Stories are the best way to inspire and motivate. I was coaching an executive with the Gap. He needed to inspire action and commitment. I first asked him to tell me about himself. He said,“I’m a newly promoted vice president and this is my first speech to the company since my promotion.”


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Can a Good Speech Coach Make You a Better Speaker? Watch and see.
 Under the Magnifying Glass in Action: Patricia Fripp’s Virtual Coaching

Patricia Fripp delivered this session as the third presentation at the District 1 Toastmasters Virtual Spring Conference 2020. Patricia was coaching brave coachee’s. The audience saw how editing, specificity, painting a picture, using shorter sentences, using time as a setup phrase, increasing drama made an incredible difference.

Patricia’s online learning platform www.FrippVT.com is the best way to learn presentation skills easily, quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively.

Good to Great Presentations Virtual Keynote Speech Patricia Fripp


Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great Presentations Virtual Keynote Speech

Delivered by Hall of Fame keynote speaker and presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp. This was delivered at District 1 Toastmasters Spring Conference 2020.

The keynote content covered in this presentation is on how to connect to your audience, options of how to open with impact, story improving techniques, and how specificity builds credibility.

Patricia’s online learning platform www.FrippVT.com is the best way to learn presentation skills easily, quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively.

How to Make a Good Presentation Great with Good Examples

Patricia Fripp’s “Under the Influence” Virtual Keynote Speech

Presented to the District 1 Toastmasters Virtual Spring Conference 2020

Patricia Fripp posed the question “Who influences you?” The title came from her friend Peter Legge’s latest book. Over her keynote career, she has spoken over 3,500 times on 5 continents and hundreds of virtual and online meetings and conferences.

Her content covered finding content from the treasure trove of your life experience. The audience enjoyed seeing a clip of what Patricia said on 60 Minutes.

Patricia’s online learning platform www.FrippVT.com is the best way to learn presentation skills easily, quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively.

 

As a presentation skills expert, people frequently ask, “Patricia, what happens when I have to cut my presentation?” For professional speakers it is not uncommon to be booked for an hour’s time and have your slot cut to 40 minutes to keep the client on schedule. Business meetings often run over and take a lot longer than scheduled. Let’s face it, if the boss speaks an extra 20 minutes, you will have to cut time from your presentation.

My best advice? Do not apologize. Do not say, “Oh, my time has been cut short by 20 minutes.
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A Tribute to The Heroes of World War II

My brilliant sister-in-law, singer, actress, creative director, Toyah Willcox and my brother, internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer, Robert Fripp celebrate the VE Day Heroes.

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Great communication is essential to great leadership. In challenging times, this is even more true. As a leader your team members, partners, and customers want to hear from you. They need to hear the truth, both good news and bad.

They want to look into your eyes, even if it is through a computer screen, and see that you are authentic and empathetic. Although charts, graphs, and detailed PowerPoint slides have their place in presentations, this isn’t the time to entrust your message to visual aids. Instead, create an energetic intimacy through your delivery. (more…)

Effective Leaders Tell Stories of Their Everyday Heroes

Leaders always need to communicate, and in challenging times, even more frequently. I don’t know how you judge a company, but most likely, to a large extent, it is the same way I do: by the interactions you have with the company’s ordinary, everyday heroes. Those who open your taxi door, check you into the hotel, or welcome you with a smile for a 6:30 am breakfast.

As an executive speech coach, I often challenge my clients to find examples of everyday heroes who embody the values of the company or simply exhibit common decency. (more…)