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Women’s Calmfidence® Workshop

One Day Workshop - January 19, 2019

Calmfidence® Professional & Personal Development Workshops are designed to help you communicate with calm confidence inside and out. Giving tangible strategies to build and earn Calmfidence® through powerful communication skills, interpersonal skills, body language, voice, eliminating negative self talk & doubt, personal and professional image tips, and tangible secret stress and anxiety relievers used by the pros.

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Calmfidence® Events & Workshops

Based on Patricia Stark’s upcoming book, Calmfidence® workshops, seminars, lunch & learn events, and Keynotes are chock full of solid, tangible tips on how to find your calm confidence in communication situations in work and personal interactions.

Strategies focusing on body language and non-verbal communication, interpersonal skills, confidence killers and boosters, self talk, success stories from clients and students, and even foods & natural remedies that can be useful in creating Calmfidence®.

Patricia Stark Communications can create a tailored event just for you and your group.

  • The top 10 Calmfidence® builders that work no matter how nervous or anxious you may feel.
  • The 7 Body Language secrets that make you look and feel powerful, confident, & appealing (even when your nerves kick in).
  • The 3 most effective relaxation techniques that work on the spot for calm yet dynamic focused control of your speaking & presence.
  • Bullet proof self-talk that melts fear into Calmfidence® in seconds.
  • Vocal techniques that create credibility, likeability, and command of any communication situation.
  • The one key to never fearing mistakes again!
  • The best “thinking on your feet” strategy to prevent brain freeze or blanking out.
  • Organize, structure and outline any speech or presentation in a clear, concise and compelling way.
  • Eliminate bad habits, distracting subconscious habits, verbal graffiti (ah’s, um’s, er’s, ya know)
  • Learn public speaking skills that can be applied to any type of speaking situation on stage, conference room, interview room, family & business events, celebrations and more.
  • Storytelling skills that captivate, engage, motivate, entertain and inspire.
  • Top 3 ways to increase your energy, volume, passion and enthusiasm.
  • Combating “Imposter Syndrome” and owning your expertise.
  • Controlling the speaking environment to find your comfort zone.
  • Emergency fixes for “bad days” / “one of those days” when everything seems to go wrong.
  • Dealing with Pickles Pusses and Poker Faces in your audience.
  • Handling Q & A with Calmfidence®
  • Fool proof wardrobe, makeup, accessories, and general image do’s & don’ts
  • Solid Tips & Tricks for powerful Calmfidence® including foods, natural products and mindfulness techniques to curb excessive sweating, prevent dry mouth, ease a pounding heart and ground that “out of body experience” that will give you a calm confident foundation everywhere you go.

Inquire about our 1-1 Private training sessions and Group training sessions customized to your organization’s needs:  email DYoung@PatriciaStark.com

Here’s what clients are saying:

“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 Inc NY

  • AD AGE Best Agency Culture
  • FORTUNE Best Workplace for Millennials
  • MASHABLE #1 Best Tech Companies to Work For
  • ENTREPRENEUR Best Company Culture
  • CRAIN’S #1 Best Place to Work in NYC
  • 5000 list -each year since 2007 
  • Featured on the Today Show with Al Roker

“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 CEO Charles Butt – (Glassdoor Top 5 Highest Rated CEO in the USA, HEB – Glassdoor Best Places to work 2014-2017) preparing a video speech 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

‪”As a member of a panel of Body Language Institute Senior Instructors, I recently had the pleasure of hearing Patricia give a 45 minute presentation at the Body Language Institute to become certified as a Body Language Institute Train-the-Trainer Instructor. Her presentation had me on the edge of my seat. Patricia is a powerful and entertaining speaker. In only 45 minutes she captured her audience’s full attention and delivered all key elements of the New Body Language Program with high energy, passion and expertise. She has my highest recommendations as a body language instructor and motivational speaker.   ‪-Lena Sisco Consultant, Instructor, Author, TEDx Speaker, Keynote Speaker, Enhanced Communications SME

“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

“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 Marketing and Branded Experiences at Spotify

Communication Skills

We offer training sessions in:

