Thursday, December 2, 2010

December 2010 (news)

Istanbul, Turkey - Over the Thanksgiving holiday, Patrick traveled to Istanbul to speak at the Bahcesahir University. Patrick conducted a two hour seminar called: Roar Like a Lion - Commanding the Room as a Speaker. Patrick also met with the local press in Istanbul to discuss his appearance in Turkey and also the need for a Toastmasters or JCI group at the university.

Miami, Florida: On December 12, Patrick conducted the Jumpstart Your Organization seminar for the new board of directors of the Coconut Grove Jr. Chamber of Commerce. The seminar focused on how to identify the target audience and ultimately how to get those people interested in joining the organization.

Book acknowledgements: Patrick has been cited and/or acknowledged in two recent books that have been published internationally. A case study about Patrick was included in the Portuguese book: Networking - Your Professional Survival Guide by Filipe Carrera. In addition, Patrick was mentioned in the acknowledgements of The Leader's Workbook by Norwegian author, Kai Roer.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

November 2010 (news)

Osaka, Japan: Patrick traveled to Osaka, Japan, speaking at the JCI World Congress. JCI is a world-wide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs and this World Congress had nearly 8,000 people in attendance from more than 100 countries around the world. During the conference, Patrick gave a series of four talks during the morning show presentations on a variety of topics from the impact of one person on a community to working in local organizations to global networking to future planning. On the first day, he also spoke about his journey over the last year from tragedy to survival through perserverance. The presentations were streamed live all over the world through the JCI website.

Osaka, Japan: On November 3rd, Patrick presented a 3-hour seminar on networking to make connections. The class was originally set for 30 participants but with such a huge overflow a second group of 30 attendees was allowed into the seminar. Later, on November 6th, Patrick presented the seminar Do You Want to Get Lucky: How to Turn an Idea into Reality. This seminar also had an overflow crowd of more than 140 participants from six different continents.

Westmont, Illinois - On Sunday, November 14, Patrick spoke to a packed sanctuary at Bethel Lutheran Church in Westmont, which is a western suburb of Chicago. Patrick grew up in this church and returned for a homecoming of sorts to talk about Overcoming Tragedy and Moving Forward. To see the news article, click here:

Monday, October 11, 2010

October 2010 (news)

Lake Orion, Michigan - Patrick spoke to a large audience in Lake Orion, Michigan (one hour north of Detroit) at the St. Joseph Church. Originally, the talk was supposed to be for the Catholic men's group called Bravehearts, but there was so much interest in the topic and speaker that it was opened up to women, as well. Two days prior to the speech, Patrick gave a radio interview by telephone to help create a buzz for the event. During the hour long talk, Patrick shared his story in detail and discussed ways to move forward on a new journey in life after tragedy.
Breakng News: Patrick was the focus of an article in the Palm Beach Post that was picked up by the Miami Herald, Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinnel and many other websites. The article focused on Patrick reclaiming his life post-tragedy and discussed how he has survived on this new journey. To see the article, click here:

Friday, September 24, 2010

September 2010 (news)

Miami, Florida - Patrick spoke in a small workshop to people who have experienced major tragedy and/or lost a spouse. Patrick shared his story and the ways he is moving forward with his life after the Thanksgiving Day Massacre.

Breaking News: Patrick Knight was honored as one of the 40 Outstanding Lawyers Under 40 in Miami-Dade County. The award was based on both accomplishments as an attorney as well as leadership skills and contributions to the community. Patrick has been an attorney since 1997 and has tried over 70 cases to jury verdict, including many high exposure cases.

August 2010 (news)

Daytona, Florida - Patrick spoke at a JCI conference in Florida about the value of giving back to your community and ways to be successful in your organizational career. About 125 people were in attendance.

Breaking news: Patrick was bestowed the highest honor in the JCI organization when he was awarded a JCI Senatorship this past month. JCI is a world-wide federation of young leaders and entrepreneurs. Being made a Senator in the organization grants you lifetime membership and is based on your accomplishments and accoldades from your work with the organization. Patrick is Senator #70000.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

July 2010 (news)

Dania, Florida - Patrick was the guest speaker at the Dania Beach Chamber Of Commerce Appreciation Lunch. The topic of the speech was dealing with change in your business and your life. As part of the presentation, Patrick shared the details of his recovery from the shooting incident and how he is dealing with this life-changing event. About 60 people attended the event from various businesses around Dania.
North Miami, Florida- Patrick taught a one day seminar for the North Miami Jr. Chamber of Commerce on how to give effective and dynamic presentations. During the course, participants learned theories and techniques, which were followed by immediate practice doing a presentation in each module.
Breaking News: Patrick Knight was the subject of a recent blog article in Tunisia. The blog is written by Fares Ben Souilah, an international speaker and trainer who also produces and broadcasts a radio show in Tunis, Tunisia. To see the article, click below:

Saturday, June 19, 2010

June 2010 (news)

Miami, Florida - Patrick recently conducted a seminar on project management and how to do critical analysis in the process of developing any project. Participants learned to put on various hats to view a project from multiple perspectives.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

December 2009 - May 2010 (news)

Breaking News: On Thanksgiving Day, Patrick was involved in a tragedy that made national news. A gunman came into his family's home and shot Patrick, critically wounding him and forcing him into a coma for 3 months. Patrick's wife and three other family members were killed in the shooting. Patrick has now been released from the hospital since late April and is back working as both an attorney and speaker.

November 2009 (news)

Tunisia - Patrick was a key note speaker during the JCI World Congress in Tunisia speaking about how to keep a balance between work-life, JCI career and family. During the 7 day conference, Patrick also taught the Positive Seduction seminar and hosted the JCI Morning Show each day. Approximately 3,500 people attended the World Congress from all parts of the globe.