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What Hospitals Say

Brochure for hospital staff

 

We hosted Patrick Reynolds for three lectures. He spoke at two middle schools to more than 1600 schoolchildren and teachers, and also gave a well attended community lecture for the public.

Reynolds’ impassioned talks were informative, funny, profound, motivating and poignant. A dazzling speaker, he skillfully mixed colorful stories about the RJ Reynolds family, Massachusetts and national tobacco data on a range of issues, and grabbed the attention of middle school children through the use of story, video, and role-playing on how to ask parents to quit smoking. Throughout his thought-provoking lectures, Reynolds interacted with his audiences and closed with an inspiring promise of the coming tobaccofree society.

We received positive feedback from the community, students, teachers, and the general public. One member of the community told me “this was an important message for the youth of Plymouth, and Jordan Hospital performed a great service to the community by bringing Patrick Reynolds to Plymouth.”

At the close of his public talk, Mr. Reynolds invited Jordan Hospital’s Lung Cancer Program Director, Dr. Francis Podbielski, the Director of Tobaccofree Massachusetts, and myself to join him on stage for an informal Q&A session with the community. The audience learned how they can be anti-toboacco advocates and about Jordan Hospital’s state-of-the-art lung cancer center.

As a result of the lectures, Jordan Hospital received strong pre- and post-lecture media coverage in the Boston Globe, the Old Colony Memorial newspaper, an interview on Boston’s WBZ-AM radio station and local radio as well.

Patrick Reynolds’ passion and belief in his mission of preventing children from smoking was a resounding success for the community and for Jordan Hospital.

Christopher Smalley
Director, Marketing & Communications
Jordan Hospital
Plymouth, Massachusetts
December, 2010

 

Patrick Reynolds was an outstanding outreach to our community for Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore. Mr. Reynolds delivered a powerful and motivating talk to our high school, where our local newspaper as well as Baltimore’s NBC and ABC affiliates’ news crews covered him. Following his talk to youth at Forbush school, he spoke in our hospital’s conference hall to about 150 community members and staff. There was tremendously positive feedback from both teachers and students at the school, and also from adults who attended his community talk later in the day.

Mr. Reynolds is, simply stated, a wonderful speaker. He connects to his audiences’ deeper emotions, and once the bond is formed, delivers powerful, excellent information in his PowerPoints to youth and adults. He captivated the students in the school, who sat hushed and attentive during his entire talk — several teachers remarked how exceptional it was for a speaker to do that. I also got excellent feedback from staff and community members who came to his talk at the hospital.

Lastly, Mr. Reynolds was pleasant to work with and professional; he made himself available for private meetings with staff here, then for a luncheon roundtable discussion, which motivated and galvanized our tobaccofree coalition at the hospital. I highly recommend Mr. Reynolds and his programs to any health care system marketing team or health conference planner. His program was a highly successful outreach for us.

Bonnie Katz, Vice President
Sheppard Pratt Health System
Baltimore MD
May, 2010

Margo Schafer, Director of Public Relations
Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, IL
February, 2010

Erin Al-Mehairi
Manager, Marketing and Public Relations
Samaritan Regional Health System
Ashland, Ohio
February, 2008

 

Robert Gospodarek, President and CEO
Mercy Hospital of Willard
Willard, OH – February, 2008

 

Here
in suburban Chicago, three hospitals joined together with the
county health department to co-sponsor this excellent community
outreach. Hospital marketing executives were thrilled with the
positive front page news coverage. Tobacco control staff in
the health department made their job easier, by handling all
the details with the schools at which Mr. Reynolds spoke. His
evening presentation for community members was also a great
success.

Over
his five days of talks in schools, Mr. Reynolds gave youth
here a motivating and informative health lesson, through his
professional and dramatic story-telling, and his use of powerful
overheads. His talk followed CDC-guidelines. I wholeheartedly
recommend this extraordinary speaker and his program. In each
of the nine schools he visited, he received near universal
praise from students and staff. This was a truly outstanding
program and community event.

