Expertise: Motivation, Customer Service, Humor
Speaking Style: Inspiring. Hilarious. Entertaining.
Travels From: Burlington, North Carolina
Nancy Says: “Patrick’s lineage (his father is the late, great speaker Robert Henry) would indicate he’s likely very good at what he does. But he isn’t just good. He’s incredible! Patrick’s talent and ability to engage an audience is evidenced by the well-deserved applause he regularly receives. Robert would be proud, and I’m very proud to know and share him with my clients.”
WHERE KEYNOTES, COMEDY & CONCERTS COLLIDE
Patrick Henry believes that every speech is a performance. A former Nashville songwriter and musician, Patrick knows what makes for an exceptional experience. With original songs, hilarious stories, and thought-provoking insights, Patrick shows audiences how to shift their attitudes, increase sales, boost customer loyalty and build productive teams. People are instantly captivated because they’re laughing while learning, they’re entertained while being inspired, and they’re moved to make positive changes. What more could a meeting planner ask for?
In Patrick’s signature keynote, Keeping Your Team in Tune: How to Have Customers, Clients and Coworkers Singing Your Praises, he shows the three keys to creating an extraordinary customer/client/coworker experience. Patrick is heard daily on the SiriusXM Radio Family Comedy Channel and Blue Collar Radio, alongside Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Cosby and Larry, The Cable Guy.
As a former Nashville songwriter and current SiriusXM radio personality on The Family Comedy Channel and Blue Collar Radio, Patrick Henry believes that the height of learning happens while we are being entertained…and so do the over one thousand meeting planners who have hired him.
Patrick is more than a motivational humorist; he is a performance keynote speaker and is obsessed with showing audiences how to create extraordinary engagement at home, at work, and in the community. Engagement is the foundation for loyalty and loyalty is the foundation for emotional and financial buy-in. Patrick is consistently rated as a top speaker for the clients and speakers bureaus he serves. Speakers are often viewed as a commodity in the current market place which is why his humor, guitar playing and the performing of original and customized songs offers a unique and memorable speech for his clients. Patrick always brings his southern accent and is willing to use it at a moment’s notice. He is best utilized as the opening keynote speaker for meeting planners who want to set an upbeat tone for their conference with humor, music, and message that will have their attendees feeling energized, rolling in the aisles laughing, and armed with actionable content that they can put to work immediately.
The challenge in the market place is that customer loyalty is fragile. Products, services, and ideas are being differentiated based on price rather than value. Patrick shows how to create a value based customer relationship, and believes if you can’t create an emotional connection with your customers, clients, and coworkers, you’re going to lose them because people are loyal to people whom they are emotionally connected to. His most popular keynote speeches “The Jelly Belly Effect” and “Keeping Your Team in Tune” shows how to use emotion to drive results. Emotions lead to feelings, and feelings lead to actions. If you can make them feel, you can make them buy.
Patrick grew up in the football town of Auburn, Alabama and has seen firsthand how fans are made. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1994 and has been actively involved in the leadership of both the National Speakers Association and NSA Carolinas where he served as president in 2010-2011. Patrick lives in Burlington North Carolina with his smoking hot wife Lesley and three semi-adorable children Jack, Robert, and Meredith. He is a firm believer that “If you do what you love to do for a living, you’ll never work a day in your life”.
About Patrick’s Presentations…
Patrick’s speeches are customized to meet the goals and needs of each client. Although all of Patrick’s speeches are funny and full of music and hilarious stories, a pre-conference call will determine the desired outcomes, and then the presentation will be framed around those outcomes.
KEEPING YOUR TEAM IN TUNE
Patrick sees the world through the eyes of a musician. The same keys that make great artists great can also make your team shine. Patrick will share three ways to keep a team in tune and have your customers, clients, and coworkers singing your praises.
THE JELLY BELLY EFFECT
We all have customers. Whether you are in sales or education, HR or administration, the relationship created with the customer is paramount to success. If you can’t create an emotional connection to your customer…you’re going to lose them.
Emotions create feelings, feelings create actions, and actions drive results. In this program, Patrick shows how creating emotional customer engagement will build loyalty.
JUST FOR FUN
Lets face it, sometimes you just want your group to laugh and have a good time. This program is light on content, heavy on entertainment. You can hire Patrick soley for this program, or in addition to his higher content program.