How to Make Your Presentation “Stick” – Tell Authentic Stories

Presentation Audience

Authentic stories are essential to connect with your audience and make your message memorable.

Have you ever attended a talk where you left energized and enthusiastic, only to get sidewalk amnesia? You forget why you were inspired. By the time you hit the car, the speaker’s message – and your excitement – is lost. Have you delivered a presentation like that?

An unforgettable presentation is “sticky.” It sticks with audience members and continues to influence long after the presentation is over. Vivid and authentic stories are central to presentations that “stick.”

Use your own stories. Audiences tune out when you repeat others’ stories or use examples they’ve already read or heard many times before.

The majority of stories I use in my presentations are about what happens around me, what I observe, what I learn. My stories are based in fairly ordinary life experiences. I have not cured cancer. I have not overcome cancer. I have not climbed Mount Everest.

I’m just a successful entrepreneur who learned from my parents, learned from my clients, learned from my friends, and relate the stories of these experiences to my audiences.

Early on in my speaking career there was a major turning point, when I realized I had the confidence in my own authentic stories to match the confidence I had in my speaking skills. Now, I’m one of North America’s “10 most electrifying speakers” and an in-demand presentations expert and speech coach.

Fripp Virtual TrainingBecome a great presenter quickly, easily, and cost-effectively on your own schedule. I’m here for you 24/7 through Fripp Virtual Training.

“I wanted a super bowl-quality coach, and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Her help in coaching and scripting was world class. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places.”
– Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author

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Tell Authentic Stories

Here are just a few more of the many complimentary resources on Fripp.com to help you connect with your audience with authentic stories:

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“I wanted a super bowl-quality coach, and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Her help in coaching and scripting was world class. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places.”
– Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award-Winning Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author

Executive Speech Coach and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker Patricia Fripp works with individuals and companies who realize that powerful, persuasive presentation skills give them a competitive edge.

 

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