Jessica
Gerdes, RN, MS, NCSN
School Health Consultant
DuPage County (IL) Health Department
June, 2005

 

Patrick
Reynolds’ speech was well received by the students at both schools.
They sat quietly in the gymnasiums, hearing the effects of tobacco
use, role playing how to talk with a parent who smokes. Patrick’s
message is one all children should hear.

And media coverage was outstanding, with five television stations
and three newspapers covering the event.

Gordon
Lintz, Administrator
Baptist Cancer Institute
Memphis, TN
January, 2004

 

Patrick
Reynolds is very effective in driving home the message to our
medical professionals, the importance — and logic — in tobacco
education and prevention for our youth. His message is powerful
and passionate. He connects with youth, removing the smoke screen,
and tells them to the truth about tobacco products.

Carol Reeves, Director
Greenville Family Partnership
Greenville, SC

What
terrific media coverage! Patrick Reynolds was a dynamic speaker,
and was invaluable in helping us reach our goal of promoting healthy
lifestyle choices in our community. We want to have him back.

Kathy Busch
St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center
Topeka, KS

We
got an excellent front page story and terrific TV coverage. His
presentations were beyond my expectations. I am extremely pleased!

Jeff
Barber, President & CEO
North Mississippi Health Services
Tupelo, MS

Mr.
Reynolds’ presentations made a strong impact in the lives of thousands
of children in Whitfield County. He really made a big difference
in our community.

Larry
McNeilly, Vice President
Hamilton Health Care System
Dalton, Georgia

 


 

What Colleges Say



“In my 40+ years in this field, this man was one of the most immediately engaging, personable, accommodating and constructively “mission-passionate” professionals that I have ever encountered… Our administration made the decision for our campus to become Tobacco-Free as of August 1, 2014, and momentum gathered for a ‘kick-off’ presentation. Tobacco Wars was a perfect fit!… The man is a dynamo. His energy, stage presence, clarity of message and desire to connect with the audience is phenomenal. His delivery is clear, POWERFUL and his visual aids effective in bringing points to life for the audience….” Click here for her complete report.

Barb Coleman, MS, Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Performance
Northern Michigan University


See also: Feedback from corpo
rations going smokefree

Student attendance was outstanding,
and exceeded my hopes. The room was packed full with students,
faculty and community members. The audience seemed captivated
as he spoke. This highly skilled speaker’s presentation covered
the many facets of tobacco use, and appealed to the emotions of
the crowd. During his talk, Mr. Reynolds interacted with the audience,
and encouraged them to share their personal stories about the
effects of tobacco on their lives. People left feeling inspired.
He’s a fantastic speaker, and we plan to have him back next year.”

Gina
Strauss, Interim Director of Student Life
Community College of Baltimore County, Essex campus

 

“Patrick
Reynolds lecture was an outstanding finale to our Annual Wellness
Day here on campus. As a speaker, he was powerful, persuasive
and unforgettable. His ability to weave political perspective,
impact of smoking on quality of life and health, emotional ramifications,
psychology of marketing and advertising, and educational considerations,
made a huge and favorable impact on the audience. His energy,
sense of humor and captivating style only served to enhance his
presentation. Excellent!”

Suzanne
Alexander, Director of Counseling
Wor-Wic Community College
Salisbury, MD

“Outstanding!
UC students, faculty, staff and community members were unanimous
in their praise of his excellent talk.”

Marilyn Mendenhall
University of California at Irvine

 

“A
superb and timely program, enthusiastically received, with a house
filled to overflowing, and excellent T.V., radio and newspaper coverage!”

John Groves
Augusta College

 

“Not
only did you give us a successful event, but you gave a great boost
to our public image. The TV media strongly covered your visit, and
so you have had Mississippi College’s name before the public a great
deal. The print media also gave us a lot of ink, with a front section-page
feature story which took up three quarters of the page! I cannot
imagine what all that would have cost us, if it were even buyable!”

Tom Washburn
Mississippi College

 

“An
extremely powerful lecture which drew a large crowd and a front
page story. He was personable, knowledgeable, and professional,
and attracted people from all sections of the community.”

Jarrod Harrison
Modesto College

 

“Attendance
was outstanding, and the media coverage — TV, radio, and newspapers
— was terrific!”

