About Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE

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

Meet THE Expert on Learning to Be a
Powerful, Persuasive Presenter

Executive Speech Coach & Creator of Fripp Virtual Training, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Patricia simplifies and demystifies the process of preparing and presenting powerful, persuasive presentations. She delivers her message through keynote speeches, breakout sessions, and in-depth customized training and coaching. Patricia is now virtually everywhere with FrippVT, her interactive, learn-at-your-own-pace, virtual presentation skills training.

When your message must be memorable, your presentation powerful, and your sale successful call Patricia Fripp. One of the few professional speakers who can transform the presentation skills of others, she is an executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer. Kiplinger's Personal Finance wrote that one of the best investments you can make in your career is Patricia Fripp’s presentation skills training.

Executive Speech Coach & Creator of Fripp Virtual Training, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

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.

Who Is Patricia Fripp?

Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers high-content, entertaining, dramatically memorable presentations. She has won and been awarded these designations by the National Speakers Association: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the Cavett Award.

Patricia is a past president, and the first female president, of the over
3,500-member National Speakers Association. She is a member of the highly prestigious Speakers Roundtable, an invitation-only group of highly regarded professional speakers, authors, and consultants.

Patricia teams up with her brother, legendary guitarist of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, for Fripp and Fripp presentations on “How to Be a Hero for More Than One Day” and “Beginner to Master.” She is the author of Make It So You Don't Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and co-author of Speaker's Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters and Insights Into Excellence.

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.”

Patricia accepts Cavett Award
Patricia with new CPAE's

Patricia Fripp Career Highlights

2019

USA Today "Don't Quote Me" section.

2014

Launched FrippVT Powerful Persuasive Presentations

2013

Appeared on the front cover of Speaker magazine

2012

New York Times best tweet of the week

2010

Co-authored Speaking Secrets of the Masters

2007

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.”

2002

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

2000

Featured in Alaska airline magazine AND was on 60 Minutes

1999

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

1996

Awarded the NSA's highest honor, The Cavett Award

1988

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

1988

Published her book Get What You Want

1985

NSANC creates the Patricia Fripp Leadership Award

1984

Elected the first female President of the NSA

1983

Awarded the CPAE Hall of Fame

1983

Designated CPAE by the NSA

1981

Earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation.

1981

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

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.

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

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
Microsoft

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