About Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE

THE Presentation Skills Expert, 
Award-Winning Speaker, & Speech Coach

How THE Presentation Skills Expert Can Help You

How to Present Virtually How to Present Virtually

If you or your company want to improve leadership presentations or sales conversations, you will be well-served to talk to Patricia Fripp.

Patricia has the unique ability to simplify and demystify the process of preparing and presenting powerful, persuasive presentations. Her training and coaching are customized and designed around your specific important conversations and presentations. 

When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sales successful Patricia Fripp can help.

“Patricia Fripp’s super-power is she can listen to a superb presentation and find ways to make it even better.” 

Krister Ungerböck, Author of 
Talk Shifts

“We consider the investment in Patricia’s coaching a ‘must-have’ part of our events. Patricia’s style of coaching receives rave reviews from our expert technical presenters.”

Greg Smith, Vice President, Product Marketing at Nutanix

Why Executives Benefit from Patricia Fripp’s Presentation Skills Coaching

Patricia Fripp, THE Presentation Skills Trainer

Executives who want to become corporate speaker rock stars benefit from Patricia Fripp’s decades of multifaceted presentation skills experience. For speed and results, nobody can transform a shy, brilliant executive into a powerful, persuasive presenter faster or more effectively.

For my most important speeches, I always call Patricia Fripp.”
Wanda Hope, Chief Diversity Officer, Johnson & Johnson Worldwide

Who Is Patricia Fripp?

Companies hire Patricia Fripp to help them drive sales by perfecting their important conversations and presentations.

A true presentation skills expert, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, is a Hall of Fame award-winning speaker, a sales trainer, and an in-demand executive speech coach. For over 30 years, she has been focusing on how professionals from all industries can communicate their ideas more effectively.

Patricia is trusted by clients such as Nutanix, Microsoft, VISA, SAP, Concur, Zebra Technologies, ADP, Distech Controls, Spartan Chemicals, and The American Payroll Association.

Clients of her speech coaching include corporate leaders, financial advisors, technical and sales professionals, and professional speakers. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.” Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote that learning presentation skills from Patricia Fripp is one of the best ways to invest in your success.

Patricia was the first female president of the National Speakers Association. She has won or been awarded the CPAE Hall of Fame, CSP Certified Speaking Professional, and the Cavett Award, which is compared to the Oscar in speaking.

She is the author of two books and co-author of three others.

In 2019, she was named one of the Top 25 Women in Sales and Top 30 Coaching Gurus. Patricia can virtually train everyone anywhere with her interactive online learning system, FrippVT Powerful, Persuasive Presentations.

Fripp Wins the Cavett Award, the “Oscar” of Speaking

At the National Speakers Association’s annual convention in Orlando, Florida on July 1996, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE was awarded the NSA’s highest honor, the Cavett Award.

According to the NSA, “The Cavett Award is NSA’s most cherished award. It is presented annually to the member whose accomplishments over the years have reflected outstanding credit, respect, honor, and admiration on the Association and the entire profession of speaking, and whose actions (in terms of sharing, guiding and inspiring other members) most closely parallel the illustrious career of our Chairman Emeritus—CSP, CPAE Cavett Robert.”

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Patricia Fripp Career Highlights


September 2021 received an Honorary Bachelor of Arts in Communications from High Point University


In the wake of the Pandemic, continued to develop and enhance clients' virtual conferences. 


USA Today "Don't Quote Me" section.


Launched FrippVT Powerful Persuasive Presentations


Appeared on the front cover of Speaker magazine


New York Times best tweet of the week


Co-authored Speaking Secrets of the Masters


She was heavily featured with quotes of many of her clients in the New York Times article “Um, Uh, Like Call in the Speech Coach.”


Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine says “One of best ways to invest in your career is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp.”


Featured in Alaska airline magazine AND was on 60 Minutes


her book Make It! So You Don’t Have to Fake published.


Awarded the NSA's highest honor, The Cavett Award


Meetings and Conventions magazine named her “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America.”


Published her book Get What You Want


NSANC creates the Patricia Fripp Leadership Award


Elected the first female President of the NSA


Awarded the CPAE Hall of Fame


Designated CPAE by the NSA


Earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.


Designated CSP by the NSA

Interesting Facts About Patricia Fripp

  • Named "One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America," by Meetings & Conventions magazine.
  • She's won or been awarded almost every designation given by the NSA.
  • Her favorite quote is "Specificity builds credibility."
  • When she's not working she can be found reading thrillers, visiting museums, going to movies and theater, and watching good TV.
  • Patricia moved to San Francisco from England at age 20 with no job or contacts and only $500.
  • When she first arrived from England, she worked in the beauty salon of the Mark Hopkins Hotel as a hairstylist.
  • Patricia worked in one of the first men's hairstyling salons with the legendary Hollywood hairstylist Jay Sebring.
  • Her biggest inspiration is her brother, legendary guitarist, Robert Fripp of the band King Crimson.
  • If she could have a conversation with anyone, she would talk to Winston Churchill because he could get ordinary, everyday people to fight in the streets just with the power of his words.
  • Patricia has over  500 YouTube videos dedicated to helping you improve your communication.
  • Kiplinger's Personal Finance wrote that one of the best investments you can make in your career is Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills training. 

Patricia Fripp has a collection of thoughts and quotes called "Frippicisms." Check them out HERE.

Dynamic Speaker

Patricia Fripp is an expert in business communications and the ultimate resource if you want to improve the quality of your public speaking, executive presentations, sales presentations, or if you are looking for a keynote speaker for your meetings, conventions, and corporate events.

Patricia Fripp is the insurance package your event needs, delivering high-energy, high-content, and dramatically memorable presentations. Most clients engage Patricia to deliver a keynote speech and multiple breakout sessions at the same conference. This will maximize your budget and reinforce a consistent message.

Interactive Trainer & Coach

Patricia Fripp provides customized presentation skills training for a variety of professionals in different industries. If you are searching for basic or advanced training and coaching in presentation skills, public speaking, and business communication, we can help.

Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach & Creator of FrippVT Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach & Creator of FrippVT

Entertaining Media Guest

If you're looking for a dynamic interview with a true expert in all areas of public speaking and presentations, then you are in the right place! Patricia Fripp has worked with media representatives across all genres of media for decades. As THE presentation skills expert, you can be sure you will not only have an entertaining media guest, but also a well-poised and witty contributor who will give your media piece the impact you're seeking.

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Patricia Fripp & Robert Fripp, Legendary Guitarist of King Crimson

In addition to being an award-winning professional keynote speaker, executive speech coach, sales presentation trainer, and author… Patricia Fripp is also the adoring sister of guitarist Robert Fripp of King Crimson.

As much as Robert Fripp is internationally known for his brilliance with the guitar... he is a superb and entertaining speaker. Would it help your attendance if you added a touch of celebrity to the meeting mix? Do you want to honor and appreciate the everyday heroes in your organization? Would your team members or convention audience benefit from knowing how to go from Beginner to Mastery? What would the financial impact be if everyone in your company understood the importance of discipline?

Fripp and Fripp sometimes give presentations together. This inspirational team could be just what you need at your next event. 

"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 Hemphill

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