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 to build better internal and external relationships? In this interactive and dynamic presentation, Patrick shares simple yet powerful rules for building relationships in the real world and online following the principles of his bestselling 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 create to positive energy and enthusiasm that help build strong relationships and attract 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

Special pricing for copies of The Connector’s Way for all attendees.

The Trusted Way: Creating Value that Drives Sustainable Growth

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 draws on the lessons of his book 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:

  • Evaluate the impact of your thoughts, words, and deeds toward others
  • Apply the Four-Way Test to your decision making
  • Develop and nurture strong relationships grounded in trust
  • Establish and maintain credibility as a trusted advisor
  • Make the workplace—and the world—a better place

Special pricing for copies of The Trusted Way (NEW!) for all attendees.

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

Automation, disintermediation, and disruption: The way we work is rapidly changing. Does your team have the relationship building skills they need for the future? Patrick leverages the timeless principles of his book The Connector’s Way to give audiences practical tools for 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 video conferencing 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 and high-tech approaches to show gratitude and build goodwill

Special pricing for audio access to The Connector’s Way for all attendees.

Strategic Relationship Building: How to Succeed with SMART Goals

Everything you want to achieve in business is connected to other people. Expert relationship builders—or connectors—know this. They start with the end in mind to align their relationship building activities with clear and specific goals that focus their efforts and increase their chances of success.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Use the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) criteria to set clear and specific business goals
  • Develop a strategic and intentional approach to relationship building
  • Identify and manage your connections to achieve your goals
  • Create a personal roadmap for relationship building success
  • Stay accountable to the goals that you set for yourself

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 long term, meaningful relationships.

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

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