Entrepreneurship Speaker

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on self-employment and a keynote speaker who specializes in modern entrepreneurship, small business marketing and the social media revolution. His programs are entrepreneurial and his message is one of optimism and opportunity, delivered with realism and genuine empathy. His past clients include Bloomberg TV, Marriott, Time Warner, Trek Bicycle, United Healthcare, Research in Motion (BlackBerry) and Comcast Cable among others. All of these corporations want to gain exposure within the small business community and Patrick’s inspiring entrepreneurial keynote programs are the perfect vehicle to generate buzz and goodwill within entrepreneurial circles.
Here’s a 28-minute video where Patrick speaks directly to a group of 400 entrepreneurs and self-employed service professionals. In it, he shares his monthly credit card balances for the first seven (7) years of his self-employment and how he built his speaking career by thinking bigger, not only about his business but his value proposition as well.


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Keynote Speech for Entrepreneurs

Patrick’s speech begins with some of the prevailing trends. High unemployment and lower loyalty between employers and employees are fueling a massive trend towards self-employment and entrepreneurship. At the same time, social media platforms are making it easier and easier for relatively unknown providers to brand themselves as authorities within their respective industries. He then introduces a series of case histories where unknown providers leveraged today’s internet economy to build impressive businesses in record time. And the program concludes with some consistent themes common to all of the success stories, and how anyone can use similar strategies to build awareness and revenue for their own businesses.

Resources for Entrepreneurs and Self-Employed Professionals

Patrick has authored three books and a number of smaller manuals and educational booklets for self-employed service professionals, entrepreneurs and small business owners. The books focus on internet marketing, online branding and the social media revolution, making Patrick the perfect expert to speak about topics surrounding entrepreneurship. Patrick also recorded a series of 7 marketing-related CDs that were available for many years on Amazon. His videos, blog posts and educational articles have been featured on literally thousands of different websites.

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Patrick’s keynote program about entrepreneurship focuses on the opportunity available to ordinary people to position themselves as experts within their field, and even dominate their fields within a remarkably short period of time. And he is the perfect person to deliver that message. Why? Because he is a living example of the phenomenon. Patrick’s biggest claim to fame is that he has no claim to fame! He just started doing it, doing what he loves, providing good quality content, and watched as it got found and shared across today’s social internet. Today, he is a recognized keynote speaker who has spoken professionally in dozens of cities around the world.


Motivational Speaker on Entrepreneurship

We are shifting from a W-2 economy to a 1099 economy and more and more people are turning to self-employment to preserve their independence and secure the financial future. Patrick’s entrepreneurial keynotes focus on new trends and opportunities, many of them online, leaving attendees empowered and enthusiastic about the future and their role in it. Patrick is a passionate and entrepreneurial speaker who focuses on delivering valuable content and highly practical strategies people can implement immediately and see actual results. His programs consistently get strong reviews and leave attendees burning to put their new strategies to work.

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