Practice Makes Perfect – Or Does it? I’m a believer in learning through repetition and reinforcement. However, as we practice and rehearse our presentations we need to ask ourselves, “Am I practicing to improve or to reinforce bad habits?” The reality is that we are doing both. You’re familiar with the expression, “Practice makes perfect.” […]

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Stand still at the start of your presentation. Your audience members need a moment to become accustomed to the sound of your voice, your style of speaking, and sometimes your accent. After this, incorporate movement into your presentation, only if your movements are purposeful and support your message. Learn how to make your movements match […]

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Tell me what you say you want. Show me one week of your life and I will tell you if you will get it. The start of a new year is naturally a time to challenge everything you do, expand your thinking, refocus your efforts, and rededicate yourself to your future. If you haven’t done […]

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With current technology, you might not be surprised at how often I’m asked, “How do you use video in your business?” As often and in as many ways as possible! We have a green screen, professional lighting, and great recording equipment, and my assistant has become highly proficient at adding backgrounds, images, and branding. This […]

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Lois Creamer knows the professional speaking business. Lois works with professional speakers to help them book more business, make more money, and avoid costly mistakes. As a speech coach and through FrippVT, I help professional speakers become consistently excellent in both content and delivery. We recently teamed up for Increase the Speed With Which You […]

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As a speech coach and the creator of Fripp Virtual Training, my clients include corporate leaders, media personalities, and even top-tier professional speakers. While I work with professional speakers to help them develop more powerful and persuasive presentations, my friend and colleague, Lois Creamer works with them to help them book more business, make more […]

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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 […]

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Once you have crafted your message you must also deliver it well. Perhaps you’re under the impression that dynamic speakers always race and pace all over the room or stage? No. Everything you do adds to or detracts from your message. At the beginning of any presentation you should stand still. People are getting used […]

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