Julie Patzwald
California State University

 


 

Health conferences

 

“It
was just amazing to watch the faces in the audience as you spoke.
You were really awe inspiring. This was the best conference the
Alliance for Health Promotion ever sponsored, due in great part
to the fact that you were one of the speakers.”

Carrie Van Dyke
Indiana State Board of Health

 

“Our
conference was a huge success, in large part due to your participation.
You were highly motivating; all left the conference with renewed
strength. And what successful media coverage! We had several TV
stations, radio stations, and the state’s largest newspaper. To
say the least, I am very pleased.”

Neil Hann
The Oklahoma Dept. of Health

“The
Kickoff was a great success as evidenced by the media coverage (TV,
radio, newspaper) that participated. Your presentation was the highlight
of the afternoon’s agenda, and you
were definitely the person who
drew the media coverage.”

Tom Uram
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – County of Orange

 

 


 

Corporations Going Smokefree

 

Patrick Reynolds’ talk to 1,000 of our employees was powerful and impassioned. He was highly motivating, energized, and a superb speaker — on fire, eloquent and skilled at delivering his well-researched message.

Reynolds’ presentation contained plenty of useful information, and after he spoke here, we had very positive comments from numerous employees, as well as from employees’ family members.

Mr. Reynolds played a key role in our successful transition to a smokefree campus. His group provided us with consulting on top smoking cessation programs and resources for companies planning to take their campus smokefree.

We also invited Patrick to give a second, very empowering talk at our local high school which proved to be an excellent outreach to our wider local community. He was covered in feature articles by all our major newspapers. His talk to the teens was so successful, we’re thinking of bringing him back to speak in more schools in the County.

In sum, we were thrilled to have Patrick Reynolds speak to employees and consult with us. His talks here were also a great goodwill building opportunity, with both our workers and our wider community. We highly recommend him to other companies who are taking their campus smokefree, or who simply want an excellent outreach program to build goodwill in the community.

Mike Adams, CEO
Adams Thermal Systems
Canton, SD
April 2013

Click here for 2 minutes of clips from this talk.

 

Pharmaceutical
Companies

“Thank
you for the magnificent presentation you made at our launch meeting
for our nicotine patch, Habitrol. Your unique perspective, coupled
with honest and forthright communications skills, touched the hearts
of the 1500 folk present. The standing ovation midway through said
it all.”

Joe Zack,
Ciba
Geigy Pharmaceuticals


“Your
presentation went over very well. People remember concepts when
emotional pictures are created and linked together to illustrate
a point. This is what you do so well. When people are moved emotionally,
they will remember, and they will take action. The audience loved
this emotional link, as I did, with a splash of humor thrown in
here and there. Nice touch. I was also impressed with your knowledge
and delivery. Your presentation was sincere and heartfelt, as well
as humorous and informative. For these reasons, it was most enjoyable.
I will be talking to our marketing and public relations departments
regarding your talk. Thank you again for a wonderful presentation.”

Kim Aumais
Hoechst, Marion, Roussel Pharmaceuticals

 


 

Media

“Reynolds’
knowledge and insights made it easier for our audience to
understand complex issues.”

CNN, Gail
Evans

 

“He
was an articulate and formidable guest.”

Good Morning
America
Susan Hester

 

“Patrick
is informative, unique, dedicated, and effective.”

ABC Talk
Radio
Michael Jackson

“Thank
you for your encore appearance on Larry King Live! It was
terrific!”

Larry King

“More
than 700 members of the American Cancer Society stood and
cheered!”

The Miami Herald,
Don Van Natta


 

Middle and
High Schools

Having served in secondary school education for over three decades, I have heard many anti-smoking speeches, and I must admit yours was superb — absolutely the best. My students were duly impressed. They told me it was remarkable. And keep in mind, these are teenagers! I was told that you even reached the smokers. And I believe that says it all. We are looking forward to having you back.

Olga Julius, Principal
Pierce College (High School)
Athens, Greece
April 30, 2009
Click for Greek news coverage



This was a highly successful live
program we organized for selected
middle and high schools here in suburban Chicago. It was so well-received,
our health department purchased the video of
this program for all the remaining schools in our county.

