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Publishing for Publicity – Three Steps You Cannot Overlook

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It doesn’t matter how good you are if the world doesn’t know it.

It doesn’t matter how good you are if the world doesn’t know it! When you write an article with the intention of raising your visibility, how do you get it published in your targeted publication and in front of your ideal audience? I share this advice from public relations expert, Russell Trahan. He is the president of  PR/PR – one of the amazing live streaming partners for this weekend’s The Lady and the Champs Speakers’ Conference.

Leverage Your Time When Getting Publicity! Three Important Steps For Maximum Impact
by Russell Trahan, President of PR/PR
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Storytelling – Why Would Anyone Want to Hear about Me?

Michael Hauge

Michael Hauge, Hollywood Story Consultant, Author, Screenwriting Coach & Speaker

This Friday, Michael Hauge and I will both be speaking at the World Champions’ Edge Summit, a members-only pre-event to The Lady & the Champs Speakers’ Conference. Michael is a brilliant Hollywood story consultant, author, screenwriting coach, and speaker.  Good storytelling is at the heart of every successful film. Similarly, storytelling is an essential element of powerful and persuasive presentations. In putting together a talk, many people do not realize that original and compelling stories are most often found within our own lives. If you imagine that anything from your own life is just too ordinary, here is a brief Q&A with Michael explaining why personal stories are often the best: Continue reading ‘Storytelling – Why Would Anyone Want to Hear about Me?’

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Robert Fripp – Three Qualities of A Hero

Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, and David Bowie

Brian Eno, Robert Fripp & David Bowie

My brother Robert Fripp is an internationally acclaimed guitarist and a founding member of King Crimson. His discography includes an innovative performance on David Bowie’s Heroes. Remarkably, Robert is as brilliant a thinker, writer, and speaker as he is a musician. I asked him to share his thoughts on what it takes to be a hero.  He said that heroes aspire to embody three qualities: Continue reading ‘Robert Fripp – Three Qualities of A Hero’

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Toastmasters Presents The Six Most Memorable Oscar® Speeches

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon

Ben Affleck & Matt Damon Accept the Oscar for “Good Will Hunting”

In celebration of the Academy Awards, Toastmasters International shares videos (below) of their picks for the six most memorable Oscar® acceptance speeches. Among my favorites is the speech Cher gave when she received the Best Actress Award for her role in Moonstruck.  She said, “… I don’t think that this means that I am somebody, but I guess I’m on my way.” I also like Russell Crowe, who said when he received the Best Actor Award for his role in Gladiator, “…for anybody who’s on the down side of advantage and relying purely on courage, it’s possible.”

It’s remarkable how few Oscar speeches are actually good! Continue reading ‘Toastmasters Presents The Six Most Memorable Oscar® Speeches’

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Be More, Achieve More

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper

Chris Cooper’s radio show, Be More. Achieve More, highlights the key principles in personal and business success and provides inspiration for the entrepreneurial mind. This Friday, I am honored to be a guest on this energizing, warm, and inspiring show. I will share secrets to delivering Powerful Sales Presentations that get results. Be More. Achieve More. airs live Fridays at 8 AM Pacific/4 PM GMT on VoiceAmerica Business. Listen live, or take advantage of the re-broadcast. Here are details: Continue reading ‘Be More, Achieve More’

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Being A Competent, Confident Communicator Is Key to Career Success

Do you have great ideas, but lack the confidence to share them? Are you someone with true expertise, who is unsure how to let others know? Is there a natural leader trapped inside you? Even if you have zero interest in speaking professionally, the fact is – outside of the privacy of your own home, all speaking is public speaking. Being a competent, confident communicator is key to career success. Continue reading ‘Being A Competent, Confident Communicator Is Key to Career Success’

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Robert Fripp Shares The Steps to Take to Go from Beginner to Mastery

Robert Fripp Rehearsing with Andy Summers, From a BBC Documentary on Robert Fripp

Robert Fripp Rehearsing with Andy Summers – from the BBC Documentary on Robert Fripp

I recently came across a fascinating video clip from a BBC documentary about my brother, Robert Fripp. Though he wouldn’t describe himself this way – he is truly a legendary guitarist and included on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. Robert will be speaking with me later this month and I invite you to join us via live streaming from anywhere in the world!  I share the video with you below.

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with Robert Fripp?

Are you curious about what he really thinks of life as a musician, the steps to take to go from beginner to mastery, and the responsibility of a musician and the audience for the quality of a musical performance?

Would you like to hear him tell his stories about having Jimi Hendrix say, “Shake my left hand, man; it’s closer to my heart.”? Continue reading ‘Robert Fripp Shares The Steps to Take to Go from Beginner to Mastery’

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Executive Speech Coach Says, "Avoid These Costly Sales Presentation Mistakes"

Patricia Fripp, explains how to prepare a powerful and persuasive sales presentation through Fripp Virtual Training.

Patricia Fripp, explains how to prepare a powerful and persuasive sales presentation through Fripp Virtual Training.

Salespeople have an awesome responsibility. Like Hollywood actors, whenever they open their mouths, they are putting themselves and their entire organization on the line – taking a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. Just like actors, even the best, most experienced salespersons can benefit from coaching and polishing from an expert coach and trainer. Here are the 12 most common mistakes that my sales clients are making at the beginning of our coaching sessions. By the time we’re through, they’ve learned how to avoid them. Continue reading ‘Executive Speech Coach Says, "Avoid These Costly Sales Presentation Mistakes"’

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He Was Left-Handed, Tone-Deaf, And Had No Sense of Rhythm

Robert Fripp with Thomas Philpott Cabinets

Robert Fripp

While you may already be familiar with, my brother, Robert Fripp, the world-renowned guitarist and a founding member of the band, King Crimson… you might not know that he is a profound and powerful speaker. Join us in person or via live broadcast, February 28 – March 1, 2015, when we will both be speaking at the Lady & the Champs Speakers’ Conference in Las Vegas. Enjoy this brief biographical sketch of my remarkable brother: Continue reading ‘He Was Left-Handed, Tone-Deaf, And Had No Sense of Rhythm’

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10 Ways to Increase Your Presentation Skills in 2015

Lady and the Champs 2015

Lady and the Champs 2015

A personal message from World Champions of Public Speaking Darren LaCroix, Ed Tate, and Mark Brown; Hall of Fame Speakers Patricia Fripp and Tim Gard; and internationally acclaimed guitarist from King Crimson, Robert Fripp. They will all be together February 28-March 1, 2015 and you can join them via live streaming from your own home!

What if every time you spoke in public you were powerfully persuasive and a resounding success? Most people realize the advantages of being an excellent speaker, but are unsure of how to get there. Here are ten ways you to guarantee major improvements every time you stand up and speak. If your goal is to transform your presentation skills, opt for the following: Continue reading ‘10 Ways to Increase Your Presentation Skills in 2015’

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