How to save time in creating your presentation? An efficient creative process starts with a white board, flip chart, or yellow pad.

Do you know how to save time in creating your presentation? An efficient creative process starts here.

Have you thought, “Wish I could create a great presentation without spending hours on it“?

Let me show you how to save time when preparing your presentation. Why not speed up your preparation process by learning from someone else’s 30-plus years of experience? After delivering 3,247 presentations in-person and online, coaching hundreds of executives, sales teams, engineers, and high-priced professional speakers, I can guide you through the steps to creating and delivering successful presentations. Not only will you master the basics of the creative process, speech structure, and opening with impact, but you will also develop greater confidence.

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Four principles to help and your sales team and create a new client relationship.

How do you handle a sales presentation when a new relationship is potentially worth millions? Patricia Fripp shows you how though FrippVT.

Imagine my surprise when the national sales manager said to 60 of his top associates, “At lunch the sales team and I agreed, we have no idea how we managed to sell anything before we met Patricia!” He told me, “It takes a year for us to get the opportunity to deliver an hour presentation to a small group of executives from a prospective client company. At that point a new relationship is worth between $5 and 10 million dollars to our us.”

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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:

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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:

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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?

Rehearsal is critical to the success of your presentation. I explain why rehearsal is essential and how to work it into your whirlwind life in this brief video. Enjoy! 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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