How to Make Your Audience Interested in Your Presentation

Do you know how to make your audience interested in your presentation?

When you start to put together a presentation, what do you think about? You probably wonder how to make your presentation interesting to your audience.

I recommend that you begin by knowing your audience and understanding not only what they need, but also what they want. They need to have “buy-in” for your topic. This means you will help your audience see why your topic is relevant to them, how it benefits them, or how it can enhance their lives. I share more on capturing your audience’s interest in this brief video:

Let me help you deliver your presentation with knowledge and confidence. Join me September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST and find out How to Open Your Presentation with Impact!  I will share more strategies to help you make your audience interested and keep them engaged. When you sign up for this complimentary, content-rich web event you will receive a replay link to listen to at your convenience and the Fripp Speech Structure Infographic – even if you can’t attend the live event! Continue reading

Do you deal with nervousness when you speak in public?  Even experienced teachers, politicians, entertainers, actors, and musicians will tell you they’ve felt nervous before a presentation or performance. Some may even say that they are nervous and insecure every time they speak in public.  Nervousness is normal, but it doesn’t have to stop you from delivering a successful presentation:

Join me, September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST for How to Open Your Presentation with Impact! Get the tools you need as a presenter to overcome nervousness. I will help you build your confidence, persevere, and succeed.  Continue reading

Rehearsing Your Presentation Céline Dion Taking Chances World Tour in Sept 2008 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY on Long Island by Erin Nikitchyuk

Celine Dion demonstrates how rehearsal pays off.

Bruce Springsteen, Céline Dion, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Winton Marsalis, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Kristin Chenoweth… imagine how any one of these top performers would respond if you asked, “What role has rehearsal played in your career?” Without a doubt, rehearsal is essential to success.

You’ve crafted an amazing presentation. You know that it will grab your audience’s attention and keep it. You’ve incorporated techniques and strategies from trusted advisers, but you’re busy. You feel like you don’t have an extra minute in your day to practice your delivery, so why bother?

To understand just how critical rehearsal is to your presentation and get vital tips on how to work rehearsal into your whirlwind life, join me, September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST for How to Open Your Presentation with Impact! Continue reading

Patricia Fripp shares why and how to open your presentation with impact.

Patricia Fripp shares why and how to open your presentation with impact.

Why is your presentation opening important? Does your audience put down their phones? Pause their texting? Forget about their to-do lists? Quit doodling? Or, stop thinking about dinner reservations?

When you walk on stage to speak, you must grab your audience’s attention immediately. You can accomplish this with an opening that simply won’t let them drift away.

Don’t know how? Even though, you realize it’s really important? My techniques can help you. Join me September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST and find out How to Open Your Presentation with Impact!  When you sign up for this complimentary, content-rich web event you will receive a replay link to listen to at your convenience and the Fripp Speech Structure Infographic – even if you can’t attend the live event! Continue reading

Patricia Fripp Shares the Biggest Mistake Sales Professionals Make

Patricia Fripp shares the biggest mistake sales professionals make and what to do to make your sales presentations powerful and persuasive.

“Patricia, what is the biggest mistake sales professionals make?” I was recently asked this in an interview. My answer?

Not rehearsing.

I expected to hear, “We lock the presentation team in the board room for a week. We go over our parts, video, and review. Then we bring in at least five different audiences of team members to listen and give their feedback.”

This is what he actually said, “We are lucky if we do a run-though in the back of Sylvia’s car before we walk in.”


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Video is at the heart of my highly interactive on-demand coaching platform, FrippVT.

Video is at the heart of my highly interactive on-demand coaching platform, FrippVT. Make it work for you.

With current technology, I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised at how I am often asked, “How do you use video in your business?”

As often and in as many ways as possible! We have a green screen, professional lighting, and great recording equipment, and my assistant has become highly proficient at adding backgrounds, images, and branding.

Videos are effective for promoting upcoming events, webinars, and for explaining how to make the most of an upcoming seminar or coaching experience. We record live speeches, cut them into segments Continue reading

Scene from Rocky film - films and speeches must change scenes to keep your audience interested.

Like a great film, a presentation must vary scenes, pace, and energy to keep an audience interested.

Do you vary your scenes? The biggest enemy of a speaker, no matter how exceptional, is sameness or lack of variety. Each time you move from story to story or example to example, you create a scene change and keep your audience interested.

Early in every movie, the hero or heroine commits to some course of action. Rocky Balboa agrees to fight Apollo Creed. Elle Woods of Legally Blonde resolves to go to Harvard. The sooner this happens, the sooner the audience gets emotionally involved. Continue reading