Storytelling & Your Presentation: Why & How to Find A Hero

Find a hero for the story you tell in your speech or presentation. Sometimes heroes are unlikely, as the character of a reluctant King George VI, as portrayed by Colin Firth in The King's Speech.

Find a hero for the story you tell in your speech or presentation. Sometimes heroes are unlikely, as the character of reluctant King George VI, portrayed by Colin Firth in The King’s Speech.

Do you captivate your audience with captivating characters in your presentations?

The late comedy impresario John Cantu knew that speakers must not be the heroes of all their stories. Once, we sat down together to deconstruct one of his speeches and found 62 different people mentioned! Learn from great books, plays, and films. Fill your speech with exciting characters, real and imaginary.
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Why Stories Matter & How to Use Them to Your Advantage

Why Stories Matter & How to Use Them to Your Advantage - Patricia Fripp shows you how through FrippVT.

Do you know why stories matter and how to use them? Patricia Fripp shows you how can use storytelling to make your presentations powerful through FrippVT.

What is your story?

What makes a great book, play, or movie? Exactly the same thing that makes a good speech – a great story! Long after we’ve forgotten the specific details, we still remember the stories and the messages that touched us. They become part of our lives and our culture.

Use stories to make your point. We all love stories because, unlike real life, they have a purpose, a beginning, middle, and end, and often a dramatic lesson. Screenwriter Robert McKee says, “Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience.” (A story is NOT a joke, although good stories can be and often are funny.) (more…)

Want to Connect with Every Audience, Every Time? You Need To

I am often asked, “How can I be confident that I’m connecting with my audience?” The answer is, “Make an emotional connection.” Whether you speak at a boardroom table or in a vast auditorium, your goal must be to connect emotionally with your audience. Emotional connection is key to ensuring your message is heard. Here is my best advice on how to connect emotionally with any audience. Enjoy!

Have you signed up for a trial of Fripp Virtual Training? FrippVT is an easy, convenient, cost-effective way to become a powerful, persuasive presenter. Sign up for your free FrippVT trial. (more…)

So You Are Nervous about Your Upcoming Speech?

Patricia Fripp executive speech coach teaches speaking techniques to make you less nervous when presenting.

Let’s face it, Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills webinars are amazing. Sign up now.

Perhaps you can relate to this situation: “Hi, Fripp! Next week I’m invited to deliver a speech to a 500-person audience, and it’s been six months since I’ve spoken in public. What are your suggestions to help me be less nervous?”

No matter how seasoned you are, it’s still natural to feel some apprehension at times. I share some strategies for overcoming nervousness below. To get over feeling nervous, start by building from your strength. Enjoy this replay on how to structure your speech.

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