How to Overcome Nervousness When You Speak

Do you deal with nervousness when you speak in public?  Even experienced teachers, politicians, entertainers, actors, and musicians will tell you they’ve felt nervous before a presentation or performance. Some may even say that they are nervous and insecure every time they speak in public.  Nervousness is normal, but it doesn’t have to stop you from delivering a successful presentation:

Join me, September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST for How to Open Your Presentation with Impact! Get the tools you need as a presenter to overcome nervousness. I will help you build your confidence, persevere, and succeed.  (more…)

How to Open Your Presentation with Impact

Patricia Fripp shares why and how to open your presentation with impact.

Patricia Fripp shares why and how to open your presentation with impact.

Why is your presentation opening important? Does your audience put down their phones? Pause their texting? Forget about their to-do lists? Quit doodling? Or, stop thinking about dinner reservations?

When you walk on stage to speak, you must grab your audience’s attention immediately. You can accomplish this with an opening that simply won’t let them drift away.

Don’t know how? Even though, you realize it’s really important? My techniques can help you. Join me September 21, 2017, 9:00am PST and find out How to Open Your Presentation with Impact!  When you sign up for this complimentary, content-rich web event you will receive a replay link to listen to at your convenience and the Fripp Speech Structure Infographic – even if you can’t attend the live event! (more…)

Do You Know How to Keep Your Audience Interested?

Scene from Rocky film - films and speeches must change scenes to keep your audience interested.

Like a great film, a presentation must vary scenes, pace, and energy to keep an audience interested.

Do you vary your scenes? The biggest enemy of a speaker, no matter how exceptional, is sameness or lack of variety. Each time you move from story to story or example to example, you create a scene change and keep your audience interested.

Early in every movie, the hero or heroine commits to some course of action. Rocky Balboa agrees to fight Apollo Creed. Elle Woods of Legally Blonde resolves to go to Harvard. The sooner this happens, the sooner the audience gets emotionally involved. (more…)

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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