Patti Wood

Patti Wood

High Energy Motivational Speaker and Body Language Expert
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Program Descriptions

  • First Impressions and Body Language
  • Body Honesty, Building Credibility and Detecting Deception
  • Success Signals — Body Language In Business

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Patti Wood, MA, CSP, is an international speaker and trainer. Since 1982 she has designed and conducted keynote speeches, workshops and convention seminars for hundreds of companies and national associations. She delivers more than 100 presentations a year. Clients describe her programs as; dynamic, high-energy, powerful, insightful, interactive and very funny.

Master of Her Craft
Patti is a Certified Speaking Professional. CSP is a professional designation of the National Speakers Association designed to recognize “Masters in the Industry” and is earned by fewer than eight percent of its members worldwide.

University Instructor
Patti was a university instructor in communication for eleven years. Her B.A., master’s degree and doctoral coursework are in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication with an emphasis on nonverbal communication. She is currently on the Continuing Education faculty of Emory University, Kennesaw University and the Wharton School of Business.

Body Language Expert
Credited for bringing the topic to the national consciousness by The New York Times, Patti has been researching, writing and speaking on Body Language since the 80’s. She consults with law enforcement and corporations on the topic. Time Magazine recognized her nonverbal communication course at FSU. She was even called, “The Gold Standard and Babe Ruth of Body Language” by The Washington Post. She is interviewed an average of twice a week by media around the world including CNN, PBS, National FOX News Network, BBC, History Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS, TruTV, MSMBC, Regis and Kelly, The Soup, E! Entertainment, In Session, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, Inside Edition The Wall Street Journal, Reuters,, UPI, ESPN, AOL, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Bloomberg Businessweek, Men’s Health, The Chicago Tribune, Details, SPIN, Elle, People, ESPN, and is quoted in; US Weekly, The New York Post, The London Times, Oprah Magazine, OK!, In Touch, Life&Style, Parent Magazine, The Week. Sports Illustrated, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, First for Women, InStyle, The Toronto Sun, Psychology Today, TV Guide, Women’s Own, Bill Board. Seventeen, Ladies Home Journal, Redbook and more as a body language expert. Her research on nonverbal communication led to her positions as the national spokesperson for Wrigley’s Spearmint gum®, Benadryl®, Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion® and the Natural Dentist®. and Pup-Perino.

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