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 […]

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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, […]

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Virtual Presentations have long-term impact. When your message is memorable, your communication clear, and your presentation powerful, you will position yourself for greater success. This is Patricia Fripp, THE presentation skills expert, suggesting that sometimes, virtual presentations are better than in-person ones. My last keynote speech that was to be delivered right before the pandemic […]

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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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How to Make More Sales More Often – Even When Working at Home Would it surprise you to know that many of my clients are driving more business while their associates are working from home? Yes, they are more successful than when everyone went into the office and went out to meet clients and prospects […]

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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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How Can a Good Speech Coach Make You a Better Speaker?  Watch and see. 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, […]

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“We Are Here to Talk About Heroes” I was coaching a gentleman who needed to inspire action and commitment. Ed worked with The Gap, and I said, “Okay, Ed, tell me about yourself.” He said, “I am a newly promoted vice president of a certain division, and this is my first speech to the company […]

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3 Great Techniques for You to Captivate Your Audience When your message is memorable, your communication clear, and your presentation powerful, you will position yourself for greater success. If you are a leader, manager, executive, sales professional, or keynote speaker, you are more effective when you tell great stories and use good examples. These three […]

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