  • The 10 Keys to Effective Communication
  • Building Solid Listening Skills
  • Overcome Barriers to Effective Listening
  • The Most Common Types of Listening in the Business Environment
  • Connecting Better with Co-workers & People in General
  • Giving & Receiving Feedback
  • Getting & Keeping the Floor
  • Handling the 10 Most Challenging Communications Situations
  • AAA Game Strategies for Peak Communication Skills
  • Email, Phone, Texting & Social Networking Communication Do’s & Don’ts
  • Conference Call Do’s & Don’ts
  • Communication Skills for Women
  • Communication Skills for Kids & Teens
  • Job Interview Skills

Inquire about our 1-1 Private individual training sessions and Group training sessions customized to your organizations needs. Email: DYoung@PatriciaStark.com

Public Speaking / Presentation Skills

The most important skill for success is being able to present yourself to the world with a calm confidence. Your public speaking, presentation, & performance skills will impact all of your goals and dreams. Know what body language messages you are sending out consciously and subconsciously. Own your voice, conquer doubt & fear, learn to trust yourself and command the stage, the room, or conversation.

In this powerful workshop you’ll learn:

• The top 10 Calmfidence® builders that work no matter how nervous or anxious you may feel.
• The 7 Body Language secrets that make you look and feel powerful, confident, & appealing (even when your nerves kick in).
• The 3 most effective relaxation techniques that work on the spot for calm yet dynamic focused control of your speaking & presence.
• Bullet proof self-talk that melts fear into Calmfidence® in seconds.
• Vocal techniques that create credibility, likeability, and command of any communication situation.
• The one key to never fearing mistakes again!
• The best “thinking on your feet” strategy to prevent brain freeze or blanking out.
• Organize, structure and outline any speech or presentation in a clear, concise and compelling way.
• Eliminate bad habits, distracting subconscious habits, verbal graffiti (ah’s, um’s, er’s, ya know)
• Learn public speaking skills that can be applied to any type of speaking situation on stage, conference room, interview room, family & business events, celebrations and more.
• Storytelling skills that captivate, engage, motivate, entertain and inspire.
• Top 3 ways to increase your energy, volume, passion and enthusiasm.
• Combating “Imposter Syndrome” and owning your expertise.
• Controlling the speaking environment to find your comfort zone.
• Emergency fixes for “bad days” / “one of those days” when everything seems to go wrong.
• Dealing with Pickles Pusses and Poker Faces in your audience.
• Handling Q & A with Calmfidence®
• Fool proof wardrobe, makeup, accessories, and general image do’s & don’ts
• Solid Tips & Tricks for powerful Calmfidence® including foods, natural products and mindfulness techniques to curb excessive sweating, prevent dry mouth, ease a pounding heart and ground that “out of body experience” that will give you a calm confident foundation everywhere you go.

Videotaped Feedback and Coaching
You’ll receive an expert evaluation of your personal baseline speaking & body language, followed by multiple individualized on-camera coaching exercises. This class is supportive, builds on strengths, positive psychology, and the priority to help you become your very best.

All Participants will Receive
• Multiple individual speaking opportunities in front of the group
• An SD Card with individual videotaped exercises
• Class workbook
• Complete written evaluation of strengths & weaknesses, and notes on all aspects of your presentation skills progress over the 2 days, with a clear plan for continued improvement and success.

Inquire about our 1-1 Private individual training sessions and Group training sessions customized to your organizations needs. Email: DYoung@PatriciaStark.com

 

 

 

Media Training

The most important skill for success is being able to present yourself to the world with a calm confidence. Your public speaking, presentation, & performance skills will impact all of your goals and dreams. Know what body language messages you are sending out consciously and subconsciously. Own your voice, conquer doubt & fear, learn to trust yourself and command the stage, the room, or conversation.

