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/
If you’re already a group member sharing your videos and thoughts, thank you for taking part and helping to create our exciting new community, Powerful Presentations and Successful Sales with Patricia Fripp!
Why Video Matters & How to Make It Work for You
Video is at the heart of my highly interactive on-demand coaching platform, FrippVT. Make it work for you.
With current technology, I’m sure you wouldn’t be surprised at how I am often 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
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…)
5 Tips When You Have 5 Minutes with A Prospect
If you are on the phone, a webinar, or in person, and you have a few minutes with the executive, what do you say to keep on track and be professional?
Here is an invaluable framework. Adapt it to your situation, and boost your confidence and credibility.
Imagine that you have a satisfied client company for one of your offerings. You feel now is the best time to discuss your next and higher investment offering. The team, your main contact, is ready to view a product demonstration set for the next day. All your demos are delivered in a webinar. At 2:00 PM you get a call from your main contact who says, “Great news! Tomorrow our boss, who is the real decision-maker, is going to be in our office. Rather than just showing our team what you have to offer, the boss said he would like to sit in on the first five minutes. I know you will do well.”
Don’t panic. This is a great opportunity, and once you make a positive impact, the sales cycle is going to be cut short. You will not have to hear, “We love this, but now we have to convince our boss.” This is, however, now your number one priority to prepare. You may be seasoned, but take this seriously. Your sales manager is always telling you, “Sell to the C Suite.” This is your chance. Remember these five simple suggestions for sales success.