Hi, I’m Patrick Gant: writer and speaker. I own a content writing company, called thinkit creative, based in Ottawa, Ontario.
I speak to businesses and public-sector audiences across Canada and the United States on the value of creative communications that connect with people and motivate them to take action.
What our clients say
We were really pleased with the presentation and keynote delivered by Patrick Gant of thinkit creative, here at Carleton University. Patrick’s engaging style and his thoughtfully researched material gave our audience valuable insights and helped generate a really great discussion. We also really enjoyed his innovative use of slides, which served to complement rather than compete with his message. A well recommended speaker!
—Patricia Reynolds, Carleton University
I share what I know. That’s why, in addition to offering presenting and training services in support of writing that sells, I offer an exclusive package of content writing services, designed specially for professional speakers and presenters.
I like to engage people with fresh ideas on the most important new trends in social media and marketing today. Just as important though, I share time-honoured, field-tested, research-backed insights on how professionals can communicate persuasively to reach more people in less time with better results.
It’s not enough to just show what I know. My approach to presenting is designed to ensure that your audience has fun and that everyone can bring home advice that they can implement right away in your organization.
In addition to my scheduled speaking engagements, I’m sometimes available to pinch hit in cases where event organizers and planners need a backup speaker at the last minute (schedule permitting).
I speak about the following topics (each fine-tuned to match the theme of your event):
Make your ideas pop with passion and reason: Discover why you need to plug into both of these vital resources to communicate persuasively with audiences! Learn how you can channel both passion and reason into your work—whether it’s a speech and PowerPoint presentation to a large crowd, a business letter targeted at a very specific group of readers, or a newsletter article for customers and prospects.
Unlocking the power of writing that sells: Having the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively matters more now than ever before. Don’t get caught up in all the handwringing about declining readership in traditional media. More people are communicating and doing more with the written word today than at any other point in human history. Great writing skills are your #1 marketable asset in the new economy. So discover from a seasoned pro how you can catch “writing fever” to engage more clients and prospects in more meaningful conversations…all in less time.
Finding your voice online: You are what you post! Discover how you can find inspiration in the most unlikely of places, and how you can use social media and other tools to engage your audience in conversation and communicate with authenticity and passion. Remember, great writing and engaging content matter more today than ever before.
Beware the seven deadly sins when writing copy today: Learn from a seasoned writer and editor the most common mistakes that ensnare far too many people when developing text that’s meant to reach a targeted audience. From online copy to social media content, from reports to ebooks, find out how you can improve the way you connect and engage in this new economy.
What our clients say
When Patrick expressed interest in becoming a guest teacher for my Writing for Print class I took advantage and threw him into the deep end. Well, not only did he swim, but he came across as the Michael Phelps of B2B. My students (and I) were very happy to have Patrick share his knowledge, expertise, and passion for writing that sells. Which leads me to conclude that you’ll be just as a happy when hiring him to perform his strategic and creative magic for you.
—Jake Volt, Professor, Advertising, Algonquin College