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    Patrick Schwerdtfeger is the author of Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and is a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has spoken about business trends, modern entrepreneurship and the social media revolution at conferences and business events around the world.

    Patrick’s past books include Webify Your Business: Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed (2009) and Make Yourself Useful: Marketing in the 21st Century (2008). He has been featured by the New York Times, CNN Money, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine and Forbes, among others.


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    Unlikely Millionaires
    Stake Your Claim in the Small Business Renaissance

    Most of today’s business trends favor innovative entrepreneurs, and this inspiring keynote reveals the opportunities by profiling 16 ordinary people who achieved extraordinary success. These dynamic individuals leveraged technology mega trends including (1) permission-based marketing, (2) user-generated content and (3) the social media revolution. This program uses the case study method (employed by Harvard Business School) to deconstruct these powerful trends and distill them into simple tips and tricks attendees can understand and implement in their own businesses right away.

    Program Take-Aways:

    • Start developing your most valuable business asset.
    • Meet the free sales force awaiting your instructions.
    • Discover the secret to “viral” social media success.

    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. Meanwhile, a few are using simple but powerful strategies to explode their businesses virtually overnight. Patrick is passionate about finding the unfair tricks – those juicy secrets – that transform social media from a relentless time waster to a reliable business builder.

    Program Take-Aways:

    • See how different companies are using Twitter to find new customers.
    • Leverage the biggest opportunity on Facebook to build your business.
    • Discover unfair tricks to get more views for your YouTube videos.

    Keynote Mastery
    Tactical Secrets of Transformational Speeches

    Keynote presentations offer executives an unparalleled opportunity to inspire action and changes lives, yet few harness the potential. This motivational program introduces simple but powerful techniques to dramatically increase your speech’s impact. Furthermore, the program is structured as a keynote itself, acting as an example of the strategies described. Patrick deconstructs the speech writing process into a step-by-step formula and combines it with delivery secrets that will transform a bland presentation into a killer keynote.

    Program Take-Aways:

    • Understand the structure and sequencing of an unforgettable keynote.
    • Learn how to ensure your message is internalized by your audience.
    • Discover the essential ingredient that will guarantee a powerful close.




* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

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    Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed: Leverage Resources, Establish Online Credibility and Crush Your Competition
    A quick guide to effective techniques that will boost your business today

    Want the juicy marketing secrets that save time and get results quickly for your business? Then this is the book for you. Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed offers a detailed plan for entrepreneurs, small business owners, salespeople, and service professionals. Filled with effective tactics and strategies ready to apply immediately, this guide supplies a complete toolkit to leverage resources, establish online credibility, and crush your competition!

    • Provides practical strategies to promote your business using powerful online tools
    • Each chapter can be read in 10 minutes or less and offers an itemized to-do list at the end
    • Author has personally used these strategies to promote his business online and has helped dozens of companies do the same

    If you′re ready to take immediate action and see results quickly for your business, Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed has all the tools and techniques you need!
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    Webify Your Business, Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed
    Webify Your Business, Internet Marketing Secrets for the Self-Employed offers a detailed marketing roadmap for entrepreneurs, small business owners, commission salespeople and service professionals who wish to grow their business online. The steps described in this book lay the foundation for an impressive and sophisticated internet presence.

    Today′s professionals understand the internet offers tremendous business opportunities but they lack practical strategies to take action. Existing resources are too technical, too simplistic or too expensive. Meanwhile, new tech-savvy competitors steal customers from under their feet. For these professionals, online profits seem unattainable.

    Webify Your Business provides the solution. Short and concise chapters are presented in a deliberate and strategic sequence designed to maximize results. Each chapter can be read in 10 minutes or less and offers an itemized to-do list at the end, allowing the reader to take immediate action and see results quickly.
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    Unlikely Millionaires
    Stake Your Claim in the Small Business Renaissance

    Most of today’s business trends favor innovative entrepreneurs, and this inspiring keynote reveals the opportunities by profiling 16 ordinary people who achieved extraordinary success. These dynamic individuals leveraged technology mega trends including (1) permission-based marketing, (2) user-generated content and (3) the social media revolution. This program uses the case study method (employed by Harvard Business School) to deconstruct these powerful trends and distill them into simple tips and tricks attendees can understand and implement in their own businesses right away.

    Program Take-Aways:

    • Start developing your most valuable business asset.
    • Meet the free sales force awaiting your instructions.
    • Discover the secret to “viral” social media success.

    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. Meanwhile, a few are using simple but powerful strategies to explode their businesses virtually overnight. Patrick is passionate about finding the unfair tricks – those juicy secrets – that transform social media from a relentless time waster to a reliable business builder.

    Program Take-Aways:

    • See how different companies are using Twitter to find new customers.
    • Leverage the biggest opportunity on Facebook to build your business.
    • Discover unfair tricks to get more views for your YouTube videos.

    Keynote Mastery
    Tactical Secrets of Transformational Speeches

    Keynote presentations offer executives an unparalleled opportunity to inspire action and changes lives, yet few harness the potential. This motivational program introduces simple but powerful techniques to dramatically increase your speech’s impact. Furthermore, the program is structured as a keynote itself, acting as an example of the strategies described. Patrick deconstructs the speech writing process into a step-by-step formula and combines it with delivery secrets that will transform a bland presentation into a killer keynote.

    Program Take-Aways:

    • Understand the structure and sequencing of an unforgettable keynote.
    • Learn how to ensure your message is internalized by your audience.
    • Discover the essential ingredient that will guarantee a powerful close.


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