Mr. Reynolds’ evening presentation
for community members was also a great success. Bringing
this speaker in live is a wonderful opportunity for staff
to demonstrate leadership, be pro-active, and make a difference in the local
community. Three hospitals joined together with the county health department to co-sponsor this excellent outreach.

Hospital marketing executives were thrilled with the positive front page news coverage in one of Chicago’s largest papers. Tobacco control staff in the health department made their job easier by helping book several schools at which Mr. Reynolds spoke.

Since
hospitals have to show evidence of community outreach, it was relatively
easy for our health department’s tobacco control coordinator to quickly
obtain
sponsorship
from the local hospitals, with no cost to any of the schools.
We initially called our local hospital’s Director of Marketing, and invited them
to co-sponsor.

I attended all of Patrick Reynolds’ talks here, and was impressed as he consistently
created an emotional bond with his audiences, telling his personal story
of watching
his father die from emphysema, when he was 15.

Interacting
frequently with students as he spoke, he skillfully took them on a journey
of revelation, opening their eyes to nicotine addiction, and the deceptive
advertising and marketing practices directed at youth by the tobacco companies.
The overheads he used were convincing and effective.

Through his
inspiring talk and polished story-telling, Mr. Reynolds gave youth here
a motivating and informative health lesson, which follows CDC-guidelines.
In
each of the schools he visited, he received tremendous praise from students
and staff. Later, students continued to learn as health teachers
and school nurses used the follow-up discussion guide for classrooms, which his office provided.

 

I wholeheartedly
recommend this gifted speaker and his program. We plan to bring Mr. Reynolds
back.

 

Mr.
Reynolds also offers a “Town Meeting” about local tobacco issues. Thanks for considering this wonderful program idea.

Jessica Gerdes, School Health Consultant
DuPage County, IL


 

Within
the first five minutes, I was amazed to watch Patrick Reynolds
create an extraordinary bond with our school’s culturally diverse
and economically underprivileged teens.

After
his opening story about his own father’s absence, and the sadness
and anger he felt as a youth because of it, he asked the students,
“How many of you do not have your biological fathers living
at home with you?”

When
over 50% of the audience slowly raised their hands, our students
seemed to realize that these shared emotions cross all economic
and social borders — and a bond was formed.

After
that, the students listened quietly and respectfully, and I could
see real interest in their faces, as they related to his overheads
and the moving stories he told, so very effectively and skillfully.

Given
my experience with our student body at assembly programs, it was
an amazing achievement.

Mr.
Reynolds is a very polished and motivating speaker. He relates
exceptionally well to teens from all backgrounds. I would highly
recommend him to other schools.

Hali
Rosen, Drama Teacher
Hawthorne High School
Hawthorne, CA


 

Your
presentation to 1,000 students, bussed here from 8 schools, produced
rave reviews from every faculty sponsor that attended. I really
enjoyed meeting you and wanted to let you know that the students
in my club (SWAT Students Working Against Tobacco) were very motivated
by your presentation. They would quote you and remind the students
they presented to about your talk.

George
Walker
Murphy High School
Mobile, Alabama


 

Feedback
from students and teachers was excellent. This speaker was really
outstanding, and people should know about him. He gave a truly
excellent program which I believe made a difference with our students.

Mr.
Reynolds opened with his childhood memories of his own father
RJ Reynolds, Jr. dying from smoking. He stressed to students how
addictive tobacco is.

He
enlightened them with a new awareness of how movie stars set a
bad example for youth when they make smoking look cool on screen.

During
his talk, he interacted with students. At one point he called
up two volunteers from the audience. Mr Reynolds presented a detailed
section on tobacco advertising, using humorous overheads, including
Joe Camel dying in a hospital bed. He let students know that convenience
stores actually receive monthly fees for countertop displays of
tobacco, and that they are often at child eye level, next to the
candy and chewing gum.

His
telling of the moving story of Sean Marsee was especially skillful.
The effect on our students was obvious. Marsee was the high school
track star who died from chewing tobacco at age 19. During this
section, Mr Reynolds showed before and after photos of Sean which
made some of our students gasp. He closed with his own positive
vision and promise of the coming smokefree society.

