When You’re on The Spot, Speech Structure Can Save You

Patricia Fripp explains speech structure through Fripp Virtual Training.

Patricia Fripp explains speech structure through Fripp Virtual Training.

You might already know that a successful speech starts with structure, but did you know that speech structure can save you if you find yourself on the spot without time to prepare?

Imagine this scenario… you are a consultant attending a client conference, when an executive notices you in the audience.  She says, “Hi! I didn’t know you were going to be here. We’re 10 minutes ahead of schedule. Would you mind coming up an giving us a quick report on the XYZ project?” (more…)

Professional Speakers – Do You Know How To Sell Your Speech?

Lois Creamer

Lois Creamer will show you how to sell your speech and how to book more business.

Lois Creamer knows the professional speaking business. Lois works with professional speakers to help them book more business, make more money, and avoid costly mistakes. As a speech coach and through FrippVT, I help professional speakers become consistently excellent in both content and delivery. We recently teamed up for Increase the Speed With Which You Succeed as a Speaker, part of the FrippVT web event series. If you’d like a virtual front row seat to future events with speaking industry insiders, visit my events page or sign up and we will keep you posted so you won’t miss out! Enjoy this replay of our web event and this great article from Lois:

How To Sell Your Speech

by Lois Creamer

This article is all about selling! Essential to getting engagements on the calendar will be your ability to connect with those who actually book speakers. (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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The Best Way to Promote Your Book

Typewriter with Chapter I Typed

Speaking is one of the best ways to market your book, develop a following, and expand your audience.

November is National Nonfiction Writing Month. After you’ve written a nonfiction book, you face the challenge of marketing it. My recommendation? Speak to sell your book. Speaking is one of the best and most cost-effective ways to market your book, develop a following, and expand your audience. Polish your speaking skills and start speaking on your subject in advance of publication. You can ask your audience to opt-in to your list to let them know when your book is released. (more…)