Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on business communication skills and self-employment. The ranks of the self-employed are exploding and effective communication is essential to find new clients and secure new business. But communication skills are also essential for executives, managers and salespeople, and Patrick can deliver a fresh perspective (described below) for your upcoming event. He has authored three books about modern marketing and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has also headlined events for Time Warner, Marriott, Bank of America, Trek Bicycle, Comcast Business Class, Research in Motion (BlackBerry) and United Healthcare among many others, as well as dozens of conferences and conventions around the world. His programs focus on business trends, effective communication skills and the social media revolution. So if you’re looking for an inspiring and thought-provoking keynote for one of your general sessions, Patrick’s dynamic and engaging speaking style promises to deliver the enthusiasm and buzz you’re looking for.
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Effective Communication Skills for Managers and Salespeople
The highest paid skill in the world is communication. People who are skilled at interpersonal relations earn more money and make larger impacts on their respective organizations. They gravitate to executive positions, management and sales. Of course, the challenge is with difficult conversations. It’s easy to discuss the good news, but hard to discuss the bad news. Meanwhile, social dynamics practitioners have developed simple but powerful tools to make those situations easier. Techniques like triangulation and neuro linguistic programming (NLP) allow powerful messaging to be delivered without the resistance of more traditional communication channels.
Effective business communication skills can mean the difference between getting the contract and losing it. It can mean the difference between keeping your top salesperson or losing her. And it can mean the difference between an engaged workforce and an indifferent one. If you’re planning an event for executives, managers or salespeople, Patrick Schwerdtfeger can introduce your attendees to a series of powerful tools that they can use from the moment they leave the room. The difference between “and” and “but”. leading with vulnerability and the power of a question are just three of the tools covered, yet they all dramatically enhance the delivery of your message.
Keynote Speech on Communication Skills
No matter what occupation people choose, the one thing we all have in common is the imperative of communication in our lives. We all have to communicate with other human beings. Patrick’s keynote program focuses on the importance of business communication and interpersonal relations in our daily lives, and the opportunity we all have to improve our work lives as well as our personal lives if we commit to improving our communication skills. Specific topics include how to listen to others, resolve conflicts and assert yourself in an unthreatening way. Patrick can also customize his program to meet the objectives of your event. Contact us to check availability and get scheduling details.