In this powerful workshop you’ll learn:

• The top 10 Calmfidence® builders that work no matter how nervous or anxious you may feel.
• The 7 Body Language secrets that make you look and feel powerful, confident, & appealing (even when your nerves kick in).
• The 3 most effective relaxation techniques that work on the spot for calm yet dynamic focused control of your speaking & presence.
• Bullet proof self-talk that melts fear into Calmfidence® in seconds.
• Vocal techniques that create credibility, likeability, and command of any communication situation.
• The one key to never fearing mistakes again!
• The best “thinking on your feet” strategy to prevent brain freeze or blanking out.
• Organize, structure and outline any speech or presentation in a clear, concise and compelling way.
• Eliminate bad habits, distracting subconscious habits, verbal graffiti (ah’s, um’s, er’s, ya know)
• Learn public speaking skills that can be applied to any type of speaking situation on stage, conference room, interview room, family & business events, celebrations and more.
• Storytelling skills that captivate, engage, motivate, entertain and inspire.
• Top 3 ways to increase your energy, volume, passion and enthusiasm.
• Combating “Imposter Syndrome” and owning your expertise.
• Controlling the speaking environment to find your comfort zone.
• Emergency fixes for “bad days” / “one of those days” when everything seems to go wrong.
• Dealing with Pickles Pusses and Poker Faces in your audience.
• Handling Q & A with Calmfidence®
• Fool proof wardrobe, makeup, accessories, and general image do’s & don’ts
• Solid Tips & Tricks for powerful Calmfidence® including foods, natural products and mindfulness techniques to curb excessive sweating, prevent dry mouth, ease a pounding heart and ground that “out of body experience” that will give you a calm confident foundation everywhere you go.

Videotaped Feedback and Coaching
You’ll receive an expert evaluation of your personal baseline speaking & body language, followed by multiple individualized on-camera coaching exercises. This class is supportive, builds on strengths, positive psychology, and the priority to help you become your very best.

All Participants will Receive
• Multiple individual speaking opportunities in front of the group
• An SD Card with individual videotaped exercises
• Class workbook
• Complete written evaluation of strengths & weaknesses, and notes on all aspects of your presentation skills progress over the 2 days, with a clear plan for continued improvement and success.

Inquire about our 1-1 Private individual training sessions and Group training sessions customized to your organizations needs. Email: DYoung@PatriciaStark.com

Patricia Stark Communications specializes in preparing on-air guest experts for their media appearances on television, radio, and the web as well as for print media.

  • Find your comfort level in mock interview situations in front of the camera BEFORE you go on the air.
  • Craft and fine tune talking points, must airs, and brand messaging.
  • Boil down your messages to fit within the time frame of various interview air times.
  • Take ownership of your expert status.
  • Discover and maintain energy & passion levels that producers look for.
  • How to speak in clear, concise sound bites yet remain conversational.
  • Bring value to your audience.
  • Stay in control during interviews through bridging, headlining, and flagging message points.
  • Train at our NYC location at the Film Center Bldg @ 44th & 9th Ave or at your location (we’ll bring the equipment all you need is a conference room or other suitable setting).
  • 2 Hour, 1/2 Day, or Full Day Sessions.
  • On-site Coaching at your live event, television interview, media tour or sizzle reel.
  • Phone and Skype training sessions are also available when necessary.
  • Phone follow up sessions after your airing.
  • Critiques of existing interviews you have done.

For more information or to schedule a session: patricia@patriciastark.com or 845-596-1240

 

 

Teleprompter Training

It’s just reading words off a screen, how hard can that be? Well, if you sound like you are just reading words off a screen you won’t book the job, sound like an expert, connect with your audience or be seen as credible or genuine by anyone, including yourself. Here you’ll learn how to combat the two biggest obstacles in cultivating the skill of TelePrompTer reading: Sounding like your are reading, and looking like a deer in the headlights or worse – expressionless!

  • Learn & Master the “9 Laws of Teleprompter”.
  • Read Without Sounding Like You Are Reading.
    “Own” The Words and Comfortably Communicate Your Message.
  • Review Conversational vs. Presentational Performances.
  • Find Your Way to Performing in “The Zone”.
  • Learn Basic Technical Aspects.
  • Work on Facial Expressions, Cadence, & Timing.
  • Work With Long Format Scripts, Corporate Video, Live Broadcast News, Hosting Scripts, & Cold Reads.

For More Information or to Book a Session Contact: dyoung@patriciastark.com

TV Host Training

To inquire about booking a session and rate information email: dyoung@patriciastark.com 

Coaching sessions take place at The Film Center Bldg at 630 9th Ave Bet 44th and 45th Streets, NYC 14th Floor studios, M-F between 10am and 3pm.  You will be videotaped and will leave with a DVD copy of your session. (Private coaching sessions provide greater than the equivalent of a 5 week on-camera group class. You will perform a minimum of 30-40 on-camera drills during the 2 hour private session. During a 5 week group class the typical number of on-camera drills is 18 total).

