Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a dynamic and motivational conference speaker and a leading authority on global business trends and self-employment. He has contributed to dozens of conferences and conventions around the world. Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular keynote speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has keynoted business conventions and conferences for governments (including those of India, Bahrain and the Cayman Islands), Fortune 500 corporations (including those referenced below), industry trade associations and non-profit organizations, giving him broad experience with a variety of different industries, cultures and circumstances. But regardless where you are around the world, there are essentially two things conference delegates are looking for when attending for a convention: actionable content and dynamic networking. Patrick’s insightful perspective on today’s business trends leaves audiences with ideas to discuss with their colleagues and ideas to put into action.
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Convention Speaking Clients
Past association clients include events for the American Marketing Association (AMA), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), National Association of Healthcare Recruiters (NAHCR), California Insurance Wholesalers Association (CIWA) and American Association of Travel Agents (ASTA) among many others. Corporate clients include Bloomberg TV, Trek Bicycle, Marriott, Comcast Business Class, RE/MAX, United Healthcare, Time Warner Cable, Bank of America and Keller Williams among others.
Challenges for Conferences and Conventions
Large conferences and conventions are being challenged these days by a surplus of low-quality local events. Professionals are being barraged with inexpensive events and webinars all the time, and they only thing distinguishing one from the others is the title and description of the program. Download a free PDF ebook about online event marketing here. Booking a high-quality keynote speaker is more important than ever. By securing an established motivational speaker, conference planners can promote their events above and beyond the rest of the pack. Patrick Schwerdtfeger is an experienced conference speaker and can deliver the content and buzz you’re looking for.
There’s an important distinction between platform speakers and keynote speakers. Platform speakers are those who sell things directly to the audience, whether it’s registrations, DVDs, coaching programs or expensive 3-day seminars. Keynote speakers, on the other hand, are paid directly by the organization and do not sell anything (other than a book, perhaps) to your event attendees. The destination of a platform speech is the sale. The destination of a keynote speech is the message. Business conferences and conventions generally use keynote speakers, and Patrick Schwerdtfeger strives to become the best keynote speaker in his topic categories.
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a keynote speaker who has spoken at business conferences in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.