Inspire Relationship-Building Momentum

Speaking & Training Programs

Working closely with companies, meeting and event planners, we deliver customized speaking and training programs that galvanize audiences across industries to build stronger, trust-based business relationships.

Keynote Speeches

Patrick Galvin Keynote Speaker

Interactive Workshops & Breakouts

Patrick Galvin Breakout Workshop

Virtual Presentations

Patrick Galvin Virtual Speaker

About Patrick Galvin

A dynamic keynote presenter, TEDx speaker, and business relationship builder, The Galvanizing Group’s Patrick Galvin presents to organizations across the globe. Incorporating the timeless relationship building principles of his popular books, The Connector’s Way and The Trusted Way, Patrick’s programs emphasize the importance of building strong, trust-based business connections and are a favorite with audiences and meeting planners alike.

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Popular Presentation Topics

The Connector’s Way: Building Your Business One Relationship at a Time

What if everyone in your audience, at your company, or on your team learned how to build and maintain better internal and external relationships? In this interactive and dynamic presentation, Patrick shares simple yet powerful rules for building relationships in the real world and online following the principles of his popular book, The Connector’s Way: A Story About Building Business One Relationship at a Time.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Nurture body and mind to create the positive energy and enthusiasm that builds strong relationships and attracts new business
  • Seek out people who expose you to new ways of thinking
  • Be of service to your connections without consideration for how you will benefit
  • Show up, follow through, and exceed expectations
  • Ask for and receive reviews, recommendations, and referrals to grow your business
  • Cultivate an attitude of gratitude

Special pricing for The Connector’s Way and/or The Connector’s Way Academy (audio course) for all attendees.

The Trusted Way: Building a Life and Business of Character

What constitutes ethical business behavior? What does it mean to do the right thing? In a world that stretches the limits of truth and fairness, these questions hold the key to personal and professional success. Patrick draws on the lessons of his popular book The Trusted Way: A Story About Building a Life and Business of Character to teach audiences how to earn trust and build strong and meaningful connections.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Measure the impact of trust on your personal and professional trajectory
  • Manage four key variables that determine your trustworthiness
  • Evaluate your thoughts, words, and deeds toward others using The Four-Way Test
  • Earn trust-based referrals
  • Build and maintain a network of trusted connections

Special pricing for The Trusted Way (print or audio) for all attendees.

The Virtual Connector’s Way: How to Build Business Relationships When You Can’t Meet Face to Face [ONLINE KEYNOTE]

Automation, disintermediation and disruption: The way we work is rapidly changing. Does your team have the relationship building skills they need to succeed? Patrick leverages the timeless principles of his popular book The Connector’s Way to give audiences practical tools for building trust and connecting virtually with clients, prospects, and colleagues when geography, workplace structure or other circumstances make it difficult to meet face to face.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Build strategic relationships while working remotely
  • Leverage technology to generate positive energy and enthusiasm required for authentic connection
  • Master video conferencing to build meaningful professional relationships
  • Create opportunities to connect with others online
  • Ask for and receive reviews, recommendations, and referrals to grow your business
  • Use low and high-tech approaches to show gratitude and build goodwill

Special pricing for The Connector’s Way and/or The Connector’s Way Academy (audio course) for all attendees.

Strategic Relationship Building: How to Succeed with SMART Goals

Everything you want to achieve in business is connected to other people. Expert relationship builders—or connectors—know this. They start with the end in mind to align their relationship building activities with clear and specific goals that focus their efforts and increase their chances of success.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Use the S.M.A.R.T. (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-Bound) criteria to set clear and specific business goals
  • Develop a strategic and intentional approach to relationship building
  • Identify and manage your connections to achieve your goals
  • Create a personal roadmap for relationship building success
  • Stay accountable to the goals that you set for yourself

Beyond Networking: Cultivating Your Real World and Online Connections

Networking is an important way to build relationships with customers, prospects, and professional connections, but many people find it awkward and self-promotional. Connecting, on the other hand, is about developing and cultivating long term, meaningful relationships.

In this program, you will learn how to:

  • Find the best opportunities to make valuable connections
  • Maximize the value of member groups and organizations
  • Develop an actionable and measurable plan for creating connections in the real world and online
  • Build long-term trust to increase repeat and referred business
  • Leverage underutilized yet highly effective online strategies for relationship building

Planning your next conference, meeting or event? Visit Patrick Galvin’s site for speaker videos and booking details.

“Patrick stands out as a consummate professional who goes the extra mile. Our members enjoyed the opportunities built into his presentation to interact with one another and share their best practices. I recommend Patrick to anyone looking for an excellent speaker.”

Jim Perucca, Executive Vice President, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of Oregon (IIABO)

“Patrick presented on real world and online relationship building to our entire mortgage sales force. His presentation was engaging, interactive and powerful. How do I know? Within two weeks of the presentation, multiple loan officers had gained new contacts, joined networking groups and/or directly received referrals as a result of their actions.”

Rob Walworth, Director of Mortgage Sales, BECU

“Patrick has an engaging way to wake you up to new ideas and think about making connections in a more meaningful way.”

Stephen Smelley, Chief Operating Officer, PayneWest Insurance

“After seeing Patrick’s keynote at The CORE Training’s Summit in San Antonio and reading his book The Connector’s Way, I invited him to speak to my loan officers and their referral partners. His content and delivery were outstanding and I continue to get enthusiastic comments from attendees who appreciated that Patrick took the time to interview local loan officers and realtors and gave them the opportunity to share their success stories.”

Derrick Polder, Regional Vice President, Summit Funding

“As co-chair for the annual convention of the Washington Society of Association Executives, our goal was to draw the best national caliber speakers who could connect and motivate our members. Patrick’s relationship building message was clear and his speaking style engaging. He drew the audience in. If you can’t see Patrick speak, then pick up his book and get started with his teachings.”

Stan Bowman, Relationship Banker, JPMorgan Chase