August 2021 Newsletter
During August we are still in the height of the summer. Many of us go to the beach, enjoy boating and water sports or travel. This is a great time to visit friends and family and reconnect through outdoor activities. For me, August is often a lot of hello's and goodbye's, departures and arrivals, certainly a time of connection. 
Enjoy the rest of the summer! 
Patricia Raskin

Patricia Raskin is a nationally recognized, multi-media talk show and podcast host and coach, award-winning producer and business-owner, speaker, trainer, and author. For almost four decades, Patricia has been a pioneer and trailblazer for positive media messaging and has interviewed over 5000 people in her career.


CREATE and develop your own podcast!

IMPROVE the one you have!

With her experience, skill, and passion, Patricia will help you create, develop, produce, and even co-host a winning podcast that will have your listeners coming back for more! Among the 5,000 people Patricia has interviewed in her career, Patricia knows what will make your podcast work. 

Tune in to the new podcast that Patricia co-hosts with Barry Weinhold!
"Finding Hope: The End to Suffering"
In this podcast series, listeners will find support and empowerment to identify, deal with, reduce, and even eliminate suffering in their lives.
Listen to all of the episodes here.

Barry K. Weinhold, Ph.D.
is Professor Emeritus at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he founded and directed the M. A. Program in Counseling and Human Development. He is a licensed psychologist and the author or co-author of 75 books. He is the Founder and Co-Director of the Colorado Professional Development Center (CPDC) and the Colorado Institute For Conflict Resolution & Creative Leadership (CICRCL). He serves as Clinical Director of CICRCL.

Patricia Raskin Positive Living Show on in its 20th year!
The program that helps you find answers to tough questions, turn obstacles into opportunities and challenges into solutions. 
Monday, August 2 - Variety Channel

Paula Marshall
Finding the Soul of Big Business
Paula Marshall is an author and has been the CEO of the Bama Companies since 1984. She will give tips on how to make work fulfilling and productive, as well as discuss her book, Finding the Soul of Big BusinessFor more on Paula Marshall.
Monday, August 9 - Variety Channel

Mina Brown
Positive Life Coach

Mina Brown is an experienced executive coach, career consultant, author, and credentialed coach trainer. As President of Positive Coach LLC (, she offers individual and enterprise-wide executive coaching and accredited coach training. She has published three books about coaching and careers. Her popular book BE SHARP: “Tell Me About Yourself” in Great Introductions and Professional Bios, continues to receive rave reviews. For more on Mina Brown.
Monday, August 16 - Variety Channel
Bob Miller
CMIT Solutions

Bob Miller is Executive Vice President of CMIT Solutions of Rhode Island, a trusted IT partner for small businesses trying to do more with less money and time. He will discuss how to provide responsive,
professional support for the entire technology
infrastructure, everything necessary to ensure an
efficient, safe, and reliable computing environment.
Monday, August 23 - Variety Channel
Maria Espinosa
Suburban Souls

Award winning novelist, Maria Espinosa, is an author, poet, teacher, and translator. Throughout her life, Maria has dealt with various social issues, all hugely prevalent in her novels. Suburban Souls is no exception, focusing on a troubled marriage, and the negative effects these unstable relationships have on children. For more on Maria Espinosa.
Monday, August 30 - Variety Channel
Bill Eddy
Calming Upset People With EAR

Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. is High Conflict Institute's co-founder and Chief Innovation Officer. He pioneered the High Conflict Personality Theory (HCP) and has become an expert on managing disputes involving people with high conflict personalities. Utilizing a proven method for defusing antagonistic interactions, Eddy will discuss how to address a variety of potentially contentious situations involving angry customers, clients, and patients. For more on Bill Eddy.
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Positively Speaking: Patricia's Perspective
When To Listen and When To Speak

We all hear and we all listen but there is a big difference between the two in quality and quantity.  When we hear, we hear words. When we are not paying attention, we hear sound. If we look attentive, we can often get away with not listening, but listening gives us and the person we are talking to something far greater.

When we listen, we listen for tone and inflection and we see expression. We pick up feelings and intent, especially if we listen well. We can even pick up when the words we hear are not sincere or heartfelt.

Here are some tips to know when to be silent and when to speak especially in working with existing and potential clients:

  • Talk when you have something to offer that the other person wants to hear.
  • Listen when someone has something to tell you and needs to talk.
  • Talk when you need to express yourself and the time is right.
  • Listen first in a new situation. Assess the environment and speak when you can contribute to the topic or have an example to share.
  • Set up appointments to talk when you know others have a busy schedule.
  • When calling, ask the person if this is a good time to talk. Don’t launch into an in-depth conversation when they were not expecting the call.

I have learned that people tend to listen when the spoken words have meaning for them and shut down when others talk too much, too fast, are repetitious, and say things that are not of interest. Interestingly enough, listening well is how we learn what to say and how to say it. 

Silence is golden and so is speech, especially when it’s balanced and meets the needs of both the giver and the receiver.