Engaging Education

Whether a group of 10 people or 10,000 people, you need someone that can engage the audience and make them feel like they are invested in the presentation topic. Having participants leave feeling inspired and ready to implement new strategies and ideas is my goal, and I will deliver.

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It was a pleasure having Kate speak to our NACE Houston Chapter and the feedback from our attendees has been incredible. It is often challenging to find topics and speakers who can relate to such a professionally diverse audience, and Kate’s presentation was relevant and clearly delivered. Thank you for moving mountains and ice to get here.

-Jill Raines, Chapter President

There are a range of topics consistently updated to be current and ahead of the market trends, as well as some that get to the roots of selling basics of our industry. Below are some examples of presentation ideas, but I’m always happy to customize a presentation for your audience, region and demographic.*

 

*Custom presentations are available with a 30-day notice. All presentations are updated prior to each session to ensure they contain the most current information and are region/industry specific. Attendees may pre-submit questions, if desired, to be covered throughout the presentation or in the Q&A following.

2021 Speaking Topics

2021 Speaking Topics: Brand & Strategy

Defining & Communicating Your Brand

Every employee in an organization is key to having a strong brand, and should be recognized as a salesperson, regardless of their actual title. They represent YOU. This session will help you identify your brand voice and how to properly communicate it through all...

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Influencing the Influencers

Disruption breeds change. Learn how to lead the charge in innovation to your strategy and leverage trusted relationships within niche markets to grow your presence with engaged, reputable micro-influencers. The tried and true strategies of influencer marketing, brand...

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Perception is Reality

Whether or not it’s accurate, how you are perceived as a person and as a company is the reality of the buyer. You only have a split second to make the right impression with potential clients and colleagues, so you want to do your best, both in person and online. The...

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2021 Speaking Topics: Leadership

Communication & Company Culture

Being an effective leader consists of many soft skills and being able to both inspire and motivate your team while maintaining accountability. Understanding diverse perspectives and how to create an inclusionary culture is paramount to the long-term success of a...

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Survive & Thrive

The current climate has caused many of us to really examine what we do, what’s meaningful to us, and how we continue to grow business in an unstable economy. 2001 and 2008 were warm-ups for 2020. Physically separated from our teams and clients, it is essential to...

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Critical Leadership

Whether leading a team remotely, solopreneuring, building client relationships or managing volunteers success comes down to one key factor: communication. In this session we’ll discuss and answer your questions on properly marketing yourself and your company in this...

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2021 Speaking Topics: Personal Development

First Impressions

Kate will cover tried and true tips and tricks to making a fabulous first impression and how to win someone back with a stellar second impression if you flubbed the first!

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Powerful Communication Tools for Women in Business

Walking the line of being a #BossBabe without being “Bossy” can be a fine line to navigate. Long time respected industry veteran Kate Patay openly discusses the pitfalls you may encounter and how to overcome them in the lively and frank conversation. This session will...

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I Woke Up Like This

Can you really have it all? Be the best spouse, business partner, parent, friend, sibling and more….all while curating the perfect IG feed? This session explores (and disrupts) the notions that you can be everything to everybody. This frank discussion dives deep on:...

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*Custom presentations are available with a 30-day notice. All presentations are updated prior to each session to ensure they contain the most current information and are region/industry specific. Attendees may pre-submit questions, if desired, to be covered throughout the presentation or in the Q&A following.

Upcoming Events & Appearances

  • BizBash Las Vegas — May 24-26, 2021
  • EventNEXT 2021 — REGISTER — June 4, 2021
  • Wine Country – June 7-9, 2021
  • WEC Las Vegas — June 15-18, 2021
  • Catersource + The Special Event REGISTERFrom Princess to Pilot Applied Communication Strategies for Maximum Impact — July 20, 2021
  • Catersource + The Special Event REGISTERCritical Leadership & Communication — July 21, 2021
  • Catersource + The Special Event REGISTERA Candid Conversation LIVE with Kate Patay — July 21, 2021
  • SEARCH Annual Signature Event, Miami — July 21, 2021
  • Atlantis Bahamas — July 26, 2021
  • IAEE Columbus — July 29, 2021
  • Private Hamptons Event — July 31, 2021
  • NACE National Conference, Las Vegas — August 1-4, 2021
  • ILEA Live Virtual Conference — August 10-12, 2021
  • SEARCH From Home — August 11, 2021
  • SITE Regional Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica — August 12-16, 2021
  • BizBash, Tampa — August 30-September 2, 2021

    Past Events & Appearances

  • The Vendry Fireside Chats — The Future of Event Marketing RECORDING — April 27, 2021
  • Event Summit 2021 — Gathering in A Post-Pandemic World — April 20, 2021
  • GMID Las Vegas — April 8, 2021
  • Hilton C&E Interview — March 24, 2021
  • Candid Event Conversations with CORT INFO — March 24, 2021
  • Untethered 2021 DESIGN-A-THON — Survive & Thrive INFO — March 16-17, 2021
  • 2020 BizBash Event Style Awards Virtual Event & Winners Announcement, powered by MeetingPlay RECORDING — February 17, 2021
  • Northern Virginia Community College Career & Leadership Readiness Institute — Personal Branding, Communication, & Leadership — February 17, 2021
  • ILEA San Antonio INFO — February 9, 2021

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