For Event & Meeting Planners

Etiquette · Networking · Leadership

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Once you’ve engaged Patricia Rossi to come and speak at your event or organization, here are a some suggestions to help make it a spectacular event:

1. Seating. If tables are set in rounds, please set chairs in a semi-circle to the stage so that everyone can see without twisting and turning.*

2. Food & Beverages. If a meal is being served, please ask servers not to collect dishes, clean room, or pour beverages during Patricia’s presentation.*

3. Handouts. If a handout is needed Patricia will provide it in an electronic form (.doc or .pdf). Please print an appropriate amount and distribute prior to the presentation.

4. Book Signing. If you have arranged for a book signing, please place a 6′ covered table at the back of the room.

5. Presentation. Patricia will use a multi-media presentation. Please provide an LCD projector and computer for Patricia’s PowerPoint presentation along with a wireless remote.

6. Table. A table will be needed at the front of the room large enough to fit a few props.

7. Wireless Lavalier Microphone. Patricia will be move during her presentation. A wireless lavalier microphone is preferred to allow for that movement if there are more than 50 attendees.**

8. Wireless Hand-held Microphone. A wireless hand-held microphone is acceptable if no demonstrations are to be performed.

* If a demonstration is to be performed this may be waived.
** Required if a demonstration is to be performed.

Patricia’s Introduction

PATRICIA ROSSI is an etiquette expert and author of Everyday Etiquette: How to Navigate 101 Common and Uncommon Social Situations (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2011). Her book sold out the first day of publication on Amazon and in just 12 short weeks was in its 3rd printing. This fun, yet essential guide, provides all the necessary social skills to navigate your way from the Monday morning board meeting to the Sunday afternoon tailgating party and everything in between. She is a sought-after etiquette coach, public speaker, and television and radio personality.

Rossi is NBC Daytime’s National Etiquette Correspondent. Her weekly television segment “Manners Minute”, for which she is both the writer and on air talent, has been airing on NBC, CBS, Fox, and ABC affiliates since 2006. She has had the good fortune to be featured in publications such as the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Guideposts, Real Simple, and Parade, Good HouseKeeping HGTV Magazine, NPR, and many more. She is Twitters #1 Etiquette Professional worldwide.

Patricia is proud to be a graduate of The University of South Florida, as well as the Protocol School of Washington. She works with business leaders, professional athletes and university students of all ages from around the country.

She is the wife of 1, the mother of 2 and is the daughter of North Carolina farmers.

Her mantra is “Kindness, not formality. Relationships, not rules.”

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What Patricia's Clients are Saying:

“Patricia brought into a fruition a vision for Inclusive Student Excellence at UNC. The experience was once-in-a-lifetime for many students and still is a hot topic for conversation. Patricia was the perfect inaugural keynote speaker for our College to Corporate program!”

Ada Wilson Suitt
J.D. Director of Inclusive Student Excellence / University of North Carolina

“I thought it was very valuable. Though you cannot possibly take away everything, I think there were some key takeaways that I will certainly roll into my daily life. Inspire would be a great venue for her, because she would be especially “inspiring” to women and they would enjoy interacting with her and hearing her story in general. A speaker like Patricia is invaluable and something I took as a privilege to sit through.

Renee Buzek
Strategic Account Manager / Moen

Dear Patricia, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! The evening was amazing. You are full of love to share and that was very clear in the atmosphere. Everyone was engaged and loving every minute of your presentation. I’ve had so many great comments and the best was: “This was the best program we have done” I was super excited and wanted to share the positive feedback.

Mayu Fielding
Pirates Baseball Organization Education Coordinator / Pittsburgh Pirates

“Thank you so much for your active and hands-on role in our Women’s Leadership Networking Event yesterday.
The positive feedback just keeps coming in! You inspired me and our group to think and act differently in the way we approach networking in social situations. I look forward to reading your current and future books. I truly hope our paths will cross again in the not too distant future.”

Alison Hinds-Pearl
Senior Compliance Counsel / Bayer

“Patricia Rossi’s Pro “Active” Protocol for the professional athlete – essential. Touch down technique for stellar social media, community, and team success. Enables each and every athlete to succeed on and off the field.”

Terry Cousin
Steelers Player Engagement Coordinator / Pittsburgh Steelers

Dear Patricia, Thank you for speaking for PNC wealth management today. I learned so much, all of which I can apply to every part of my life. I hope we can work together again!

Judy Jadlowiec