Patricia Fripp's Rave Reviews

These Companies Can't Be Wrong about Patricia Fripp

Patricia successfully partners with her clients to create dramatic results.

Companies of all sizes and in all industries hire her to help them drive sales by perfecting their important conversations and presentations.  

Executives and leaders ask her to help them create speeches that inspire action and commitment.  

Companies and associations engage to deliver high-energy, high-content, and dramatically memorable presentations.

Since 2015 Patricia's coaching, training, and presenting have successfully been conducted virtually.

Keynote Client Reviews

Patricia's Client's Are Saying...

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“We enjoyed having Patricia Fripp serve as the emcee for our recent thought leadership event. Her passion and enthusiasm enhanced the experience for all of our guests. From initial discussions to preparation for the event to post-event follow-ups, Patricia shares her expertise and takes great pride in her work. She brings a valuable perspective to any engagement for which you need top speakers.”  Therese Van Ryne, Head of Global PR, Zebra Technologies

Microsoft

"As usual, your keynote speech at Microsoft was terrific. All day the buzz was about your keynote." – Bill Koefoed, General Manager, Investor Relations, Microsoft

"You are an amazing woman and powerful professional speaker. Thank you for the excellent talk you gave to us at the Microsoft GPAC conference. Your words were exactly what I needed and wanted to hear. I have told so many of my friends about your talk and the ideas you delivered. Meeting you was a fantastic experience!" Sean Fraer, Microsoft

"Thank you one more time for a great job at our All Hands meeting! Every rep that I talked to totally enjoyed your session!

For fun last night we did Scavenger Hunts with our team members. Some of your session content even made it into 2 of our Scavenger Hunt team names / chants. I know you would have loved to see that!" – Roger Demers, Group Manager, SMS&P Inside Sales, Microsoft

"Great job on the session for the Microsoft Inside Sales team."– Gary Schafer, General Manager, SMS&P Inside Sales, Microsoft "Patricia Fripp is the BEST keynote speaker and investment! She keynoted our major client conference, Meeting Of The Minds, and was a HIT! After her opening keynote, she conducted HALF of the ten best break-out sessions. Based on this incredible feedback, we invited her back the next year for an equally successful repeat performance. We were so impressed by Patricia’s performance that we have engaged her for executive speech coaching and sales presentation skills training." – Dave Larson, VP, Client Marketing & MOTM Conference Chair, ADP National Account Services

"Thank you for the wonderful and very helpful presentation at our conference! Your demonstration of the power of a story with Larry is quite possibly one of the most persuasive presentations I’ve ever seen. You are now one of the resources that I am uniquely able to direct my clients and friends to in the future." – Ann Morgan, Director, Fennemore Craig

"Thank you for the excellent job you did presenting the opening keynote presentation and a well-attended breakout session at the 2017 IMC USA conference." – Henry DeVries, Conference Chair, IMC USA

"Thank you for the 7 spectacular presentations at the year end workshops for 2007. The clients loved you!" – Lois Fried, CPP, Client Trainer, ADP

"Patricia’s highly interactive keynote speech was great. I’ve received nothing but positive feedback from the entire team. The meeting went very well and I’m grateful that Patricia was so good!" –Steve Sumner, Alliances Manager, Membership Products, California State Automobile Association

"Patricia Fripp addressed the Michigan Credit Union League Conference, and her presentation on "Leadership Presentations: How to Inspire Action and Commitment" was a great success. She demonstrated what it means to hold the audience in the palm of your hand. At the same time, she told the audience exactly how to do that in our presentations. We laughed, learned, and walked away committed to focusing more on the power of our own presentations. Fripp teaches more than public speaking; she teaches you how to put "wow" into your presentations. Even if you never give a formal speech, her ideas, techniques, and suggestions will help improve your personal speaking skills and style. If your goal is to improve the communication of your leaders and associates, then Fripp is for you!" – Renee L. Werth, Vice President of Education & Events, Michigan Credit Union League

"Thank you for your phenomenal contributions to APA’s Annual Congress. You continue to outperform yourself. Your continued learning development and success of APA’s National Speakers Bureau is a legacy that we are extremely proud of. We are indebted to you for the journey of growth and improvement you have taken us on. The participants of your Pre-Congress and Congress workshops continue to ask us to bring you back. You are inspiring, engaging, and energetic while delivering great content. One first time attendee told me, ‘The sessions with Patricia Fripp were worth the entire investment of coming to Congress. APA is extremely grateful for your nearly 2 decades of engagement and support speaking, training, and coaching." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

"After fourteen consecutive years of hiring you to speak at APA’s Congress, we continue to be proud and impressed at the level of commitment and personalization you bring every year. Having your brother Robert Fripp join you for the co-presentation of two of your three workshops was a special treat. As an eloquent speaker and legendary guitarist, he adds star power! The Fripp Kids are quite something!" – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

"How do you do it? For nine years you have continued to top yourself. Thank you so much for your many extraordinary contributions to the success of the American Payroll Association’s 2005 Annual Congress. As our Pre-Congress emcee you energized the audience and introduced each speaker with your always dependable and exuberant flare. You said something during your presentation that stays with me, ‘APA brings payroll professionals together in unity, pride, and celebration.’ You absolutely captured what Congress is all about. We couldn’t have said it better! Your message was created to mirror our theme for the whole Congress. As our first speaker, you set the stage for what was a perfect meeting. If that wasn’t enough during, at Congress you taught and inspired our attendees in four dynamic workshops. With sessions on how to sell yourself, how to get ahead, leadership skills, and public speaking, you provided encouragement and practical tips that gave attendees the confidence and knowledge they need to improve their job performance. Your critiques are outstanding as always! In all your many responsibilities you performed with great charm, high energy, and unfailing professionalism. You truly give your all to APA. You are one of a kind! Many, many thanks for continuing to be one of our greatest weapons for APA Congress to make sure that each year it is always better than the last one!" –Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

"Like no other keynote speaker we have ever hired or heard, you have helped our association members realize the importance and value of selling our relevance and service to the families and communities we are dedicated to." – Terry Joyce, Program Chair, NY State Association of Cemeteries

"The conference was a great success. Thanks for a tremendous keynote session. I loved it… and took copious notes. Thanks again for participating… we loved having you for a repeat performance." – Cristin Clifford, Director of Meeting Planning, Lawrence Ragan Communications, Inc.

"WOW! You really delivered a knockout punch as the guest speaker for Crestom’s International Meeting. You brought fresh, to the point materials that were applicable to everyone of our US and International attendees—no easy task. As you are aware, our Distributors spend every working day of their life utilizing materials and techniques by the masters: Zig Ziglar, Bob Pike, Harvey MacKay, Tom Hopkins, and other luminaries. With your one hour presentation, you vaulted to the head of the list. Patricia, I’ve heard, monitored, and critiqued a lot of professional trainers in my 30 years in this business, and I must say that I was really impressed with the obvious research you did on our organization.You displayed an incredible depth of knowledge about our products, sales process, and even our vernacular.Thanks for the effort and for delivering far more than you promised." – John Krause, Executive Vice President, Crestcom International

"Congratulations!! As you know, you are our most popular and highest rated Leadership Seminar presenter. Registrants at the Fall 2009 IAMC Leadership Seminar loved your Advanced Leadership Presentation Skills training session. You generated an overall evaluation score of 9.67—beating your own record of 9.65, which is the highest of any leadership session we have ever had! On behalf of the IAMC Leadership Development Committee, thank you for a high quality Fall 2009 Seminar training session. Looking forward to seeing you again in Spring 2011." – Hazel Pankey, Director, IAMC

"You are the consummate professional. It was a real treat to be in the audience listening to you help eighty people revisit everything they believed about being a world-class speaker. You were superb and made the organization look good! Thank you." – Lynn Fraley, Past President, NSA/NC

"At the Toastmasters District 39 Conference, you received high accolades from ‘everyone!’ I doubly enjoyed seeing/hearing/watching you again. What a delight sharing time with you and watching my friends’ delight in what they were learning and enjoying. Your razor-sharp wit and outrageous humor, combined with 30 years worth of experiences are appreciated by all of us. THANK YOU for coming to District 39. Patricia—This was truly one of the best conferences we’ve had in our District, with so many valuing it highly while breaking all the records George cites. Your stellar keynote and afternoon presentation had us laughing and learning—and probably a thousand pages of notes were written by our attendees, who will be putting what they learned to good use, for sure! I know of at least a half-dozen fellow members who attended because I had sung your praises to them—and you DID ‘knock their sox off!’ Thank you!! …and thank you for the invitation to bring you back as our guest sometime in the future—who knows?…maybe we’ll just have to choose the Sacramento Convention Center for that conference?!?! On a personal note, thank you for the coaching you gave me during the afternoon session—I’ll practice my microphone skills, I promise! Onward!" – Dianne Bish, District Governor, Toastmasters District 39

"The rumor mill has hit my email box and of course it is all aglow about another outstanding session of content, interaction and professionalism. You have a real knack for mesmerizing your audience and having them leave in awe." – Daniel R. Moirao EdD, Chair Academy Program, National Speakers Association Northern California

"Everyone is still buzzing about your two dynamite programs at our Toastmasters International District Conference. Everyone unanimously thought your public speaking ideas and advanced speech coaching were masterful." – Craig Harrison, Co-founder, Laugh Lovers Toastmasters, Past President, NSANC

"Thank you for delivering two engaging, highly educational, presentations on Taking Your Presentation to the Next Level. I heard nothing but praise and amazement from our Toastmasters members. Everyone was very impressed with you and your public speaking expertise." – Carolyn Cousins-Goldman, Lt. Governor Education & Training, District 52 Toastmasters International

"After 15 years working in the sales training business with Tommy Hopkins and promoting Competitive Edge Seminars hiring the nations best speakers and trainers, I assure you nobody is more effective discussing sales presentation skills than Patricia Fripp. Fripp’s information is practical, her delivering is entertaining, and her coaching and evaluation is world class."– David Behr, President, Competitive Edge Seminars

"On behalf of California Society of Association Executives thank you for your time and expertise at our first Annual Conference. Your presentation significantly contributed to the success. Our attendees thought ‘Selling Yourself, Your Ideas, and Your Product or Services’ was engaging, informative and right on target. Your session carried a great buzz and many have requested you repeat it next year." – Stephanie Flores, Director of Education, CalSAE

"We all enjoyed your presentation at the S.O.C.A.P. Symposium. The entire organization and N.Y. Metro S.O.C.A.P. chapter was highly energized and impressed with your session." – Robin Moriates, Associate Director, Training and Development, Customer Interaction Center, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

"Another triumph. How you can reduce this group of long-experienced, overeducated, well-connected, ultra-sophisticated and in some cases cynical speechwriters to a bunch of awestruck, gasping school boys and girls—I will never know, even though I’ve watched it happen twice! Thanks for yet another great show." – David Murray, Publisher, Chairman, Speechwriters Newsletter

"Thank you so much for your presentation at our annual conference. Your message was not only well received but presented in an entertaining way. You helped make this conference one of the best ever by aligning your message with our theme as well as providing great content." – Mike Lister, Chariman, President and CEO, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service, Inc.

"Imagine a sales force filled to the brim with confidence, passion and powerful words ready to set their sales records on fire. That’s a reality for Innisbrook after your 2-day seminar at our National Sales Meeting with Patricia Fripp. Beginning with the conference calls in anticipation of the meeting,you created an eagerness among our sales force and management team. Our reps gleamed invaluable advice from the first interaction of a 45-minute one-on-one session with you. We’ve received many voice mails and emails from our reps expressing their gratitude at the investment Innisbrook made in them. They often refer to your sessions asexciting, entertaining, and information-packed. Your ability to provide enhanced words without criticizing put our reps at ease, and allowed them the opportunity to stand up in a group of their peers without fear. Perhaps the greatest compliment to you is the overwhelming sentiment that they were dreading two days worth of a speaker, but your animated presentation made the days fly by and they enjoyed every moment of it!" – Sharon McHugh, VP of Sales, Innisbrook Wraps

"All our account executives absolutely loved your presentation. It was incredibly motivatingand very relative to their jobs. You did an amazing job." – Allyson Tabroff, Sales Administrator, Rodan + Fields / Darphin

"The 2011 MDRT Annual Meeting was a phenomenal success! Your participation was instrumental in making it a wonderful experience." – Julian H. Good, Jr., CLU, ChFC, President, Million Dollar Round Table, The Premier Association of Financial Professionals

"The leadership of FOCUS Learning Corporation appreciates your efforts towards our conference success. Your preparation for your keynote, "How to Take the Conference Home," was amazing. Even with your preparation interviews of our clients, our president had no idea it was possible to deliver an upbeat keynote on technical issues. We still do not know how you managed to sit through the many presentations that could be considered rather dry for an outsider. You did your homework and brought us an outstanding wrap-up that tied things together. I don't know how you can absorb all of that new material and then go forward incorporating key facts and people in your speech. It takes talent and skill to be such a powerful speaker." – Dianne Moore, Conference Coordinator, FOCUS Learning Corporation

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the hands-on sales training you provided to our Western sales team last week. I have attended many courses over my years and must say that at some point in the day most had me looking at my watch to see when they’d be over. However, your program flew by, I couldn’t believe I sat there for 10 hours and actually was prepared to invest a few more hours. Your enthusiasm, knowledge of OUR business and the practical applications you taught to our team will benefit the careers of many of our sales professionals, as well as our customers. I look forward to you being an active part in American Home Shield training events in the future. Thanks again!" –David J. Crawford, Sr. Vice President, American Home Shield

"When we first spoke in early 2003 about the possibility of having you speak at an upcoming Regional meeting, I was immediately captivated by your magnetic personality. From that first conversation, I knew we had to engage you for our meeting. Of course, I was not disappointed. At the meeting, as I watched you conduct a full-day Sales Presentation Skills Training, I saw more active participation from my team than I had ever seen. I could feel the excitement from all of my sales employees. Afterwards, they could not wait to get out in the field and use the specific techniques they had learned. During the session, you were coaching one of my sales team on how to give a “Hollywood” presentation. You were able to coach her in such a manner that her story brought the meeting participants to tears they were so enthralled. For the next few weeks after the meeting, I continually received e-mails, phone calls, and voicemails from my team touting their successes after trying some of the techniques you taught them. It was clear that your influence on every participant was effective and long lasting. We were convinced we had to have you come back to work with another sales team. I was delighted that we experienced the same active, enthusiastic participation as the first session. After such great results from these two meetings, we still wanted more! The Advanced Management Training you conducted with your associate David Palmer, Ph.D. was exceptionally productive. My managers stepped out of their comfort zones with their presentations and management skills. The overall experience was very helpful and also brought some much needed team building. Part of the success came from the fact we have developed such a comfortable rapport with you. The entire group appreciated how you enjoyed coming to the dinners with them and became part of the AHS family. After leaving the management meeting with such enthusiasm and excitement, once again I wanted to find another occasion we could work together. Based on our past success it was easy to convince my colleagues to hire you for our National Sales Meeting. Wow! You certainly did not let me down. You proved you really are multifaceted and the hardest working speaker we have ever met! You proved you are a great keynote speaker, speech coach, MC, “Voice of God”, and even capable of performing after dinner comedy (I am still laughing!). Your influence on the American Home Shield team has been instrumental in helping to increase sales, perfect presentations, and build confidence. My managers are also really enjoying and benefiting from your phone coaching. For all of this, I want to say with the deepest sincerity, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You are truly magnificent!" – Shelly Al-Hashash, Vice President, American Home Shield

"Patricia Fripp received the highest reviews of any of our professional keynote speakers in our company’s history. We have hired at least thirty top-level professional speakers. Fripp is the best. Her subject of Powerful Presentations Skills was so well received that many of our financial professionals are interested in hiring her to coach them on their marketing presentations. As a result Patricia has received repeat invitations." - Ron King, President, Centarus Financial

"On behalf of The Raytheon Management Club thank you for delivering an extremely entertaining presentation on Selling Yourself and Your Ideas. Your one-on-one coaching of a few of our attendees was an added bonus. Your really made me look good." –Walt Grassi, Program Chair, Raytheon

"Once again, 'THANK YOU!' You were wonderful and really helped 'wow' our audience. A true professional... and you asked such good questions of the previous speakers. We enjoyed having you." – Peggy Adams, Vice President's Executive Assistant, First American Title

"You sent them out ‘buzzing’ which was our objective. Thank you for sharing your nuggets of experience and wisdom with our crowd. The First American Title audience appreciated the feminine perspective and the fact that you controlled your destiny with the decisions you made about your upward mobility throughout your career. That message rang true with a lot of our folks. You and Maria Valentin were the roses among quite a few old thorns. My sincere appreciation for brightening, enlightening, and ‘batting clean-up’ at our 2005 Bay Area Sales Conference." –Mark Sachau, Bay Area Regional Vice President, First American Title

"In my 10 years in sales and marketing, I must say you are the most dynamic, charismatic, and knowledgeable person and coach that I know. After our two-day sales conversation and presentation skills training, both my sales and technical support team feel that they now have a secret weapon. I would recommend you to anyone who needs training in making sales and look forward to our next meeting. – Bill Lewis, Director of Sales and Marketing, North America, Unitech America, Inc.

"Well you lived up to your billing. I laughed and I cried, five thumbs up. Our group of sophisticated Chartered Accountan`ts loved you." – Todd MacDonald, Director, Collins Barrow "Our CalScape programs are designed to entertain, inspire, and develop our members. Your keynote speech “Life is a Series of Sales Situations” and breakout session ‘How to Promote Your Business High-Tech, Low-Tech, and No-Tech’ were once again very well received. As one of the CalScape attendees posted this on her blog… ‘Hearing the keynote speaker Patricia Fripp wasmore than worth the price of admission of the entire conference. Yes, I’ve heard her before, and yet it was extremely valuable for me and my business to hear her again. This is a speaker and business person wholives what she teaches and her advice is very specific. Patricia models her message and is constantly reinventing herself. Therefore she instructs along a continuum, as she continues to develop. Most importantly, I am different from when I heard her last, and even if she had given the same talk (which she didn’t) I heard what I most needed to learn.’ Thanks once again for the value you brought to our event and industry.Your pre-conference presentation skills for our Board of Directors was a great success. Thank you for this valuable bonus." – Mary Golden, Executive Director, Plantscape Industry Alliance

"Fantastic! I am extremely pleased bordering on ecstatic with the feedback I received. You delivered just as you said you would. You might have to get used to speaking and working in Pennsylvania. See you at our next meeting for your keynote and breakout sessions." – Jay Himes, Executive Director, PASBO

"Having watched you work your magic at another company I expected a lot from your two-day sales presentation skills training and coaching. However you exceeded our wildest expectations. The entire group loved your program, considered it very practical and could not believe how much fun and engaging it was." --Polly Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, Integral Senior Living

"It was great working with you. We are hearing nothing but positive feedback about your two programs on Relationship Building. The audience enjoyed learning the techniques to market their practice and the California Dental Association." – Sara Dwyer, Specialist, Recruitment and Retention, California Dental Association

"Just wanted to send you a ‘thank you’ for the fabulous presentation you delivered to us. People are still talking about it. It reminds me of your powerful advice for speakers: ‘Your goal is to be remembered and repeated’ You are a walking example of the message you preach! Thanks for making me look so good as our club program chair!!!" –Betty Mahalik, Professional Certified Coach, Las Vegas Northwest Rotary

"Your keynote was a highlight of the CAPPO conference. Our VIP guests from the National Institute of Government Purchasing (NIGP) were so impressed that they plan on contracting with you for one of their upcoming conferences." – Jana Vargas, Director of Procurement, CAPPO, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

"As you know the Saratoga Alain Pinel Realtors are highly successful. Many make a million dollars a year. This means although they enjoy good speakers and trainers they are often very difficult to impress. Based on your reputation I expected your message would be the perfect way to start the year. However, you really exceeded my expectations! Your message was uplifting and entertaining, yet very practical. Asyou gave specific words and phrases that the agents can use in their sales presentationsit was obviously you were not giving Speech 101. Many of the agents saidyou were the best speaker they had ever listened to. The best compliment I can pay you is the recommendation that you be part of this years training for all our offices. This has resulted in three more programs in this quarter!" – Carol Burnett, Vice President & Managing Broker, Alain Pinel Realtors

"You made our fourth annual UHHG Leadership Advance a raving success! You were awesome, just outstanding! Of course, I have quickly come to expect nothing less from your speaking performances and speech / presentation training. After you had been here earlier in the year, I quickly realized that I was not the only one so impressed with you. Everyone else who heard you was too. Needless to say,I had numerous requests from staff to somehow get you back.So we did! The points you make are practical, understandable, and no-nonsense, and your delivery is entertaining, energetic, and motivational.Your vivid stories teach your lessons so that people at all levels can understand and respond." – Steven Reed, Executive Vice President, Union Hospital Health Group

"Learning Well is all about keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Patricia Fripp was all about keeping our caregivers mentally healthy through encouraging words of hope and specific words of action. All of this was accomplished with Patricia’s own particular brand of humor, joy and energy! The audience left her presentation with a new sense of joy and motivation for excellence." – Donna A. Stephens, CEO, Learning Well