Office Manager in Mr. Reynolds’ office tells me that local hospitals and
tobaccofree coalitions often join to co-sponsor the entire cost
of this program, so there may be no impact on your budget.

Denny
R. Vincent, Principal
Muhlenberg North High School
Past President, National Association of Secondary School Principals
Greenville, KY


 

Patrick
Reynolds speaks from his heart and his past when he unfolds his
family story about tobacco. He is a dramatic and sincere advocate
for children’s well being when he speaks out about the physical,
emotional, and social toll that tobacco charges its victims. His
two presentations before hundreds of middle and high school youth
in Greenville, SC, were dynamic, thought-provoking, and touching.
His commentary shattered the allure and mystic of tobacco for
many of our students as they verbalized their wishes for family
members to stop smoking. In evaluations, several students mentioned
that they were going to stop smoking–or glad that they had–because
of Mr. Reynolds’ presentation. He helped to get our message out
to students: “Tobacco kills.”


Dr. Susan Achilles
Director of Federal Programs
The School District of Greenville County
Greenville, SC

 


 

Patrick
Reynolds spoke at a Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arkansas regional
youth meeting on April 15th, 2002 at the Nettleton High School
in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Mr. Reynolds is a dynamic speaker, and
not only does he have an intriguing personal testimony, but he
has an admirable drive for tobacco prevention. Also, his overhead
projections were effective in telling his story. For example,
the before and after photos of Sean Marsee, the track star who
died at 19 from spit tobacco, combined with Mr. Reynolds telling
his story in a particularly moving way, captivated and moved the
audience. In addition, the Teachers Class Discussion Guide his
office provided teachers with an excellent guide for follow-up
class discussion.

A
very positive article in the Jonesboro Sun, and coverage by local
KAIT Channel 8 news, brought the tobaccofree message to the wider
Jonesboro community. Mr. Reynolds’ inspiring message of hope for
the future near the end of his talk, and his conclusion, “So
hold on to your health for the amazing, wondrous years ahead of
you in the 21st Century!” may have indeed helped to motivate
many of the students to stay healthy.

We
were pleased with Patrick Reynolds’ skills as a speaker and have
invited him back, to speak at our statewide Teen Summit on October
23rd at the Alltel Arena in North Little Rock.


Jill Presley Cox
Youth Coordinator
Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arkansas
Little Rock, AR


 

Patrick
Reynolds has a real drive toward helping youth understand the
addictive side of tobacco, and what the tobacco industry has done
to target them as users. I watched as the kids were listening,
and absorbing what he had to say. I work in a prevention program,
and enjoyed watching someone of his caliber as a motivational
speaker mesmerize his young audience. He is an honest speaker
with a heartfelt mission.

The
vice-principal of our school, Dan Hill, told me he was very impressed,
and thought many of our kids left the auditorium with a new view
of tobacco. Dan Boone of the Peninsula Tobacco Alliance was so
impressed he has called a meeting to look for a grant to bring
Mr. Reynolds back to our community, so he can share his message
with many more of our villages.

Charlene
Florence
Ninilchik Traditional Council
Youth Alcohol Program Manager
Southern Peninsula Tobacco Alliance
Ninilchik, AK

 


 

The
evaluations on his program were great! The kids gained much in
the way of information and emotional connection. He recently spoke
at our teen summit at Cal Poly Pomona, to over 150 students from
several high schools. The students found him to be dynamic, interesting,
and almost all indicated in their evaluations that Mr. Reynolds
had impacted their lives and influenced their choices not to smoke.

 

Nancy
Ballantine
Rowland Unified School District
Rowland Heights, CA


 

“Many
students who enroll at Somerset are considered ‘at risk’ of failure,
for various reasons, and many do not have the luxury of parental
advice and support. Working at Somerset as long as I have, I rarely
have seen the kind of student attention given to the advice Patrick
Reynolds gave to them today. I know that his words changed, or
at least, softened the hearts of our students.”

