Pat Williams is Senior Executive Vice President of the Orlando Magic and one of the most well known NBA GM’s. His zany antics & endless imagination have inspired the Magic’s phenomenal success. Twenty-three of his teams have gone to the NBA play-offs and five of them have made the NBA finals. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history by a national publication. While he enjoys a widespread reputation in the world of sports, he is considered one of this country’s premier motivational and humorous speakers. He has authored seventeen motivational books including The Magic of Teamwork and his most renowned Ahead of the Game: The Pat Williams Story, which chronicles his unbelievable life and provides unparalleled insight in the fast-paced world of professional basketball. His speeches encompass themes from each book. Pat’s latest topic, Sam Walton’s Ten Rules of Success, is based on the extraordinarily successful business philosophy of Sam Walton’s Wal-Mart family.
The Seven Keys to Leadership in the 21st Century
This inspiring speech details the seven keys to leadership: vision, communication, people skills, character, competence, boldness and a servant’s heart.
The Magic of Teamwork
Proven principles for building a winning team- “The magic is the results you can have with whatever team you are on.”- Pat Williams
How to Build a Ladder to Your Dreams
Learning to build a ladder to your dreams- one rung at a time.
Champions Under Construction - How to Build Successful Teenager
In this invigorating speech, Williams gears his speaking style towards the young people of today and shows them how they can achieve all their dreams.
How to Be Like Mike!
In this rousing speech, Williams reviews the qualities that can transform any person, in life and in business, into a hero in their own right. In his discussion of Michael Jordan, he shows the many winning qualities in character which made the man into a sports legend, including passion, hard work, perseverance, responsibility, influence, embracing competition, teamwork, leadership, trust, respect, loyalty and character.
Finding the Will to Win
How have “The Greats” achieved such extraordinary success? How can you achieve the same results? In this speech, Pat discusses the qualities that the winners in life possess. Based on over 40 years in professional sports studying successful athletes and coaches who have produced great triumphs, Pat will teach you the secrets to being a more focused person, finding passion in your work and succeeding in the face of defeat. After hearing this speech, you will feel like you can conquer the world!