Patti Wood, MA, CSP

International Speaker, Author & Body Language Expert

“The Power of Body Language”

Patti Wood, MA, CSP, is an international speaker and trainer. She has designed and conducted keynote speeches, workshops and convention seminars for over 1,000 clients including; Fortune 500 companies, national associations, Federal and State Government agencies, Universities, judges and law enforcement.

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. Time Magazine recognized her nonverbal communication course at FSU as one of the top college courses in the country. The Washington Post calls her “The Gold Standard of Body Language Experts.”

She is interviewed an average of twice a week by media around the world including; The Today Show, CNN, ABC, The Talk, Good Morning America, PBS, FOX News Network, FOX Business Network, Entertainment Tonight, The History Channel, Discovery Channel, CBS, Nancy Grace, Dr. Drew, The Steve Harvey Show, Forbes. The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business Week, , Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, The Huffington Post, The Week, Men’s Health, Elle, People, ESPN, US Weekly, The New York Post, The London Times, Oprah Magazine, Esquire, Psychology Today, Fortune, and many more.

Her broad knowledge and research on nonverbal communication led to her positions as the national spokesperson for Wrigley’s Spearmint gum®, Benadryl®, Vaseline Intensive Care Lotion® the Natural Dentist® and Pup-peroni.


Patti has written extensively on various communication topics and authored eight books including, “SNAP, Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language and Charisma.”