Ruben
Presiado, Assistant Principal
Somerset High School
Bellflower, CA



“Somerset High School had the opportunity to hear Patrick
Reynolds’ awesome speech, ‘The Truth About Tobacco.’ Our students
are at risk individuals, and the response to his presentation
made a great impact on many of them. A discussion was held in
class following his presentation. The students explained that
more teens need to be made aware of the effects of smoking. The
pictures and story of Sean Marsee seemed to have made an incredible
effect on several individuals. Bravo Mr. Reynolds, for all your
efforts. How many lives would have been spared if the truth was
made known much sooner. The speech was wonderful.”

Elaine
Manneh
Somerset High School
Bellflower, CA


 

“Nice
job at Mayfair High School today! The kids seemed really engaged.”

Debby
Caldarella
Office of the Superintendent
Bellflower School District
Bellflower, CA


 

Patrick
Reynolds’ presentation was extremely informative and interesting.
The students found him very entertaining as well. Patrick has
a way of relating to the teenagers and involving them in his presentation.
His message was of great importance, and I think had a very good
influence on the students. I would highly recommend Patrick for
any group, any age level, to speak on tobacco addiction.

Carroll
Thetford, Principal
Nettleton High School
Nettleton, AR



Mr. Reynolds is an energetic and enthusiastic speaker. His dynamic
presentation style captivated our audience of intermediate level
elementary students.

His
real-life example of a young person who chose to chew showed the
students specifically what can happen to young, healthy people
when they use tobacco.

Mr.
Reynolds told the sad, impactful story of how a promising young
athlete, [Sean Marsee] was destroyed as a result of his tobacco
use. The before and after photos of this boy were very effective
in showing his transformation from a youngster with perfect health,
to a grotesque, disfigured and sad young man after surgery. This
drove the point home. The visuals used were very effective.

Another
effective part of the presentation was the time devoted to advertising
for tobacco products. Mr. Reynolds made it abundantly clear to
the children that advertising of cigarettes has been aimed at
children to recruit them as new smokers — if not today or tomorrow,
in the next few years. Joe Camel and Marlboro Country were used
as excellent examples to make this point.

The
interactive style that Mr. Reynolds used encouraged the children
to be involved, through the raising of hands and asking of questions.
Students were given strategies for dealing with smoking by friends
and parents/adults.

Mr.
Reynolds also shared a wonderful, uplifting vision of the world
that everything will work out, and that the youth in the audience
are the voice of the future. He emphasized that students will
have many good years ahead of them, and that they should not smoke
or use drugs, because they will need their good health “in
the wondrous and amazing years ahead.” This is an excellent reason
for youth to stay smoke and drug free, and no one has made that
point here before. It was inspiring to all of us.

Mr.
Reynolds got two thumbs up from the teachers and staff at our
school.

Mr.
Mike Coulahan, Principal
Monroe Center Grade School
Monroe Center, IL 61052


 

I
want to thank you again for speaking today to Neenah’s students
about tobacco and its harmful effects. Your enthusiasm and passion
about the topic were helpful in captivating our students’ attention.
Maintaining the attention of over 500 sixth graders from Neenah’s
two middle schools, as well as the students visiting from one
of Neenah’s private schools, is not an easy task, but I feel you
accomplished this with a great deal of success.

It
was evident in the students’ questions at the end of your speech
that they were quite interested in what you had to share with
them. I believe you made them think about their own use (or non-use),
their friends’ use, and their parents’ use of tobacco, as well
as ways to influence, or say no, to others.

After
seeing you speak today and the positive approach you used with
our students, I would not hesitate to recommend you to other schools.
Thank you for caring about kids.

Mary
M. Lofy, Assistant Principal
Shattuck Middle School
Neenah Joint School District
Neehah, WI

 


 

I
discussed your talk at our high school with each of my classes,
mostly freshmen, juniors, and seniors, about 75 students in
all. The kids were very impressed with your personal history,
very impressed with the story of the high school student who
dipped tobacco and got cancer, and very impressed with the “subvertising”
spoof ads that you showed. I understand that your talk to the
Middle School really had an effect on the students there. You
are fighting the good fight. I personally learned a lot, and
found the experience quite worthwhile.

