SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 23-25 | APNA Annual Conference
2022 APNA Conference

Speakers & Schedule

Brenda Wells

Dale Carnegie
Connecting With Others

What if we told you that you only have 27 seconds to make a good first impression? What if we also told you that 48% of readers believe personal connections are the primary factor for propelling your growth in your company? These statistics might just shift your perspective for the next time you go in for a handshake, right? They would for us—especially if it meant we could gain a business transaction from simply smiling and making eye contact. In this transformative session, Brenda Wells will share her knowledge on strengthening our first impressions, focusing on people as individuals, and building our relationship skills to connect and network successfully. The goal is to know your clients in a way that can build relationships in order to drive long-term success. Brenda emphasizes how we have lost the art of human connection which is more relevant today than ever. If you aren’t thinking about your network of friends, colleagues, customers, or clients as free marketing, you’re missing out on one of the most important (and free!) marketing tools you can utilize. After this session, you will have the knowledge and skills you need to build your brand through nurturing your network of connections!


Brenda Wells is a consultant and senior trainer for Dale Carnegie, a platform dedicated to helping organizations take command of their businesses. In just under 5 years, she ranked in the top 2 Global Trainers in 2019 in response to her dedication and commitment to the development of individuals in programs she facilitates. She has completed over 6 certifications through Dale Carnegie, some of which include: High Impact Presentations; Leadership Training for Managers, and Winning with Relationship Sales. Brenda continues to use her dedication through her 501(c)3 corporation, i-5 Freedom Network, where she fights passionately to disrupt the cycle of human trafficking through education and advocacy. A lover of travel—and a speaker of French, German, and Italian—Brenda’s strengths in honoring diversity, problem solving and communication in particular as it relates to organization dynamics, consistently is represented within her influence as a renowned public speaker.



Kellie Geres, APNA Executive Assistant

See you in San Diego!