PATRICIA BALL, CSP, CPAE, is president of Corporate Communications. She served as a past president of the National Speakers Association and a past international president of the Global Speakers Federation. Patricia is a Certified Speaking Professional, communications specialist, keynoter, diversity trainer, author, and presentation skills coach. A graduate of Washington University, she has been on the lecture platform for over forty years. Patricia has helped thousands of executives, salespeople and others achieve greater success in their personal and professional lives through the dramatic impact of her workshops and lectures.
In 1994, she was inducted into the CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame - the "Oscar" of the speaking profession. In 2013, she was awarded the "Legends" of the speaking profession award. She is also the recipient of the International Ambassador Award. Patricia has received intensive training in diversity and gender issues from the Copeland Griggs Institute in California.
Her superb talent for customizing programs to meet organizational needs has become her recognized trademark, and has earned her the title of "The Speaker With the Dramatic Impact!" Patricia is the author of the book, "Straight Talk is More Than Words," which deals with how to be more persuasive and convincing.