About Speaker Patrick Schwerdtfeger…
As a leading expert and futurist in technology trends and a recognized authority on global business trends, Patrick’s work focuses on providing insights into the technological forces driving the transformation of businesses around the world. As CEO & Founder of Trend Mastery, a strategic consulting agency, Patrick helps his clients identify ground-breaking business opportunities. He is also the host of the video blog Strategic Business Insights. Strategic Business Insights has over 20,000 subscribers and four million views on YouTube. Patrick was recently invited to speak at TEDx in Sacramento on the topic of Learned Intuition.
Patrick’s experience as a speaker has contributed directly to his value as a speaker. He has addressed countless industries and learned the challenges and opportunities associated with each of those industries’ business models, giving him a broad understanding beneficial to all of his audiences. He has spoken in myriad countries, gathering diverse cultural perspectives from around the globe. This has also added depth and perspective which benefit future clients. Patrick truly is a global business speaker.
During the ‘mortgage meltdown’ and ensuing financial crisis, he was interviewed regularly on the mainstream media and soon began speaking at business events and conferences.He covered developments in the collapsing real estate market and, before long, spoke about the burgeoning field of podcasting and social media as well.
Author of the award-winning book Marketing Shortcuts for the Self-Employed (2011, Wiley). 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, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN Money, Fortune, Bloomberg Businessweek, the Associated Press, MONEY Magazine and Forbes, among others.