PowerPoint® Training, Executive Speech Coaching, Marketing Consulting

Jim Prost

Jim ProstJim has mastered the art of presentation skills and shares his insights, techniques, and ideas to develop your skills as a dynamic presenter. Jim has been honored twice as “Instructor of the Year” at U.C. Berkeley Extension, in part because he has made his classes memorable, entertaining, and educational.

Trusted by clients that include the United States Air Force, Advanced Micro Devices, the American Society of Enology and Viticulture, the American Marketing Association, the Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, the Graham School of Business at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, SBC Communications, California Credit Union League, Xerox Corporation, California State Automobile Association, Meeting Professionals International, the Marketing Association of California, and Gloria Ferrer Wineries.

Jim was Director of Marketing and Sales for the Technology Products Group at Dataquest (a high-technology marketing research company) and Vice President of Sales for Power Up Software Corporation (a consumer software products manufacturer). He held management positions with Qume Corporation, GP Technologies, Xidex Magnetics, and Wabash Tape Corporation.

Jim is co-author with David Aaker, Ph.D., of the Instructor’s Manual for David Aaker’s Strategic Market Management, 6th Edition, published in 2002 by John Wiley & Sons, and the 7th Edition, published in 2004.

Jim works with Patricia Fripp’s clients in developing their natural abilities to become outstanding, confident presenters and in designing PowerPoint presentations that truly support their message, rather than distract from it.

For more details about how Jim Prost can help you, contact us directly at (415) 753-6556!

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What a great presentation skills workshop! You gave me tools, skills, confidence, and insight into presentations that would have taken me years to unearth on my own. I look forward to attending the next one and can’t wait to put the knowledge to use.

Charles Worley

PayPal/eBay Inc

After I worked with Jim Prost, I received numerous compliments on my new speaking skills. One executive praised the increased power and punchiness of my presentation, as well as the commanding presence with which I delivered it. Jim worked systematically with me to improve each part of the presentation experience—from creating the presentation, to crafting my speech, to my delivery and presence—and our sessions were a lot of fun! He took a personal interest in my development and was always available for ad hoc coaching. If you want to strengthen the impact of your presentation skills and your executive presence, I strongly recommend working with Fripp Associate’s Jim Prost! It will be a great investment in your career and future.

Dimple Shah, Product Management, PayPal/eBay Inc. 


Thanks for your expert speech coaching help. Your advice was very useful and gave me some much needed confidence. As you predicted, once I was there they changed the format. They told me I now had 15 minutes. So I went back to the slides to shorten my speech, however, not the content. Would you believe, the next day they told me I now had 25-30 minutes! This part was stressful, not sure how I would have handled it without your help. 

I remembered your advice about my hands, the dancing and the ‘looking at the audience’ piece. Yes, I was a bit nervous, however, I got through it successfully and I have learned a valuable skill. Thanks again.

Kieran Doorley

Just wanted to let you know that RK gave the speech of his life last week at the AIA National Convention. The speech was terrific and his delivery just perfect. You really did a great job at coaching RK to be himself. He was terrific.

Margie O’Driscoll


Find out more about Jim Prost’s PowerPoint® Training Services by contacting us at (415) 753-6556.