Co-Founder, NBA's Orlando Magic
Pat Williams is the senior vice president of the NBA’s Orlando Magic. As one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers, he has addressed thousands of executives in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies and national associations to universities and nonprofits. Read More >
Greatness Through Passion
As his 1983 World Championship confirms, Pat Williams is a master at building successful teams. Based on what he has learned from his experience in building sports teams for over 40 years, he offers proven principles for building a winning team in your business or organization. After implementing the techniques presented in this speech, your organization will work more cohesively and produce better results.
"I want to thank you for awaking the senses and the desire of the entire staff and management team of Crown Marketing Group through thought, experiences and laughter. The messages you delivered transcended every level, culture and creed, and made all of us completely enthralled throughout. Nobody wanted the presentation to end. As you are aware, your presentation inspired our company’s president to purchase 320 copies of your book, The Magic of Teamwork, which we presented as a gift to each of our employees."
"All I can say is WOW! After almost three weeks, people at church and in the community are still talking about his trip to Tuscaloosa and the inspiring words that he shared at Calvary. His remarks at the two services were especially meaningful to both congregations and I am convinced from the comments I have heard that he made an indelible impression on all in attendance. He is a very gifted and talented individual, and one who has taken advantage of his God-given ability."
"I want to thank him for awaking the senses and the desire of the entire staff and management team of Crown Marketing Group through thought, experiences and laughter. The messages he delivered transcended every level, culture and creed, and made all of us completely enthralled throughout. Nobody wanted the presentation to end. As you are aware, his presentation inspired our company's president to purchase 320 copies of his book, The Magic of Teamwork, which we presented as a gift to each of our employees."
"I want to thank him for his gracious support and presence at our Food & Beverage Conference. His remarks were an inspiration for all of us and will have a positive impact on making a difference in our lives. Many leaders have come up to me and said how much they have enjoyed his book and I want to thank him for staying to sign them."
"I want to express my sincerest gratitude for your presentation at the Orlando Science Center's Board of Trustees Retreat. His ability to clearly focus our board and motivate them to commit to achieving our goals was evident in the many productive and inspiring ideas that surfaced later that day. His comments on "thinking tomorrow" and "investing in tomorrow" have been echoed many times since his presentation."
"On behalf of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association I want to express my sincere gratitude for being our guest speaker at our general membership meeting held on at the King Fish Market. The evening is being talked about by many as one of the best meetings in recent memory. Your observations about quality were insightful. We all need to be reminded from time to time about why we do what we do and what it takes to do it well."
"It was perfect. From an unchurched perspective—it was right on the money. Warming them up with awesome stories of your sports world involvement and then tying it in to the real meaning of life. The guys are still talking about it. I truly believe we have and will see much fruit from this. Words cannot express our gratitude."
"Wow! His presentation was most powerful! It was both interesting and informative, emphasizing those five ‘secrets’ we sometimes tend to forget or neglect. The evaluations confirmed that his presentation was a raving success with the conference attendees and I trust that book sales exceeded his expectations."
"His comments showed that he has a deep understanding of the needs of our students. He has a dedicated approach to our young people as they open doors to the future."