Pat Quinn is one of the nation’s leading presentation consultants and has worked with world famous athletes, New York Times #1 Bestselling authors, and leaders from around the world! Professional Speakers, Pastors and Business Leaders and others come to Pat Quinn to improve their presenting skills and more effectively deliver their messages. His seminars and workshops sell out around the country and his one-on-one coaching has added both revenue and impact to every speaker he has worked with! If you want to change the world with your message… Pat Quinn is the one to call!
What’s your “why” behind what you do?
I believe that the right message delivered effectively can change the world. The problem is that too many messages are delivered with “interference” that stops the audience from hearing it. As former professional magician I learned the art of commanding a stage early in my career. As a high school teacher I specialized in reaching an audience at every level. For over two decades I have studied how audiences receive and respond to new information. This allows me to help you MAXIMIZE the impact of your message!
What’s your personal advice on how to rise above adversity?
My philosophy is that every mistake we make leads us closer to our goal. Speaking is a great example of this. No one gives a perfect presentation on their first attempt, but if you are receiving valuable feedback and you apply what you have learned you will continue to get closer to perfect each time. Life is a series of opportunities to grow and learn. We just need to keep getting up off the group and accepting the next opportunity!
What are you personally most proud of in the past year?
In the past year I have had the opportunity to work with multiple Olympic Athletes, Bestselling Authors, Business Leaders and others who have messages to share. The impact of these messages could change the world if they were effectively delivered. It has been my honor to help these important messengers have an impact on hundreds of thousands of lives by improving the effectiveness of their presentations.
What kind of legacy do you wish to leave behind?
My children are my most important legacy. I want them to see a father who gives more than he receives. I want them to know father who is quick to forgive, inclusive of all, fights for the forgotten, and edifies others.
What are you looking forward to the most at the 2017 California Women’s Conference?
I am looking forward to helping as many speakers as possible at this year’s event! As the head judge for The Speak Off I will be coaching the 20 contestants live on stage… but everyone in the audience can learn and apply the lessons I am teaching as well!
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Would you like professional coaching from some of the country’s top trainers? Although we received almost 18,000 submissions from dynamic speakers, we just could not bring everyone to the stage. However, this year we will be offering The Speak Off™ for 20 speakers who are ready to take their message to the next level and elevate their platform.

Many will apply but only 20 will be selected to come to the conference and participate in this 2-day event! Each speaker will provide a 4-minute talk before a panel of experts and receive on the spot tips, tools, and professional coaching to take their Professional Speaking Career to the NEXT LEVEL. Three finalists will be chosen to present their talk from the Inspiration Stage in the Pacific Arena on day two of the conference.

The program fee includes your opportunity to present your talk in front of industry professionals, receive personalized training and your ticket to the California Women’s Conference 2-day event!
Participants will be asked to submit a 3-4 minute video and your short bio of 100 words or less, no later than April 10th.
Participants will be selected and notified by April 14th. If you are selected, you will then be able to make your payment of $695.00 and will receive your participant package.

Click here to apply. 


Women Network is the proud producer of California Women’s Conference, the largest two-day women’s conference in the nation. The 28-year-old tradition of this historical event brings together people from all walks of life including internationally known speakers and A-list celebrities such as Michelle Obama, Laura Bush, Deepak Chopra, Oprah Winfrey, Jane Fonda, Goldie Hawn, Gayle King, and more. The Conference is also a marketplace of ideas with exhibits, networking opportunities and panel discussions.