Speaking

I’ve been speaking about leadership, marketing, and technology since 2010. Each occasion is archived here.

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Keynotes

  • “The 15-Minute Social Media Primer,” Central New Mexico Community College Montoya Campus. Albuquerque, NM. (June 26, 2019).
  • 4 Steps to Self-Actualization: How to Maximize the Quality of your Life,” APCA Southeast Regional Conference. Nashville, TN. (November 12, 2016).
  • How to Build Sustainable Student Organizations while in College,” APCA Southeast Regional Conference. Nashville, TN. (November 12, 2016).
  • “Developing a Small Business,” University of New Mexico, (April 14, 2016).
  • Perfecting Your Networking Strategies,” California State University, Dominguez Hills, Toros AMA, (March 18, 2014).
  • Developing in the WordPress Environment,” Areal Restaurant. Santa Monica, CA. AMA Los Angeles, (March 11, 2014).
  • How to Build Sustainable Student Organizations while in College,” California State University, Northridge David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, CSUN AMA, (February 13, 2014).
  • “Academic Leadership – Brief Class Presentation,” California State University, Northridge David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, (January 28, 2014).
  • Affiliate Marketing, and how to Strengthen Brand Awareness and Increase Conversions,” National Human Resources Association Executive Retreat. Fort Lauderdale, FL. (September 9, 2013).
  • How to Build Sustainable Student Organizations while in College,” University of New Mexico Robert O. Anderson School of Management, (September 4, 2012).
  • Effective Facebook Advertising Strategies,” UCLA Extension, (August 2012).
  • How to Remove Whitespace from an Image Background Using Photoshop,” Pepperdine University, AMA Los Angeles Share Network, (March 29, 2012).
  • How to Build Sustainable Student Organizations while in College,” Pepperdine University, Marketing Society, (March 28, 2011).
  • How to Build Sustainable Student Organizations while in College,” University of California Los Angeles, UCLA Extension AMA, (February 3, 2010).

Panels

  • Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Presentations. University of New Mexico, (May 12, 2016).
  • DIY Music Marketing. University of California Los Angeles, (June 5, 2014).
  • Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing. University of California Los Angeles, (October 17, 2013).
  • Legalized Gambling, Ethical or Not Ethical,” Ethics in Marketing and Advertising. University of California Los Angeles, (March 28, 2013).
  • Energy Drinks,” Ethics in Marketing and Advertising. University of California Los Angeles, (September 13, 2012).
  • Marketing Strategy Critique for California Pizza Kitchen,” Ethics in Marketing and Advertising. University of California Los Angeles, (June 26, 2012).
  • Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing. University of California Los Angeles, (June 14, 2012).
  • Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing. University of California Los Angeles, (June 3, 2011).

Classes

  • “WordPress Website Training: Design (Class 2),” The Epicenter. Albuquerque, NM. (August 6, 2016).
  • “WordPress Website Training: Implementation (Class 1),” The Epicenter. Albuquerque, NM. (June 4, 2016).

Book Signings

  • Student to Founder. University of New Mexico Bookstore. Albuquerque, NM. (February 1, 2017).

Interviews

  • Interview about my book, Student to Founder, Albuquerque The Magazine. Interview published in May 2017 Issue. (March 21, 2017).
  • Dialogue on my book, Student to Founder, KOB-TV Good Day New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. (Interviewed August 16, 2016; Aired August 25, 2016).

Testimonials & Audience Feedback (Lessons Learned)

  • One of the best guest speakers I’ve had for a marketing class. Thanks so much!” – Amanda S., CSUN
  • Thank you for visiting our class. You gave us a lot of insight.” – Charissa C., CSUN
  • Thank you for joining us. Your business advice was impeccable.” – CSUN AMA
  • Patrick was a good speaker. It was nice to have someone that was from UNM to come back and talk to us about his success. It was also nice to learn about starting new groups. I wish someone would have talked to me about the stuff Patrick talked about when I was a freshman.” – UNM Business Student
  • I liked his enthusiasm and fearlessness. Great real life examples. Patrick provided lots of valuable information on starting organizations.” – UNM Business Student
  • I learned that creating a club can provide you with valuable networking skills. It can also teach you how to manage an organization.” – UNM Business Student
  • That starting/running a student organization is a rewarding experience and helps you develop skills you wouldn’t have in other classes/projects. Also, encourage others to be involved in leadership OUTSIDE of what their field requires.” – UNM Business Student
  • I learned that it is important to network, including networking with random people. I have difficulty with this and tend to lean away from it, but through his presentation, I saw how important that skill really is. Because of this, I have tried to talk to random people I would normally not talk with.” – UNM Business Student
  • “He really pointed out how important customers are, and it’s true. The business works for the cusotmers. Without the customers the business would not be here today” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “The certain things that make a good/great business is what the public needs/wants. Not every product may be great, but if the customers like it, the business will do great.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “You don’t need to be dressed up in a full on suit. Actually depends on what you’re trying to sell / what your product is. It really depends on what you’re trying to do for your presentation.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Moving, growing to what your target market wants you to be.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Negative feedback – responding to it and fixing it by offering something and then leave it up on the Internet to show the public how well you handled it.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “What makes my company different? How do people see me? How do I see myself? These are great thoughts that help us be more distinct and make our company more successful.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Personal brand is the view of how people see you as you want them to. It was interesting to hear Patrick explain how your personal brand is flexible by what you put into it.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “How to handle negative feedback online. Patrick talked about how all feedback is good. Positive or negative. He talked about using it to your advantage to improve you and your company.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Introspection is looking “into” yourself. Patrick mentioned how introspection is much more useful in every situation. He talked about how taking a step back and analyzing yourself and the situation, makes all the difference.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “This young man is a professional speaker. I learned a lot just from his style of delivery.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Patrick talked about loving your passion (good reminder) and branding.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “He talked about how your dress can set the tone, and influence the atmosphere of your presentation.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Brand image and brand persona is very important.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “You can work on your business with little to no money.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “You’re only as successful as you want to be.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Ideally, a brand image and brand identity will be the same. However, public perception creates a rift. So businesses will want to manage and close the rift.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Marketing negative feedback can be a good thing as handling a customer complain well can be a selling point in and of itself.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Don’t be afraid to showcase what you are passionate about. Just think about what it will show employers about your writing style, knowledge about web design, and the content you will pump out.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “I thought brand positioning was a good point. Am I positioning myself to be seen the way I want to be seen?” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “When coming up with business ideas, remember that the business works for the consumers. Without customers for a product, there would be no business.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Instead of thinking about a product to sell. Think about my skills and how can I use them to benefit society.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “How to handle negative feedback as a business owner. The customer is what keeps us in business, so the customer comes first. Handle negative feedback by giving to the customer or pleasing the customer.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Introspection – look at your own strengths, weaknesses, and skills and put them to use in your own business. Choose to further strengthen your strengths or improve on your weaknesses.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student
  • “Look at your competitors and how you are different from them. Stand out from competitors and have things that they do not have. See them as a challenge you can overcome.” – UNM Business Bootcamp / Shark Tank Student

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