Ms. Sabiston has been a professional trainer and keynote speaker for more than 30 years. She has done training and/or keynote speaking for these (and other) companies and organizations:
The American Heart Association
AmSouth (now REGIONS) Bank
"Pat is a very effective instructor. She is energetic, very well organized and creates a comfortable
atmosphere that encourages active participation from her audience. Very well received by the attendees."
Nadia D. Smallwood - Vice President/Relationship Manager
Associated Land Title Group, Inc.
Bay County Land and Abstract, Co.
"When we contracted with Pat to do training at our meeting, our employees felt more important because
we spent money on their staff development. And, not only was Pat entertaining, but she got the message
across in a manner that allowed for quick recall, which is very important for our employees."
Don Crisp - Vice President, 1st American Title Insurance
Bay Bank & Trust Company (All employees. Several courses)
"We use The Write Place to train our staff in telephone etiquette. Pat is knowledgeble, entertaining,
and establishes a rapport with her clients that shows lasting results."
Shirley Carroll - Vice President, Senior Trust Officer
Bays Medical Society: Helping Our Physicians Help Patients
"Our physicians found Pat's presentation on 'Marketing in Recessionary Times' both insightful and
timely. We are lucky to have someone like Pat, a local resource, with such a high level of expertise."
Michelle Flaat- Executive DirectorThe Bay County Chamber of Commerce (Numerous workshops)
Childrens Friend Learning Center (Albany, Ga)
Churches & home-schooling groups
"Pat Sabiston worked with us to make certain that all areas of concern were addressed during our
training sessions. Her tact and humor were appreciated, but it was the positive results that meant
the most to our company. I also want to thank and congratulate her on all she does for the community
through her various avenues of service."
David Swigler - Owner
Early Learning Coalition of Northwest Florida
Comments from Program Evaluations:
"I liked the speaker's use of her own personal situations as the example for everything talked
about. I believe personal experience & growth is the key to educating others."
"I loved how the speaker kept me interested in the training and got the crowd involved."
"She made the point of discussion valid for business and personal lives.
"Very engaging and informative.'' - "Genuine." - "Straight shooter."
"Fluid presentation, clear ideas, easy to follow and retain."
Florida Association of Healthcare Marketing Professionals
Gulf Coast Medical Center (Numerous workshops)
GFWC Gulf Coast Woman's Club/Education Department
"Thank you for presenting a most interesting program to our Education Committee. We appreciate you taking time to prepare the guidelines with great resources. Your talk and handouts were inspiring to our group, and perhaps we will uncover some undiscovered authors."
Anita Segler - Education Department Chair
Magic Broadcasting, Panama City Beach - "Integrity & Service"
HealthSouth Emerald Coast Rehabilitation Hospital - "Journaling as part of the Healing Process"
"Thank you so much for sharing at our last Stroke Support Group! Your presentation was both
educational and inspirational! I plan to begin a journal soon in hopes to leave something special
behind when I leave this earth one day. I would love for you to come back in the future and speak
with us again!
Andrea N. Surber, M.S., CCC-SLP
Outpatient Speech-Language Pathologist
M.O.P.S. at First Baptist Church, Panama City - "Time Management" and "Spiritual Journaling"
"Thank you again for taking the time to share your wisdom and advice with our MOPS group yesterday. I got some tremendously positive feedback from the group members after you left. Sometimes the mommies of preschoolers tend to get a little "deer in the headlights" feeling when posed with new information and challenges. However, you presented some excellent information for us to improve our lives both as mothers to our babies and daughters of the King. Thanks so much for investing in our lives."
Erin M. Toole, MSWPanhandle Writer's Guild - "Preparing Manuscripts for Publication" - 1 hr seminar/2009
"Thank you for speaking to our group on Preparing Your Manuscript for Publication. It was good
to hear a professional in the business of writing. The information addressed the more technical
aspects that our group - and I personally - needed. Your down-to-earth and humorous attitude was
greatly appreciated. You are one of the most positive people I know!"
"Marketing Your Book" - 1 hr. seminar/2010
"The information you presented regarding marketing our titles was so informative. Your knowledge
about publishing is so extensive, we really enjoyed picking your brain. It was so helpful to us all
and there were many favorable comments after you left. You are an asset to our community. Thank
The Greater Panama City Beaches Chamber of Commerce (Numerous workshops)
"Pat has been a chamber member for the last 16 years. The chamber has been fortunate to have Pat
facilitate several of our meetings and conduct training for members and staff. Her expertise, knowledge
and style, have increased the chamber's visibility and status in the business community. We look forward
working with Pat on future workshops, focus meetings and events."
Debi Knight - Former President/CEO
The Panama City Writer's Guild
"Pat's course was insightful and relevant. Her writing techniques were meaningful as I made final
revisions to my latest novel "Krysha". I credit Pat in helping me to attain a greater potential as a
writer. I highly recommend her course to anyone who wants to become a published author and to
anyone who just wants to communicate more effectively.
Florida Bar & National Board
Trial Advocacy Board
Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
Winter Enrichment at the Beach / Gulf Coast State College & PCB Tourist Development Council
"Your workshop today on Writing Your Life Story was one of the best I've ever attended! Thank you so much for all the ideas, handouts, and encouraging things you shared with us. You were so inspiring
and the way you presented the material was meaningful. I sincerely hope you will offer a workshop
next winter so I can attend. Thank you."
Lorna Bywater, Canadian Winter Resident
Southern Bell (North Carolina)
The Women's Club of Tyndall Air Force Base
Numerous MEDICAL Office staff members in both Georgia as well as Florida
Business Writing ... RIGHT!
CURES for CONFLICT (A Management Guide)
Prize-winning P.R. (Plus, Media-Made-Easy Tips)
Enhancing Communication Skills (From Conflict to CALM)
Home Business HOW-TOs
MARKETING Mania (For small businesses)
PERSONALITY Plus (* Certified Instructor Status)
Telephone Techniques (The "101" Favorite with New 2008 Info!)
Time Management (4 Sessions at various levels of expertise)
SURVIVAL 101: Dealing with Difficult People
Writing the BEST Business Plan EVER ... YOURS!
Preventing PODIUM PANIC! (Or, "I'd rather pick up a Rattle Snake.")
Writing Your Life Story (A 3-hour course)
Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Pulitzer Prize Winning political cartoonist Doug Marlette
Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Award-winning, Southern novelist Lee Smith
One can't help but wonder about the subject, the audience, or maybe BOTH for at least one of these engagements.