Patricia Fripp, Executive Speech Coach & Creator of Fripp Virtual Training
Whether you’re delivering a sales presentation, keynote speech, or report to the board, choose your words carefully to build credibility, sound intelligent, and make your message understood. When you do, you have the power to make your message stick and get quoted from the boardroom to the convention hall.
The One “Thing” to Avoid
by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE
Never be vague if you want to be believed. Use exact, precise words – words with power and value.
People tune out when they hear weak, overused, catch-all words. (more…)
Imagine that you’re waiting offstage, about to deliver an important presentation. Are you a little bit nervous? Are you warming up? Or, have you found a comfortable chair in a corner where you can surreptitiously check your messages? (Hint: This would be a mistake!) In this brief video sample from Fripp Virtual Training, I explain what you should and shouldn’t do in the minutes before you take the stage:
If you want to improve your presentations, here’s a simple way to know what’s working and what changes you can make to maximize your impact. Gain a new perspective:
Socrates might start this lesson with, “Know thyself.”
If you want to improve your presentations:
- First, recognize where you are and what you do well and start with this as your foundation.
- Next, understand what you might be doing that takes away from your impact and power.
- Finally, seek out and learn what you didn’t know before.