How do you open your presentation? Do you immediately capture your audience’s attention? You will if you start with a strong opening. In Hollywood, the opening of a movie is “the flavor scene.” I like to relate the first three minutes of a film to the first 30 seconds of a speech. Think of sitting in a movie theater and as the film begins, you elbow your spouse or friend and say, “Oh, this is gonna be good!” Now, think of an upcoming staff meeting, a report to your manager, a team meeting, or a talk you will deliver to a service club to promote your business. At the very least, wouldn’t you like your audience to sit up and think to themselves, “Oh, this is better than I expected. What an interesting approach!” (more…)
How to Open Your Presentation with Flavor
Join My Facebook Group & Submit Your Video to Win Free Coaching
Imagine a community dedicated to improving presentation skills… Powerful Presentations and Successful Sales with Patricia Fripp is my new Facebook Group. After just a few weeks together, we are already enjoying a lively exchange of strategies, techniques, and best approaches to public speaking and presentations.
Members are posting videos of their own presentation openings to our group competition. I’m reviewing all submissions and will select three winners to receive a one-hour coaching session with an elite and in-demand Executive Speech Coach – that’s me! Why not join and enter too? Become a part of my Facebook community. Together, we’ll perfect our presentation skills with others who understand the competitive edge and life-long value that comes from great communication and speaking skills: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PatriciaFripp/ (more…)
Why Video Matters & How to Make It Work for You
With current technology, you might not be surprised at how often I’m 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 (more…)
Why Stories Matter & How to Use Them to Your Advantage
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…)