"At the 2006 SOCAP convention, Patricia delivered one of the best keynote presentations I’ve ever attended. This was no small feat because some of the other guest speakers were bestselling authors and celebrities. She certainly held her own on the same program with the male-dominated platform and was interesting, entertaining, and memorable. What made her all the more impactful was the breakout session where she offered presentation advice that is immediately applicable. Patricia is one of those rare individuals who lives life to the fullest and inspires others to stretch beyond their comfort zone and take risks. I definitely recommend working with Patricia!" – Tom Asher Director, Consumer Insights & Consumer Relations, Levi Strauss & Co., Chairman-elect, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals

"Thanks so much for your energy, spirit and expertise as you presented to our franchises. They really enjoyed hearing from you and our program benefited from having someone of your caliber on the schedule." – Christopher Yellen, Vice President Property Systems, Choice Hotels

"Patricia perfectly portrays poise, pitch, pace, passion, power and punch with punctuation, playfulness pizzazz, precision and preciseness. Her popular presentations pop with panache, positivism and potential! Presidents, professionals, paupers, pals and paparazzi all prefer prodigious portions of this praiseworthy paramount ‘Princess of Pronunciation.’ With parable, paradox, prose and parlancePatricia will pep you up, position you for greatness and, with no prattle or palaver prompt you to prevail!!" – Gordon Matthews, President, Focus Network Chicago

"Thank you for your fine program on sales presentation skills.We are already putting your ideas to work." – Thomas Moore

"Your participation in our annual American Cemetery Association Convention was, without a doubt, one of the high points of our meeting. I am still hearing many wonderful comments about you as people reflect on the convention. Your presentation was exciting, inspirational, moving, entertaining, funny and    filled with substance. For many of the attendees your presentation was the pinnacle. You showed Zig Ziglar and Mark Victor Hansen how to give a speech! In point of fact, I have never worked with a speaker who takes their job as seriously as you do. Your interest in our association, our industry and our needs, your tireless preparation and thought over the past year proved to be obvious when you stood in front of our group.As the saying goes, ‘You had them in the palm of your hand!’ You are truly a credit to your profession and to the National Speakers Association. And you were a tremendous addition to our program." – John E. Welshons, Convention Chair, American Cemetery Association

"Your presentation was exciting, inspirational, moving, entertaining, funny, and filled with substance. For many of the attendees, your presentation was the pinnacle. In point of fact, I have never worked with a speaker who takes their job as seriously as you do. Your interest in our association, our industry, and our needs, your tireless preparation and thought over the past year proved to be obvious when you stood in front of our group. You sure showed Mark Victor Hansen and Zig Ziglar how to deliver a speech!" – John E. Welshons, Convention Chair, American Cemetery Association

"What a dynamo you are!! I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on sales presentation skills." – Dianne Calderon, Director of Sales, Royal Scandinavian Inn

"On Behalf of the Meetings Professionals International Rocky Mountain Chapter thank you for speaking at our January 2007 event. Here are just a few of the comments we received: ‘Amazing speaker—very useful topic.’ ‘Best most motivational speech ever!’ ‘Patricia’s presentation Life is a Series of Sales Situations was relevant to job duties and professional growth! Excellent!’ ‘Great speaker. Useful for both planners and suppliers—very rare!’ ‘Patricia was excellent, very informative, knows her content and subject matter, and has a great presence!’ ‘Awesome speaker! I learned so much that I can apply to my life and career.‘ ‘It was an excellent program. Patricia Fripp was fantastic.' Thank you for making our event a success." – Kristin Hutton, President, Meetings Professionals International, Rocky Mountain Chapter

"Many of our comment cards from the 850 member audience said ‘Patricia Fripp is one of the best parts of the Biz Talk ’06 Conference!’ Thank you for being such a great emcee and breakout speaker!" – Harlan Hutson, President, Harlan Hutson Entertainment Promoter and Co-Founder "What a great session you delivered. It was at the end of the day, and everyone left on a high. The most common phrase used afterwards was “blown away” by your ability to cut through the fog of extra words and unnecessary dialogue. You bring such clarity to your message and also to the content of the individuals you coach. We truly saw a master at work.” – Eric Fitzpatrick, Professional Speaker, Author, Conference Chair, Jerry Duffy Speakers’ Academy

"Easy to recover from a conference when you have the opportunity to work with delightful professionals like yourself! We will send you a formal letter, however I thought you’d like to see comments from your highly acclaimed session… Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE 4.86 on a 5 point = excellent scale Opening Keynote Address: Rising to the Occasion: How to Be a Champion to Your Members and Staff Please list a key concept or idea you can apply from this session: Focus your concern on being ’employable’ not being ’employed.’ Many good points. A job is not just a job, but an opportunity to impact someone’s life. Don’t forget who you really work for ‘the member.’ Get employees to act as if their name is on the door. She makes sense (practical). Leave an impression—keep members happy and service them as they are owners of the credit union. Your credit union is only as good as your worst employee. What did you like most about this session? The speaker’s message & presentation. Upbeat, positive. Her enthusiasm. The stories that illustrated the points. Her stories. How she used her examples to fit into credit union philosophy ‘People Helping People.’ Service stories and customer service techniques. Her style & delivery. Champion service for member. Content—but foremost presentation. Comments: Enjoyed her very much. Very professional. This was an informative presentation, presented in a workable manner. I appreciated your incorporation of our industry into your presentation. On a final note, one of my employees immediately began to read Get What You Want when we returned to Dallas. She shared in our support team meeting last week that, though she doesn’t read much, she’s enjoying your book and learning some things along the way. You wowed our audience and your gracious gift of books encouraged my staff. Thank you my friend!" – Janine McBee, Training Resources, CUDE, Texas Credit Union League

"The leadership of FOCUS Learning Corporation appreciates your efforts towards our conference success. Your preparation for your keynote, 'How to Take the Conference Home,' was amazing. Even with your preparation interviews of our clients, our president had no idea it was possible to deliver an upbeat keynote on technical issues. You did your homework and brought us an outstanding wrap-up that tied things together. I don't know how you can absorb all of that new material and then go forward incorporating key facts and people in your speech. You really did your homework, and it also takes talent and skill to be such a powerful speaker. Our leadership was very impressed with what you accomplished." -Dianne Moore, Conference Coordinator, FOCUS Learning Corporation

"Patricia Fripp is the BEST keynote speaker and investment! She keynoted our major client conference, 'Meeting of The Minds,' and was a HIT! After her opening keynote, she conducted HALF of the ten best breakout sessions. Based on this incredible feedback, we invited her back the next year for an equally successful repeat performance. We were so impressed by Patricia's performance that we have engaged her for executive speech coaching and sales presentation skills training." -Dave Larson VP, Client Marketing, ADP National Account Services

"For many of the attendees, your presentation was the pinnacle. You certainly showed Zig Ziglar and Mark Victor Hansen how to give a talk! I have never worked with a speaker who takes their job as seriously as you do. You are a credit to NSA and your profession." -John Welshons, Convention Chair, American Cemetery Association

"At three different companies I have watched Patricia Fripp work her sales presentation magic. At First American Home Warranty, it is no surprise that she has done it again. After seeing her in person, my team was buzzing about diving into Fripp VT. Patricia always delivers on everything she promises. I am grateful and excited to bring her talents to our company. I truly love working with her as she helps me take our group to the next level." -Tracy Berger,  Senior V.P. of Sales, First American Home Warranty

"Patricia Fripp addressed the Michigan Credit Union League Conference, and her presentation on "Leadership Presentations: How to Inspire Action and Commitment" was a great success. She demonstrated what it means to hold the audience in the palm of your hand. At the same time, she told the audience exactly how to do that in our presentations. We laughed, learned, and walked away committed to focusing more on the power of our own presentations.

"Fripp teaches more than public speaking; she teaches you how to put "wow" into your presentations. Even if you never give a formal speech, her ideas, techniques, and suggestions will help improve your personal speaking skills and style. If your goal is to improve the communication of your leaders and associates, then Fripp is for you!" – Renee L. Werth, Vice President of Education & Events, Michigan Credit Union League

"Your presentation was exciting, inspirational, moving, entertaining, funny and filled with substance. For many of the attendees your presentation was the pinnacle. In point of fact, I have never worked with a speaker who takes their job as seriously as you do. Your interest in our association, our industry and our needs, your tireless preparation and thought over the past year proved to be obvious when you stood in front of our group." – John E. Welshons, Convention Chair, American Cemetery Association

"Thank you for the 7 spectacular presentations at the year end workshops for 2007. The clients loved you!" – Lois Fried, CPP, Client Trainer, ADP

"How do you do it? For over twenty years you have continued to top yourself. Thank you so much for your many extraordinary contributions to the success of the American Payroll Association's  conventions." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

"As usual, your keynote speech at Microsoft was terrific. All day the buzz was about your keynote." – Bill Koefoed, General Manager, Investor Relations, Microsoft

"Thank you so much for a wonderful job at our National Sales Conference. We are receiving very positive feedback from your sessions!" – Lyn Karnstedt, Sales Training & Development, FedEX "Thank you for an outstanding performance in our Fall Marketing Conference. You are extremely interesting, very energetic and you closed our conference with a bang." – Michael MacGee, Vice President Capitol, Blue Cross Blue Shield

Keynotes and Presentations

Audience Members Are Saying...

"Patricia presented to 250 select Zebra Technologies employees a seriously engaging, highly informational, and to the point crash course on Selling Yourself and Your Ideas! As an audience member, I was taking notes every sentence. As a participant called onto stage, I was taught how to transform a critical upcoming presentation into a memorable winning conversation. Patricia is the real deal. If you're considering hiring a speech coach, a speaker to rally your workforce, or an experienced educator to prepare your sales team to achieve double-digit growth, look no further, Patricia is the call to make." -Brian Derrow, Champion for a CANI Culture of Innovation and Organizational Moon Shot

fedex

"What a great motivational speaker! I would definitely attend your seminar again and hope FedEx extends the offer! Thank you for the link to your site. I will definitely use it." – Wendy Norton, FedEx

alain-pinel

"You were fabulous this morning at our sales meeting! Your story is inspiring and you 'deliver the goods' both in terms of content and polish of performance. Impressive!" – Rick Bonetti, Alain Pinel Realtors

adp

"You did an outstanding job as an emcee. You fill that role with such grace, ease and professionalism. The APA is very fortunate to have found a great friend and colleague." – Lois Fried, Client Trainer, ADP

Microsoft

"Thank you for your keynote speech at our Global Professional Administrator’s Conference at Microsoft. Wow, what an enjoyable time. I was challenged, motivated, and encouraged. I have continued to ponder what you shared, and I am rethinking many of my priorities." – Pam Hemphill, Microsoft

"For an accredited coach, speaking is the most powerful tool you own to grow your business. It’s a learned skill. What an experience to learn from the best presentation skills expert. Patricia Fripp taught an overflowing crowd of coaches the techniques to engage an audience and deliver a powerful message. Her advice at ICF Converge17 helped us learn how to drive business." – Sara Krisher, ACC, President of ICF Minnesota, Owner of STAND TALL

NSA

"What a program! The tandem talent of presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp and screen writing consultant Michael Hague proved to be one of the best ever programs. From Michael Hague’s succinct and insightful ten elements of great story telling to Patricia Fripp’s targeted strategies to tighten and enliven our stories in service to our audiences, we were blessed with a big-picture understanding and practical tools to make the magic of stories work. I write on the power of story, and this program delivered value I can use and share." – Terry Paulson, PhD, CAP, CPAE, Past President of the National Speakers Association

Bachrach & Associates

"When it comes to anything about presentations, you are brilliant. After I gave you the overview of my speech, I could not believe how fast you listened to the theme and my talking points, and in 20 seconds you delivered one of the most impactful openings I could and will use. The next day you got up in front of our Advisor audience and tied the example with your introduction to show me how to deliver it. Your entire program was 6 hours of brilliance and practical advice. Wow! No wonder we keep asking you back." – Anne Bachrach, Bachrach & Associates

"Thank you so much for your keynote speech, Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great on Steroids. Even as a seasoned speaker, I learned so much. You have the 'entire package.' You have the looks, the presence, the knowledge, and the delivery! Every time you taught us an idea or technique, it 'rang true.' Everyone I spoke to around me and in the breaks felt exactly the same way.When it comes to presentation skills, you are the master." – Karen Schraga

"It was a pleasure hearing you this morning. Your tips in just the morning session were incredible and will change the experience for my audiences moving forward." – Paul Flowers

"Not only did you deliver your insightful information, but you also demonstrated your magnifying glass technique with the powerful experiential learning process."– Amy Segami, PaintingOnWater

"So many speaking coaches focus mainly on the performance aspect of speaking: body language, gesture, posture, etc. That’s important, but a great speech is nothing without great content, and Patricia takes a deep dive into structure, message and storytelling.

After watching her superb presentation and mini-coaching I came away with so much substantive information that will vastly improve my performance as a speaker. As a speechwriter, professional speaker and presentation trainer myself, I have high expectations when I’m in the audience, and I can’t sit still for a mediocre speech. I was riveted to Patricia’s words and performance. The two hours sailed by and I didn’t check my phone once, which rarely ever happens. Bravo!" Rob Biesenbach, Author of 11 Deadly Presentation Sins: A Path to Redemption for Public Speakers

Greenberg Capital

"Patricia Fripp can teach more in a three-hour session than any other speaker I have heard during my entire professional career. She is truly intoxicating to watch, hear, and study." – David D. Greenberg, Greenberg Capital

Karr & Associates, Inc.

"As a speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp is intoxicating and addictive!" – Ron Karr, CSP, Strategist, President, 2013-2014 National Speakers Association

"What a truly wonderful experience meeting Patricia Fripp and being in her “Good to Great to Awesome Presentations: The Inside Secrets” training at the National Speakers Association of New York. My wife Margie and I learned more in one day than in all other speaker training we have attended. No exaggeration! We consider ourselves students of public speaking and presentation skills. Nothing compares to what Patricia Fripp offers." – Bill Fleischhauer

Aviva Life Insurance Company

"It was a great experience listening to you at the MDRT convention in Atlanta. Your session was very informative and interesting and definitely amongst the best in the whole convention." – Aman Deep Lohan, Regional Director (West & South), Aviva Life Insurance Company India Ltd., Mumbai, India

hult-international-business-school

"Thank you for a great presentation on the art of public speaking today at Hult International Business School! In addition to being an inspiring role model for women to become confident, personable public speakers, I appreciated your insights on sales from your experiences and how you shared your wealth of knowledge from being a self-made entrepreneur who started as a hair stylist. Moreover, your Frippisms on ‘who wants to know you’ and ‘opportunity knocks’ resonated with me because they highlighted precisely what I need to improve on. Given the Chinese culture’s emphasis on humility, you also resolved my problem of distinguishing myself without appearing to boast by accepting compliments and sharing the recognition with distinction." – Jenny Liu, Hult International Business School MBA Candidate 2011

PR / PR

"As you know, I have been active in NSA since the late ’70s. We have both watched 100’s of speakers over the years. Your program at the Mega Session at the NSA Winter Conference was insightful and useful. When it comes to presentation skills, public speaking tips, and advanced speech coaching ideas, you are brilliant! I kept commenting to Rick, 'She’s right on target!'" – Pam Lontos, President, PR / PR

"Your presentation for Toastmasters District Conference was the most informative presentation I have ever attended. Your demonstration on changing one or two words and how it focused the speech was just wonderful. Thank you so much for all your terrific information."Dennis Guyer

"Thank you for your animated sales presentation at the Athena’s Event. At the trainers meeting we suggested you return again. As a trainer for the company, I think that you have been the best, most practical, most organized speaker we have ever hired. You truly are informative and your techniques tangible." – Christine LaPlante, Company Trainer and Team Leader, Goddess

Humor Power

"You were brilliant as usual at the National Speakers Association chapter meeting. I love watching your coaching. It’s always fresh and focused."  John Kinde, Observational Humorist, www.HumorPower.com

Alain Pinel Realtors

"You were fabulous this morning at our sales meeting! Your story is inspiring and you “deliver the goods” both in terms of content and polish of performance. Impressive!" – Rick Bonetti,  Alain Pinel Realtors

"Your ‘Good to Great Presentation Skills Seminar’ was amazing. You went above and beyond as far as quality, personalization, and generosity of information. Just outstanding. Thank you!"Laura Fitton

"You were over the top fabulous! I attended the session of Wisconsin President’s Organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. You were the featured speaker. I am called on frequently to give major public speeches now only in my capacity as a business owner and former CEO but also because I serve as the President of the Board that oversees the Milwaukee Port and hence as a public official. I have made a passion of studying good speakers and have read no less than 15 books on how to improve speaking skills.

Yet I learned a lot from you which translates into the fact you are very good!" – Daniel Steininger, President, Wisconsin President’s Organization

Innisbrook Wraps Fundraising

"Thank you so much for a wonderful two-day sales and presentation skills training in Dallas. After 17 years with Innisbrook, I cannot recall a seminar that left so many of us as motivated as we were after yours. Your coaching was valuable and entertaining. I now have many more invaluable tools with which to craft more effective presentations. Wow!!! What a wealth of information given in the Fripp workshop. I will suggest to Sharon, Rob and David that we bring you back for more." – Alyne Weinhouse, Innisbrook Wraps Fundraising

Penn State Outreach / The Alley Popper Restaurant and Lounge

"Wow, when I left our little conference, I was absolutely glad that I attended. Your speech was just what I needed to hear. Not only for my job here at Penn State Outreach, but for the business that my husband and I own. We are two years in to owning a bar / restaurant / banquet facility. I’m excited to use what you said to help see that business grow… Thank you for inspiring me yesterday. I only wish that I had time to sit with you and learn from you more." – Lisa Komidar, Penn State Outreach and The Alley Popper Restaurant and Lounge

Raphael Partners LLP

"It was a pleasure meeting you and contributing with my not-so-subtle ‘Alleluia’ at your talk at the Collins Barrow Conference. Your presentation was one of the best I have witnessed in a long time. You are definitely one of the sparkling jewels in shimmering San Francisco. Great city, great conference and great insights. I also enjoyed viewing your website along with reading the additional information about you and brother Robert." – Peter K. Hrastovec, Raphael Partners LLP

ADP

"You did an outstanding job as an emcee. You fill that role with such grace, ease and professionalism. The APA is very fortunate to have found a great friend and colleague." – Lois Fried, Client Trainer, ADP

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"You were a great keynote speaker for the Ragan Speechwriters Conference and added much to the event." – William J. Fleming, Writer-Editor, Institutional Advancement Division, Baltimore City Community College

Ernst & Young

"Thank you for your keynote address at last week’s speechwriters conference. I took away several tips to use in eliciting stories from my executives and helping them deliver presentations fitting to their personalities and their comfort levels. Your suggestions of specific questions to ask that tie in to the subject matter will come in particularly handy." – Julia Brunts, Ernst & Young

CareVest Capital Inc.

"You are simply brilliant! Your presentation at the Canada Wide Magazine & Communications sales seminar was the best instruction and advice I have heard in years. "I have had the good fortune to attend numerous sales seminars, hosted by the most highly-respected speakers including Brian Tracy and Jim Rohn. Their seminars have provided me with insight and excellent advice concerning business practices. However, I have always left feeling that something was missing. Another well-known speaker had me working on the theory that I had 21 seconds to state my name, rank, serial number, rate of return and primary expertise all within the first 21 seconds of being introduced. I have been struggling with this concept, not to mention the wording, for many months. When you said that it was not about what I do… but what I do for others… I had an epiphany! You were right and he was wrong! "You added the missing ‘something.’ I realize now that I have been far too static and fact driven in my approach to existing and potential clients.

It was truly a pleasure to meet you. My sincere thanks for your guidance. The next time you are presenting in Vancouver I would welcome the opportunity to attend." --Tom McGonigal, Investment Representative, CareVest Capital, Inc.

