Are you looking for something different for your next sales conference? Do you want a dynamic speaker to energize your attendees with actual content? Do you want someone to educate them about the future?
Stay relevant! Your salespeople need to have relevant conversations with their clients.
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a business futurist specializing in technology trends including artificial intelligence, blockchain, and disruptive innovation. His keynotes are fascinating, insightful, and motivating. Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Anarchy, Inc.: Profiting in a Decentralized World with Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain (2018, Authority Publishing) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has lectured at various academic institutions including Purdue and Stanford Universities. Most business executives are terrified of all the technologies revolutionizing our economy. Your salespeople need to address those fears and understand the trends reshaping modern business. Patrick explains technology trends in a language anyone can understand. He empowers attendees with stories that they can use to initiate relevant and profitable conversations with their clients. Patrick’s focus on disruptive innovation and exponential technologies gives him a unique perspective on business and the enormous opportunities created by disruption.
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Expert on Technology Sales
Every business is affected by technology. Whether it’s by developing unique applications or leveraging enterprise software platforms (like ERP and CRM platforms, for example), companies need to stay abreast of new capabilities and leverage the ones they have already paid for. As a result, all corporate salespeople are effectively technology salespeople at the same time. The problem is that they don’t know how to initiate those conversations. They don’t feel comfortable with technology topics and don’t realize all of the business opportunities they could capitalize on. Think about your best clients. How many of them know EVERYTHING that you do? Most probably don’t. The reasons is that your salespeople aren’t having relevant technology conversations with them. Patrick can change that.
Patrick builds his keynote programs with case histories and success stories. Over the years, he has accumulated hundreds of technology use cases in a wide variety of industries. He covers everything from big data analytics to artificial intelligence, from quantum computing to 5G mobile connectivity, and from blockchain to digital ethics. Patrick’s keynote will include dozens of stories about the technologies you’re most interested in. Your salespeople can repeat these stories, many fascinating and thought-provoking, during their sales calls. They’re fun stories. They’re amazing. It’s easy to bring them up as casual conversation, knowing that they will lead naturally into a sales conversations about capabilities your company can provide.
Patrick follows many motivational sales speakers, including people like Grant Cardone, Victor Antonio, Jeremy Gutsche, and Les Brown. While they are all incredible speakers in their own right, Patrick’s technology approach is distinct from the rest. It’s far more educational, and that’s inspiring for attendees. They’re actually learning something! And when they leave Patrick’s keynote session, they will be buzzing with thoughts and ideas from his presentation. Patrick goes through a ton of slides (often over 160 slides in a 60-minute session), but they’re all visual images with almost no text. The images are exciting and add a sense of momentum to the presentation, and attendees are always struck by the visual element to his keynotes.
There are many other speakers who are well known in the sales conference circuit. Each are worth exploring. The ultimate measure of success at a sales conference is relevance. You need to ensure that the content is relevant to your attendees. If Patrick’s technology focus is the wrong approach for your people, consider one of the following:
- Jonah Berger: Best-Selling Author
- Erik Weihenmayer: World-Class Blind Adventurer
- Ken Schmidt: Former Director of Communications for Harley-Davidson Motor Company
- Scott Moore: Former Deputy Commander of Naval Special Warfare
- Joby Ogwyn: World-Record Holding Mountain Climber & Wing-Suit Pilot
- Susan O’Malley: First Female President of a Professional Sports Franchise
- Robert O’Neill: Former US Navy SEAL
You can also contact speakers bureaus to inquire about other options. Speakers bureaus have relationships with most professional speakers (including Patrick Schwerdtfeger) and they can help you find the right fit for your budget and event objectives. Here are some bureaus to consider:
Sales Conference Keynote Speech
People are motivated when they have confidence, and they’re confident when they have the tools to succeed. Most sales speakers focus on motivation without delivering any new tools. Patrick focuses on the tools, and then leaves the motivation to the attendees themselves. His keynote won’t include high fives and group hugs. Instead, it’ll include a landslide of fascinating content about today’s technology trends and how they’re expected to impact tomorrow’s economy. Patrick will give your attendees practical models they can use to actually anticipate disruption, and profit from it as well. With these tools, they’ll not only be able to stay relevant with their clients, but also give valuable guidance in a consultative capacity.
Do something different! Book Patrick as the keynote speaker for your upcoming sales conference.
Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a keynote speaker who has spoken at business conferences in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.