How to Report to Senior Management without Being Nervous

Conference Room Report to Senior Management

You can report to senior management without being nervous, whether it’s a formal presentation or a boardroom conversation.

As a Presentation Skills Expert, I’m often asked, “Patricia, how do I report to my senior management without being nervous?” The secret is to be prepared, clear, concise, and to act confident. Now, how do you appear confident when you’re nervous?

First, prepare. Script out exactly what you are going to say, at least the opening of your presentation or conversation. It could be as simple as, “Thank you for the opportunity to update you on our project” or “The purpose of our meeting is to . . . ” or “As you will remember, at our last meeting you challenged us to . . .” (more…)

Habits of High-Performing People – Secrets of the Sports World

lessons from the world of sports Greatness - The 16 Characteristics of True Champions by Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger reveals lessons from the best in the sports world.

Are you a peak performer? Would you like to be? Would you like to be more effective than you already are? I recently teamed up with one of America’s most provocative thought leaders, Don Yaeger to uncover the “Habits of High-Performing Individuals” and invite you to enjoy a replay of this exciting FrippVT web event. Listen in as Don Yaeger reveals lessons learned from great winners that empower you and your team to pursue greatness both professionally and personally! Don Yaeger is an award-winning keynote speaker, business leadership coach, a nine-time New York Times Best-selling author and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated. Few can lay claim to as exciting and colorful a career! Don draws from his years of studying the top performers and greatest winners in the world of sports to bring us important lessons we can apply to business leadership and personal achievement. (more…)

Why LinkedIn Endorsements Actually Matter to You

In a recent web event for my FrippVT Sales Series, I spoke with marketing and branding expert Melanie DePaoli on How to Build a LinkedIn Strategy for Success. Enjoy this video of our recent conversation and Melanie’s article explaining why LinkedIn Endorsements do actually matter to you:

Yes! LinkedIn Endorsements Matter!

by Mel DePaoli
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Make Decisions for Your Tomorrows Not Just Your Todays

Make your decisions for your tomorrows not just your todays. - Patricia Fripp

“Make your decisions for your tomorrows not just your todays.” – Patricia Fripp

It’s a thrill to be honored as one of the National Speakers Association’s 10 Leading Ladies! All of us have served as president of the Association over the last forty-three years.

The NSA was only 10 years old, when I became its first woman president. As young association, one of our greatest “growing up” challenges was to stop simply worrying each year, “What are we going to do this year?” and to start thinking long-term. (more…)