Home National Bank

"I’ve attended many seminars in the past on presentation skills. However, I have never walked away with 10 pages of notes. I’m in a new career with banking and your insights helped me overcome many of the barriers I’ve been experiencing. Thank you for building my confidence level and making my job more fun and enjoyable with a true sense of empowerment." – Christina Heide, Home National Bank

"Thanks for a wonderful presentation. I just listened to your interview with Lee Milteer for the second time in two days that was distributed to Dan Kennedy’s gold members. Your interview is easily in the ten most interesting I ever heard, and your website is a model of what a good website should be. Thanks again for a pleasant and informative listening experience with more lessons per minute than they average speaker gives in hours." Bruce Meiklejohn

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

"I recently attended the Indiana State SHRM Conference and just had to send a special thank you for such an enjoyable experience. Your seminar regarding “The 10 Biggest Traps to Avoid When You Speak,” was my all time favorite. I walked away with some incredibly helpful and memorable advice. After years of attending many different seminars and conventions I can say with authority; you really know how to put on a show and keep the attendees focused on your every word. I can’t wait to see you present again in the near future. I would recommend your speaking skills seminar to anyone wanting to enhance their speaking ability." – Angela Crowe, Human Resources Assistant, Indianapolis Motor Speedway

"You do have great style… I heard you at the National Auctioneers Association Conference and you were wonderful! The stories and delivery were exceptional, meeting and surpassing all expectations of your gift of speaking. I HAVE experienced change after attending your sessions, and I thank you." Mary Jane McAskile

ADP

"Hi Patricia: I work for ADP and you came and spoke for us at our year end seminars two years ago. I saw first hand how you have earned your reputation. You had met all the others on my team a couple of weeks prior to when I heard you but we had not had an opportunity to meet because I’m from one of our remote offices. When you came to “scout the room” prior to your speech you very graciously introduced yourself to me and asked if I had one of your books yet. You had given copies to the other team members at prior meetings. When I said “no” you immediately found one for me and autographed it. You took a few minutes to make me feel like you had been waiting to meet me. "When I heard you speak the time flew by. I was sorry to hear it end and really wanted to hear much more. It’s one of the few times when I didn’t need a note to remember the words. In fact I still share the message of that particular speech when there’s an opportunity. It hit home.

"I always look forward to getting your newsletters and use your suggestions and tips with a lot of enthusiasm and the confidence that they are “tried and true” advice. I know I can rely on them to help improve my communication skills in all the classes I teach as well as any other situation that requires me to stand up and “present”. Thank you for all your time and effort. Although you don’t know me I’m certainly part of your fan club and thought I should let you know!" – Judy Allen, ADP

Association of Image Consultants International

"I am still boring all my friends, children and spouse with stories of my day spent with you at AICI in San Francisco. We are listening to all your tapes in our cars and in our homes, and learning so much. It was an honor to meet you. Your keynote at AICI was extraordinary… you have a great deal of talent coupled with incredible articulation, intelligence and humor and we are blessed that you are willing to share it. Thank you." – Pam Cramer, AICI, CA

American Home Shield

"I’m enjoying your CD’s and using your outline for effective sales presentations. I can’t thank you enough for this fabulous system. It has given me a way to feel more confident and relaxed with my presentations." – Madelyn Clinkaberry, Sr. Account Executive, American Home Shield

International Special Events Society

"You are the best!!! I loved every moment in your three seminars. Again thank you for your inspiration. I look forward to working with you." – John Daly, ISES

FedEx

"What a great motivational speaker! I would definitely attend your seminar again, and hope FedEx extends the offer! Thank you for the link to your site, I will definitely use it." – Wendy Norton, FedEx

ADP

"ADP Northeast Sales is happy to give Patricia Fripp a strong recommendation for her sales presentation training. The Northeast Sales organization made one of the best investments when inviting Patricia Fripp to present two days of training. Her presentation was the most interesting presentation I’ve ever attended at ADP. The entire audience of both sales and technical associates were engaged and involved… even the seasoned professionals were impressed. Patricia is a powerful coach who exhibits great flexibility in customizing her material. She was particularly relevant to our organization. "Patricia is energetic, motivating and truly inspirational. I can tell through her energy that she truly enjoys her work. She is passionate about what she does and committed to teaching skills than impact our bottom line.

"The ADP Northeast sales teams are guaranteed to give better sales presentations and win more business as a result of these two days spent with Patricia. I would love to have another opportunity to have Patricia back at ADP in the near future." – Elizabeth Garvin-Clarke, Area Sales Consultant Director, ADP

Pacifico's Beauty Products

"A huge thanks for the time you spent with us at Pacifico’s Beauty in Denver. That was the 3rd time I’ve heard you speak and it just keeps getting better! You’re the best!" – Michele Rose, Pacifico’s Beauty Products

FedEx

"I was one of the attendees at the session you presented to the FedEx organization. Thanks for making us think, and have fun at the same time. We are all the better for it!" – Dan Carney, Sr. Major Account Executive, FedEx

Hilton Hotel Corp.

"I attended two of your workshops, How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills and Adding Creativity & Leadership to Your Chapter APA Congress. Both were phenomenal. I am the Chapter President, and last night was our meeting. I applied what I learned in your workshops to my presentation. I came out from behind the podium, I was energetic and enthusiastic. I gave an overview of the Congress, creating pictures in their minds. I was animated, and expressive. I told them that this was the new and improved me, and they LIKED it! I implemented many of the ideas suggested in your chapter workshop to improve our chapter and they worked too! We will be a bigger and better Metro Phoenix Chapter based on your workshops." – Vicky K. Harrison, Payroll Manager, Hilton Hotel Corp.

I Was Kissed by Fripp! by Scott T. Love Two months ago I met this gal Who kissed me on the cheek. All I said to her was this: “I like the way you speak!” I’ll never wash this cheek, I thought As I flew back to Asheville. And now another forty-five days With lipstick on my cheek still. She taught me how to speak, I said, That’s true, I must confess! Forever Fripped with a ruby red kiss. Patricia, You’re the BEST! The only challenge in this whole story was the potential for some mild strife Is how I’ve had to explain this again And again and again to my wife.

Thanks for impacting my speaking business!

– Scott Love

Waddell & Reed

"You inspired me so much that I and a co-worker who also attended your seminar are putting together a follow up ‘study group’ next Wednesday morning to discuss the many great ideas we learned from you and to help each other implement them. We have 7 people coming to our office to “brainstorm” the Fripp techniques." – Kathleen Madden, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed

AG Consulting

"What a pleasure it was to hear you speak. Your enthusiasm and contagious energy made my inner fires light up. You really sparkle in front of a crowd and you made my day brighter. Thank you for the gift." – Matt Hall, AG Consulting

BorgWarner PTC Shared Services

"Your sessions were among the highlights of my trip to New Orleans at ADP’s Meeting of the Minds conference. As my dad would say, ‘Learn something and have fun? Who’d have thunk it???" – Susan Peters, BorgWarner, PTC Shared Services

Waddell & Reed

"Just wanted to let you know… our little follow up group after you were in Anchorage is working out great… we are sharing ideas from your seminar, networking and helping each other out… thanks for the inspiration." – Kathleen Madden, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed

"A few years ago you shared at the International Balloon Arts Convention. Your message was a natural high. The way I do business is constantly changing and evolving. The years of making relationships has paid off. But now I have found myself again at a new horizon in my business and some of the old fears and insecurity of being new in the crowd are making me apprehensive. The rush of the thrill of the sales is addictive and scary. I remembered you when I was at another crossroad of my career. I pulled out your video (which I must say has been conveniently located with all of my important resource material) and I have been listening to it every night for 3 days. My plan is to listen to your instruction for 21 days in a row. Thank you." LaDonna Belcher, CBA

Southern California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

"Imagine two hundred ministers, each convinced he or she may be God’s finest gift to oratory, listening to a lay person teach them how to improve their communication skills and deliver exciting sermons. Then imagine a standing ovation at the conclusion of the session. These powerful images tell the story of our first experience with speech coach and dynamic keynoter, Patricia Fripp. "It has been said a minister will fly around the world to preach a sermon but will not walk across the street to hear one, however, from start to finish, Patricia held our congregation of preachers in the palm of her hand. They laughed, learned, participated and told us they wanted her back so they can laugh and learn some more!

"We believe that each weekend thousands of our church members are hearing sermons that fall easier on their ears and penetrate further into their hearts and minds because of the speaking tips and techniques Patricia taught us in her keynote and workshop. We’re having her back!" – Daniel A. Savino, West Region Director, Southern California Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists

"Your presentation at the Toastmasters International Convention was one of the best presentations I have ever witnessed."Dianne Crimble

"It was an honor to meet you and a privilege to hear you speak at the eWomenNetwork convention in Dallas. I have attended numerous conferences over the years and have never experienced such a dynamic, riveting speech! Should our organization ever reinstate motivational training sessions, I will be sure to recommend you—highly!!! Thank you again for cranial nutrition and motivation."Cheryll McComb

Evoke Software

"Thank you for speaking at ASTD. You are such a delight. What I gained from your speech was validation.Living in a work world where technology is the be-all and end-all, communication of any sort takes a back seat. I was thrilled to hear the messages I believe in being kept alive. I am now re-energized to discover how I can make the company I work for an even better place by improving their communication styles. As the manager of Corporate Education, I have a task to get the company to respond to a Needs Assessment. I have highlighted on my wall in front of me ‘The quality of the information you receive depends on the quality of the questions you ask.’ "Like you, I began my work life as a hairdresser. My dream is to become a keynote speaker. My approach was to get a master’s degree in Speech Communication (which I did) and then offer my services. I am interested in the National Speaker’s Association also and have requested information about their Passport membership. Thank you for serving as such a wonderful model." – Sara Cardella, Manager, Corporate Education, Evoke Software

"I so enjoyed meeting you at our Windy City Summit treasury management conference this past week and especially enjoyed the session on business presentations. You gave me so many useful ideas and suggestions for improvement and I can’t wait to try them out. I don’t think I will ever listen to a presentation in the same way again."Norine Tempelman

American Red Cross

"Your performance at Meeting Of The Minds was spectacular." – Bob Browning, Red Cross

Wayest Safety, Inc.

"I truly believe your advice can help me not only in my sales presentations, but in the way I communicate with people on a day to day basis." – Brian Wood, Wayest Safety, Inc.

Sherry Laboratories

"I’ve been to other motivational and sales seminars including Zig Ziglar, but YOU ARE IN A CLASS ALL BY YOUR SELF. We at Sherry Labs in Oklahoma really enjoyed both of your seminars." – Ron Ryel, Account Manager, Sherry Labs

Lockheed Martin

"Thank you for sharing your knowledge and presenting it in such a unique manner.The eight hours I spent with you generated a multitude of ideas to improve both processes and collateral materials." – Mike Howell, Coordinator New Product Development, Lockheed Martin Distribution Technologies

KARK 4 News

"Serving as the emcee for the SMEA awards in Little Rock, I had the opportunity and really, the pleasure of listening to you speak. I thoroughly enjoyed it! You really captured my attention and held it throughout." – Denise Whitaker, News Anchor, News 4 Little Rock

"What a great Website. I enjoyed you so much during the Women’s Conference on Friday and it would be such a treat to see you again. You are the best speaker I’ve ever seen. (This is coming from a theater major and Toastmasters novice.) And you are one of the most charismatic people I’ve ever seen—with Bill Clinton and Tina Turner. Reading your book now."Allison Streepey

Embassy Suites Hotels

"I really enjoyed hearing you speak today! I came back to the office ready to motivate the whole staff!  I took some great notes and look forward to learning more from your tapes! I plan to bookmark your website and to refer you to some of my key contacts. You have an outstanding ability to motivate! Keep it up!" – Kim Burket, Sales Manager, Embassy Suites Little Rock

"You are something else. You drive the message right through us. Very well done." – Reynald J. Roy, Biolab Toronto

"Enjoyed your talk as always. You are so good. I would like to think, in my own arrogance, that not everyone appreciates all the subtleties of speaking you manifest which makes it looks so easy. You and Michael Jordan—you guys all make it look easy as if anyone could do it. Practice. Practice. Practice."Michael Forrester

"Thank you so much for letting me tag along with you at Bio-Lab and for allowing me to listen to you speak, as always you were awesome!!. I learned so much. Also appreciate all your help with my presentation. I used the opening you gave me twice yesterday. It went down great and the Vidal Sassoon line you gave me with the insurance team… perfect!!!! You have always been so gracious with me Patricia, and with us both being ex hairdressers and Brits I really do feel a great connection."Charles M. Marcus

"Since my business partner and president of our company is a NAWBO member, when I found out that Fripp was coming to the meeting, I insisted on attending! My clients who attended the meeting also felt rejuvenated—they are both top notch Realtors in Arizona! They also LOVED your book!

I need to be Frippnotized about every 3 months to re-ignite the spark and interest in my business and my work. Sometimes it gets a little staid andyour words of inspiration are truly remarkable. I am going to hit your website much more often and find out where you are, so I can hear more words of inspiration more frequently."Dave Ryder

"I thought I would let you know that I am actually going to teach a seminar (where they pay to listen) tomorrow. It is both exciting and frightening. I have studied, both the material to present and all of the presentation skills material I could get my hands on. Because of you I am ready.

"I have attended several of your seminars at the APA Congresses over the last few years. I have sent emails to you before about how I have put some of them to use to get promotions and increases in salary. Since then I have been promoted from the Payroll Manager to the Manager of Payroll and Benefits. This is something I have lobbied for quite a while. I don’t know what I will make as my next major goal, but I do know that I will use tips from ‘Get what You Want’ to help me accomplish it.

"Thanks for your help! My husband wants to know what is the next step from Frippnotized. He says I was Frippnotized at the first Congress I attended. That was the last one in Nashville, TN. He thinks it has gone much deeper than that now. Are you scheduled to be at the Congress in March? I sent Dan a message telling him to ‘Bring her back—Pay her double!’– Janet Watson, CPP, Manager of Payroll and Benefits, Pilot Corporation

"I was at the apprenticeship conference in Dayton, Ohio and sat in on your break out session. You are the most exhilarating speaker I have ever seen." Mike Sizemore

Bartlett Tree Experts

"Thank you for your very inspiring presentation at Bartlett. You did a superior job at understanding our company and what our needs and targets are. I came away with my own high enthusiasm a few notches higher." – Stephen J. Johnston, Southeast District Manager, Bartlett Tree Company

"I enjoyed meeting you at the Ohio Apprenticeship Conference very much. The conference has come a long way and you were a very big part of making it successful. I admired your ability to research and work with the crowd prior to your speech. I am very glad I did not have to follow you in the speaking order. It was the difference between a pickup game of basketball and the finals of the NBA!"Terry Benewich

"Your words say in a short email is most of what I learned in my required two-day, Decker Communications Seminar for big bucks. The company could have saved the money and sent me to your seminar. Getting Frippnotized would have been too much fun. Keep up the good work." Dick Bahruth

"Your two presentations here in Wichita were the best events I’ve attended in two years, and that includes programs at NSA in Phoenix, the Disney Customer Service seminar brought here—Colin Powell, and Les Brown! "I spoke to many of the hundreds who attended, and they are just raving about the great usable ideas, the interaction, and the practical and fun-filled coaching you did. "Just last night I was talking to an engineer friend (over a ‘beverage’) who is trying to get backers to help with his new product, and fresh from your coaching session, I was able to guide him through an upcoming presentation—using the techniques you used to coach that young engineer whom you brought on stage who had to present to salespeople the benefits of his oil fuel modification. Talk about the excitement of passing on something I didn’t know how to do at that level just the day before!

"And I thought I was good ’till I saw you in action! I learned a lot of great information which will help me to advance beyond where I am as a speaker and share even more learning with my audiences."John Madden, International Speaker, Humorist and Trainer

"Hello Patricia Fripp. I thought I would let you know that you truly changed this young man’s life. I am not only more focused but I have a few more tools to use i.e., your website, the books and tapes I purchased and the remembrance of your presentation. You looked so fit and confident, that I was challenged to both change my diet and get a new attitude. I am in the process of producing some products and continuing my growth trek by taking all the engagements I can, and attending some key events. I know why they call you the queen of the platform. Wow, if you get any better, I want every tape." – Victor Lee, Motivational Speaker

"I just wanted to tell you how excited I was to see, hear and meet you at the Yes, The Positive Network seminar in Southfield, MI last Tuesday evening. I am a long time fan since hearing you last at a Yes seminar and try to incorporate your creative, innovative and knowing lessons into my lifestyle and always challenging careers. "It was very ironic the other night to see you as the guest speaker as I had planned to review some of your materials with a friend of mine who I brought to the seminar to cheer up after just being let go from her place of employment. I selected your materials to share with her, because I feel you have a special view on life and success which is uncommon, refreshing and entertaining. I enjoyed your theatrical style, gestures, tone, enthusiasm and your love for the subject is apparent.

"I was especially excited that during the break we had a moment to chat. After the seminar, we had dinner and reflected on your lesson all evening and now days after, she is still excited, refers to your materials frequently and is trying to see the positive side of the severance. I’m a devoted fan of yours…"Charles W. Hicks

"Thanks for such a great time at the Columbus, Ohio Yes, A Positive Network. What energy and enthusiasm!! It was nice with such a small group to be right in it with you."Virginia Macali

"Thank you for the enlightening, entertaining, and interesting seminar last evening. We attended the Yes, A Positive Network Series in Columbus, Ohio."

Arbie and Russ Mathias

"Patricia Fripp,You truly are a joy to see and hearin Harrisburg, PA. My attentiveness to your every gesture and pause along with my discipleship in my note taking said a mere fraction of what you shared. You were from the moment we met:pleasant, cordial, exciting, warm, friendly, encouraging, caring, attentive, understandable, accessible, applaudable, and brilliant."Victor Lee

Coaching

Executive Coaching Clients are Saying...

"Each year we hold two large customer conferences that attract more than 7000 attendees from across 70+ countries. These events have become very popular due to our high-quality technical breakout sessions. Many of our Nutanix speakers in these sessions are engineers and technical architects. While experts in their specific area, very few are comfortable or experienced in speaking to audiences of 200-500 attendees. For the past three years, we have engaged Patricia Fripp to help our nearly 100 speakers solidify their presentation structure and script their content to ensure that it is clear, concise, and engaging for all attendees, including those for whom English is their second or third language. In addition to the intensive pre-event coaching, Patricia also works with our speakers on-site, perfecting their delivery and making sure they are comfortable and confident in the environment. Patricia is absolutely best-in-class. Her decades of presentation and coaching experience are obvious, as well as her genuine passion to see our speakers do well. She is their biggest cheerleader! Her overall excellence and personal commitment to our speakers is unmatched, and that is why Patricia’s coaching sessions are always oversubscribed. Our presenters know the value she brings and are always eager to sign up for additional training. Presenter training has gone from mandatory to sought-after. Since Patricia has been part of our team our customers have told us that our breakout sessions are some of the best they’ve ever attended and have raved about speaker professionalism. We consider the investment in Patricia a ‘must-have’ part of our events. She is part of the team. I’m honestly a bit reluctant to recommend Patricia publicly. We’d very much like to have her work exclusively with Nutanix. We are now leveraging Patricia in other areas outside of public events. She is now coaching speakers for our high-visibility Executive Briefing Center. Not surprisingly, we’re receiving the same outstanding feedback from these presenters, too." – Greg Smith, Vice President, Product Marketing at Nutanix
“Your presentations on storytelling and superstar sales presentations, executive speech coaching, emcee work for TEDx events and support has had a tremendous impact on our business.” – Tom Esposito, Director Channel Marketing, Zebra Technologies</strong

"Your speech coaching has made it possible for me to be confident and well received. Without your guidance, I would not have been able to accept invitations to Cambridge University and speaking to 10,000 on the platform with President Obama.” -Angela Cearns, Chief eCommerce Officer, Yum

"I wanted a Super Bowl quality coach, and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Even as a best-selling author, I found her help in coaching and scripting was right-on, world-class, and amazingly insightful. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places." – Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"Oh, my goodness, Patricia! The panel went so well! I received dozens of compliments about how engaging the panelists were and about my moderating as well. The expert panelists were extremely pleased. Your expert coaching was excellent and timely, as always. Thank you, Patricia, for your brutal honesty, for always steering me in the right direction, and for always challenging me. Words do not express my gratitude!" – Angela Cockerham, Attorney and Mississippi State Representative

"It's no exaggeration to say that my career is due in large part to a powerful keynote-speaking capability. And that, in turn, is almost entirely due to the wonderful efforts of Ms. Patricia Fripp. She helped me develop an approach which is still 100% intact in my speeches today. I will forever be grateful to her for the boost she gave my self-confidence, my platform capabilities, and my career." – Charles Green, Charles H. Green, author of The Trusted AdvisorTrust-Based Selling, and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates

"As the author of a best-selling sales book I receive invitations to speak at meetings and conferences. A trusted colleague told me the best investment he made in his speaking career was to hire speech coach Patricia Fripp. After three days locked in a room with her I realize he is right. Patricia is a master at helping structure and script your presentation." – Andy Paul, Author of Zero-Time Selling Named one of the top 3 sales & marketing books in 2011

Blue Diamond Growers

"For the past seven years Patricia Fripp has helped me design, script, and deliver all my important presentations. Each year the Blue Diamond Growers meeting I receive enthusiastic comments about the quality of my presentations. Thanks to Patricia's coaching every year my presentations are taken to a whole new level. Patricia Fripp is truly an executive's best secret weapon." – Mark Jansen, President, Blue Diamond Growers

"You are a true Rock Star speech coach. Thank you for all of your advice." – Mark SchulmanDrummer for Cher and Pink

"Thank you for your help, support, and confidence in me. Your speech coaching was superb and just what I needed to carry off this really big event of speaking to 2000 people. I could not have done it without you. The feedback from the leadership and audience members has been exceptionally positive. There is no way to communicate how much I appreciate all that you have done to make me into a Payroll Rock Star Speaker." – John Raguz, Progressive Insurance, President Elect, American Payroll Association

sap-business-objects

"Thank you! Thank you! For all your support. You are the best speech coach an executive could ask for!" – Scott Bajtos, Group Vice President, SAP Business Objects

GAP

"I appreciate that Patricia was so flexible with the time I had for coaching. In the evening on my way home, or on the telephone, she cut right to the heart of the matter. After a promotion, I needed to present to 500 managers. In less than 90 minutes Patricia gave me the words, helped craft the message and sent me on my way to rehearse in front of my 8-year-old. Fripp said if I could impress her, 500 managers would be a piece of cake!! Such wisdom!" – Ed Stair, Senior Vice President, The GAP, Inc.

