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LaCroix & Fripp’s Get Coached to Speak Champ Camp: June 6-8, 2014 in Las Vegas

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GET COACHED to SPEAK Champ Camp
and Pre-event
Create & Deliver POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS
with Darren LaCroix & Patricia Fripp

Friday – Sunday, June 6-8, 2014
8:30am – 5:30pm (all three days)
or
Wednesday – Friday, December 3-5, 2014

8:30am – 5:30pm (all three days)
All events are held in:
Las Vegas, Nevada

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

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Professional Speakers – Why You Still Need A One Sheet

Lois Creamer

Professional Speaker, Author, Branding & Marketing Expert, Lois Creamer

As THE Executive Speech Coach, my clients include corporate leaders, media personalities, celebrities, and even professional speakers. I was first paid to speak in 1976, and like every true professional, I continue to work to improve in every area of my professional life. While I work with professional speakers to help them develop more powerful and persuasive presentations, my friend and colleague, Lois Creamer works with professional speakers to help them book more business, make more money, and avoid costly mistakes. Lois Creamer knows the speaking business! I share this article from Lois for professional speakers; she explains why it is that, even in the era of LinkedIn, your speaker’s “one sheet” is still an indispensable marketing tool and how you can optimize your one sheet to increase your bookings.

The Importance of A One Sheet to Your Speaking Practice
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Two Ways to Connect with Your Audience – Fripp Virtual Training Video

To become an effective speaker, you must learn how to connect with your audience both intellectually and emotionally. I share this brief video sample from Fripp Virtual Training to help you learn more about connecting with your audience:

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Build Your Business by Being Remembered

Patricia Fripp teaches the secrets of successful sales presentations through her Virtual Training.

Patricia Fripp teaches the secrets of successful sales presentations through her Virtual Training.

Our goal in sales presentations is to have our key ideas remembered and repeated. Say, for example, you are pitching a large project, and you represent just one of several bidding companies. Realistically, the prospect is not going to give you a yes or no answer when you are in the meeting, whether you are the first or last to present.

Consider:

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Pursue Your Passion for Presenting – April 26, 2014 Skokie, IL

Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker & Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp

Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker and Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Where will you be on Saturday, the 26th of April 2014? If you would like to improve your presentation skills and are anywhere near Chicago – and certainly if you are a District 30 Toastmaster – you will be joining me for the District 30 Toastmasters Spring Conference in Skokie, Illinois. District 30 has planned an eventful program, and I will help you Pursue Your Passion for Presenting! Continue reading ‘Pursue Your Passion for Presenting – April 26, 2014 Skokie, IL’

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Public Speaking – Why Rehearse?

11 Deadly Presentation Sins by Rob Biesenbach

11 Deadly Presentation Sins by Rob Biesenbach

If you want to deliver a successful presentation, you will spend a lot more time preparing for your presentation than you will speaking. Even highly-experienced speakers must devote time to preparation, including rehearsal. My friend and colleague, Rob Biesenbach names inadequate rehearsal as one of the “11 Deadly Presentation Sins.” In his recent book with this title, Rob explains why we must include rehearsal in our preparation for any presentation:

Woe to the audience whose speaker decides to just wing it, for they shall be trapped in the pit of despair. Why do people think they can just get up there and perform on the fly? Continue reading ‘Public Speaking – Why Rehearse?’

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Advice on Improving Sales

Executive Speech Coach & Sales Presentation Expert Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Executive Speech Coach & Sales Presentation Expert, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Life is a series of sales situations, and the answer is always “no” if you don’t ask.  Even Wayne Gretzky, the legendary hockey player agrees – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

There are, however, two additional parts of the equation. The first is this: The real sale comes after the sale, reselling your customers on why they chose your product or service. (Real estate salespeople and about-to-be-married couples aren’t the only ones who deal with cold feet.) You’re still the person the client wants to do business with. The process of reminding the client of why they’ve made the right decision is, of course, a more subtle effort than winning them over in the first place, but every bit as important. Positioning yourself as a consultant, partner, and resource – rather than salesperson – is a strategy that can be very effective in cultivating a lasting relationship with your customer. Continue reading ‘Advice on Improving Sales’

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How to Organize Your Speech – Fripp Virtual Training Video

Every successful speech begins with an underlying structure. In this brief video sample from Fripp Virtual Training, I introduce the basic elements to address in organizing and structuring your speech – your opening, your closing, and your premise. I touch on several questions you should ask yourself  when putting together your remarks, as you consider the make-up of your audience and what questions they will likely have going into your presentation:

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Preparation Is Crucial in Crisis Communication

Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

In the event of a crisis, your organization might be overwhelmed by the media or by the disaster itself; it could become nearly impossible to provide thoughtful responses and accurate information without a crisis communication plan already in place.  In light of the recent and tragic loss of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, I share this from Ragan Communications:

Never believe that any crisis is too big or too complicated to prepare for. You can prepare a crisis communications plan that will address every scenario you may face. Your crisis communications plan can have an addendum of pre-written news releases and media advisories for even an extended crisis like Malaysian Airlines. You can test your crisis communication team, your crisis management team, and your spokesmen with a crisis communications drill annually. You can conduct media training annually for everyone who may have to serve as a spokesman. Continue reading ‘Preparation Is Crucial in Crisis Communication’

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Speak To Create Understanding – Consider Your Audience’s Unspoken Questions

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When you consider your audience’s unspoken questions, you speak to create understanding.

In public speaking, it is your obligation to order, intensify, and clarify your message for your audience.  This includes, addressing your audience’s unspoken questions. These will vary depending on the situation, the purpose of your meeting, your area of expertise, or topic. Even in a situation where your audience is able to ask questions, as part of your preparation you should consider, “What is probably on their minds?” My colleague, Sims Wyeth author of The Essentials of Persuasive Public Speaking, shares these excellent points on speaking to create understanding: Continue reading ‘Speak To Create Understanding – Consider Your Audience’s Unspoken Questions’

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