Mark Dreessen, High School Teacher
University of Chicago Labratory High School
Chicago, IL

 


 

On
November 2, 2001, Patrick Reynolds spoke to a group of about 2,000
students from Wausau West High School and Northland Lutheran High
School in the Wausau West Fieldhouse. His presentation was a factual
testimony about how the tobacco industry entices young people
to start smoking, and the debilitating effects smoking or chewing
tobacco can have on the human body. Based on how attentive the
students were during his presentation, I would say his program
was extremely effective.

I would highly recommend that any school or other organization
working with youth strongly consider having him give his presentation
to their students. His message had an impact on our students,
and his presentation style was extremely effective in holding
students’ interest and attention. The terrible effects of smoking
or chewing are well documented from a scientific standpoint are
well documented, but getting students to listen and act on that
information is extremely difficult.

He definitely provided our students with the facts in a way that
will cause some of them to never take up the use of tobacco. If
he ever needs a reference from a school administrator on the effectiveness
of his program, I would be more than happy to write a reference
letter.

Paul
Brusky, Principal
Wausau West High School
Wausau, WI



Patrick Reynolds just completed his presentation at Wausau East
High School. He presented to approximately 1200 students in an
all school assembly. His presentation was outstanding. In addition
to his important, lifesaving message, Mr. Reynolds’ visual aides
and his dynamic, emotional, and personal speaking style was captivating.
For one solid hour, you could have heard a pin drop in our auditorium.
Numerous staff and students stopped me after the presentation
to compliment his message and delivery style. As principal, I
highly recommend Mr. Patrick Reynolds to any high school in the
state of Wisconsin. He is truly an outstanding speaker.


Bradley J. Peck, Principal
Wausau East High School
Wausau, WI




As the grandson of the founder of the R. J. Reynolds tobacco conglomerate,
Patrick Reynolds brings a unique perspective to his anti-tobacco
message. As he spoke to our students recently, his passion for
healthy living was obvious. Because of these factors, his plea
to youth to abstain from tobacco use is particularly meaningful.
Students listen to his personal story of the confusion he felt
as a youth upon the tobacco-influenced death of the father he
barely knew. Speaking from such an acute experience lends credence
to Patrick Reynolds’s message.

Randall
C. Nichols
Superintendent Clarksville Community School District
Clarksville, IA




On Thursday, November 8, 2001, Patrick Reynolds presented “The
Truth About Tobacco” to over 1,000 students in grades 6 through
8, at the James Williams Junior High School in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.
Today I had the opportunity ask students and staff their thoughts
on Pat’s presentation. The responses were extremely positive.
Pat had several important messages for young people. He was able
to keep their attention during the 35 minute presentation. His
slides, enthusiasm and personal experiences helped to open their
eyes and possibly change the direction many young people are choosing.
We would recommend Patrick Reynolds to present in any similar
type of situation. Thank you Patrick Reynolds… you’re doing
the right thing!


Mr. Dave Wall, Principal
James Williams Junior High School
Rhinelander, WI



 

Patrick
Reynolds was a guest speaker at my school district on Tuesday,
November 6, 2001. Students in grades 6-12 attended the presentation.
Mr. Reynolds held the students attention for the 1hr. 10 min.
program… He kept everyone’s interest… I would recommend his
presentation for all school age students. Thanks.

Jim
Hansen, Principal
Laona School District
Laona, WI


 


Mr. Patrick Reynolds gave an inspirational and sincere presentation
to the Park Falls School students and staff on being tobacco-free.
We greatly appreciated his efforts, message, humor, professionalism,
and the ‘down to earth’ approach he personally exhibited.

Dennis
F. Dervetski, Principal
Park Falls High School
Park Falls WI

 


Past
clients
The United Nations World Health Organization,
Geneva
The United States House of Representatives
The American Cancer Society
The American Heart Association
The American Lung Association
Hoechst, Marion, Roussel Pharmaceuticals
Ciba Geigy Pharmaceuticals
Lederle Pharmaceuticals
Numerous middle and high schools
Numerous Universities and Colleges
The American Council on Science and
Health
The National Cancer Institute
The California Medical Association
The National Foundation for Cancer Research
The American Respiratory Association
Numerous State Legislatures
Numerous City Councils, including New
York City,
San Francisco, Los Angeles & Washington DC

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