Collier Parrish International

"Before we worked with Fripp, we always worked on what we said, not how we said it. This was an eye-opening experience. This talk was the first time in my life I spoke to 700 people without notes and felt totally confident. I loved the standing ovation. Thanks for all your work, it was a wonderful investment." – J.R. Parrish, CEO, Collier Parrish International, Inc.

convergys

"As ALWAYS, you amaze me with how you can 'wordsmith' a speech and make it sound so much better." – Jane Holmes, CPP, Director Business Services, Convergys HR Management

expressworks

"We would all like to thank you again for your excellent coaching and help. Our meeting went very well. Feedback was very much on point and our key messages did come through loud and clear. We are thinking of ways that we may work with you in the future." – Mark Bernardi, Founder, Expressworks International
"Thank you so much for your knowledge and expert coaching, Patricia. This was a true pleasure and an honor for me. I look forward to working together again for my next speaking opportunities." – Anna Lecat, CEO, Les Lunes

"The two days of your speech coaching were the best investment I ever made for my platform skills. With your advice I have become one of the top three speakers in my niche. Routinely I receive spinoffs, enjoy being of service, and command good speaking fees. You are a very big reason for that. You've been a very big part of my success."Scott Love, Professional Speaker

"I see great musicality in the way you present and advise - the rhythm of your words, your timing, your choice of words and phrasing amount to anything as good as Beethoven's Ninth. True!" – Pat Jackson
"Thank you again for your generous coaching as I was preparing for my recent presentation to 100 scientists. I incorporated your specific suggestions and had a wildly successful event. The organizers have invited me back for next year, and I am pursuing several hot leads for additional appearances thanks to conversations that followed the presentation. Your practical suggestion to call for a standing ovation for each of my student speakers went a long way toward building goodwill. Everyone came away feeling good about the event. Again, many thanks." – David Otey

kaplan-thaler

"Patricia Fripp was highly recommended and we had high expectations. Nothing prepared us for her preparation, knowledge, and focused attention on increasing the effectiveness of our speech scripts and delivery. Fripp is simply the BEST presentation skills coach. No discussion!" – Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Best-selling Coauthor of "The Power of Nice"

"Patricia Fripp is extraordinary! My book, without a doubt, is on the New York Timesbest sellers list because of her influence on how to write a story—how to craft a message. It's unbelievable the power that Patricia Fripp has!" Janine Driver, Body Language Expert, Author of the NY Times Bestseller, You Say More Than You Think
"You don't really need any more accolades; however, your teachings, CD's, and coaching were significant in my receiving a standing ovation for a one-hour Toastmaster Leadership training workshop. So much of what you teach came pouring out of me into the audience, and they absolutely loved it. One woman said, "This speech was life-changing for me." Patricia, you are a great role model for women everywhere. Thanks for your teachings and for leading the way." – Cindy Carpenter
"Thank you for another amazing opportunity. These past three days of the speech coaching camp have been transformational. As always, you knew that I needed to be here to be in the presence of greatness. Each presenter had a unique style and a powerful message. My husband and I couldn't stop chatting tonight at dinner about the content that was shared throughout the entire conference. Patricia, I want to thank you once again for touching my life and the many lives that you are touching through my work. You are not only an inspiration but also a hero in my book. Every person deserves a Patricia Fripp. I am so blessed to have you in my life." –Chandra Williams, Founder & CEO, Center of Student Achievement Solution
"Thank you and wow! As an experienced presenter, I learned more than I could have imagined about advanced presentation skills. On behalf of everyone on the webinar, you are a true professional, and we are truly grateful for your generosity of knowledge." – Eric Bloom, Executive Director, IT Management & Leadership Institute

"After a long and successful keynote speaking career, my last keynote speech was one of my best ever, in large part due to your fantastic coaching.– Francine Ward, President, F. Ward & Associates

"Thank you once again for your speech coaching to prepare me for my Global Sales meeting. You have an amazing talent in helping me pull my corporate message into a meaningful, impactful, and entertaining story. You are always the one to call when my back is against the wall. Your magic always works and hits the mark with the audience!" – Brian Marlier, Senior Vice President, US Enterprise, Cisco

Genentech

"Thank you so much for your presentation skills coaching. Last Friday all our presentations to the executive team went very well. The team is proud of the way we delivered our story. Our marketing team always looks forward to working with you." – Michelle Duke, Group Product Manager, Genentech

"As you know, I am a very experienced professional speaker and consultant with a unique niche. However, I just got off the platform from delivering the new keynote you helped me create. It was awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your expertise and support! Already I have another invitation. I can’t wait for us to get together again to take my presentations to the next level!" – Dan Stockdale, President, World Nature Coalition, Inc.
"Anytime you want to shorten your learning and the outcome you are seeking is important, a coach is just an absolute no brainer. And for me, I went right to Patricia Fripp because what I knew about her and what her strengths were I thought really were a good complement for what I needed in a coach. I am used to getting up and talking for very long periods of time, but I had to take a lot of information and compact it down into a very tight thirty minute time frame and do that in a very precise way to have the biggest impact... I felt like she would be the best one to help me with that, and I think the results speak for themselves." Kim Snider, Keynote Speaker & Financial Expert
"As the State Director of Training and Technical Assistance in the District of Columbia, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, my role is to provide presenters to conduct high-quality, professional development training seminars on topics that are extremely technical involving legal statues, policy implementation, and instructional and behavioral best practices for the local education agencies. As a result of having to provide professional development training seminars and keynote addresses, we have contracted for Patricia Fripp’s services on an annual basis to provide speech coaching to our attorneys and content expert speakers.

"Patricia Fripp is an expert speech coach who is highly skilled. She understands how to work with experts who may not be naturally gifted speakers. After one of her sessions with my attorneys and content experts, I shared with another colleague who was inquiring about her services that “Patricia Fripp not only walks on water, she creates the water she walks on. She is truly a gifted and talented speech coach." – Chandra Williams, State Director of Training and Technical Assistance Division of Specialized Education

E.L. Goldberg & Associates

"Last week I delivered my ‘big’ presentation and received rave reviews. One person said it was the best talk of the 2-1/2 day conference. I walked away with dozens of positive comments and two other requests to speak. When I hired you as my speech coach, I was already a very experienced presenter. However, your scripting and coaching took my performance to an amazing new level." – Edie L. Goldberg, President, E.L. Goldberg & Associates

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

"It is impossible to express the gratitude of our team for the fabulous presentation on Preparing and Presenting Powerful Presentations. Even the most experienced on our team loved the information and your delivery and personality!" – Catherine A. Brown, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

"Thank you for your executive speech coaching help and clarity. My speech went very, very well thanks to your feedback and razor-sharp thinking." – Dan O'Neill, President, First National of Nebraska "Thanks to your speaking skills coaching, my audience loved my presentation. After our virtual speech coaching session, I felt much more comfortable with storytelling. Who knew I could add drama to a business story? My confidence built as I could see the audience members were engaged and fascinated. Apparently, my world of international business sounds alluring now that you have helped improve my presentation skills." – Mona Pearl, President BeyondAStrategy, Inc.

CellMax

"It is impressive how one afternoon of Patricia Fripp speech training helps normal conversation as well as presentations! What a great investment." – Johan Valentin, General Manager, CellMax

Fidelity Investments

"You are a true Rock Star executive speech coach! Every year you help me with my January Sales Meeting speech, my skills increase. This week’s sales meeting was a huge success, and I felt terrific about my presentations. Your guidance and input is invaluable. My boss told me I was outstanding, I received many compliments from others, and perhaps most importantly, I felt very confident, comfortable, and genuine throughout the presentations. Thank you for your support and coaching. I appreciate it." – Rob Cummings, Senior Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Fidelity Investments

"Thank you for your executive speech coaching. My presentation at the company conference went very well. In fact, it went so well I was asked to speak multiple times to different regions. Your speaking skills advice was the best I have ever received. When I was watching the movie ‘Iron Lady’ when Meryl Streep/Mrs. Thatcher was being trained to speak from her deep voice, I was thinking of you!" – Licen Xu, Ph.D., Director, Product Management, 5500 Series Genetic Analysis System

Fagen, Friedman & Fulfrost, LLP

"On behalf of the entire team at Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, I offer you our sincerest thanks for a job well done. From beginning to end, your speaker training program was informative, engaging, and empowering. As you can imagine, our attorneys build a reputation and business for both themselves and the Firm by delivering high-quality presentations to educators throughout the state. Working with you was most certainly a step toward continued development of their speaking expertise." – Nancy Constantine, Executive Director, Fagen, Friedman, & Fulfrost, LLP

American Payroll Association

"We appreciate your expert training of our instructors and the speech coaching of our Board Members and Officers. You are so gifted at improving and polishing their presentation skills. This leads to an incredible impact on the final result of our entire convention. I tell everyone…Patricia Fripp turns average presenters into powerful presenters." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

"Thanks to your virtual coaching, my speech in Vilnius, Lithuania went very well. Your speaking tips on scripting the opening and closing were extremely helpful along with 'you' focused language. Thanks for helping me get prepared for this and delivering future presentations." – Jim McEvoy, ChFC, AEP, President, Cross Border Planning

American Payroll Association

"Living in the UK, I have found it valuable working with you virtually. What a treat to work with you in person. It was great meeting you and what a valuable executive speech coaching session. Over the last couple of years, you have helped me build my confidence and skills. Wow! What a high to keynote a convention of 2,000 knowing my speech is good, and why! I could not have done it without your speech coaching expertise." – Lawrence Mitchell, Marketing Director, Reed Business Information

"When Fripp enters the stage, people are in awe. She is a remarkable speaker, an amazing presentation coach and consultant, and her ability to help you craft a speech is simply extraordinary. I've watched her do this, and it is truly a gift. I would not be where I am today in my career, without her help and generosity in coaching me." – Chad Barr, President, CB Software

Financial Recovery Institute

"Last evening we had a large crowd at my book signing and we sold out of books. Everyone said I am a terrific speaker and that I have a heart connection with the audience." I have the story and you have been an invaluable guide in helping be develop it into a speech and deliver it well. As I tell everyone who will listen, 'Patricia Fripp's coaching is a magnificient investment.'" – Karen McCall, Founder, Financial Recovery Institute

Blue Diamond Growers

"Thank you again for the executive speech coaching support in designing my annual meeting speech. With your help, I felt very well prepared for the big moment when I had to introduce myself to over 2,000 people. By all accounts, I came off as genuine, poised, and capable. The time and effort spent were more than worth the outcome and investment. I look forward to working with you in the future." – Mark Jansen, CEO, Blue Diamond Growers

Convergys

"As ALWAYS, you amaze me with how you can 'wordsmith' a speech and make it sound so much better." – Jane Holmes, CPP, Director Business Services, Convergys HR Management

"My business as a trial lawyer is persuading juries, often in matters of life and death. Your practical public speaking insights were of help to me." Gary Gober, Trial Lawyer
"As usual, you were stellar. After twenty plus years of watching you speak, I always get something from your presentations. You do your important work." – Lynn Fraley, Past President, NSANC

Power 2 Transform

"The opportunity to learn how you deliver awesome speeches every time is priceless." – John Bentley, President, Power 2 Transform

"Last week I delivered my presentation to 145 CPA's at the Myrtle Beach Hilton. With your assistance, I 'knocked it out of the park.' Several attendees came up to tell me how much they enjoyed the presentation. Because of your coaching, I experienced minor nerves and two minutes in really felt like I had them ‘in the palm of my hand.' The hour seemed to fly by. I feel so fortunate to have made this connection with you at the Centaurus BDD Conference. The 15-20 minutes you spent with me in New Orleans helped so much with my Chamber of Commerce presentations. The Chamber presentations resulted in my being invited to speak to the CPA group. They actually paid me! You have improved my presentation skills and professionalism. How do I put a value on that?" – Samuel H. Plexico, President, Carolinas Insurance Group, LLC

Spidell Publishing, Inc.

"After your one-day speech coaching session for our experienced CPA presenters, we saw improvement. You inspired me to work hard on shortening and punching stories. Everyone agrees…your Advanced Presentation Skills was the best session anyone has attended." – Lynn Freer, President, Spidell Publishing, Inc.

Heartland Advisors

"At Heartland we believe in disciplined value investing. When we invested in Patricia Fripp's presentation skills training she gave us wisdom, specific scripting, advanced ideas, and frankly techniques even our best speakers were not aware of. It was Patricia who recommended we use our artwork in our advertising and brochures. Patricia Fripp is not just the best speech coach, she is our secret weapon and trusted advisor. Our relationship has continued for several years. You can't go wrong engaging her 'bottom line.' Fripp gives value." – Bill Nasgovitz, CEO, Heartland Advisors

Kaplan Thaler Group

"My partner Robin Koval and I have spent our entire careers in advertising. Our agency is responsible for some of the most memorable advertising in America. We are known for putting Aflac on the map and making them as well known as Coca Cola. I am flattered that over the years of authoring and composing campaign jingles my work has become part of American pop-culture landscape. Some examples are: 'I Don't Want to Grow Up, I'm a Toys R Us Kid', 'Kodak Moments', and 'The Heart of Communication' for Bell Atlantic. Our blue-chip clients include Procter & Gambles' Clairol Herbal Essences, Dawn and Swiffer, Continental Airlines, Marshall, Pfizer, Office Depot, US Bank and the American Red Cross.
"In high-level advertising brilliant minds sit around brainstorming and shouting at each other with excitement. Years of these experiences and high level client meetings prepared us for three days of advanced speech coaching with Patricia Fripp. She was highly recommended and we had high expectations. However... nothing quite prepared us for her preparation, knowledge, and focused attention on increasing the effectiveness of our speech scripts and delivery. Patricia Fripp has taught us far more than the golden rules of high-level public speaking. She has helped me to clarify my ideas, prioritize my thoughts, and express myself in the most persuasive and dynamic ways possible. These are not just communication lessons... these are life lessons.

"What the creative minds of The Kaplan Thaler Group do for a 30-second commercial Fripp does for a 60-minute convention speech. If you want only the best executive speech coach... call Fripp." – Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Best-Selling Co-Author of The Power of Nice

ImClone Systems Incorporated

"In 25 years of business I have hired a dozen coaches. Patricia Fripp is the finest executive speech coach ever. No matter what the subject my presentation is always immeasurably better. The executives I have referred to her all feel the same way. Patricia has a unique ability to dramatically improve executive presentations... and she makes it look so easy! Her experience pays off to my advantage. Patricia is the Steven Spielberg of executive presentations!"John Johnson, CEO, ImClone Systems Incorporated, Former Company Group Chairman, Johnson and Johnson

XDx

"We first contracted you because we needed to improve the group’s presentation skills. As you know our sales conversations and presentations to doctors are fairly complex, and we have very little time to capture their attention. XDx’s associates are incredibly well educated and most have earned two degrees, so they can be a tough audience. Their expectations were very high. As you could tell, from the first five minutes they were engaged, participated, laughed, and learned information and techniques that were as practical as they were brilliant. The buzz echoes through the building. We were all surprised when our President and senior executives stopped in to see what everyone was excited about.

"The next day the participants told me 'This was far more than presentation training—it was a tremendous team building exercise as well. We all felt we could practice new skills, leave our comfort zone and become more Hollywood in the safe environment that Fripp created. And it was more fun than we would ever have imagined.'" – Debra Franz, MBA, MT(ASCP)SH, Senior Director of Marketing, XDx

Wounded Warrior Project

"Thank you for the incredibly exciting and rewarding presentation skills training for the executives and staff of the Wounded Warrior Project!! The message below shows that young Ryan has been Frippnotized!

"Jeremy Chwat, Executive Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs wrote, 'Kules has officially been 'Frippisized!!! Just thought you'd like to know that the Fripp training last week was taken to heart. At the insurance industry meeting, Ryan Kules opened his speech with, 'I wish you could have been there with me, on the phone, when I spoke with the first warrior that I had placed with a job.' His speech was awesome. We had high expectations. You totally exceeded them.'" – John Melia, Executive Director-CEO, Wounded Warrior Project

"As an industry expert, for many years I have been asked to speak at national conference in keynote slots to very large audiences. My reviews have always been exceptionally good. Many of my associates thought it pointless to seek out a speech coach. However, Patricia Fripp had the reputation of taking expert speakers from good to great! Patricia worked with me for less than fifteen minutes before I thought 'Wow, I can't believe anyone ever asked me to speak a second time!'

"Although I am the master of my content, she changed my presentations to be more precise, pointed, and powerful. In a few hours, Patricia gave me to confidence to make my stories more dramatic. The next step was to 'Frippnotize' the entire Starker organization. In small office settings, one-on-one coaching, and keynoting our company conference she always gets great results, rave reviews, and requests to 'Bring her back!' I recommend Patricia Fripp with no reservations. If you want to be the best...call Fripp. If you are lucky enough to get on her schedule you will consider it a great investment." – Rochelle Stone, President, Starker Services, Inc., Los Gatos

"Thank you so much for making time available to coach me. It was the most beneficial coaching session I have ever had in my entire life, and I have had many. The best news is we are only half done. I can't wait to do my homework and get ready for the other half. I can use the advice you have given me to not only improve my speaking skills but my entire business. Your help is worth many times the cost of your service."Art Pennington

SmithGroup

"Thank you for the excellent job working with SmithGroup! Not only did we learn, stretch, grow... we had some fun as well. Your efforts will make all the participants better in all aspects as well of their professional lives not only increasing their sales presentation skills.

Thank you again, we are looking forward the next sessions!" – Paul Bohn, Vice President, SmithGroup

Team Rensi Motorsports

"As COO with McDonald’s, I had plenty of opportunity to give speeches and was considered a great speaker. However, when I had to prepare a convention speech with a considerable fee attached, the pressure increased considerably. Thank you for your assistance. I didn't realize how valuable a speech coach of your caliber could be.

"Your skill in drawing out the best in me was exciting. What you taught me about content, process, and communication skills are better than anything I learned in university. Our training sessions were long, but rewarding. Working with you, I really discovered that public speaking requires engaging the audience emotionally and intellectually. I will be a better speaker for having spent this time with you.

"The additional resources you bring to the experience are a big help. The diagrams, sample tapes, role model speakers, the expert video producer, and the web sites to study are most helpful. Beyond the coaching, your generosity of experience and resources made the time saved on research well worth the investment.

"I am now a 'Fripp Fan!'" – Ed Rensi, Chairman, Team Rensi Motorsports, Former Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, World Wide, President and CEO, McDonald’s USA,1984-1998

"You are a great coach... based on our fun coaching day, I received an 'A' for my glucosomine speech."Grace Walker Gray

sap-business-objects

"Thank you! Thank you! For all your support. You are the best speech coach an executive could ask for!" – Scott Bajtos, Group Vice President, SAP Business Objects

Winzler & Kelly

"Thanks for a great day coaching me on my presentations. Now I feel confident that I have the tools I need to prepare a speech for any occasion, and I look forward to delivering the speech we worked on yesterday." – Ted Whiton, Winzler & Kelly

re-mentor

"It was a pleasure spending the day with you and your genius mind. I'm looking forward to implementing all of the strategies and reaping the rewards from our coaching!" – Dave Lindahl, President, R.E. Mentor, Inc.

SAP Business Objects

"At the recent SAP BusinessObjects annual sales meeting, Patricia worked closely with our CEO, Bernard Liataud, on both the content creation and the content delivery of his keynote address. She also coached several other members of his senior staff on their respective presentations. We made the decision to engage Patricia for two major reasons: we wanted to improve the quality and impact of our most important presentations, and we wanted to invest in our senior people as part of their professional development. We believed that this investment would continue to provide benefits that would far outlast any motivational impact that an outside speaker could create. "The results were very positive. Our feedback mechanisms (surveys taken on-site and online surveys conducted a week later) indicated a definite improvement in both the quality of the presentations and the impact of those presentations. Our CEO was particularly pleased with the results he achieved through his commitment to the coaching process and his diligence in taking those lessons to heart. Those presenters who make themselves available to Patricia for one-on-one coaching scored significantly higher than those who did not.

