Patrick Schwerdtfeger speaks on two primary topics: business trends and thinking bigger. His work on global business trends encompasses demographics (both domestic and international) and technology (including ‘big data’ and social media). His message of thinking bigger is based on positive psychology, thoughtful communication and intrinsic motivation. In most cases, his programs include both elements, beginning with tactical business strategies and ending with the motivational think bigger message. Case histories and success stories are described to demonstrate tactics used and results achieved. Patrick creates a documentary-type experience for audiences, using highly visual PowerPoint slides with very few written words. Four of his keynote programs are described in more detail below.
Monetizing Big Data: Leveraging Predictive Analytics and Business Intelligence
Monetizing Big Data is the most powerful and energizing big data keynote available. It’s perfect for an opening or closing general session. What are the prevailing trends? Where is the technology going? And how are businesses leveraging it today? Patrick’s engaging speaking style combined with a string of fascinating and entertaining case histories guarantee a dynamic session. This program has garnered top reviews from private equity managers and business owners to C-level executives and IT professionals. Patrick will inspire your attendees and leave them with cutting-edge ideas they can implement within their own organizations.
Monetizing Big Data: Program Take-Aways
1. Understand the underlying technology trends and where they are heading
2. Identify the 3 primary opportunities: optimization, prediction & security
3. Hear case histories of businesses who are leveraging big data technologies
Social Media Victories: Real Businesses, Real Campaigns, Real Results
The vast majority of business professionals spending time on Facebook and Twitter are just wasting time. For the most part, they’re using unfocused and ineffective tactics that do nothing to attract new clients. In the meanwhile, a few are using simple but powerful strategies to explode their businesses virtually overnight. Patrick is passionate about finding these little-known tricks – those juicy secrets – that transform social media from a relentless time waster to a reliable business builder.
Social Media Victories: Program Take-Aways
1. See how different companies are using Twitter to find new customers.
2. Leverage the biggest opportunity on Facebook to build your business.
3. Discover powerful tricks to get more views for your YouTube videos.
Global Business Trends: How to Predict the Future
Business and geopolitical mega trends are converging and overlapping, bringing implications in every aspect of life and business, and Patrick is well-known for his ability to break down complex subjects into accessible and understandable language. With his dynamic and engaging speaking style, Patrick’s mega trends (including Big Data) keynote is perfect as a high-level strategic and inspirational closing session for your upcoming event. Some of the primary mega trends include changing demographic profiles, the globalization of everything, increasingly empowered and connected citizens, accelerating technological advancements, resource depletion and global warming, unprecedented monetary and currency manipulation, and increasing leverage in business and finance.
Global Business Trends: Program Take-Aways
1. Understand that global mega trends are reshaping our world.
2. Discover emerging opportunities driven by global mega trends.
3. Learn how other businesses have capitalized on these mega trends.
Think Bigger! How to Dominate Tomorrow’s Economy
Thinking BIG is the fastest path to success. Not just thinking a little bigger but thinking WAY bigger, because a fascinating domino effect begins when you embrace huge goals. For starters, you tend to encounter far less competition because everyone else is too busy chasing “realistic” goals! Secondly, a positive mental attitude not only improves your own performance but also the performances of everyone around you. And finally, your visionary focus will inspire countless others along the way. These are all great reasons to set blatantly audacious goals and stroll unimpeded towards them. This motivational keynote will enlighten your attendees with fascinating research, energize them with inspiring case histories, and empower them with simple, actionable steps.
Think Bigger: Program Take-Aways
1. Discover the domino effect that starts when you think WAY bigger!
2. Achieve ambitious goals easier with a “top-down” approach.
3. Embrace learned intuition as the path to cultivate greatness.
Build Your Own Custom Program
Each event is unique and you may want Patrick to concentrate on some topics more than others. With that in mind, we’ve included the ten primary topics that he covers. All of the programs outlined above are some combination of these ten topics. Please feel free to request specific topics and Patrick will create a keynote program tailored for your event.
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Demographics: Global Market Analysis
“Never make another bad strategic business decision, ever!”
Demographics: Generational Marketing
“What can you sell to a 30-year-old? Or a 70-year-old?”
Demographics: Predicting GDP Growth
“Demographic forecasting allows you to play puppet-master with the entire globe.”
Demographics: Predicting Social Unrest
“There’s nothing scarier than an unemployed man in his early twenties.”
Technology: Exponential Nature of Change
“Technology has the potential to solve our most pressing global problems.”
Technology: Big Data & Predictive Analytics
“Predicting the future has never been more possible.”
Technology: The Social Media Revolution
“What do you do that’s remarkable?”
Mindset: Think Bigger About Your Business!
“Dominate tomorrow’s economy!”
Mindset: Positive Psychology & the Science of Happiness