When I am working with speech coaching clients or delivering presentation skills training, I ask the question, “Are you guilty of this goof that can hurt your credibility?” If you’re asking yourself what difference it could make, I’ll tell you. A huge one! In any professional setting, you are hired because what you say sounds […]

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How to Engage Your Audience No matter who your audience is… … how long you have to speak, what your subject is, or whether you are speaking in person or virtually, you can captivate your audience quickly and easily. Learn from Hollywood movies, and consider the “flavor scene” you set with your opening remarks. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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! 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 […]

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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 […]

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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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The First 30 Seconds Innovative Openings Launch Memorable Meetings… Patricia Fripp was coaching a CEO from a major corporation who had eight minutes to outline a money-saving program to his employees. Instead of leading off with money talk, she suggested he walk on stage and say, “We are here to talk about heroes,” then pause… […]

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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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