"I would recommend Patricia and her services to anyone who is considering working with a speech coach because I believe she brings great experience, a dynamic personality, and a tireless work effort to each and every project she undertakes." – Pat Wynne, Vice President, Human Resources, SAP Business Objects

"I consider our two days together time very well-spent. Your insights into speech content and presentation were extremely valuable on a number of levels. You are a natural at what you do, and from the standpoint of numerous speakers (and thousands of listeners), the world of meetings is a better place as a result of your work." – Robert Galford, Managing Partner, Center for Executive Development, Boston

Union Hospital Health Group

"Boy, have I been Frippersized! Your speaking school was an awesome, incredible two-day experience in which I learned more than I ever imagined. It was non-stop and a whole lot of fun!" – Steven B. Reed, Executive Vice President, Union Hospital Health Group

Townsends, Inc.

"Your class was a 10 across the board. You're a first class act. I'm planning on attending next year and bringing a couple of people with me." – Rod Whitson, President, Townsend Inc.

Expressworks

"We would all like to thank you again for your excellent coaching and help. Our meeting went very well. Feedback was very much on point and our key messages did come through loud and clear. We are thinking of ways that we may work with you in the future."– Mark Bernardi, Founder, Expressworks International

"I'm still reeling from all of the wonderful speech design and delivery information you gave us. Thank you. It was worth every minute and dollar invested. It certainly paid dividends.

"Thanks to your expert coaching our video-shoot went flawlessly. We performed magnificently!

"We were amazed at the way you helped both of us structure our talks to be different yet totally compatible. You made both of our presentations much more interesting and dynamic than the eighteen other presenters filming that day. Working with you was a wonderful, educational, life changing experience. We would not have believed it possible to get so dramatic results in such a short period of time." – Jimmy Smull, Author of Healing Eve: The Woman's Journey from Religious Fundamentalism to Spiritual Freedom

"As you know, I was part of an important panel and really wanted to shine. Until I met with you I had no idea how much would go on behind the scenes to craft a perfect two minutes. Because of your guidance, I managed to get all of my points across confidently and succinctly, and won the audience's full support. Every question seemed to be directed to me after the panel's comments. It was obvious I was the only one who really thought through what I was going to say, why was I saying it, and rehearsed. Of course, I was the only one who hired you! What a great investment. Thanks and well done!"Dr. Carol Orsborn, Author, 15 books

Expressworks

"'You're brilliant ... a stroke of genius... how do you do it?' I heard myself saying this several times to Patricia Fripp when I reviewed my tapes from my two-day training with her. Fripp listened to my presentation in a technical legal area, and using my words and stories she helped me shape my presentation into an entertaining and dynamic "experience". She's truly the light at the end of my tunnel of struggling to create a presentation that would leave my clients asking for more. Patricia knows her profession and her art inside out; I knew this from her reputation in the industry, her past accomplishments and her resourceful website. It was not until I was in her presence that I experienced how effective and enthusiastic Fripp is teaching her truly vast knowledge of speaking and presentations skills. Thank you, Patricia... I know, I know... 'now, get up and do it!' I am." – Jorge Colón, NBC/Universal Telemundo, Media Counsel

Salience Consulting Group

"In a little over one day with Patricia Fripp I was able to outline a speech with several strong points, access numerous stories I had forgotten over the years and actually deliver parts of the speech with confidence. She is an extremely dynamic coach who drew out the best of my presentation skills. When I completed the session I felt I had a very clear plan of what I needed to do to succeed. I look forward to my new adventure as a speaker and the possibility of working with her again." – Tom Schramski, Ph.D. Salience Consulting, LLC

Palo Alto Staffing Services

"My entire staff enjoyed your speech on how to improve sales presentations. YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Everything you said was so relevant to our business. Based on your advice, we are having a meeting to start developing our stories. We are all so motivated and love your audio tapes." – Cathy Searby, President, Palo Alto Staffing Services

Northwest Airline

"Thank you for all of your assistance in preparation for my speech at Congress. Your tips and critiques were very helpful. It's not often that each of us in the amateur ranks is privileged to have a professional speaking coach. I feel very fortunate for this opportunity." – Marcia Aamodt, Director Payroll and Accounts Payable, Northwest Airline

American Payroll Association

"One of our trained workshop evaluators who attended your session on public speaking said, ... found Patricia to be a presenter that exceeds our ratings scale. She provides the right mix to cover the entire group. In speaking to others after the class, they all said if this was presented again, they would take it, as they feel there is more to learn than they could get in one time to improve their skills." – Jim Medlock, CPP, Senior Director of Education and Training, American Payroll Association

NetContinuum

"You are terrific! Your work as our speech coach far exceeded expectations. You helped a group of highly technical engineers organize their thoughts and deliver them with greater technique. Everyone who was coached at Netcontinuum was very impressed by your ability to critique their presentations, no matter what the content. Your knowledge and application of speech technique is thorough and comprehensive, and your expertise on the sales process is impressive. As a result of working with you, Patricia, Netcontinuum is better prepared to take our product to market. Please feel free to have potential clients call me as a reference. You are a wonderful teacher and proved yourself to be a tireless worker, friend and world class talent." – Bret Cunningham, Sales Manager, Netcontinuum

NetContinuum

"After working for Universal Studios for 35 years, I can honestly say you created magic before our eyes. You do exactly what Steven Spielberg does. Let me sum it up this way, Oy Vey." – Jerry Cohen, BS, MA, JD Motion Picture and Television Film and Music Editing, Universal Studios

"If you want to become a dynamic communicator who leads and inspires with the power of your words...Then you MUST hire Patricia Fripp as your personal executive speech coach. She is one of the most creative, innovative, and practical coaches I have ever experienced in my 25 years of being an executive. Fripp has an excellent command of platform skills and knows how to teach, coach, and guide you in ways you never imagined to make your keynote or presentation VISUALLY come alive for any audience.

"Don't waste your money buying tapes from any other speaking guru... spend the dollars with Fripp and you receive a 10-fold return. Trust me... even if you have great content it is 30% of what you need for a memorable keynote. The other 70% is the organizing, wordsmithing, tweaking, polishing, and rehearsing with a consummate professional. Your presentations can be memorable, dynamic, and persuasive... if Fripp helps you. This could be the best investment for your company and your career."Richard C Putz, CEO of Cambridge Institute of Applied Management, Former CFO of C-bridge, Former VP of Oracle Strategy, Former CEO of Security Federal Bank & Trust

Business Objects

"Patricia Fripp has a unique ability to find what element will make her clients shine. Then she coaches them in exactly the right way to make them great. She is insightful, creative, and very supportive. She turned my confidence from solid to super high. I felt relaxed and really had a great time performing!" – Tracy Eiler, Vice President Corporate Communications, Business Objects

It's a Grind Coffee House

"Thank you again for your expert advice and help with my speech! You're truly a PRO!" – Marty Cox, Founder and President, It's A Grind

"Based on the positive feedback I had after my speech, I'd say things went pretty darn well.Your training has really had an impact on how I organize my presentations, since I'm now much more focused on what's in it for the audience vs. what I want to tell them or what I want them to know—that whole 'I vs. you' technique!

"Thanks for all your help, I get your email newsletter now, so am definitely a convert. It was great working with you, and I hope I get to do so again in the future." – Guy Weismantel, Director, Corporate Product Marketing, Business Objects

SAP Business Objects

"Thank you so much for your valuable insight. Yes, I was a star at Sales Kick Off, thanks to you. I started out my presentation with a bang, and finished with a very thoughtful story that helped the entire team know that they can make a difference. At the end they were putty in my hands, and inspired to do great things. I think that could be classified as a sure fire success! I plan on using your methodology for all my presentations going forward. I only wish we had more time to work together, and that you could have been there to see me in action. You would have been proud. Thanks again for your valuable insight and your follow-up. You have made a difference in my career." – Gene Holcombe, Vice President, Corporate Product Marketing, SAP Business Objects

Business Objects
"As I watched you conduct a full-day Sales Presentation Skills Training, I saw more active participation from my team than I had ever seen. I could feel the excitement from all of my sales employees. Afterwards, they could not wait to get out in the field and use the specific techniques they had learned. During the session, you were coaching one of my sales team on how to give a 'Hollywood' presentation. You were able to coach her in such a manner that her story brought the meeting participants to tears they were so enthralled. For the next few weeks after the meeting, I continually received e-mails, phone calls, and voicemails from my team touting their successes after trying some of the techniques you taught them. It was clear that your influence on every participant was effective and long lasting. We were convinced we had to have you come back to work with another sales team. I was delighted that we experienced the same active, enthusiastic participation as the first session.

"Your influence on the American Home Shield team has been instrumental in helping to increase sales, perfect presentations, and build confidence." – Shelly Al-Hashash, Vice President, American Home Shield

Wachovia Securities

"After many years of giving presentations I thought I was a good speaker. To become great I realize I needed some professional help. You were recommended by a leading speaker bureau as 'the best in the business.' Following our telephone coaching and then one day in-person coaching, I immediately received feedback from my associates that my speaking and presenting had improved by an order of magnitude. After two national conferences I received the highest evaluation of all the speakers. These venues included some of the nation's best-known, in-demand, and highly-paid professional speakers!

I could not have done this without your expert help. From the script development to our intense day of one-on-one coaching, your knowledge, sights and constant prodding for improvement made the difference. The money was one of the best investments I ever made in my personal and professional development." – David Monday, President, Independent Brokerage Group, Wachovia Securities LLC

Advanced Hygiene Concepts Inc.

"We just finished our first marketing seminar since our training with you. We utilized your great advice and received RAVE reviews! A few good, however mostly great and fabulous. The audience also wrote, 'Interesting, high energy, funny.' Thanks to your coaching it was a resounding success." – Linda O'Grady, Partner/Owner, Advanced Hygiene Concepts

Wachovia Securities

"After years of thinking I was a better than average speaker it took only a few short moments of working with Patricia Fripp to realize that I had a lot of opportunity to be better...much better! Because of working with Patricia to prepare for a key presentation, for the first time in my life I received a standing ovation, not once but twice. I was amazed at her ability to grasp the culture, tone, and general expectations of our organization after just two phone conversations. Her injection of humor balanced with sincerity was critical in the success of my presentation and made me realize how important those two components are to any presentation. I would highly recommend the tools and disciplines learned working with Patricia to everyone. The level of preparation allowed me the first night of restful sleep EVER before a presentation of that magnitude.

"The entire experience of working with Patricia was fantastic from start to finish. I'm available any time to speak to anyone lucky enough to consider Patricia Fripp as a speech coach, keynote speaker, or sales trainer." – Todd Stewardson, VP Sales, The Thomas Kinkade Company

"I hear your voice nearly every day from the tapes that play in my car. Last night I had the honor of speaking to 300 officers at Little Rock Air Force Base. Fripp, never have I done a better job. It was one of those times that you talk about. Everything lines up just right, and show goes perfectly. The audience was in the right mood. I had the right amount of adrenaline. The audio was perfect. The lighting great. My timing couldn't have been better. It was the most wonderful feeling I have ever had when speaking. You said it would happen. Like with everything else you have ever told me, you are right. Thanks for the coaching and encouragement." Philip Davis

Lockheed Martin

"We had a great experience with Patricia Fripp coaching engineers and astronauts. Her ability to work with people at top levels of our company, and make them feel totally comfortable while critiquing their work, is a special talent. Our engineers and executives alike found many areas where they could improve their presentations. She definitely gets a return engagement soon!!" – Randy Bushee, Professional Development Manager, Lockheed Martin, Skunk Works

American Home Shield

"Thanks for your amazing coaching and support—it will impact my performance! We will call you with our success stories!!" – Lisa J. Rice, Vice President Sales, American Home Shield

"Thank you for your help with my speech. I felt very comfortable giving it yesterday...actually I really enjoyed the moment. A lot of that is due to your suggestions and guidance. You are truly a professional at what you do. I also want to compliment you on your outlook. Seldom do I see someone that enjoys what they do as much as you do. It was a pleasure working with you. I hope we work together in the future." – Bill Parker, APA Payroll Man of the Year

GAP

"Before I met Patricia Fripp, it was a challenge to run a small meeting and enjoy it. When I had the challenge of addressing 2,000 people in the Masonic Auditorium, I was petrified. I realized the future of my career would be affected. Patricia Fripp's help was invaluable; I could not have done it without her." – Jim LaRocco, VP of Human Resources, The Gap, Inc.

American Payroll Association

"We have had such amazing results hiring Patricia to coach our industry trainers and Congress speakers. Her yearly speaking seminar is a great investment. The confidence level, skill and creativity of our trainers have soared. Our President threw away the talk she had worked on for eight months and rewrote it with Fripp in forty minutes." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association, National Speakers Association, 2001 Meeting Partner of the Year

SOLA Opticals

"Without your help I could not have created my keynote speech for their company sales meeting. I am not an experienced speaker, and due to time constraints, had just one afternoon with you. Yet, we created a dynamic talk that I delivered one week later with no notes. I've been Frippnotized! I loved it. I can't wait to do it again." – Barry Weitsenberg, President, SOLA Opticals

"Patricia is a consummate professional. Her coaching is insightful and unusually powerful. Working with her is like turbo-charging your presentation. As a way to leverage your time and optimize your results, you cannot beat an investment with her if you want to speak in public. Pay her fees gladly and do what she says. She is terrific!" – Mike Sipe, President, Private Equities Development, Inc.

SOLA Opticals

"Last year's meeting was a disaster. We needed serious help. Patricia Fripp transformed our marketing manager's presentations for the four days of meetings. It was a highly effective investment. We asked her to write a speech for our President. After four and a half hours with her he delivered the keynote, with no notes, ten days later." – Michelle Gaedke, Marketing Manager, SOLA Opticals

"Thanks to Patricia Fripp's efforts my talk was a wild success. I followed speakers from Microsoft and blew them off the stage! Well, that's what it felt like to me. I would not have thought it possible, and it would not have been without Fripp's help." – Oliver Martin, CEO, Thru Transport Systems

PR Connect

"I gave my speech last night... it was at least TWICE as good because of the day I spent with you. I didn't realize during the day that you were making such a great impact... but mission accomplished... and quite an accomplishment on your part because it is nearly impossible for me to sit through anything for an entire day. I have already referred a couple of my clients to you." – Sally Pera, President, PR Connect

Sales Training

Sales Presentation Training Clients Are Saying...

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“Based on my personal experience of working with Patricia Fripp at my last company, I knew she would have an immediate impact on our sales teams. Our expectation was to have actionable ideas for our sellers to walk away with. Over the course of the meeting, we saw people begin to adopt Patricia’s ideas and best practices. Our seasoned sales professionals were excited and willing to try her sales presentation techniques. Additionally, to ensure she had context for her content, Patricia conducted interviews prior to our conference and participated in the full meeting. This went a long way toward building credibility with the sales force. Patricia was flexible and creative in working with us to create a high-impact program within the constraints of our time and budget. Our internal and sales professionals said that it was time well spent. When we get together only once a year, we must be judicious in planning our agenda. Patricia’s session left the sales team energized and excited about what they had learned, ready to put her techniques into action. Many commented it was some of the best sales training they had received.” – Juliann Larimer, President & CEO, Peak-Ryzex
“Thank you for all your help at the National Sales Conference.  We have a veteran group of sales professionals, and many times these groups are hard to impress.  Your sales presentations skills sessions really delivered, and they loved it!  Everyone felt Frippnotized!” – Jeff Walters, Vice President, North American Sales, Peak-Ryzex
meridian-systems
"Your sales presentation skills training was superb. Our professionals are experienced, and you really took them to a whole new level of skill. Working with Patricia Fripp for three days was a magnificent investment." – Geene Alhady, Vice President of Sales, Meridian Systems
mhn
"Great job last week at your sales presentation skills training... my team is still pumped up." – Teri R. Moore, MFT, Director, Account Management, MHN, a Health Net Company
morgan-stanley
"Thank you for your fine program on sales presentation skills. We are already putting your ideas to work." – Thomas Moore, Morgan Stanley
Veritas Software Corporation
"At VERITAS, we only work and hire the best, most experienced sales people as we have sophisticated products to solve our clients' complicated business issues. Naturally, to help guide our sale force we only partner with the best sales trainers and consultants we can find. The Fripp & Associates team fits this description and has greatly exceeded our expectations in both a facilitating and development role. Patricia, you and your associates have provided the VERITAS team with tremendous guidance and support. The role your team plays is critical and has made a difference in our field organization's results. As a result of participating in your highly interactive sales presentation training and coaching both the Sales Representatives and Systems Engineers always feel more prepared to communicate clearly and concisely with our customers. We always receive rave reviews from the Fripp & Associates training." – Michael Silberstein, VERITAS Software Corporation

"Hiring Patricia Fripp is the best investment I have ever made in my company, my employees, and myself. For over 16 years I have been a client of Ms. Fripp. Originally I hired her to help me expand my business by improving my communication skills. The results exceeded my expectations. I learned how to prepare a speech and structure a sentence for the ear. Additionally, I have been able to achieve the goals I set for our team and myself. My other team members, regardless of age, speaking experience, or longevity in our industry, have seen great improvement. Speaking is a physical activity just like basketball. The chances of a 5-foot 10-inch, 58-year old man’s playing in the NBA are slim. The prospect of his becoming a professional-sounding speaker is not out of the realm, however, with Ms. Fripp's training technique: she listens, she observes, and she shares her vast experience. Patricia Fripp can take anyone who wants to learn the art of speaking to the top if they take her advice and are disciplined in the practice." - Michael V. Shustek, Chief Executive Officer & Director, MVP Reit

adp

"Patricia was an excellent choice for the group. It was energetic and really brought tremendous value. It will make all of my group rethink the way we present and PREPARE for presentations and calls." – Matt Kamish, ADP, Claims

unitech
"In my 12 years in sales and marketing, you are the most dynamic, charismatic, and knowledgeable sales presentation trainer and executive speech coach that I know. After your presentation skills training, both my sales and technical support team are closing more sales!" – Bill Lewis, Director of Sales and Marketing, North America, Unitech America, Inc.
Meridian Systems
"When I was looking for the best sales presentations skills expert, Patricia Fripp was high on my list. From our first conversation, she was giving me advice that was invaluable. The quality of advice most experts are not generous enough to deliver until they have your check in their hands.

However, the evidence that cemented my decision was the quality and enthusiasm of Patricia’s past clients. The other sales trainer I was considering gave me a list of past clients, and none of them returned my calls. Patricia’s clients, all busy high-level people, were enthusiastic and considered her more than just an expert they had hired. Now I am happy to be an enthusiastic client and referrer. Patricia’s advice has made a long-term impact on our company. You will not go wrong working with Patricia Fripp." – Geene Alhady, General Manager, Meridian Systems

Pearson
"You will be excited to know not only did my team enjoy your sales presentation skills training and coaching session, they are using what they learned. As you know, it is the true measure of an investment in personal development. ‘Fripp’ has made its way into our lexicon as a verb; as in ‘Just Fripp it.’

Last week I traveled with Heidi and saw her demonstrate her new skills. At my team meeting, I asked everyone to share their stories ‘Fripp’ style. Congratulations on a very successful session." – Joni Schlapa, Pacific Sales Manager, Pearson Digital Learning

Competitive Edge Seminars

"After 15 years working in the sales training business with Tommy Hopkins and promoting Competitive Edge Seminars hiring the nations best speakers and trainers, I assure you nobody is more effective discussing sales presentation skills than Patricia Fripp. Fripp's information is practical, her delivering is entertaining, and her coaching and evaluation is world class." – David Behr, President, Competitive Edge Seminars

Infovista

"Superb sales presentation skills training. Our sales reps are very enthusiastic. Now it is up to us to follow through." – Pete Shah, Senior Vice President, VP Americas Sales, InfoVista

Canada Wide Media

"You and your ideas are absolutely fantastic! The award-winning sales team enjoyed and learned so much from you. We will be your ambassadors forever. I have not seen Peter yet but I will be thanking him for calling you. Right after our session the team was very excited about pitching him to bring you to Vancouver. You have elevated us to the next level." – Lee Caldwell, Canada Wide Media

Canada Wide Media

"Patricia you are the best executive speech coach and sales presentations skills trainer in North America. You were a BIG hit. My award-winning sales gang just loved you... your energy, ideas, and no nonsense approach to sales. I can't thank you enough." – Peter Legge, CEO, Canada Wide Media

Callidus Software

"Fantastic! Our sales presentations skills training session with Patricia Fripp was well worth the investment. We saw increased sales results immediately, and they have carried forward. While the customer-facing employees of Callidus Software all firmly believed in the value proposition that our solutions delivered to customers, we weren't conveying the benefits as crisply and persuasively as is necessary when selling complex business software applications. Patricia was very effective in coaching us on delivering our message in a more attention-grabbing and to-the-point manner. We experienced immediate results in our communications with customers, prospects, analysts, press, and partners. As an added bonus, the executive team has noticed marked improvement even in mundane, internal, day-to-day presentations. The presentations are crisper and delivered with more confidence. To maximize our investment, we will commence brown-bag-lunch practice sessions as Patricia suggested. Thank you, Patricia!" – Steve Apfelberg, Vice President of Marketing, Callidus Software

MHN-A Health Net Company

"Patricia, Great job last week at your sales presentation skills training... my team is still pumped up." – Teri R. Moore, MFT, Director, Account Management MHN, A Health Net Company

Innisbrook Wraps
"Imagine a sales force filled to the brim with confidence, passion and powerful words ready to set their sales records on fire. That's a reality for Innisbrook after your 2-day seminar at our National Sales Meeting with Patricia Fripp. Beginning with the conference calls in anticipation of the meeting, you created an eagerness among our sales force and management team. Our reps gleamed invaluable advice from the first interaction of a 45-minute one-on-one session with you.

