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Do you want to be…

better connected,
more respected and wonderfully successful?

I specialize in teaching smart professionals how to attract and enjoy more meaningful and rewarding conversations, connections, and relationships.

do you want better relationships…

With coworkers and colleagues
with prospects and customers
at conferences and networking events
in social settings and everyday life

what’s the big deal about having better conversations, connections, and relationships?

pretty much everything.

Numerous studies over several decades reveal that friendly, positive, supportive, and memorable in-person social interactions can enhance:

  • Productivity
  • Team effectiveness
  • Image and brand
  • Customer loyalty
  • Professional development
  • Event success
  • Career advancement
  • Opportunity awareness
  • Brain power / intelligence
  • Creativity
  • Self-esteem & sense of belonging
  • Attitude and energy level
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Health and longevity

who doesn't want all of that?

Ready to talk about how you, your team, and your event participants can enjoy more meaningful conversations and connections? Let’s set up a time to discover how we can work together.

hire me

interactive presentations + workshops

  • Conferences
  • Retreats and professional development programs

panel moderation

  • Let’s get an interesting, enlightening conversation going!


  • Tap into my experience and expertise
  • Let’s explore and collaborate

a short list of organizations I’ve worked with

A+ Federal Credit Union
Ascension / Seton Cove
Austin Small Business Conference
Carlisle-Etcetera LLC  (Carlisle Per Se?)
Concordia University – Texas

Executive Women in Texas Government (EWTG)
eWomenNetwork International Conference & Expo
Geoscience Support Services
HEB – Women in Leadership  Conference
Hewlett Packard

International Institute of Business Analysts (IIBA)
International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) – So. Region Conference
Lakeshore Public Media Professional Women’s Conference
LSO (Lone Star Overnight)

MGM Resorts Foundation  Women’s Leadership Conference
Microsoft Corporation – R&D High Potential Leaders
National Speakers Association (NSA) Chapter Leadership Institute
NXP Semiconductors

Project Management Institute (PMI)
Red Velvet Events
Rodan+Fields Conference (2015 and 2016)
Silicon Valley Bank – Private Equity –  Annual Leadership Summit
Society for Government Meeting Planners (SGMP)
Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)

Texas Association of Counties
Texas Conference for Women
Texas Healthcare Association (THA)
Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE)
Texas State Agency Council
Texas State University – McCoy Business School
Wnet Career & Leadership Summit
Worth of New York
YMCA of Illinois

what clients have to say

Ginger Kelly, VP of Marketing

As the opening keynote speaker for our event, Patti set the tone for the day with her charm and wonderful ideas... Ginger Kelly, VP of Marketing, RIM Architect LLC and 2018 SMPS Pacific Regional Conference Co-Chair

One Thing New: Smart Reads for Busy Women

“There’s always more to learn when it comes to networking! Author Patti DeNucci has been teaching her intentional networking strategies for over 25 years...[she] provides positive life-strategies for anyone who needs to deal with people…” - One Thing New: Smart Reads...

Jill Griffin, The Loyalty Maker®

“Patti DeNucci is the “real thing”...the consummate professional with a great strategic mind and a powerful network. I recommend her highly.” – Jill Griffin, The Loyalty Maker®


Turn Potential Negatives into Positives

Today I’m offering the third post in a three-part series on conversation-enhancing tips involving the number three. If you haven’t read the first and second posts already, you can find them on my website here. Both have the power to shift your conversation quality...

The Art of Going Three Deep in Conversation

Last week you may have read my blog about saying The Third Thing.  If not, you might want to circle back. It offers some excellent advice to those of us who tend to blurt out the very first thing that comes to mind in our conversations or written exchanges. As you’ll...

The Third Thing: Your Ticket to More Gracious Conversations

I’m a believer in the power of three. For example, three is the minimum number of legs a stool, table, or four-legged creature must have in order to stand on its own and be reasonably balanced. I also think of the Three Musketeers, Amigos, and Stooges. And did you...

Which is best in conversation? Wit, irony, or sarcasm?

"I feel like my flair for sarcasm is one of my gifts," the woman declared, waving her glass of wine around like a magic wand. The setting was a cocktail reception at a conference. Clearly, this person had found her way to the bar early. "Yes, I can see that," I...

You have the power and the responsibility

Social settings can be fun and energizing. Or...let's be honest. They can totally suck. In fact, I can't tell you how many times someone has told me how much they dread and despise: Walking into a roomful of strangers. Small talk that never goes anywhere....

Expensive problems

“What expensive problems can good conversation skills help us solve?” Good question!  So glad my friend with the sharp marketing mind asked!  To examine this question thoroughly and answer it effectively, let me break it down into smaller questions. After all,...