Topics & Audiences

Relationship building skills are critical to the success of every business professional. Not even the most technical, data-driven workforce operates in a vacuum and Patrick’s message, combined with his extensive business experience and engaging speaking style, resonates with audiences across industries and geographies.

Patrick has a demonstrated record of success speaking to insurance, credit union, mortgage and real estate companies. His presentations have also been been well-received by financial professionals, engineers, lawyers, manufacturers, marketers, retailers, and software developers.

Patrick’s Most Popular Topics

The Connector’s Way: Building Your Business One Relationship at a Time

The most successful professionals are those that build strong relationships with their customers, prospects, team members, and referral partners. In this interactive and dynamic presentation, Patrick shares seven simple yet powerful rules for building relationships in the real world and online according to the principles of his book, The Connector’s Way.

In this program you’ll learn how to:

  • Nurture body and mind create to positive energy and enthusiasm that allows you to build strong relationships and attract new business
  • Seek out individuals who you expose you to new ways of thinking
  • Ask your customers and professional connections how you can be of service
  • Serve others without consideration for how you will benefit
  • Exceed expectations
  • Let people know how they can help you succeed
  • Be grateful

Beyond Networking: Cultivating Your Real World and Online Connections

While most professionals agree that networking is an important way to strengthen connections with customers, prospects, and professional connections, many avoid it because they find it awkward or self-promotional. Connecting, on the other hand, is about developing and cultivating long term, meaningful relationships.

In this program you’ll learn how to:

  • Find groups that offer the best opportunities to make connections
  • Maximize the value of the groups and organizations that you join
  • Develop a strategy for creating connections that is actionable and measurable
  • Build long-term trust that increases the likelihood that people will do business with you or refer business to you
  • Leverage underutilized yet highly effective LinkedIn strategies for relationship building

Galvanizing Your Business with Word of Mouth

Americans engage in more than two billion conversations daily about products, services and organizations they like and dislike. Customers who hear good things about a business are more likely to remain loyal and refer their friends, relatives and connections, making positive word of mouth twice as effective as most forms of paid marketing for attracting new customers.

In this program you’ll learn how to:

  • Stand out from advertising clutter
  • Create meaningful ways of supporting your community that generate enthusiasm from existing and prospective customers
  • Monitor the quality of your word of mouth in a methodical yet low-cost way
  • Give your customers reasons to spread positive stories about your business
  • Ask for referrals from your customers in a way that strengthens relationships while generating quality leads

Other popular topics include:

Delivering Remarkable Customer Service

Creating and Inspiring a Team that Goes the Extra Mile

Building a Strong Personal Brand


Attendees walk away from Patrick’s keynotes and workshops with the strategies, tools and motivation to build better business relationships. His presentations, and The Connector’s Way philosophy, have had a powerful impact on audiences around the country with clients reporting increased business growth, higher employee engagement, increased talent attraction and retention, and improved employee health and happiness.

Interactivity & Support

Patrick never delivers the same speech twice. Customized to meet the needs of each client, Patrick’s presentations are highly interactive making it easier for audiences to retain new ideas and put them into action. Participants might find themselves engaging in one-on-one discussions, brainstorming best practices in small groups, and creating and committing to personal action plans. Handout materials and follow-up programs to ensure sustained impact can be custom-designed for your organization.

Please contact us to discuss having Patrick tailor a program that achieves your objectives.


When you hire Patrick as a speaker, he will:

  • Learn the priorities of your organization and your event
  • Interview a cross-section of prospective attendees to assess their needs and include their stories
  • Deliver an engaging interactive presentation that provides lasting value
  • Interact with audience members after the presentation
  • Galvanize your audience to greater levels of success

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