"We've received many voice mails and emails from our reps expressing their gratitude at the investment Innisbrook made in them. They often refer to your sessions as exciting, entertaining, and information-packed. Your ability to provide enhanced words without criticizing put our reps at ease, and allowed them the opportunity to stand up in a group of their peers without fear. Perhaps the greatest compliment to you is the overwhelming sentiment that they were dreading two days worth of a speaker, but your animated presentation made the days fly by and they enjoyed every moment of it!" – Sharon McHugh, VP of Sales, Innisbrook Wraps

Morgan Stanley

"Thank you for your fine program on sales presentation skills. We are already putting your ideas to work." – Thomas Moore, Morgan Stanley

Unitech America, Inc.

"In my 10 years in sales and marketing, I must say you are the most dynamic, charismatic, and knowledgeable person and coach that I know. After our two-day sales conversation and presentation skills training, both my sales and technical support team feel that they now have a secret weapon. I would recommend you to anyone who needs training in making sales and look forward to our next meeting." – Bill Lewis, Director of Sales and Marketing, North America, Unitech America, Inc.

SmithGroup
"Thank you for the excellent job working with SmithGroup! Not only did we learn, stretch, grow... we had some fun as well. Your efforts will make all the participants better in all aspects as well of their professional lives not only increasing their sales presentation skills.

Thank you again, we are looking forward the next sessions!" – Paul Bohn, Vice President, SmithGroup

Union Hospital Health Group

"One great example of your immediate impact from the persuasive presentation skills training was the approval we received from the Board of Directors for an unbudgeted project involving several different departments. We believe the individual coaching you did with the Administrator for her presentation made all the difference. Our investment to bring you here was paid off within two weeks. Thank you Frippster!" – Steven Reed, Executive Vice President, Union Hospital Health Group

Veritas Software Corporation

"My hat is off to you and your Fripp & Associates team. Your sales presentation skills training session was extremely valuable. After 12 years sales experience, I was confident I had learned all the milestones of selling. Well, I was in for surprise with all the valuable innovation information taught by Fripp & Associates." – Michael Silberstein, VERITAS Software Corporation

Suburban Health Organization
"BEFORE being Frippnotized, our associates were having a hard time closing the deal and moving the practices along. AFTER being Frippnotized, we have seen so much more business with the Fripp Sales Presentation skills training. We would not have believed it possible to enjoy such amazing results in a two-week timeframe!  I am extremely grateful for each minute you were able to spend with us. You have a unique way of bringing out the Fripp in everyone. It's contagious. I'm really looking forward to the newsletters!" – Natasha Weems, Supervisor of Provider Relations, Suburban Health Organization
American Home Shield

"Thanks for your wonderful repeat performance at our National Sales Meeting. Once again you were the topic of conversation... all good." – Lisa J. Rice, Divisional Vice President, American Home Shield Corporation

ADP
"The dollars we expended for the training was money well spent. Everyone I spoke with gave very positive feedback. More importantly, the proof that your ICS sales reps and managers were engaged was in the results we experienced in the practice sessions on Thursday. There was not one person that did not show improvement, the scripts just kept getting better as the day went on, and to top it off we had fun!

In reference to the value of having everyone in attendance, the idea of having a general session followed by the break out was the best of both worlds. I always learn something more about our business when we are with the other business units of ACS sales, but I also value the break out time to focus on ICS' specific needs - a great balance. Thank you for making the investment in all of us!" – Pat Major, ADP, Claims

"Patricia was an excellent choice for the group. It was energetic, and really brought tremendous value. It will make all of my group rethink the way we present and PREPARE for presentations and calls. I think the session really will shape the way we present ADP and ourselves at State Farm moving forward." – Matt Kamish, ADP, Claims

"Great Fripp training this week. Not only was it helpful to everyone regarding presentation skills, the three days re-energized many sales people." – Jeff Parrish, ADP, Claims

"The presentation skills training today was tremendous... ton of compliments." – Greg Carr, ADP, Claims
"Really enjoyed the Fripp training! I know for my group, we all left with a couple of new techniques." – Kirk Monger, ADP, Claims
"Thank you so much for the training in Chicago this last week!!! It was an incredibly valuable to me as a new DM. Patricia Fripp was exceptional and helped me see how using certain techniques can help you make or break a deal. I only wished I had been through this training 6 months ago. Thank you for the investment in my career with ADP. After this week I feel encouraged and more prepared than ever to prove to myself and my team that I have what it takes now to turn around a tough assignment and make to Presidents Club!" – Diane McDonald, ADP, Claims
"You have my commitment that my team will push very hard this 2nd half to get as close to plan as possible. I believe the Fripp training has stimulated many new ideas that will help us get there. It's up to us to prove it to you by incorporating some of what we learned in our everyday practice." – Jeff Nash, ADP, Claims
"I think it was worth the time and expense. Patricia is very good at what she does plus she stayed around to have conversations. I think the most powerful parts of her presentation that I took away were, 'a confused mind always says no' and 'you are speaking to be remembered and repeated.' When you spend some much time speaking about your product and services you sometimes assume that what you're saying is understood and that can be detrimental to your efforts. So the Midwest will be constantly reminded of making sure our prospects understand our message. I believe it will help us close more deals." – Vincent Yazurio, ADP, Claims
"As always, my expectations for the Fripp sales presentation skills seminar were high. It is difficult to justify two full days out of the territory as we approach year end. However, I was more than satisfied. Patricia challenged me to look at my presentation in a completely new light. I feel more prepared and confident about my approach and believe this was the most productive seminar I have attended since I have been with ADP. A few thoughts:
  • She demanded perfection and gave immediate feedback. Too often a speaker will have attendees role-play and accept an average performance as to not put the speaker in an uncomfortable situation. Patricia would interject immediately and force the speaker to improve. Uncomfortable—YES, Productive—DEFINITELY...
  • Speakers were given an opportunity to role-play real issues that are current and will translate into revenue for ADP.
  • Provided a framework that can be adapted to all our sales calls and pre call planning.

"I would recommend continuing a relationship with Patricia. She adds tremendous value to our presentation and will make ADP a more professional corporation. Fripp is a differential advantage to our sales team. On a personal level, I would love an opportunity to work with her to help prepare for key appointments. ADP should consider her for this option too." – Randy Bianchi, National Account District Manager, ADP

Veritas Software Corporation
"At VERITAS, we only work and hire the best, most experienced sales people as we have sophisticated products to solve our clients complicated business issues. Naturally, to help guide our sale force we only partner with the best sales trainers and consultants we can find. The Fripp & Associates team fits this description and has greatly exceeded our expectations in both a facilitating and development role. Patricia, you and your associates have provided the VERITAS team with tremendous guidance and support. The role your team plays is critical and has made a difference in our field organization's results. As a result of participating in your highly interactive sales presentation training and coaching both the Sales Representatives and Systems Engineers always feel more prepared to communicate clearly and concisely with our customers. We always receive rave reviews from the Fripp & Associates training.

We look forward to a great 2005 as VERITAS continues to evolve." – Matt Cox, Director VERITAS Education, VERITAS Software

American Home Shield

"I think of you every time I speak to a group. You would be proud! I have slowed down and continue to insert 'Hollywood' stories." – Mary Boyan Slakey, American Home Shield

Canada Wide Magazines
"Thank you for your superb presentation to my sales staff here in Vancouver. You are without a doubt a consummate professional and quickly engaged every member of my staff with your professionalism, charm, quick wit and your exceptional content. I am truly indebted to you for this marvelous gift. After finishing lunch with you and getting back to the office, I found many of the staff implementing your ideas into their presentations and their verbal skills. You obviously had a great impact. You now have 65 Frippnotized Canada Wide fans in your corner. Having seen you twice in two days with separate audiences and separate content, you continue to amaze me with your versatility. Your passion is so clear and as Steven Covey says in his new book, The Eighth Habit, to find your voice and then inspire others to find theirs. You are the master! Speakers Roundtable are indebted to your continual inspiration for this business." – Peter Legge, Chairman, Canada Wide Magazines
JCP Geologists
"Thank you for your exciting and productive sales presentation training. I admit to feeling nervous that the team from novice to our President would not be receptive. However, you seemed to know just what to do to both relax and motivate each individual. My goal was after our training with you that our sales team would be energized and motivated to seek out and deliver more sales presentations. Not only are we all motivated and energized, we are now well equipped with the skills needed to perform a top notch presentation that will capture our target audience and increase our sales dramatically.

Thank you for giving our team such a great foundation to build on and a very promising start for the new year!" – Denean Richards, Business Development / Sales Manager, JCP Geologists

William E. Wood & Associates
"Patricia, 'I wish you could have been there, $100 million goes up on the screen, there is a hush over the audience and Mr. Thurmond announces that yes, Williamsburg has achieved an all-time goal.' Today, thanks to your brilliant session I started my sales meeting with those words. The audience gasped and sat forward wanting to know what came next. From now on, every time I get the opportunity to speak with my group I will paint vivid word pictures! Based on your instruction we went ended with an exercise where we introduced ourselves 'provocatively.'

"A huge success—everyone left energize, interacting with each other in a way they never had before. Before the training, I needed a recharge of the old batteries. You were just that right charge!" – Angela M. Dougherty, Managing Broker, William E. Wood & Associates

"Fripp! On behalf of the TraveLeaders sales team, I want you to know—We are energized! We are confident! We are Fripp-A-Fide! Thank you for your expert sales and presentation skills coaching for my sales and account management teams. It is a JOY to watch our team emerge as a force to be recognized throughout the travel industry. They started out good. Your innovative techniques, along with your brilliant insights, made them great. The Fripp training will result in a great return on our investment! This was the second training day we benefited from. It will not be the last. We look forward to having you as one of our 'secret weapons' for a long time. You may be small in stature—however, you are worth your weight in gold!

YOU made a difference!"– Kimberly Burnside, Senior Vice President, Western Region, TraveLeaders

American Home Shield

"Your influence on the American Home Shield team has been instrumental in helping to increase sales, perfect presentations, and build confidence. My managers are enjoying and benefiting from your phone coaching. For all of this, I want to say with the deepest sincerity, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! You are truly a magnificent sales trainer and speech coach!" – Shelly Al Hashash, Vice President Sales, American Home Shield

ADP
"ADP Northeast Sales is happy to give Patricia Fripp a strong recommendation for her sales presentation training. The Northeast Sales organization made one of the best investments when inviting Patricia Fripp to present two days of training. Her presentation was the most interesting presentation I've ever attended at ADP. The entire audience of both sales and technical associates were engaged and involved... even the seasoned professionals were impressed. Patricia is a powerful coach who exhibits great flexibility in customizing her material. She was particularly relevant to our organization. Patricia is energetic, motivating and truly inspirational. I can tell through her energy that she truly enjoys her work. She is passionate about what she does and committed to teaching skills than impact our bottom line.

"The ADP Northeast sales teams are guaranteed to give better sales presentations and win more business as a result of these two days spent with Patricia. I would love to have another opportunity to have Patricia back at ADP in the near future." – Elizabeth Garvin-Clarke, Area Sales Consultant Director, ADP

American Home Shield

"I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the hands-on sales training you provided to our Western sales team last week. I have attended many courses over my years and must say that at some point in the day most had me looking at my watch to see when they'd be over. However, your program flew by, I couldn't believe I sat there for 10 hours and actually was prepared to invest a few more hours. Your enthusiasm, knowledge of OUR business and the practical applications you taught to our team will benefit the careers of many of our sales professionals, as well as our customers. I look forward to you being an active part in American Home Shield training events in the future. Thanks again!" – David J. Crawford, Sr. Vice President, American Home Shield

Veritas Software Corporation
"The last 48 hours since your sales presentation training have been a Frippin' high! After attending your session on Friday for the VERITAS sales team and systems engineers, I find myself changing the way I interact with all people. My wife is amazed at my enthusiasm as are my in-laws and friends. I have told at least 15 people about the value of your training session and I have had people listening to every word. However, what's even more impressive is the fact that I have changed some basic communication and baa boom—it works.

"What a seriously fun and educating experience. You have helped me enormously and for that I say a big THANK YOU."– David Dzienciol, Sales Manager, Global Accounts, VERITAS Software, Australia

"I thoroughly enjoyed Patricia Fripp's training in Sydney. I learned more than I imagined possible in one day and thought it extremely valuable to participate in. From Patricia's session, I found most valuable the ways in which we can be more creative and interesting when presenting. I know in the future I will learn to prepare even a short introduction (as opposed to winging it) and practice any presentation I have on my peers. It was encouraging too when Patricia helped us individually, as well as getting constructive feedback from everyone in the room." – Anna Pitman, Sales Coordinator, VERITAS Software, Australia

"In my 15 years in the IT industry, the Patricia Fripp sales presentation skills training was the best company provided training I have ever undertaken. Prior to the Fripp training I had considered myself to be a competent presenter; however, Patricia had some fantastic insights which will dramatically improve my presentations. She is a master presenter, a delight to watch, and trains in a very effective style combining examples and student participation. I would recommend this course to beginner and experienced presenters alike. Thank you to VERITAS for providing this training. It will pay off in bottom line sales." – Jamie Pride, Sales Representative, VERITAS Software, Australia

"The Fripp & Associates Sales Presentations Skills course in Toronto was... brilliant! I received more value in the first two hours of this presentation than in all three days at our recent Sales Conference. The one-on-one coaching session was extremely beneficial in tuning my presentation skills. With the skills that Patricia, David and Tom can foster in our sales force, $2,000,000,000 dollars in sales is a reality not a target." – Paul Armstrong, Systems Engineer, VERITAS Software (Canada) Inc.

"The Fripp & Associates sales presentation training was an incredible investment of time." – Ian Teague, Sales Manager, VERITAS Software (Canada) Inc.

"Working with Fripp for one day resulted in increased sales and effectiveness of all my highly technical sales professionals. Can't wait to do it again." – Joe Wester, Senior Vice President Business Development, SalesLink, CMGI Company

Veritas Software Corporation

"The Fripp & Associates sales presentation training was an incredible investment of time." – Ian Teague, Sales Manager, VERITAS Software (Canada) Inc.

Canada Wide Media

"Preparation is an extinct art! Most salespeople (or at least the average ones) take the easy way out and 'wing it' far too many times. You focused on both the importance of the message and what it takes to craft that message in a way that grabs the prospect. I guarantee you that now all my salespeople are rethinking how they open a presentation and how they can make the most out of their time with the prospect. Thanks for a great presentation and making us think." – Dave Delventhal, National Sales Director, AG Consulting

"My sales team was extremely impressed with your training session on better speaking and selling tips. They were thrilled with the way you coached them and the speed with which you grasped our business. Our sales have increased because our trainers are able to get their point across in a much more concise manner. You did an excellent job, and we really appreciate it. No sales force that presents to groups in order to make a sale should be without this training." – Ron Marks, President, Results Seminars

ADP

"I use your outline prep format for every speech I do ... sales presentation, internal training, even conference calls. It has really made my preparation faster and more effective! The 'character and dialogue' concept makes these speeches not only more fun for my listeners, but a heck of a lot more fun for ME! Without your coaching I would have been swamped trying to prepare for my 3 sessions at our corporate." – Libby Easton, ADP

"You really helped me increase the effectiveness of my Tom Hopkins presentation considerably. You helped me rethink the way I present, tell stories and gave me an insight into how to be more personal during the workshops. My client's have recognized the difference and let me know through comments and more importantly, results! By investing in buying more tickets." – Dan Umdenstock, National Sales Trainer, President, Results Seminars

People Inc.

"I have an important sales presentation to deliver to 200 people. I was all set to go until I reviewed the entire program based on the advice you gave. I tore up the entire talk, edited it in half, and rehearsed it the way you showed. It now sings." – Jim Smith, SPHR, People Inc.

AG Consulting

"Coming out of the training session with Patricia Fripp, I'd have to say I wasn't just ready to give a presentation to a large audience—I am looking forward to it. Considering I'd rather jump out of airplanes than speak for audiences, that's a stunning endorsement. And Patricia's training was excellent. Bring her back—pay her double. Everyone in our company needs to be trained in the Fripp Sales Presentation methods. What a great combination of sales, persuasion and speaking skills." – Eric Stieler, AG Consulting

ADP

"What a great two days! From a simple ROI standpoint, I am confident we will see a payback in less than 4 months. From my standpoint, a salesperson's sales cycle can begin or end with how well they give their presentation." – Greg Stivers, Division Vice President, ADP

"As a mergers and acquisitions specialist, group presentations count for everything. I make my money by closing transactions. Patricia Fripp's executive speech coaching would be worth every penny even at twice the price. She produced such great value for me with a minimal amount of time. The return on my investment with her is huge!" – Michael K. Sipe, President, Private Equities

ADP "Fripp is energetic committed to ADP, fun and practical knowledgeable, worth every penny and then some. The epitome of entertainment and effectiveness. Patricia Fripp makes speaking in front of thousands of people look so easy.Her techniques work immediately unlike any other training.Patricia Fripp is a powerful coach who exhibited great flexibility to make the material particularly relevant to us.Patricia Fripp is a dynamic speaker who has terrific ideas to help us create better presentations.Patricia Fripp is a high energy, knowledgeable presenter that is passionate about what she does. Patricia Fripp is a fabulous presenter. She kept us engaged throughout the entire session.This is the best training session I have attended.She helped tie in all of her examples to our business needs which made the situations more real to us she made the topics about "her client" I am certain that the ADP sales organization will give better presentations and win more business as a result of these two days spent with Patricia. I want to look like her at 50 years old. I aspire to be a keynote speaker for our customers and clients. Patricia Fripp the presenter is fabulous, excellent, fun and should be paid double and train more at ADP Rudyard Kipling said an investment in knowledge returns the greatest interest. I say a Fripp seminar returns interest forever. Fantastic job! Great investment ADP made in our people. My performance will improve. Innovative, entertaining and fun to learn new concepts, value added to my next presentation. Humor and true live stories deliver value to everything.Patricia Fripp is an energetic, articulate, motivating, and truly inspiring coach.

Patricia's techniques are simple and easy to apply; she was captivating." – Attendees, ADP Northeast Region, 2002 Sales Presentation Training

FrippVT

FrippVT Clients are Saying...

“Ever since I subscribed to the FrippVT Powerful, Persuasive Presentations online course, I have been raving about the quality of the advice and the results I am enjoying. FrippVT is the BEST investment I have made in my speaking career. My investment was $300, and after two months I would have paid $3000.

Every day I invest an hour watching, learning, and applying what I have learned.

"My recommendation is to go through the course slowly and incorporate the ideas in your talks as you go along.  I don’t give myself permission to go to the next session until I’ve incorporated at least one FrippVT idea into my talks from my current session.

"As a successful speaker and author, my goal is to milk every bit of wisdom I can from each of the sessions. This has been life-changing. And as proof, at the end of a recent speech, a woman handed me a note saying I had given a $30K speech! Before being introduced to Patricia Fripp  and her incredible knowledge and ability to teach virtually, I had never received feedback this powerful and career-changing.

"I’m only about 2/3rds through the course, and for the first time in my speaking career, I really know what I’m doing when I take the stage. My stories are tightly constructed, and each one serves the premise of my talk and provides “points of wisdom.”  My clients and audience members tell me my talks are easier to follow, and my presentation skills are vastly improved.  From one course, I learned a Fripp customizing technique that resulted in my booking an international presentation to a very influential business audience.” - Mitzi Perdue, Author, Professional Speaker, Businesswoman

“After two months of working with FrippVT online learning, I was committed to becoming an engaging, yet still authentic and passionate, speaker. 

 "Having connected easily to Patricia Fripp's principles, Frippology, for refining my speech, I began feeling more confident and at ease and willing to accept speaking engagements.

"I delivered a keynote speech at a fundraising gala of 350. That resulted in two additional major gift donors. I conducted New Employee Orientations for up to 200 new county colleagues per month and have emceed a High School Senior Presentation ceremony for the National Charity League. I spoke to a 200-person board of trustees for Ronald McDonald of Southern California about their investment in our region as well as co-presenting a breakout session on strategic startup programs with another regional leader. I also presented to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors in an emotionally charged kickoff for an 8,000-person employee giving program. 

"Now I'm looking forward to producing my first webinar for physicians on the establishment of a grateful patient program. 

"This has been a fantastic investment because of its multifaceted applications. Whether I am speaking to one person, a small group, or hundreds of people, the art of communication is a gift that needs to be honed in an authentic way. Fripp VT gives the structure and strength to allow one's heart, passion, and message to be received easily with deep resonance. 