  • You will also receive copies of our “10 Keys to On-Camera Presenting”
  • “The Ten Laws of TelePrompter”
  • Our Host/Presenter guide “Welcome to the Show”which also includes contact information of Hosting Agents and Production Companies who hire Hosts/On-Air Experts for shows.

Some of our recent Broadcast Network Host Coaching Projects:

•Contracted by BET to coach new hosting team of “106 & Park” 3 month period re-launch.

•Contracted by Discovery Networks to coach talent for Live Hosting Skills & Live IFB Training.

•Conducted multi-session prep for Bill & Giuliana Rancic’s NBC show “Ready for Love”, mock interviews, co-hosting skills, Teleprompter.

•Hired by OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network to coach & prep Author & Motivational Speaker Wes Moore as new host of “Beyond Belief”.

•Contracted by Fuse News to train a 7 person news team over a 4 month period for Launch of 2013 Fuse Daily News show – hosting skills, co-host skills, teleprompter, interview skills.

•Hired by FX Networks / “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell” to strengthen Teleprompter reads & direct to camera hosting skills – ongoing.

•Hired by Little Acorn/Nigel Lythgoe Productions to prep Alexa Ray Joel & Ashanti for auditions for the E! show “Opening Act”, created mock interview settings, recorded & submitted auditions via web.

•Hired by Fuse to coach Mark Hoppus “Hoppus on Music” series & regularly help transition Producers to On-Air Talent.

•Hired by Viacom Logo to transition web talent to on-air talent.

•Hired by VH1 to coach Mob Wives Karen Gravano for book media tour.

•Multi-host prep for TLC’s live coverage of “The Royal Wedding”, coached Clinton Kelly for IFB training, “Say Yes to the Dress” Randy Fenoli & Monty Durham for all on-camera prep. On-Site coach live Times Square coverage.

•Prepped on-air guest experts for Martha Stewart Omnimedia multiple Today Show appearances. Coached chefs for “Everyday Food” PBS.

Body Language Training

Patricia is a certified Body Language Instructor/Specialist from The Body Language Institute.  The most important skill for success is being able to present yourself to the world with Calmfidence®.

  • Effectively use Body Language / Non-Verbal Communication, Proper Eye Contact, Posture, Facial Expressions
  • Have a self awareness & trust in their own body language both conscious and subconscious
  • The 7 body language secrets that make you look and feel powerful, confident and appealing even when nerves kick in
  • Eliminate distracting body language habits, self-soothing pacifying signals
  • Identify and read other people’s body language in order to ask more powerful questions
  • Identify the 7 universal facial expressions and establish an awareness of micro-expressions
  • Maintain the correct level of eye contact
  • Powerful posture and power poses that effect physiology
  • Know when to approach people in group and networking settings
  • Use body language to get and hold the floor in meetings and sticky situations
  • Identify peoples “Norms” vs. body language changes and what it might mean
  • Ensure congruency of body, voice and facial expressions for more credibility
  • Create a powerful presence that let’s folks know they are “in good hands” with you
  • Maximize energy, passion & enthusiasm, sense of humor, conversational style, audience appeal and like-ability
  • Connect with an audience in a genuine, approachable, effective manner
  • Cultivate a personal Calmfidence®, control nerves, minimize stage fright, incorporate Tips, Tricks, Remedies and Tangible Quick Fixes that lay the foundation for Calmfidence®
  • Improve voice strength, projection, and inflection
  • Maximize speaking environment with tips for proper wardrobe, audio, stage presence & personal image/brand
  • Own their space in front a room or on stage.
  • Keep the focus on the audience with strong intention and provide great value
  • Command and maintain audience interest and leave them wanting more
  • Increase Expert Ownership – overcoming roadblocks, trusting expertise, strengthening point of view
  • Wardrobe and image body language tips

Inquire about our 1-1 Private individual training sessions and Group training sessions customized to your organizations needs. Email: DYoung@PatriciaStark.com