workplace or start your own business you need to know what it takes to thrive in today’s business environment. In this workshop Patricia will offer 50+ individuals training that confronts myths about older workers, and empowers them to use their knowledge, expertise, and skills to become business owners and job creators. This workshop will help you to: identify your strengths, explore new options, create a planning concept, and work with others to share ideas and get new ones.

“How to Become a Guest on a Radio or Television Show”

Patricia Raskin will tell you how to attract media opportunities and be an entertaining and sought-after guest. Also, she will explore the techniques and benefits of hosting your own media program. You will learn how to ~ explain what you do in three to five sentences ~ prepare for an interview ~ effectively get your message across during the show ~ host your own media program.

“No Cost/Low Cost Marketing Techniques”

Patricia Raskin will tell you how to attract and maintain your client base through relationship building, networking and promotion. You will be learn how to ~ effectively promote your work through word-of-mouth~ explain what you do in three to five sentences ~effectively communicate to clients how you will meet their needs~ identify and explore media opportunities

“Getting Positive Results in Challenging Times”

Patricia Raskin will tell you how to define and use the components of positive living in your work to attract and maintain clients. You will learn how to ~attract clients by being authentic~ use the power of the positive perspective, ~ heighten your awareness to achieve balance in your life ~ seven principles for positive living ~strengthen and use your internal resources to adjust to life’s changes and challenges

"7 Principles for Positive Living"

Positive Living is a choice, not a birthright. We have the opportunity to create positive experiences in our lives while working through life's challenges. In Patricia's keynote talks, she draws from experts in her media programs, inspirational stories and her own life to introduce seven principles for positive living which will inspire you to honor your heritage, enjoy the precious present, use your imperfections to perfect your life, uncover your own innate abilities and talents, surround yourself with positives, respect, nurture and protect your relationships, and see miracles every day.

"Positive Living from the Inside Out"

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We all understand and enjoy the benefits of our external accomplishments. When we add the dimension of internal achievements, we move to a deeper level where we can tap into our innate gifts. By finding and strengthening our intrinsic resources, we’re better able to make the right choices when life’s inevitable changes and challenges occur. In this workshop, we will explore the components of positive living as we define them uniquely for ourselves, the power of the positive perspective, how to heighten our awareness to achieve balance in our lives, and the quality of life we desire.

"Positive Aging"

In this talk, Patricia Raskin will discuss several perspectives of positive aging in from current literature and statistics and will incorporate seven principles to balance our life and age with grace as well as gusto. Participants will examine their own self-care techniques as they age and learn ways to enhance the quality of their lives.


"Stress Management and Burn-Out Prevention"

In this workshop, we discuss symptoms of burnout and ways to deal with them. After a didactic introduction, the group will identify the five most salient areas of stress and burnout using a confidential generic questionnaire. Though facilitated group interaction, discussion and problem-solving, participants will develop solutions to issues raised in their group. A summary of all the assessments will be shared in the large group for final discussion.

"Coping With Difficult People"

If you deal with difficult people in your life, this workshop will help you to understand how they think, why they do what they do, and specifically what you can do to be less of a target for the difficult people in your life. You will learn how to derail problem people, how to bring out the best in them, while being treated with respect.


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