"Thank you, Patricia Fripp, for giving me additional tools to let my heart and message shine through to others.” - Amy Towner, CEO, Ventura County Health Care Agency

“FrippVT is wonderful, as are you and your speech coaching. Your presentation techniques have been incorporated into my public speaking engagements and also into my entertainment.” -Gary Wong, Corporate Hypnotist

“You might enjoy knowing the impact of the FrippVT course on one of your students.  Your material is so on-target and relevant that I’ve been devoting at least an hour a day to practicing different components of it. I've worked on premises and points of wisdom; on the you instead of the I; and on customizing the speech for the client.  The structures of my talks have all been Frippnotized, and you’d be surprised at how they’ve been changed and transformed because of your system.

"Before FrippVT Powerful, Persuasive Presentations, the kind of testimonial you’ll read below had never come my way. It came in just this morning, and I couldn’t wait to thank you. Having you as my virtual speech coach has made a dramatic difference in my career. Wendy Diamond, CEO & Founder, Women's Entrepreneurship Day Organization wrote, "Mitzi Perdue is an incredible public speaker, storyteller, and entrepreneur! Throughout your talk, the audience was riveted and sitting on the edge of their seats while Mitzi thrilled with her one-of-a-kind life experiences and her over-the-top delivery. Her historic backstory is beyond entertaining and full of fabulously memorable pearls of wisdom. Mitzi Perdue is an American treasure!" -Mitzi Perdue, Author, Professional Speaker, Businesswoman

“For 20 years I have hired Patricia Fripp to train and coach sales teams with amazing success. FrippVT, in combination with in-person training and coaching, is an unbeatable combination.” -Greg M. Stivers, Sr. Vice President Client Development, Concur

“It is perfect to train our busy sales reps. Even though our sales are a relatively small amount, an investment in FrippVT is so easy to justify.” -Annemarie Vivolo , Executive Relationship Manager, Concur

“Patricia always delivers on everything she promises. At three different companies I have watched Patricia Fripp work her sales presentation magic. At First American Home Warranty, it is no surprise that she has done it again. After seeing her in person, my team was buzzing about diving into Fripp VT. Patricia always delivers on everything she promises. I am grateful and excited to bring her talents to our company. I truly love working with her as she helps me take our group to the next level.” -Tracy Berger, Senior Vice President Sales, First American Home Warranty

“FrippVT is a must-have resource for all professionals. I highly recommend FrippVT to everyone who speaks in public or has to. It just doesn’t make sense to be without 24/7 access to the wisdom and experience of the master professional that Patricia Fripp is.” -Pat Lynch, President, Business Alignment Strategies

“Virtually and in person, Patricia Fripp turns average presenters into corporate rock stars!

Patricia is gifted at improving and polishing all our leaders’ presentation skills. This leads to an incredible impact on the final result of our entire convention and on-going training.” -Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

“I am an experienced sales professional and student of public speaking, and every time I sign into FrippVT I learn something new. This is the best training I have ever participated in. The format is enjoyable and very practical for busy professionals. They are very enjoyable, and I find the format to be very practical. The FrippVT User meetings are exceptional. What a bonus!” -Rashid Kapadia, Project Manager, Engineer, Consultant, and Author of Necessary Bridges

Speech Coaching Client Testimonials

Professional Speakers and Best-Selling Authors Are Saying...

"Thank you for your time and energy in your Dublin Presentation Skills Seminar. You really showed me how to control a room, work with an audience, and demonstrate so perfectly all the techniques that you teach. Even as an experienced speaker I learned a great deal that I am putting into action. I'm glad I made the decision to not complete and fly from the UK to learn from you."Chris Boden

"Even as a seasoned professional speaker I learned so much for your presentation skills training. In addition to all the many wonderful speaking skills and public speaking techniques, I was impressed by the way you engaged with the audience long before the event even started. On Friday I was an hour early, yet you still found time to chat and answer my questions.." – Andy O’Sullivan, President, Andy O’Sullivan Associates

"On behalf of the PSA Ireland, we loved spending time in your company. To say that you were gracious and generous with the breadth and depth of advice you shared with our members and associates, over many hours, would be the understatement of the year. We greatly appreciated your kindness and hope to welcome you back to Ireland many more times in the years to come."Eamonn O' Brien, President, PSA Ireland, Author - How To Make Powerful Speeches:Your Step-by-step Guide to Inspiring and Memorable Speeches

"Anytime you want to shorten your learning and the outcome you are seeking is important, a coach is just an absolute no brainer. And for me, I went right to Patricia Fripp because what I knew about her and what her strengths were I thought really were a good complement for what I needed in a coach. I am used to getting up and talking for very long periods of time, but I had to take a lot of information and compact it down into a very tight thirty minute time frame and do that in a very precise way to have the biggest impact... I felt like she would be the best one to help me with that, and I think the results speak for themselves." Kim Snider, Keynote Speaker & Financial Expert

Keller Media

"You did an astounding job on the presentation today--it was clear, unfathomably helpful, and easy to follow along. I took six pages of notes! I have always admired you (albeit often from afar) and just wanted to say thank you for today, for the impact you've subtly had on me during the last fifteen years in NSA, and for your tireless commitment to our organization." – Wendy Keller, Senior Agent, Keller Media, Inc.

Bill Hogg & Associates

"I learned a long time ago, big isn't based on size but on value. Today was BIG. I thoroughly enjoyed your public speaking presentation and look forward to reflecting on the words of wisdom from today. I have never believed in the traditional concept of competition—instead, I believe in giving value first, and sharing for mutual growth and benefit makes us all better. Obviously, you believe this philosophy as well because you so freely shared your learning and experience today." – Bill Hogg, President, Bill Hogg Associates

"You're brilliant. I am going to integrate your advanced speaking skills and then take advantage of another of your courses."Betsy Nicoletti

NSA Central Florida

"Thank you so very much for your presentation to the NSA Central Florida chapter. You were, of course, amazing, articulate, astounding, magnanimous, marvelous, and wonderful. And, I gained so much presentation wisdom and techniques that I am already putting into practice for my speeches."Monica Wofford, CSP, President, NSA Central Florida

Seriously Speaking

"Thank you for sharing so much of your expertise and knowledge in three hours! I am a speech coach here in Edmonton and also teach public speaking seminars. Many of your advanced ideas resonated with me, and thank you for being so interactive with the group. As my career progresses, I hope to acquire skills like yours."Michelle Devlin, Seriously Speaking

"Your speaking skills presentation to CAPS Edmonton was a remarkable experience. You provided so much information that I can't wait to begin to apply what I learned. This was the third time I have had the opportunity to listen to you, and every time I can't believe that I was able to learn so much more. Before I went to bed Thursday evening, I had already rewritten the opening to one of my presentations and part of the introduction to a book I thought was pretty much as good as it was going to get."Nelson Scott

"Wow! Thanks for a most engaging, enlightening, and very focused workshop on presentation skills. I am a professional actor and now an emerging speaker. You spoke in a language which I understand—theatre, film, Robert McKee, Michael Caine, characters, dialogue, internalization as opposed to memorization—the list goes on and on. By speaking my 'language', I was able to process and integrate the information and tips you shared at a deeper level. What did I take away and able to apply immediately? The I-You ratio * situation, solution, success * rhetorical question * little known fact * brevity and specificity in the first 30 seconds of the opening."Hammish

"On Thursday night in Edmonton, there were seven of our CAPS Calgary speaker school graduates. We expected a lot, and we were not disappointed! Thank you for continuing to epitomize joy and excellence in professional speaking. I was particularly impressed with the mini coaching you did with the financial consultant, the speechwriter, and the weather gal. Your story formula of "A day in the life of... and the result was…" is brilliant. Even as one of your loyal students, that one was a new idea. I've learned much from you and continue to do so."Patricia Morgan, Author, Counselor, and Professional Speaker

"Thanks for your gift of knowledge and experience. With your presentation skills information, I am on the way to becoming more outrageously successful and awesome with every presentation I give."Dan Ohler

"What a joy to see you present again. We have seen the differences your speech coaching has made in Larry who is one of our most experienced and successful speakers. Nobody is a better speech coach or public speaking teacher than you."Lorn B. Stanners, CMA

"A fantabulous experience last night, Patricia!! The timing of having been able to hear and see you live in Edmonton was a priceless experience. You have inspired, motivated, and empowered me to really take the leap, to put the WOW factor in my presentations. I appreciate your sharing of formulas and experiences. Now I have that 'missing piece' I have been looking for the past five years to take my presentations to the Olympic speaking level!" Lori-Ann Muenzer, Olympic Gold Medalist, Motivational Speaker and Author

Consulting Engineers of Alberta

"Even with your reputation preceding you, I did not know what to expect from the advanced presentation skills workshop. I came away with a basket full of speaking technique gems. Thank you so much for what you do. You do so very well! In the next several months, I have to make half-hour presentations on an important, but very dull, subject to an audience that really doesn't care. You taught me some good ideas to help make the otherwise boring subject interesting and fun." – Wendy Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Consulting Engineers of Alberta

"Listening to your public speaking and presentation delivery session was an extraordinary experience. I learned so many ways how to improve my presentation and speaking skills."Luciana Grossi, CGA

Global Wealth Builders Ltd.

"Everything you said in your three hour presentation on speaking skills was useful and interesting." – Vitaliy Milentyev, CFA, President, Global Wealth Builders Ltd.

National Speakers Association Colorado

"Thank you so much for everything you did for our professional speaker. You are without equal when it comes to speaking skills training and coaching."Don Cooper, "America's Networking Guru", Program Chair, National Speakers Association Colorado

Ohlhauser & Associates
"Inviting you to speak to the Edmonton Canadian Association of Professional Speakers, I had three goals for the event:
  1. Attendance of 100.
  2. Great take away's for attendees.
  3. Potential new CAPS members.
"Attendance was 118. Everyone I talked with had many practical ideas and great content. Best comment, 'She walked the talk; she practiced what she taught.' Already had four people email with a desire to join CAPS. Bottom line for the Patricia Fripp event? Great content, professionally delivered. Simply awesome. My take away from our follow up speech coaching session: work consistently on tiny, tiny steps, not my usual need to bring massive changes periodically. Many thanks; even my most cynical board members thanked me, authentically." – Larry Ohlhauser, President & CEO, Ohlhauser & Associates Ltd, President, CAPS Edmonton

"I just arrived back in Nashville from Phoenix after presenting three sessions at an insurance broker training event. I implemented many of your presentation skills ideas at our in-person training and others I've learned from your materials. What remarkable improvements and wonderfully positive audience reactions! I'll be speaking for that group again, and I picked up some consulting clients as well. Thanks for sharing your expertise! I am sincerely appreciative of the part you have played in my speaking and consulting success."Scott Cantrell

"As an insurance industry expert and in-demand professional speaker when I decided it was time to hone my speech, I wanted to hire the best. In asking several industry professionals who was "the best" your name came up over and over again. I went into the coaching session hoping to have clarity of direction around a killer keynote. I walked away with a killer keynote in writing. I was amazed by your tenacity and charm. Most importantly you have continued to hound me and make sure I'm actually implementing the things we discussed. My audiences have commented on how much better I have become in the last year. I know it is because of you. You are a rare find. A top notch professional with a huge heart. I consider myself blessed to have worked with you." – Laura Harris, President, Laura Harris Companies

Real Impact Presentations

"I am constantly amazed at your ability to convey so succinctly your thoughts about issues we face in the professional speaking business. Every sentence is pure brilliance." – Jean Palmer Heck, President, Real Impact Presentations

Generation Why, Inc.
"Never in my 23 years on the platform has one single day been so eye-opening, inspirational, educational, and career-changing as the one I spent with you last weekend. You've made a gigantic impact in my business and ultimately, in my life. I am working overtime to knock the 'stuffing' out of my vocabulary and communicate only content-specific language. Further, you made me realize how my comfort on the platform had eroded into sloppy, lazy habits that detracted from my message and my reputation as a topic expert a communicator. I've still got a lot of work to do, but the improvement thus far has been noticeable to my friends, family, and to my audiences. My entire speech content and flow has also improved significantly since our day together, and I am now more confident with the structure of my thoughts and the presentation of my ideas. My audiences are more engaged with me throughout my entire presentation. And thanks to your brilliant suggestions, I've got a much more captivating opening and a thoughtful and compelling closing. Perhaps the single greatest improvement, though, is in the actual content of my stories. Having had the opportunity to watch you in action as you interviewed our server at lunch was like watching Picasso paint a masterpiece or Beethoven compose a symphony. You showed me how to interview my clients to where I am looking forward to conference calls rather than to dread them. I'm now asking the right kinds of questions and filling my speech with the kinds of stories and information making my programs far more relevant, personal, and impactful to each audience.

You are a truly master of this craft, Patricia, and you are an extraordinary mentor and model for the rest of us. Thank you for being such a wonderful coach, teacher, and friend to me. I am forever indebted and will sing your praises to everyone I know. With warm regards and overwhelming appreciation..."

– Eric Chester, CSP, CPAE, President, Generation Why, Inc., Author Getting Them to Give a Damn: How to Get Your Front Line to Care About Your Bottom Line

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

"Your session From Good to Great to Awesome was awesome! Your originality never ceases to amaze me. Thank you for sharing your expertise and energy." – Judy Kay Mausolf, President, PracticeSolutionsInc.net

"My sincerest appreciation for your unparalleled effort in the presentation skills training. Your reputation preceded you and still does not compare to the live version of Fripp! Your methods have opened my eyes and reenergized my passion and motivation for the art of speaking. Your techniques and strategies are the best I've heard from any presenter. Thank you for sharing your contagious passion and your much deserved and earned expertise!" – Scott Cantrell, President, Real World Magic

"Craig Valentine describes how he hired you after he become a World Champion of Public Speaking. So I expected you to be good. Your appearance at yesterday's NSA meeting exceeded my expectations! Your reputation as the "world's greatest speech coach" is well deserved. You generously gave us five hours of public speaking wisdom while remaining energetic, engaging and personable. You were a delight!"Jeff Salters

"What a great speaking skills presentation! Your years of presentation experience and refinement are obvious."Evelin Saxinger, N.D., ACH

"Last night I barely slept thinking about the advanced speech coaching ideas you gave me in just one hour." – Gregg Gregory, CSP, Certified Speaking Professional, President, Double G Concepts

"We were promised advanced public speaking ideas. However, what you delivered was so inspiring. You taught me specific technique I can immediately use in refining my current training."Kristy Powers

"What an honor and privilege to hear one of the greats of the speaking industry. Thank you for all your brilliant ideas and public speaking information."Christopher Powell

"Most academics haven't been trained in platform skills, so they can't teach it to students. I never met one in all my years in the academy who had any real training in presentations. I think we were expected to learn it by modeling our favorite instructors.

Look into the National Speakers Association and local chapters for this kind of training. I took some training from Patricia Fripp and it was the best move I ever did for my seminar skills. Her annual Odd Couple® Seminar is absolutely wonderful. Two powerful presenters with very different styles."Lynn Johnson, Ph.D.

"I had the pleasure being at your presentation at the NSA ProTrack meeting. You are a very inspiring speaker, who walks her talk and genuinely connects with her audience emotionally. Thanks for being such a great role model!"Kristi Matal, Professional Speaker and Singer

"Your 'tour de force' presentation skills performance had the entire National Speakers Association audience. What a wonderful way to live - so powerfully present in each moment, with such generous energy and spirit. You're my new role model."Robin Phillips

"You are Frippin' amazing! I absolutely loved your presentation and just wish we could have spent an entire day with you. I took a piece of you home with me by purchasing your entire set of CDs. Now, my biggest challenge is deciding which one to listen to first. So, I started with your two-day speaking school. WOW! I've been speaking for almost 30 years (25 years in the corporate world, then started my own speaking business in 2005) and I've already learned so much from you. A lot of what you teach I'm already doing (which is comforting to know), but there is so much I can learn from you!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your many talents with us."Nancy Barry, Motivational Speaker & Author

Pathos Leadership Group

"I purchased your How to Build a Profitable Speaking and Consulting Business CD/DVD. Shortly after I got a call from a potential client and implemented your recommendations, especially the part on breaking down your offerings so that you can build value and get paid more. The results…My largest payday to date and I left the client two hours ago and they were tickled with the presentation, and this is the best part…They want more! I feel blessed to have come into contact with you. Here's the scary part, I still think that I have room to become better at your processes so that I receive even higher fees! I can't wait for your TeleClass! Who knows what I'll pick-up from you then!" – Sam Palazzolo, Pathos Leadership Group LLC

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

"As I strive to become a great speaker, I work hard to learn from the best. My own Mount Rushmore of role models who've inspired me consists of National Speakers Association founder Cavett Robert along with legends Patricia Fripp and Nido Qubein."Dave Lieber, Columnist, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX)

The Healthy CEO

"I didn't check, but you may walk on water. Just completed six talks and used one new improvement per talk. These talks were out east, usually tough groups, but the response was simply awesome. I am being invited back for more, one the spot, one of my criteria for success with Fripp. As you know, before I met you I was an in-demand speaker. What I was looking for was advanced-get-to-the-next-level help. The results are proving that is what I received. Thanks for your perceptive and brilliant speech coaching." Larry Ohlhauser, Author, The Healthy CEO

The Golden Compass

"Wow! No wonder you're an NSA legend. We came away from your session with your brother Robert with a new sense of what this profession is all about. Mostly that both you work harder than any other two people on the planet. You have inspired us to become excellent in our arena." – Michael Benidt and Sheryl Kay, Golden Compass, Inc.

"Working with you on taking my speaking skills from good to extremely great, has been a wonderful, eye-opening, learning experience. The first hour we spent together was full of insightful strategies, techniques and advice on how to craft and deliver a 'million dollar speech.' As great as that session was, the payoff came in the follow-up sessions where we applied the information to my speech. This wasn't theory you gave me. It was hard-core information and techniques that work. I find myself more focused and energized on stage than I've been in years. And, the audience is feeling it too! Thank you!!!"Shep Hyken, CSP, Shepard Presentations, LLC

HumorPower

"If you're looking for a speech coach, you'll make the right decision to go with Fripp. She is without question one of the top coaches available anywhere. I recently attended the Good-To-Great weekend which really reinforced and nailed down the concepts she teaches in her speakers school. Watching her laser-sharp coaching, this workshop helped me internalize many skills which are critical for excellence. Her focus, energy, quick insights are absolutely amazing. Awesome weekend."John Kinde, HumorPower.com, Las Vegas' No 1 Observational Humorist

"A year and half ago I spent four days with you in Montreal. Very impactful. Rewrote my keynote. It's called The Rubber Band Principle: StrengtheningYour Resilience. The audience members receive a bright rubber band, my books are bundled together with a thick rubber band that says, 'Be Resilient!' I tell stories of messing up at my counseling work and being redeemed under the guidance of Psychologist, Mr. James McPhail. Thank you for supporting me in THROWING OUT and starting all over again. The tips you gave for crafting a keynote work. I took a weekend of performance training from Dr. Randy Ritz (Concordia University, Edmonton, Alberta) which was helpful in dramatizing the story bits. All the effort has paid off with successful engagements with some corporate clients. Working for corporations is new for me. Helping professionals, non-profits and women's conferences were and still are my main audiences. Two other major accomplishments since I was with you is video footage on my website and an upcoming next book, Woe to Wow! How Resilient Cope and Succeed on the Job.

Your influence continues. Since seeing you in Montreal I was on a tele-class with you through Jane Atkinson and another one with Brad Montgomery. Saw you in your smashing hat at NSA San Diego but did not manage to make contact. Have invited my teenage grand-daughter (daughter to my daughter who was drug addicted for 11 years) to New York for NSA 2008. I'm very excited about that. Thank you for your e-newsletter and the improvements you help make to speakers' presentations and hence people's lives. With smiling appreciation for all you are and do..."Patricia Morgan , Keynotes, Workshops and Professional Development, Light Hearted Strategies for Strengthening Resilience, Member: Canadian Association for Professional Speakers

"WOW! You delivered so many wonderful ideas in the Wellness PEG Teleseminar, I had to keep reminding myself I was the moderator because I was so busy being a student! You validated so many presentation tools I use. Thanks again—you are terrific!"Edward Leigh, M.A., Edward Leigh Enterprises, Inc., Wellness Professional Emphasis Group

New England Speakers Association

"Your program on Good to Great Speaking Techniques was more than a hit... it was a triumph! In the history of our NSA chapter you drew the largest attendance ever."Sasha ZeBryk, New England Speakers Association

Pistachio Consulting

"You have a great reputation (obviously) but I did not expect the five hour program with NSA New England to be quite so interactive with our specific needs, and so fine-tuned. I just described it to my speaker friend: 'She's sharp and she's really contributing to the group's specific needs. She has a great reputation, but I thought she might be a little too much the rock star coach/full of glittering generalities. Her focus is kicking up the power of your keynote, but she's pointing up how the principles apply to being more effective in the business of speaking too.'" – Laura Athavale Fitton, Pistachio Consulting, Inc.

