Why LinkedIn Endorsements Actually Matter to You

In a recent web event for my FrippVT Sales Series, I spoke with marketing and branding expert Melanie DePaoli on How to Build a LinkedIn Strategy for Success. Enjoy this video of our recent conversation and Melanie’s article explaining why LinkedIn Endorsements do actually matter to you:

Yes! LinkedIn Endorsements Matter!

by Mel DePaoli

Make Decisions for Your Tomorrows Not Just Your Todays

Make your decisions for your tomorrows not just your todays. - Patricia Fripp

“Make your decisions for your tomorrows not just your todays.” – Patricia Fripp

It’s a thrill to be honored as one of the National Speakers Association’s 10 Leading Ladies! All of us have served as president of the Association over the last forty-three years.

The NSA was only 10 years old, when I became its first woman president. As young association, one of our greatest “growing up” challenges was to stop simply worrying each year, “What are we going to do this year?” and to start thinking long-term. (more…)

Communication Is The Proven Path to Leadership


As a leader, the responsibility of communicating effectively rests squarely on your own shoulders.

“It is simply impossible to become a great leader without being a great communicator,” observes leadership writer, Mike Myatt in Forbes magazine. As a leader, the responsibility of communicating effectively rests squarely on your own shoulders. This is true even if you are fortunate enough to have a communications department or team of speechwriters at your beck and call.

Grit Matters – Your Journey from Ordinary to Extraordinary

Grit to Great bookFor most people, even with natural talent, there is no such thing as overnight success. More often, success is a result of something my brother, Robert Fripp calls “discipline.”  In case you didn’t know, Robert is a legendary guitarist who is included on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of “100 Greatest Guitarists” of all time – so he knows something about success. As an executive speech coach and Hall of Fame keynote speaker, people ask me, “Can I become good enough to get paid to speak?” My response is, “I guarantee you do not lack the talent to do this. You might lack the patience. Learn to love the process.” This approach to success can also be called “grit.” Robin Koval and Linda Kaplan Thaler have just released a book on the undeniable power of grit. A few years ago, I was delighted when they included one of my stories in their bestselling book, The Power of Small. I share this excerpt from their newly released Grit to Great: How Perseverance, Passion, And Pluck Take You From Ordinary To Extraordinary with you: (more…)