Your virtual presentations can be as effective as in-person presentations – even better!

Virtual presentations can have a lasting impact. When you make your message memorable, your communication clear, and your presentation powerful, you position yourself for success.

Can Virtual Presentations Really Be as Effective as In-Person?

As THE presentation skills expert, I’m suggesting that virtual presentations can be even better than in-person ones. The pandemic canceled a keynote speech I was scheduled to deliver in person. The subject was business storytelling, a skill this team knew they needed to master. I suggested that we could do this virtually.

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Fire Up Your Presentation and Get Results
Executive Speech Coach, Patricia Fripp

When you fire up your presentations, you can get others to buy into your ideas and get better results.

Every ambitious professional, professional speaker, entrepreneur, leader, and sales executive can get promoted, build their business, inspire action, and drive more sales with Patricia Fripp’s presentation strategies.

Enjoy presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp’s live web training on how you can add impact to your presentations. Learn that “why” is the first thought before “how.” Learn the secret of having your audience buy into your ideas. Understand how you will save time with a simple, repeatable process to prepare every presentation. Answer the question, “How can I improve my business storytelling?”

Realize that Patricia Fripp’s speech coaching is available to you 24/7 with the best presentation skills online learning program FrippVT Powerful, Persuasive Presentations.

Fire Up Your Presentations Part One

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The Fripp Speech Structure
All great speeches begin with good structure.

Congratulations! You’ve been chosen (or drafted) to deliver a speech.

Don’t panic. Because executive speech coach Patricia Fripp is here to answer your questions. Here is everything you need to know about preparing your speech or presentation:

Preparing Your Speech

What Do I Talk About?

Begin by asking yourself these three questions:

  1. Who is my audience? (What do I know about the corporate culture or collective personality of the group?)
  2. What do they want or need to know from me?
  3. How long can I or should I talk?

Where Do I Find Content?

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Patricia Fripp shares strategies to guarantee you stay relevant in a changing world.
Follow these steps to guarantee you stay relevant in a changing world.

How do you stay relevant in your industry? At Influence 2019, the National Speaker Association Convention, I was asked to deliver a presentation on “How to Become and Remain a World-Class Speaker.” I knew I needed to consider the following issues: One, what would a client consider as world-class? Two, how do you perfect your presentation to make it world-class? Three, how do you stay relevant for decades?

As a keynote speaker, it is unrealistic to expect to be the flavor of the month for more than 20 years. This is probably true in all professions. However, regardless of your industry you can stay relevant when you learn to listen to your customers and clients.

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What Every Great Speech Needs

Six ways to captivate your audience at the end of your presentation:

A rhetorical question.

Ask your audience a rhetorical question based on your premise. For example, “How do we perfect our presentation skills?” This helps the audience focus on the central theme of your presentation.

Review your points of wisdom.

As you revisit your talking points, tie them into your examples. For me, it’s building rehearsal into your everyday life. For example, “Would rehearsing on the treadmill work for you?”

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A sales manager’s shocking secret and four sales secrets to help you sell more…

I Did Not Expect to Hear This!

Fire up your sales with sales secrets.
Sell more when you learn how to use Fripp’s sales secrets.

Imagine my surprise when the national sales manager said this to 60 of his top associates, “At lunch, the sales team and I decided we have no idea how we managed to sell anything before we met Patricia.”

He told me, “It takes a year for us to have the opportunity to deliver an hour presentation to a small group of executives from the company of one of our prospects. At that point, a new relationship is worth between $5 and 10 million dollars to our company.”

I asked, “How long do you spend rehearsing a presentation that important?”

A Shameful Sales Secret

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How Do You Come Up with Stories for Your Presentations?

Stories are key to effective presentations. How do you find them? Great lessons can be found in everyday life. How often have you heard a speaker who is funny or profound while seemingly talking about everyday situations? You might think “Nothing like that ever happens to me.” Of course, it does, or you would not relate to it. That speaker has drawn your attention to meaning where it’s often overlooked.

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How to Present Virtually
Patricia Fripp teaches how to connect with your audience when you present and teach virtually.

Business and educational professionals know that whenever you present, whether you’re talking to one person or one hundred, you want to connect with your audience and get your message across. What’s the best way to do this when you deliver a virtual presentation?

These strategies will help you get your message across, maximize your impact, and catch and keep the attention of remote students and audiences when you present or teach virtually.

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Effective Leaders Reveal the Person Behind the Position

Great communication is central to effective leadership. This is even more true for leaders in challenging times. When I work with leaders as an executive speech coach, I encourage them to reveal the person behind the position in their presentations.

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Effective Leaders Recognize Everyday Heroes

Communication is key to effective leadership. In fact, in challenging times it becomes even more important to communicate well. As a leader, how do you inspire others to action? One way is to recognize and share the stories of everyday heroes.

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