Speaking Engagements

 Keynote Talk:

“Hearing Loss Revolution and its Nine Guiding Principle”

This is Pat’s flagship presentation. This 45-minute keynote speech is targeted for anyone that is affected by hearing loss. This is not only for the over 48M Americans that have hearing loss but also for anyone that they communicate with –  family, friends and co-workers – as they are affected too.

With a growing reputation as a motivational speaker , Pat’s innovative perspective and recommendations provide excitement and long-term value. Her presentations will motivate both special-interest and general audiences through her passion to turn disabilities into abilities.
Hear What People Are Saying about Pat’s Hearing Loss Revolution:

“Your Hearing Loss Revolution will be a life goal for me”. David G, person with hearing loss.

“Absolutely fantastic …! Delightful, insightful, refreshing, great perspective, entertaining and engaging….Pat is all that and more. She talked with us about her Nine Principles and led several side discussions during her presentation that got everyone involved. A meeting we will not soon forget.” Leslie G., person with normal hearing.

“Your talk was so full of information, energy and humor, we all felt empowered as your Hearing Loss Revolution can apply to anything that’s holding one back”. Joe S, person with normal hearing.

New Talk:

“Fearless Hope through Radical Empathy;  Traveling with Hearing Loss” 11/7/2015

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“Hear and be Heard” Especially with People with Hearing Loss

Since close to fifty million Americans have hearing loss and 60% of them are either in the workforce or educational institutions, there’s a good chance that your organization is affected by it. But you may not be aware of it. Why? Because hearing impaired people don’t (or won’t) admit that their hearing comprises their ability to participate in the conversation effectively. Plus it’s invisible so it’s not obvious to that person they’re communicating with. But “poor communication” tends to head the list of complaints in organizations. Learn how to close this gap and improve communication in your organization.

Hear What People Are Saying about “Hearing and be Heard”

“I never realized why my co-worker never seemed to be on the ball or contribute to our discussions. Now I know he simply didnt hear. From this workshop I learned how to recognize someone with a hearing loss and how to talk to them so that they hear me best.” Robert, a person with normal hearing.

“I was always afraid to admit that I had a hearing loss – I was afraid that I would be typecast as slow or less intelligent. What I learned from course is that by NOT admitting I had a hearing loss really did type cast me negatively. Now I understand how to communicate better by asking my co-workers to talk to me so I can hear them best. I feel liberated and free to perform my job so much better without the encumbrance of the negative stereotype. .” Henry, a person with hearing loss.

“Before taking this workshop, hearing was so hard for me and I was so ashamed of it that I didnt want to participate with my team. I became lonely and had a hard time performing my job. Now I have tools that enable me to participate and contribute to discussions.” Joan, a person with severe hearing loss.

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“Turning Challenges into Opportunities”

We all have challenges in our lives. It’s what we do with these challenges that separates one person from the next. Hearing Loss is only one example as life constantly presents one challenge after another. This motivational talk is inspirational and funny at the same time.

With a growing reputation as a motivational speaker , Pat’s innovative perspective and recommendations provide excitement and long-term value. Her presentations will motivate both special-interest and general audiences through her passion to turn disabilities into abilities.

Hear What People Are Saying about “Turning our Challenges into Opportunities”

“Now I realize that I have a choice on how I look at my challenges. Yes, I would prefer not to have any challenges, but that’s not life. From this inspiring talk, I will always find the positives to whatever happens to me. David

“I love Pat’s talk. Yes, I need to change how I look at my hearing loss, but this applies to all the challenges in my life. Thank you.” Cheryl”

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2016  Speaking Engagements:

February 17, 2016 – “Living with Hearing Loss”, Kean College, Union, NJ.

March 31, 2016 – “Living with Hearing Loss”, Wellness Fair, Grayson Hospital, Morris Plains, NJ.

April 25, 2016 – “Travels with Hearing Loss”, Cedar Crest, Pompton Plains, NJ.

April 28, 2016 – “Living with Cochlear Implants”, Cochlear America, Florham Park, NJ.

May 17, 2016 – “Living with Cochlear Implants, CHAT, Midland Park, NJ.

June 10, 2016 – “Hearing Loss Revolution” ZENNANCHO (Japanese Hearing Loss Association), Tokyo, Japan.

August 26, 2016 – Hearing Loss, iHeart Radio Interview, Anchorage, AK.

2015  Speaking Engagements:

February 1, 2015 – “The Power of the Word,” Center for Spirtual Living, West Orange, NJ.

February 18, 2015  – “My Second Implant,” Cochlear America, Freehold, NJ.

February 25, 2015 – “My Two CI Implants,” Kean University, Union, NJ, 1;45 – 4:30.

February 26, 2015 – “Journey of my Hearing Loss,” Summit Speech School, New Providence, NJ.

March 18, 2015 – “Four Truths for People with Hearing Loss,” HLAA Webinar
“Very engaging. A new tool for empowering people with hearing loss and was very empowering for me.”

March 21, 2015 – “Hearing Loss Revolution and Music,” HLAA Connecticut Chapter.

March 23, 2015 – Comcast Channel 97 Interview.

March 25, 2015 – “Communication Strategies,” MOCAP,The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, Red Bank, NJ     Course for Credit 6:30 – 8:30.

May 30, 2015 – “Hearing Loss Revolution” – Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss, Washington, DC.

June 4, 2015 – “Hearing and be Heard” – Rotary Club, Madison, NJ.

June 18, 2015 – “Hearing and be Heard” – Rotary Club, Madison, NJ.

June 26, 2015 – “Hearing Loss Revolution,” HLAA National Convention, St Louis, MO.

August 10, 2015 – Radio Interview on KHNS-FM, Haines, Skagway, AK

August 24, 2015 – Radio Interview on CHON-FM, Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

November 7, 2015 – “Adventures Traveling with Hearing Loss” – HLAA, Madison, NJ

 

2014 Speaking Engagements:

January 2014- “Hearing Loss Revolution,’ HLAA-Morris County, NJ.

March 2014 – “Hearing Loss Revolution,’ Kean University, Union, NJ.

April 2014 – “Hearing Loss Revolution”, HLAA-Bergen County, NJ.

June 2014 – “Hearing Loss Revolution”, HLAA National Convention, Austin, TX.

October 5, 2014 – Taking the Leap”, Center for Spirtual Living, West Orange, NJ.

October 7, 2014  – “Hearing Loss Revolution”, National ALDAcon Presenter, Norfolk, VA.
October 15, 2014 – “How my Parents Met”, Toastmasters Competition, Morris Plains, NJ.
November 3, 2014 – “Communication Strategies”, Cedar Crest, Pompton Plains, NJ.
November 18th, 2014 – “Hearing Loss Revolution”, HLAA Middlesex County Chapter.
December 5, 2014 – “Me and My Piano – From a Person with Hearing Loss”.
December 7, 2014 – “Hearing Loss Revolution”, HLAA Ocean County Chapter.

National Convention Speaking Engagements:

June 2014 – Hearing Loss Association of America National Convention, Austin, TX

October 2014 – ALDA.com, New Comers Presentation, Norfolk, VA

May 30, 2015 –  Association of Adult Musicians with Hearing Loss, Washington, DC.

June 26, 2015 –  Hearing Loss Association of America National Convention, St Louis, MO

August 2, 2016 – SayWhat Convention, Boise, ID

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