Testimonials

“I first met Patricia when we both attended the Body Language Institute in Washington, DC. I was struck by her professionalism and her experience but more importantly, I was impressed by her exceptional personality – she is a wonderful person who is down to earth, has a tremendous sense of humor and genuinely cares about others. So a year later when it came time for my company to celebrate our 110th anniversary, which included our executive team giving presentations to almost 2,000 leaders and our owner/CEO Charles Butt preparing a video that would be seen by almost 100,000 employees, I immediately turned to Patricia to help us prepare. And we were not disappointed! Patricia worked with several of our leaders and gave us real tips and skills to communicate powerfully yet authentically. She provided specific, honest, constructive feedback and at the same time was encouraging and inspirational. She was highly flexible and the consummate professional when we would change things up at the last minute. She has a passion for this work and truly wants to help others succeed – as a result of her coaching, we had a very successful celebration and several leaders gave THE BEST SPEECH OF THEIR CAREERS. I would highly recommend Patricia to ANYONE who wants to communicate as effectively as possible – whether it be in public speaking, in an interview, on video, in an individual conversation, etc. She truly knows what she’s doing and helps people show up at their best.”-Tina James, Senior Vice President HEB, San Antonio, TX   (CEO Charles Butt – Glassdoor Highest Rated CEO, HEB – Glassdoor Best Places to work 2014-2017)  – Tina has graciously offered to take phone calls from anyone seeking a reference for Patricia Stark Communications

 

“Patricia helped cure my fear of public speaking. I wish I met her when I was a teenager! It would have helped me so much more in my professional career. She provided me many tips and tricks to help me get over my fears of speaking in front of large groups, audiences and on-camera. I used to turn down public speaking opportunities because of the stress it would cause me. Thanks to Patricia I can honestly say, I feel much better about accepting these invites now.”  Ben Kirshner, CEO Elite SEM IncAD AGE Best Agency Culture -FORTUNE Best Workplace for Millennials – MASHABLE #1 Best Tech Companies to Work ForENTREPRENEUR Best Company CultureCRAIN’S #1 Best Place to Work in NYCINC. 5000 list -each year since 2007 

 

“I am so glad to have found Patricia for some staff training at Wine Enthusiast. She was extremely responsive regarding planning and strategizing, and delivered an extremely valuable day of training. The response for her training was overwhelmingly positive, and I appreciate how she was able to focus on tools for broadcast, and public speaking guidelines and tips. I highly recommend her work, as she created a fantastic group presentation, as well as 1-on-1 trainings, which are a key component. Patricia’s years of experience teaching others made for a very informative and engaging training. We are already considering other ways to utilize Patricia’s skills and teachings to share with more teams.” -Cara Mcilwaine, Public Relations Manager at Wine Enthusiast Companies

“When I need a media coach in NY, Patricia Stark is my first call. She is incredibly detail oriented with a wonderful ability to identify and correct problems big and small. She’s coached my established hosts as well as more developmental talent in studio and on location. I’ve been very happy with the results and look forward to our next big project.”  Andrew Strauser TLC – Senior Director, Talent Development

“Patricia Stark is one in a million.  I have worked in the entertainment industry for a number of years as a model, TV host, book author, judge and public speaker.  I was up for a big job this year and my hosting skills were rusty.  Patricia gave me the skills that I needed to improve my on-camera techniques and taught me things I did not know I needed.  Her considerate, kindhearted manner and desire to see her students succeed also gave me the courage and confidence to successfully report on the Academy Awards fashions for ABC”. – Roshumba Williams TV Host/Supermodel

 

Patricia was well received by the team. She took the time to prepare and ensured she understood the team dynamic and what I was hoping to achieve from the session. I would not hesitate to recommend Patricia to anyone who is looking for an expert in public speaking, presentation and general communications training. She is fantastic and I look forward to working with her in the future!  Amy Vale, Head of Global Business Marketing and Branded Experiences at Spotify

“Patricia Stark is the most professional teacher I’ve encountered. Not only is she a great television host, she’s a fantastic teacher, and also a communications expert, so her knowledge base exceeds that of any normal coach. I’m constantly learning from Patricia.  She’s highly organzied, effective and will always exceed her students expectations.  She has great tips so her clients will definitely have an advantage over any others.  I can’t recommend Patricia enough! “ Maureen Browne, President Initiative Talent, Casting Executive E! News Channel

In co-anchoring with Patricia, I found her to be a very effective communicator and a joy to work with. She exudes great personality, genuine warmth, confidence and a command of the language. Co-anchoring or co-hosting a presentation in any medium requires a certain savvy in human interaction, so that the team makes the most of their on-screen presence. Patricia has just that.  Bryan Jenkins, CEO – FlyTimeMedia Inc.

