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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How to Get Referrals & Increase Your Sales Results

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Patricia Fripp delivers sales presentation training through FrippVT.

How To Increase Your Sales Results

Patricia Fripp in Conversation with Tom Redmond

In our constant search for the easy way to sell (There is no easy way but we continue to look!), one consistent factor is that the most successful sales organizations are aware of their numbers and make course corrections by them. Organizational and individual patterns of success can be duplicated and challenges recognized and overcome.

Do you know your referral ratio?

 

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Public Speaking – What You Can Do to Conquer The Jitters

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Your audience will not know how you feel; they will only know how you act.

You’re waiting your turn to deliver your presentation, when suddenly you realize that your stomach is doing strange things and your mind is rapidly going blank. How do you conquer the jitters? People ask me this question all the time; there is no single answer. You must prepare mentally, physically, and logistically.

Mentally

Start by understanding that you’ll spend a lot more time preparing than you will speaking. (more…)

How to Compress Your Speech without Losing Impact

Executive Speech Coach & Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Patricia Fripp

Executive Speech Coach & Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Patricia Fripp

Say It With Fewer Words
Reducing Your Hour-Long Speech

You’ve prepared a great, major presentation, and suddenly you’re asked if you can get your message across in five minutes! Don’t panic. After all, a sound bite can be more powerful than lengthy dissertation. Here’s how to compress your speech without losing impact:

1. Don’t apologize or mention that you usually have much more time. Be confident that you can communicate in five minutes.
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