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Directory of Associates

Jim Prost

PowerPoint® Training, Executive Speech Coaching, Marketing Consulting

Jim ProstJim Prost is Fripp Associates' resident expert for coaching presentations that need to be impactful. He has been honored twice as "Instructor of the Year" at U.C. Berkeley Extension, partly because he has made his classes memorable, entertaining, and educational. How does he do it? Learn first hand from the master how you can dazzle your audience — whether it is one, one hundred, or one thousand. 

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Rebecca Linquist

Accent Reduction & American Accent Acquisition

Rebecca LinquistRebecca Linquist is Fripp Associates' recommended accent reduction and American accent acquisition specialist. She has pioneered a program that helps non-native speakers of American English transform their speaking skills in as little as two months. She has also worked in business as a Senior Manager and is familiar with the communication challenges of non-native American English speaking professionals in the U.S. 

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Shirley Davalos

Media Coach

Shirley DavalosShirley Davalos brings a strong background in Television Production & Broadcast Media Services to Fripp Associates. She has developed programs for The Discovery Channel, CKS Pictures, and Pac-Bell as well as producing training and promotional programs for business and corporate clients. Ms. Davalos also enjoys on-going relationships with publishers whose authors benefit from her media training. 

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Kay Kostopoulos

Speech & Voice Coach

Kay KostopoulosKay Kostopoulos directs and teaches acting, acting pedagogy, voice, speech, and Shakespeare at Stanford University. She has acted in many Bay Area and regional theaters, including A.C.T., the Magic Theatre, the San Francisco and California Shakespeare Festivals, and Stanford Summer Theatre.

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Ian Griffin

Speechwriter, Ghostwriter, & Executive Communications Expert

Ian GriffinIan Griffin is an experienced speechwriter and ghostwriter with ten years experience in Silicon Valley technology companies. He has written keynote speeches, created PowerPoint slides, developed scripts for corporate video, panel discussions and media interviews, and ghostwritten books, magazines, and technical trade publications. Ian also specializes in high-level strategic overviews and vision pitches.

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Gary Purece

Executive Career Transition & Executive Communication Coach

Gary PureceGary Purece is a senior executive communications consultant, executive coach, seminar leader, and facilitator who specializes in communication techniques. Gary’s skills and successes are in the art of communication for executives who are developing career transition campaigns, who need assistance in communication strategy, and who want to make their point more clearly. 

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Tom Redmond, Jr.

CPCU Sales Process Expert— East Coast

Tom Redmond, Jr.Fripp Associate Tom Redmond, Jr. specializes in evaluating and improving client sales processes. He has over thirty-five years experience with specific expertise in the generation of and management of sales. He has worked with thousands of sales professionals conducting
in-person workshops, seminars, and public speaking appearances.

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Gary Rifkin

Executive Speech Coach

Gary RifkinDallas-based executive speech coach Gary Rifkin has prepared hundreds of clients to deliver powerful content-rich presentations which both hit the mark and inspire listeners to action. These speech-coaching clients include architects, physicians, association executives, government leaders, hospital administrators, technology professionals, and professional trainers and speakers.

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Sims Wyeth

Executive Speech Coach—East Coast

Sims WyethSims Wyeth's expertise lies in public speaking, speech writing, presentation skills, and leadership communication. He has worked with people from all functions and disciplines, from R&D to the executive suite... anyone who seeks to move people to feel, think, and take action in a business situation, whether they are making a sale, explaining research, or leading a company.

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Craig Valentine

Presentation Skills Trainer

Craig ValentineCraig Valentine, MBA, is an award-winning speaker, management trainer, and speech coach for business professionals and upcoming professional speakers. He has traveled the world helping speakers breathe life into their presentations. He has been invited to speak and teach all over the United States, Taiwan, Canada, Jamaica, Qatar, England, Bahamas, and Hong Kong.

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David Greenberg, CSP

Presentation Skills Trainer—East Coast

David GreenbergDavid Greenberg, CSP, is an experienced speech coach for executives in a variety of industries. In 1988, Toastmasters International honored David with the title "State's Best Speech Coach" and Oglethorpe University in Atlanta hired him to teach their executive presentation skills classes. National Speakers Association has honored him with their highest-earned award, the Certified Speaking Professional.

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