How Do You Accept an Award? Tips on How to Give an Acceptance Speechby Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE As a Business Presentation Expert many of my clients ask advice on accepting an award. Hope this is helpful for you. Accepting an award is like walking a tightrope. You need to be gracious, grateful, and humble–but not so humble or self-deprecating that the audience thinks you […]

Accepting an award is like walking a tightrope. You need to be gracious, grateful, and humble–but not so humble or self-deprecating that the audience thinks you are trivializing the honor. The warm glow of the occasion can suddenly turn chilly or sour with a few ill-chosen words. One gentleman I was coaching was due to…

Last summer, I was honored to deliver the opening keynote at the annual Toastmasters International Convention in Las Vegas. In case you aren’t already familiar with Toastmasters International, Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization teaching public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network. I share Toastmasters’ roundup of the most buzzworthy speeches of 2015.…

A Great Acceptance Speech Example from Bruce Phipps, American Payroll Association 2011 Man of the Year. By Patricia Fripp Executive speech coach. Every year I help the American Payroll Association’s Man and Woman of the Year prepare their speech to be delivered at the APA national convention called Congress. The Man and Woman of the…

How to Professionally Deliver an Acceptance Speech By:  THE Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE It doesn’t matter if you are accepting a major award from a national industry organization, a charitable entity, or a small local group, accepting an award is like walking a tightrope. You need to be gracious, grateful, and appropriately humble. Be careful not so humble or self-deprecating that the […]

Thank you for your keynote speech at our Global Professional Administrator’s Conference at Microsoft. Wow, what an enjoyable time. I was challenged, motivated, and encouraged. I have continued to ponder what you shared, and I am rethinking many of my priorities. – Pam HemphillMicrosoft For an accredited coach, speaking is the most powerful tool you…

Your acceptance speech is a combination of the personal, your personality and your connection to the group who has honored you.

So you want to make a living of speaking professionally? Want to buy me lunch and pick my brain? I don’t have time! So, save your money. I’m happy to share from my own experience and wrote this article to help you launch your own professional speaking career. Making a Job of It Most of…