Patrick Finnegan

Patrick Finnegan
Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer and Senior Market Director for Dale Carnegie’s Healthcare & IT Sectors

WLiT: Utilizing Storytelling to Engage, Motivate & Influence

Join us Tuesday, October 20th, for our final WLiT event of 2020, Utilizing Storytelling to Engage, Motivate and Influence, adapted to our current, virtual world!

Dale Carnegie wrote the book on public speaking, with techniques that turned nervous beginners into confident professionals who communicate with assuredness. Whether you’re persuading colleagues, influencing a client, energizing a team, or recommending an idea to senior leaders, an effective presentation can be the difference between your success and failure. This session will focus on the basic components of creating the story, so our message has the intended impact on the audience. By putting ourselves in the listener’s situation and providing relevant evidence, we can appeal to the interests of the audience and ultimately deliver a compelling and persuasive presentation. In this session, you’ll learn the following:

  • Understand elements of storytelling in a virtual environment to inspire, motivate and influence an audience
  • Consider motivations of an audience and examine a variety of methods and tools to strengthen your message
  • Increase trust and credibility while presenting in a virtual environment

WLiT and Dale Carnegie will team up to give away one scholarship for a four-session virtual training, Dale Carnegie High Impact Presentations Program, which will be delivered in November 2020 and February 2021. You must be present during the program to win. 


Patrick Finnegan is a Certified Dale Carnegie Trainer and Senior Market Director for Dale Carnegie’s healthcare and IT sectors. In his role, Patrick provides training, consulting, executive coaching, in presentations, sales, leadership, business partnering and customer service. Some of the clients Patrick and his team support include Boston Scientific, Stratasys, General Mills, United Lex, Thomson Reuters and Optum.

One of Patrick’s recent career highlights was interviewing 3X Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White this past February. Patrick has 20 years of experience in the healthcare and IT industries; prior to joining Dale Carnegie, he worked for Wyeth Laboratories and GE Healthcare.

In his free time, Patrick enjoys spending time with his wife, Cathy, and his daughter and son. They live in Bloomington, MN.


About Dale Carnegie

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Founded in 1912, Dale Carnegie was inspired by one person’s belief in the power of self-improvement. Since then, it’s evolved into a movement that’s crossed borders and generations, showing people how to tap into the best parts of themselves to create positive change. Dale Carnegie’s original body of knowledge has been constantly updated, expanded and refined through nearly a century’s worth of real-life business experiences. Their programs, available in over 30 languages, show people all over the world how to communicate in a way that draws others in, so they can form closer, more rewarding relationships.

Whether you’re starting out or stepping up, learning to lead or heading up a team, Dale Carnegie sharpens your inner voice so you can use it with confidence to get the most out of your life and your work. Dale Carnegie helps people gain greater influence and make meaningful contributions in the places that matter most.

Event Details

Date: October 20, 2020
Time: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Cost: Free (Please register below)
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