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About Patricia Ryan



Patricia Ryan works as an International Presenter, Public Speaker, Educator and Trainer. She has extensive knowledge and background in all aspects of communication skills. She is a Distinguished Toastmaster, has a Diploma of Business Management, Certificate IV in Assessment and Training, and various other certificates in interpersonal skills, including various studies in Professional Counselling. She is a past District Governor of Toastmasters International.

Patricia has lectured and given seminars and courses at Queensland Universities, and various Tafe and Business Colleges, including at present, lecturing JCU Cairns.
Various organisations, large and small, such as Centerlink, Coles, Myers, Cardno, Value Homes, Babinda Electrics, Qld Parks and Wildlife, Max Stocks Food Services, engage her to conduct programs for their management and support staff.
She has trained Miss Australia and Miss World candidates, as well as professional athletes, politicians, police recruits and defence force recruits, in speaking and presentation skills.

As an author, Patricia's publications cover the TopTips series on various communication skills.

Patricia comes from a background as a stutterer and delights in assisting individuals through her coaching, training and mentoring to succeed in their interactions with others.

These are skills that can be learned.
My story:
Many years ago, as a stutterer I was quite sure that being able to speak without stuttering was beyond me. Following a debate one day with a co-worker really upset me because I couldn't get the words out that I wanted to say. It was suggested to me that learning public speaking would help. Huh!! You've got to be kidding; I'd tried art of speech training - didn't do much and I still can't roll my "r's". Speech pathologists found me beyond their help! Using different words than those I intended just made me feel un-educated! And yet I did it. Within two years of joining a speech group I had won speaking competitions, opened my own business training others, and furthered my knowledge in communication skills. Believe me, if I could do it, so can you! 
Patricia Ryan

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