Speaker for Independent Distributors

Patrick Schwerdtfeger is a leading authority on self-employment and a motivational speaker who has spoken at dozens of events for self-employed professionals, commission salespeople and independent distributors. Patrick is the author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley) and a regular speaker for Bloomberg TV. He has spoken at conferences and conventions around the world, many of them for audiences of independent distributors and direct sales professionals. Examples include events for the franchise organizations, numerous Chambers of Commerce, internet marketing and social media conferences, the Business Leadership Summit in California, and dozens of events for Bloomberg TV, Research in Motion (BlackBerry phones), Time Warner, Comcast Business Class, the Texas Business Alliance and the New York Institute of Technology among many others. His marketing and branding philosophy for independent distributors and direct salespeople is described below.

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Keynote Speech for Independent Distributors

There has never been a better time to be self-employed, either as an independent distributor or in direct sales. Today’s increasingly online economy allows individual practitioners to position themselves as an expert in their field. By interacting with other industry leaders and sharing valuable content, independent distributors and direct selling professionals can build their businesses from the ground up, in record time. The biggest opportunities are in creating multiple short videos on YouTube, tagging people in photos on Facebook, finding unique was to communicate visually (photos & videos) and offering tiny incentives to encourage tiny actions. It’s remarkable what people will do for a cup of coffee!

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Of course, the problem with all this is that most people have no idea how to get actual results. The vast majority of people using social media platforms today are just wasting time! Meanwhile, there are a select few who are using simple strategies to explode their revenue overnight. In his 60-minute keynote presentation, Patrick will introduce your attendees to a series of relevant success stories so they can see what these people did and imagine to employ similar strategies in their own businesses. The program ends with a simple 3-step “winning formula” that your distributors and salespeople can implement immediately to attract new clients and increase their revenue.


Motivational Speaker on 100% Commission Sales

Patrick is immediately recognized by independent distributors as being in their world. He has been self-employed since 2002 and inherently understands the challenges of the 100% commission lifestyle. We eat what we kill! Not only does Patrick have expertise in online marketing and social media, but he is also passionate about positive psychology and the science of happiness. Please visit his video blog to see the types of personal development topics he covers and let us know if you would like Patrick to incorporate some of those themes in his program. We are happy to customize a program specifically for your organization and sales team circumstances.

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