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Rock Star Communication by Patricia Fripp

In an era of tough competition, presentations that persuade, educate, motivate, and inspire give you a competitive edge. Good presentation skills are no longer simply nice to have; they can mean career life or death.

Join me for How to Steal the Show Every Time You Speak, a free 40 minute webinar, Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 at 12:00 noon PST. Even if you can’t attend, register and enjoy a replay link. (more…)

How to Make Your Presentation “Stick” – Tell Authentic Stories

Patricia Fripp explains the role authentic stories play in making presentations successful.

Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp on the role authentic stories play in making presentations unforgettable.

Have you ever attended a speech where you left energized and enthusiastic, only to get sidewalk amnesia? You forget why you were inspired, and by the time you hit the car, the speaker’s message, and your excitement, is lost. Have you ever delivered presentation like that? An unforgettable presentation, is sticky. It sticks with people and influences them long after the conference is over. Vivid and authentic stories are essential to presentations that “stick.”

Most of the stories I use in my presentations are about what happens around me, what I observe, what I learn. They are stories based in fairly ordinary life experiences. I have not cured cancer. I have not overcome cancer. I have not climbed Mount Everest. I am just a successful entrepreneur who learned from my parents, learned from my clients, learned from my friends, and relate the stories of these experiences to my audiences. It was a turning point in my speaking career, when I realized I had the confidence in my own authentic stories to match the confidence I had in my speaking skills.

Join me March 3 – 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada and learn how to Create Unforgettable Stories at the Lady and the Champs 2017 Spring Speakers’ Conference. If you are a speaker, author, consultant, coach, sales professional, or Toastmaster, you need to be at this live event! (more…)

What Should You Wear When You Are Giving a Speech?

When you have to give a speech or presentation, how do you decide what to wear? Maybe you haven’t considered how your appearance can influence your audience’s response to you? In this short video, I share a few tips, for both men and women, on how to dress in a manner that will support your message rather than detract from it.

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Rock Star Communication: How to Inspire Action & Commitment

Rock Star Communications by Patricia FrippIn an era of tough competition, presentations that persuade, educate, motivate, and inspire give you a competitive edge. Good presentation skills are no longer simply nice to have; they can mean career life or death.

Imagine yourself in the front row of a ballroom at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Sitting with you are 1,500 sales professionals from all over the world. This was a software company’s challenging January sales meeting.

That company had recently bought a competitor, and 40% of the sales professionals had nothing to do with the decision. The VP of Human Resources challenged the president: “We need everyone to know they are working for the right company, at the right time, that our strategy is sound, and that they can have a great career with us. You are an engineer, a brilliant leader, and rather shy. You are not a bad speaker; for this meeting, however, we need for you to become our corporate Rock Star.

Here are the Rock Star Principles that our shy engineer used and that you can also use to become a Rock Star communicator in the business world. (more…)