"Thank you so much for making time available to coach me. It was the most beneficial coaching session I have ever had in my entire life, and I have had many. The best news is we are only half done. I can't wait to do my homework and get ready for the other half. I can use the advice you have given me to not only improve my speaking skills but my entire business. Your help is worth many times the cost of your service."Art Pennington

Para Publishing

"Thank you very much for the fabulous Fripp Speaking School weekend. I especially appreciate the opportunity to try out my Speakaholic piece. Thank you for the audience and for fitting me into the schedule. The feedback was extremely valuable." Dan Poynter, Author (120+ books), Publisher (since 1969), Speaker (CSP), Para Publishing

"Your ability to use good emotion, the pause, and teach your clarity of expertise through short sentences is spectacular! Just watching and seeing how you draw people into your message helps me grow. I am focused on drawing my audience in by using your tips."Raj Gavurla, NSA Atlanta

National Speakers Association Colorado

"Wow! What a great day National Speakers Association Colorado had with you on Saturday!!! Your morning session on Storytelling was phenomenal and your afternoon bonus session of 222 mini-coaching sessions was even better. Your contribution is very much appreciated!" Dick Bruso, President, Heard Above the Noise, President, National Speakers Association Colorado

"Patricia, I attended your half day on session on 'From Good to Great' presentation skills at the NSA Georgia. You were, as expected... wonderful. It was a unique opportunity to see a speaker of your caliber and I am glad I was there to see and hear you. I visited your website and it was as energetic as you are — very nicely done. Again, thanks for making the session memorable."Paulette Terry, Certified Coach

"Great job at NSA Georgia!!! Your material was on time and on target... Great feedback from everyone...thanks also for your personal instruction on my program. It was awesome."Waldo Waldman, MBA

"Thank you so much for the one day coaching session. It was a privilege to learn from you. A day with you hearing your invaluable insights, wisdom and hospitality will be an experience I will treasure in my speaking career. Your dedication to the art of delivering a powerful message and helping others be the best they can be is obvious in everything you do. For any speaker who is willing to continue to be teachable; novice or experienced, investing in one-on-one coaching with you is without doubt one of the best professional decisions they could make.

"I appreciated all you shared. You gave 150% and it blew me away."Michelle Ray, CSP, Transforming Attitudes into Positive Actions

"I firmly believe Patricia Fripp is the most brilliant yet practically helpful speech coach in America. I have known Patricia since she began her speaking career and no one, and I mean no one has worked harder, learned more, succeeded greater in perfecting her craft, and shared more for free. Because of Patricia's own experience, she can effectively relate to both the relative beginner as well as the seasoned pro. Even seasoned professionals can 'raise the bar' on their own skills when attending a Patricia Fripp speaking school."Don Thoren, CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, Past President, National Speakers Association, President, Thoren Consulting Group

"Having listened to you speak before, I knew your presentation on how to design and deliver more powerful stories would be terrific, and you didn't disappoint. Your information was most helpful, and I always love watching you perform. However, as I told you, it was your intelligence and your ability to process bits of information so quickly that impressed me the most." – Robert L. Cox, MD, Author, BioForecasts: Insights into your Biological Future

"Thank you for the help and guidance at my speech coaching session. The information was right on the money and exactly what I needed. There is no question using you as a resource will help me take my career to the next level. Your knowledge, experience and professionalism in the speaking business are unparalleled. The session was just in time as I have an important speech next week to the Corps of Cadets at the United States Air Force Academy on leadership and integrity."Kevin Sweeney, Professional Speaker

"Frippy, you are flat-out brilliant! You gave the attendees at your speaking school 150%. The key to a successful career for even the most advanced speakers is implementing what you generously share. As a Hall of Fame winner with 20 years experience, I am still absolutely overwhelmed, excited, and amazing by what I learned from YOU. You gave a solid structure to work with, not just fluffy advice."Roger Crawford, CPAE, Author, How High Can You Bounce?

"Thanks for a wonderfully inspiring and productive day speech coaching. I am very much looking forward to trying out my new speech. You have certainly raised the bar for me. Now I know what is possible. Thank you."Stephen Shapiro, Author of Goal-Free Living

Roberson & Co. CPAs and Advisors

"I had the best speaking season I've ever had this Fall. I had been a fairly successful speaker for some time, but I still felt I needed some help to achieve my maximum potential. I learned a great deal from Patricia in a short period of time and I was impressed with her knowledge and insight. I have since used many of her techniques and tips, and I absolutely know that she helped me be more effective. For me, the investment was very worthwhile. Patricia, thanks again for all your help. I hope to see you again soon."Ron Robertson, President, Robertson & Co. CPAs and Advisors

"I just want to tell you I will be getting a copy of my book Guerrilla Travel Tactics to you. I owe you such a huge debt of gratitude for your help with my book Guerrilla Travel Tactics. EVERY chapter opens with a story, and almost every story has the voice of Fripp. In appreciation."Theo Brandt-Sarif 

"The Speaker's Workshop you conducted in Sydney was the highlight of my speaking career. Patricia, you have 'raised the bar' so high that I am both energised and sobered by the prospect of aspiring to your level of expertise. "Your mastery of your profession and craft speaks volumes. Your own delivery is clearly the culmination of years and years of study, discipline and practice. Such finesse, such seamless delivery, is earned word-by-word, presentation-by-presentation, month-by-month, year-by-year. Thank you for reminding me to revisit with fundamentals and principles of graciousness and good breeding which I always displayed in my professional life and which, somehow I believe I have partially lost during the development of my speaking career. Indeed, the word 'stuff' has appeared in my own vocabulary of late. "You had no need to ask us, 'Did you get value?' From stories, to openings, to pauses, to gestures, to questions etc, the substance was there. How we ingest and apply that substance is now up to us. "No doubt you will receive many notes of appreciation. Thank you for challenging me to evaluate every aspect of my thinking, presentations and message.

Appreciatively,"Robyn Pulman 

"Thank you for the value, insight, wisdom! And of course the speech we developed together. The investment was worth every penny!" Kathleen Tomes, Co-Founder, Future Think, Inc.

"I attended your NSA-NC speaking skills seminar and you very generously gave us copies of two of your speeches, which I have finally had a chance to really listen to. Once again, I learn so much on so many levels hearing you speak, and I am so grateful for how much you contribute to the speaking profession.

"Your presentation was just what I needed to hear at this crossroads of time for me, and I thank you for helping so many of us along the speaking path."Monica Roseberry, President, Outstanding Room Only

"You were absolutely incredible at the NSA Georgia meeting. Novice to seasoned professionals continue to rave about your program. Thanks to you we will all be bringing more polish to our presentations." Martha Lanier, President, National Speakers Association Georgia

"Your presentation was fabulous and drew the largest crowd in our twenty-five year history. Thanks you for your brilliance and never-ending kindness."Dave Sherman, President, NSAAZ, Connection Pros

"This morning I spoke to the all male Tampa Rotary and — largely due to your techniques and coaching — it rocked. Afterwards I drove home thinking, 'Thank goodness for Patricia Fripp!' As soon as I got home I called another of your students Olu to share the news and we both screaming with excitement. I can't wait to work with you again as I learned so much that will help propel my speaking career."Staci Backauskas, Jai Creations, Inc.

"I had no idea I would get so much from your speaking skills seminar and coaching sessions. Recently, I considered bringing in another of National Speakers Association's top speakers/coaches to work with us. Thankfully, I listened to his tapes first. He could use your coaching! One of the main things that impressed me was your removal of non-communicative words. This concept was new and had a big impact on me."Gary Richardson, Oklahoma Personal Injury Attorneys Tulsa

Six String Leadership, Inc.

"Your magnificent impact on our NSACF members was only surpassed by your kind and giving spirit! You exceeded our wildest expectations. As you have been with us twice before they were very high."Dave Timmons, Leadership Artist, Six String Leadership, Inc.

"I've seen you speak a number of times...However you were never more powerful, more 'on,' than your recent presentation to National Speakers Association in Phoenix. You blew everybody off the stage." Philip Wiest, Presenting Technical Seminars since 1989

National Speakers Association Greater Los Angeles

"You were absolutely fabulous at our Symposium for professional speakers this past weekend. We can't thank you enough for your willingness to participate. You exceeded everyone's expectations... which were high."Lori Akina, Executive Director, NSA/GLAC

National Speakers Association Arizona

"Thanks you for the marvelous presentation for NSA Arizona. They may not have been 'standing in the rain' but they were lining up at the door. Your information was wonderful and your delivery delightful. We have never had such a large attendance in 25 years!" Gwen Henson, Executive Director, NSA Arizona

"Wow! Thanks for all your insights. I am in information overload. Your thoughts have definitely made me a better speaker. I have never seen anything like your performance!"Lenny Tumbarello

National Speakers Association

"You were superb for the AZ-NSA Chapter as I am sure many have told you. You have many people thinking about how to get better and those clamoring to present at our Lab say they want to see what improvements they have made from following some of your advice. You give exemplary service to your professional association."Don Thoren, Past President, National Speakers Association

"In my opinion, whether you need a powerful charismatic keynote speaker or a Hollywood-quality speech coach, Patricia Fripp is the one to call." Brian Tracy, International speaker, Author & Nightingale-Conant's Best-selling Author

"Without being flip, Ms. Fripp, you are a trip! And I ain't givin' you no lip! 'cause you is the lady with loads of zip. A genuine pip! Like a sail for ships when other marketing slips. So never flip — - just continue to rip... You got the goods no one should skip. Dig it Fripp — You always welcome in my crypt... Are you hip!?" David Samson, FunnyGuy.com

"Once you open your mouth, you tell the world who you are. Patricia Fripp has been changing people's lives by helping them to find their voice and to speak with power and passion. If you follow her methods and techniques, you will not only change your life but those who you come into contact with."Les Brown, Author, It's Not Over Until You Win

"Patricia Fripp has the ability to show people what their story is in a shorter amount of time than anyone else I know."Alan Weiss, Ph.D., CSP, CMC, Author of 23 books including Money Talks: How to Make a Million as a Speaker

National Speakers Association

"When speakers ask me who do I recommend to help them design their talks, I tell them, there is only one person—Patricia Fripp." – Jeanne Robertson, CPAE, Past President National Speakers Association

CBS News

"There's so much about you that exemplifies all of the best of what all of us try and do. You really are the height of professionalism."Robert Mayer Evans, JD, CSP, CPAE, former CBS News TV Foreign Correspondent

"I look forward to my Fripp fix at least once very two years!" Jack Canfield, CSP, Co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul series

Corporate Convention Speaking

What Clients Are Saying...

ADP

"Patricia Fripp is the BEST keynote speaker and investment! She keynoted our major client conference, Meeting Of The Minds and was a HIT! After her opening keynote she conducted HALF of the ten best break-out sessions. Clients judged the 115 presentations and voted Patricia's five break-outs in first, second, third, seventh and tenth place. Based on this incredible feedback, we have invited her back next year. Impressed by Patricia's performance we have engaged her for executive speech coaching and sales presentation skills training." – Dave Larson, VP, Client Marketing, ADP National Account Services

Speechwriters Newsletter

"Another triumph. How you can reduce this group of long-experienced, overeducated, well-connected, ultra-sophisticated and in some cases cynical speechwriters to a bunch of awestruck, gasping school boys and girls—I will never know, even though I've watched it happen twice! Thanks for yet another great show."  David Murray, Publisher, Speechwriters Newsletter, Chairman, Lawrence Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Wounded Warrior Project

"My keyote speech delivered to 1200 people was a grande mocha 'Frippicino' a masterpiece!! Thanks so much for all the help! Many commented, they thought I was a good speaker before, but I was at much different level after the Fripp training. My ability to craft my material, communicating stories, and deliver a powerful message is so much easier than ever before our Fripp training session! Our entire organization is running in a different gear since our work together." – John Melia, Executive Director-CEO, Wounded Warrior Project

"You have helped make a dream come true for me. The Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force has selected me as one of 15 people to be part of his Civic Leader Group. The group visits with the Chief four or five times a year various Air Force base locations around the world to hear and discuss topic facing the Air Force. We then take the messages derived from the meetings back to our regional communities and present them to a wide array of audiences.

One of the reasons I was selected for this program is because the people who nominated me were impressed with my ability to stand before a crowd and speak. They asked, 'How can you just step before a group and speak without notesor even a lectern?' My answer always is...'I have the best speech coach in the world.'Philip Davis

Valuedance Coaching

"Thanks to your expert speech creation and coaching, my talk went great... As you predicted the audience stormed the stage afterwards... I couldn't have done it without you." – Susan Cramm, President, ValueDance Coaching

American Payroll Association

"As you know we always hire the very best professional keynote speakers for our APA Congress. However, over the last eight years our own payroll and Congress speakers have added to their speaking competence because of your yearly full-day speaker training and coaching. Our Man and Woman of the Year speeches have improved 800% since you have started coaching them." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association 

Gere Publishing

"Perhaps you already know that anyone who delivers a podcast needs your keynote expertise. I never appreciated how relevant your skill-set is until I received a panic call from a client today. She and her colleague were working on the opening feature for their first podcast and knew it wasn't right. The give-away to me was how they were having trouble finding the 'right voice.' Just like a keynote, a podcast has to engage the audience, yet there wasn't a single 'you' in the entire piece. It started with dull introductions. In fact, as I started to work through it, I noticed that your guiding principles are essentials for a good podcast. Making simple changes had a huge effect on the excitement level/drama we created.

You made me a star and saved the day for my client. Thank you!" – Claudia Gere, President, Gere Publishing

"You would have been proud of me coach! I gave my presentation to 100 people at the annual meeting of the Indiana Society for Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Indianapolis. It went really well. I used a number of stories in my presentation (including the one you coached me on to open my presentation 'I'll never forget Matt Bauer'). I even used your foreshadowing technique before one of my stories - it worked great! I know I was connecting because I saw several people wiping back tears during a couple of my stories! The title of my presentation was IMPACTING LIVES, and my premise was, 'It's not your expertise that blesses others, it's your humanness.' Thanks so much for checking up on me, and for all your fantastic coaching!

Your raving fan, " – Steven B. Reed, Executive Director, Lant & Associates, Inc.

Gere Publishing

"What an amazing three days. Your advanced presentation skills and speech coaching training was one of the best educational experiences of my career. As an experienced author and ghost writer for executives and professional speakers, I will never be able to hear, write, or deliver a keynote again without your resounding wisdom filtering the view. "It is not unusual to attend a seminar and get all pumped up about learning how to develop a skill, but then have the results short lived. However, with the Fripp training experience, what I learned is not only practical, new, brilliant and vivid, it is being implemented every day. Now I can look at a client's keynote and instantly make astute recommendations that sell my writing services to my clients. You have been so empowering. My clients are thrilled with how your techniques transform their keynotes from 'I-focused' to 'audience-focused' so they engage every individual they are addressing. They are benefiting from your easy-to-adapt techniques that transform good into great.

"Your techniques work not only for writing keynotes, but also for many other aspects of my publishing and marketing business. The interviewing skills alone that you taught us are worth a fortune. Patricia Fripp, you are a master at turning a boring speech that appears to be all about the speaker into an amazing speech that is impassioned, entertaining, educational, relevant and profound." – Claudia Gere, Claudia Gere & Co. LLC

American Payroll Association

"I have frequently spoken about your selfless and spectacular training during my Mentoring workshop in Las Vegas. The American Payroll Association speakers are better presenters and communicator because you came into our lives. Our messages touch more lives because you taught how to connect with our audiences. I am eternally grateful to you." – Sue Darring, Past President, American Payroll Association

Advanced Hygiene Concepts

"We just finished our first marketing seminar since our training with you. We utilized your great advice and received RAVE reviews! A few good, however mostly great and fabulous. The audience also wrote, 'Interesting, high energy, funny.' Thanks to your coaching it was a resounding success." – Linda O'Grady, Partner/Owner, Advanced Hygiene Concepts

"Thank you for the incredible speech coaching for New Zealand's high-profile professional athletes. You may recall that you worked with a group of our top players, including Xavier Rush, Auckland Captain and former All-Black Eroni Clarke. They received a huge benefit from your training. One of the best outcomes is they are applying the principles you taught and continue to improve. You came with a very high reputation as a top level speaking coach, and you lived up to that well-deserved reputation." – Jim Gilchrist, President, Team One Sports Development

American Payroll Association

"Patricia Fripp has been the primary aspect of the American Payroll Association's commitment to the improvement of the presentation skills of APA's National Speakers Bureau members. For the past five years, Patricia has not only entertained but also dramatically improved the skills of APA members presenting technical topics at workshops, conferences and seminars. Patricia's Points of Wisdom and bringing 'Hollywood' to technical presentations has tremendously improved the speakers ability to make technical topics come to life." – Jim Medlock, Senior Director of Education, American Payroll Association 

AG Consulting

"Coming out of the training session with Patricia Fripp, I'd have to say I wasn't just ready to give a presentation to a large audience — I am looking forward to it. Considering I'd rather jump out of airplanes than speak for audiences, that's a stunning endorsement. And Patricia's training was excellent. Bring her back — pay her double." – Eric Stieler, AG Consulting

American Payroll Association

"We have had such amazing results hiring Patricia to coach our industry trainers and Congress speakers. Her speaking seminar is a great investment. The confidence level, skill and creativity of our trainers have soared. Our President threw away the talk she had worked on for eight months and rewrote it with Fripp in forty minutes." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association, National Speakers Association 2001 Meeting Partner of the Year

ADP

"For years, I have believed in the power of a strong Opening and Closing, noticing the difference it can make in the tone of the classes that I teach. Then I got Fripped and found out what the Opening is really supposed to look like. Wow! What a difference! Only two days after your class and I see a dramatic improvement. Thank you so much! "That Wednesday, I was to give a presentation on basic payroll to the New Hire Sales Training Class. I had a lot riding on the class - the subject is dull, it was my first time before this group, and, in general, I had a lot of eyes watching me! I knew that I had to sell them on being there and learning. "I caught their attention at the start "Your credibility is a deal breaker." I built my case with a challenge, I quoted one of their peers, I answered their questions before they asked, and I told them of a time before I knew the subject. It was a little longer than normal, but I knew that I had to grab them from the start and sell it! It was great - I Frippnotized them!

"Thank you so much! You are the best!" – David R. Brooks, ADP, National Accounts Sales

Seventh Day Adventist

"Imagine two hundred ministers, each convinced he or she may be God's finest gift to oratory, listening to a 'lay' teach them how to improve their communication skills and deliver exciting sermons. Then imagine a standing ovation at the conclusion of the session. These powerful images tell the story of our first experience with speech coach and dynamic keynoter, Patricia Fripp. "It has been said 'a minister will fly around the world to preach a sermon but will not walk across the street to hear one,' however, from start to finish Patricia held our 'congregation of preachers' in the palm of her hand. They laughed, learned, participated and told us they wanted her back so they can laugh and learn some more!

"We believe that each weekend thousands of our church members are hearing sermons that fall easier on their ears and penetrate further into their hearts and minds because of the speaking tips and techniques Patricia taught us in her keynote and workshop. We're having her back!" -Daniel A. Savino, West Region Director, Southern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists

University of Alaska Anchorage

"The feedback on your speech coaching and 2 talks has been really great. We Would love to have you back again. You were terrific, better than my wildest dreams. You made the difference that makes THE difference. You have a way of working with individuals that is in their face, yet endearing at the same time—a most effective mix." – Susan Ruddy, Vice Chancellor, University of Alaska Anchorage 

American Payroll Association"

"Thank you for your help with my speech at the APA Congress. From the feedback I received, it was an overwhelming success! I know that the guidance you provided helped to make it enjoyable for everyone (of course the spectacular delivery added to it). Your suggestions were right on the mark and I appreciate your help. It would not have been as good without you." – Dennis G Danilewicz, Man of the Year 2000, American Payroll Association

Lockheed Martin

"I would like to thank you for the terrific experience I had with your seminar last Tuesday for Lockheed Martin. In fact, I gave a talk to about 40 new hires today on the Joint Strike Fighter program as well as the new Lockheed Martin Organization structure. I got a lot of comments from people who have seen me brief before that this was the most dynamic briefing I had ever given. (The one I told you before to Admiral Steidle was more dynamic). But the point they made was noticeable. Thanks again for the experience. I hope we have the opportunity to do it again. I got a lot of positive comments from our folks who attended your seminar." – Rick Baker, Vice President. Combat Weapon Systems, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company 

American Payroll Association

"Thank you so very much for your help and for the workshop you gave for all the speakers. Your advice that not saying the wrong thing was as important as saying the correct thing was worth the trip in itself." – Fred Crowley, Man of the Year 2000, American Payroll Association

MCI Worldcom

"Thank you for the great presentation you did for MCI WorldCom in Coronado. All of us benefited from your expertise and experiences. I personally know that the two presentations I have made since the class were better because of what I learned from you." – Robert. L. Smith, MCI WorldCom

Lockheed Martin

"We had a great experience with Patricia Fripp. Her ability to work with people at top levels of our company and make them feel totally comfortable while critiquing their work is a special talent.

Our engineers and executives alike found many areas where they could improve. She definitely gets a return engagement soon!!!" – Randy Bushee, Professional Development, LM Aeronautics, Palmdale