As the line producer for a morning TV news program, I engaged Patricia’s services as an on-air co-anchor to fill during my regular co-anchor’s vacation. Patricia’s performance both in the newsroom prepping her script and on-camera was so A+ that I have subsequently contacted her whenever any of my on-air talent needed a day off. Only Patricia’s busy consulting schedule prevents me from hiring her full-time…. and it is our program’s loss. Patricia exudes intelligence, grace, good humor, respect and generosity – an ideal colleague! – Bill Timoney, Director/Producer,  Ebru Today Morning Show

Patricia Stark is awesome at what she does. Her media training REALLY stuck with me and helped me toward reaching my goal of appearing as a guest expert on the Nate Berkus show”. – Guy Guido, Make Up Artist

 

“In addition to being a top TV Host herself, I’ve found Patricia Stark’s knowledge and expertise on how the business works, to be top notch. She has coached and trained many clients over the years, and the results have always been terrific.” Mark Turner, Host/Broadcast Agent, Abrams Artists Agency

Over the years, I have been the fortunate beneficiary of Patricia Stark Communications gift at media coaching. She is the only person I ever recommend. Patricia is awesome. David S. Kidder,  Co-Founder at Bionic

 

“Patricia Stark is very well known and has an excellent reputation in the industry.  She has personally helped me not only book jobs, but she is also who I turn to when I need help fine tuning my skills.”  – Alison Chace, On-Air Host, PlumTV Live Morning Show

 

What a brilliant class! Really learned a great deal from you today….. Very inspirational, and encouraging. You have a gift for teaching! ” – Tim Washer, Executive Communications IBM

 

“Patricia is a true professional and wonderful coach. She is able to leverage what she has learned from her own personal experiences on camera and share relevant insights for her students. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their ability in “being a natural” on camera.”
Tony Estrella, COO HealthiNation

 

“If you’re looking for an incredible instructor for on-air skills, teleprompter or ear prompter, look no further. Patricia Stark is a fantastic media coach who not only is an excellent teacher, she’s also a highly sought after industry talent. From TV host to news anchor to actress, she brings a wealth of experience both in front and behind the camera.” –Tony Nation –Owner, Actors Connection NYC

 

“Thank you so much for another outstanding session!!!  You are definitely a pro.  You make what you do look so easy, so seamless. I definitely learned a lot.  I am looking forward to making what I learned work.  I know I can do this.  I’m learning from the best”. -Barbara Ficcara, RN, Host of “Health in 30”WRCR New York.

 

“Patricia Stark has helped bring my professional success to a new level. Thanks to her tremendous ability to inspire others, she has helped me to achieve success as a public speaker. The one-on-one sessions I had with Patricia helped me to gain the confidence I needed to successfully speak to an audience of over 500 people!”  – Janetlee Pillitteri, Chair, Good Samaritan Hospital

 

“Whether you are interested in her expert advice as a Media Coach or Confidence Builder, Patricia’s astonishing knowledge in these areas; her talent; training techniques; and top-notch professionalism, will undoubtedly help catapult your life and career to a whole new level. Patricia is one of the brightest, most hardworking, generous, and kind people I have had the pleasure to cross paths with” – Evelyn Vaccaro, On-Air Host, “A Taste from the Melting Pot” – PBS Television

 

“Working with Patricia Stark has helped me build the confidence and professional polish that I need to bring my brand to the next level. She is a top notch coach and an amazing person.  I always leave our sessions excited, pumped and ready to OWN IT!  I know that Patricia takes my goals to heart and will take whatever steps she needs, to help me get there.  Patricia Stark is a true partner to my success.” Marlaina Teich, Marlaina Teich Interior Designs

 

“Your individual work with our speakers has helped all and a couple immensely. One speaker especially has had a huge and measurable increase in his performance contributed directly to your work. You truly helped him get to the next level. Always nice to “measure” performance results, let alone subjective results. Many positive comments from the key note you gave, and many asking for a DVD copy of such.”
-Kim Crowther, VP, Previews- Investools Inc.

 

“Patricia has been extremely helpful to us through her training and coaching of our business managers and senior salespeople in their presentation skills. All of the participants in her program felt the time spent was extremely worthwhile and that they gained practical and effective new skills in public speaking. I would highly recommend her program.” Chris Dolan, Director CG- Guardian Industries