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.

An accomplished keynote presenter and TEDx speaker, Patrick has a demonstrated record of success speaking to banks, insurance companies, credit unions, mortgage firms, and real estate groups. His presentations are embraced by professionals in fields ranging from finance to engineering, manufacturing, marketing, sales, and more.

Popular Presentation Topics

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

What if everyone in your audience, at your company, or on your team learned how to build and maintain better internal and external relationships? In this interactive and dynamic presentation, Patrick Galvin shares simple yet powerful rules for building relationships in the real world and online following the principles of his popular book, The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Nurture body and mind to create the positive energy and enthusiasm that builds strong relationships and attracts new business
  • Seek out people who expose you to new ways of thinking
  • Be of service to your connections without consideration for how you will benefit
  • Show up, follow through, and exceed expectations
  • Ask for and receive reviews, recommendations, and referrals to grow your business
  • Cultivate an attitude of gratitude to build better relationships

Special pricing available for The Connector’s Way (book) and/or The Connector’s Way Academy (audio course) for all attendees.

The Trusted Way: Elevate Your Career and Company with Trust-Based Relationships

What constitutes ethical business behavior? What does it mean to do the right thing? In a world that stretches the limits of truth and fairness, these questions hold the key to personal and professional success. Patrick Galvin draws on the lessons of his popular business parable The Trusted Way: A Story About Building a Life and Business of Character to teach audiences how to earn trust and build strong and meaningful connections.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Use the speed of trust to grow your personal and professional relationships
  • Manage the four key variables that determine your trustworthiness
  • Evaluate your thoughts, words, and deeds toward others using The Four-Way Test
  • Earn trust-based recommendations and referrals
  • Build and maintain a network of trusted connections

Special pricing available for The Trusted Way (book) for all attendees.

The Virtual Connector’s Way: How to Build Business Relationships When You Can’t Meet Face to Face [ONLINE KEYNOTE]

Technology, automation, and remote work: The way we do business is rapidly changing. Does your team have the relationship building skills they need to succeed? Patrick Galvin leverages the timeless principles of his popular book The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time to give audiences practical tools for building trust and connecting virtually with clients, prospects, and colleagues when geography, workplace structure, or other circumstances make it difficult to meet face to face.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Build strategic relationships while working remotely
  • Leverage technology to generate positive energy and enthusiasm required for authentic connection
  • Master online tools to build meaningful professional relationships
  • Create opportunities to connect with others online
  • Ask for and receive reviews, recommendations, and referrals to grow your business
  • Use low-tech and high-tech approaches to show gratitude and build goodwill

Special pricing for The Connector’s Way (book) and/or The Connector’s Way Academy (audio course) for all attendees.

How to Build Trust with Remote Teams and/or a Hybrid Workforce

The pandemic proved that many job responsibilities can be performed online and that remote work can be effective and beneficial for employees and companies. One thing has not changed, however: Strong, trust-based relationships are key to developing high-performing teams. In this presentation, Patrick Galvin shares ways to build trust with hybrid teams and remote workers to create an environment that encourages collaboration, communication, and connection.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Adopt a more trusting style of managing hybrid and remote teams
  • Leverage online tools to create a more inclusive work experience
  • Encourage communication and connection among remote employees
  • Identify and avoid mistakes in the trust-creation process
  • Build a more positive, productive, and collaborative work environment

Special pricing available on books from The Way series and/or online course access for all attendees.

Beyond Networking: Cultivating Your Real World and Online Connections

Networking is an important way to build relationships with customers, prospects, and professional connections, but many people find it awkward and self-promotional. Connecting, on the other hand, is about developing and cultivating meaningful, trust-based relationships. Patrick Galvin teaches audiences how to set expectations and adjust their mindsets to make connecting with others both enjoyable and productive.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Find the best opportunities to make valuable connections
  • Maximize the value of member groups and organizations
  • Develop an actionable and measurable plan for creating connections in the real world and online
  • Build long-term trust to increase repeat and referred business
  • Leverage underutilized yet highly effective online strategies for relationship building

Special pricing available on books from The Way series and/or online course access for all attendees.

Impact

Attendees walk away from Patrick’s keynotes and workshops with the strategies, tools and motivation to build better business relationships. Patrick’s presentations have had a lasting 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 highly interactive presentations make it easy for audiences to retain new ideas and put them into action. Participants might find themselves engaging in a one-on-one discussion, brainstorming best practices in a small group, or creating and committing to a personal action plan. 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.

Guarantee

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