How do you communicate your ideals? Leaders are most effective when they communicate well. In challenging times, communication becomes even more important. As an executive speech coach, I work with leaders to help them convey complex issues and ideals in their presentations. We make these concepts understandable to an audience, usually through stories.

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Great Leadership Presentations Honor Heroes Communication is critical to effective leadership. In challenging times, this is even more true. When you prepare a presentation, remember the everyday heroes in your organization. My brother Robert Fripp is 1 year, 1 month, 2 days, 12 ½ hours younger than I am. He often says, “I am not […]

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Stories are the best way to inspire and motivate. I was coaching an executive with the Gap. He needed to inspire action and commitment. I first asked him to tell me about himself. He said,“I’m a newly promoted vice president and this is my first speech to the company since my promotion.”

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Good to Great Presentations Virtual Keynote Speech Patricia Fripp Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to Great Presentations Virtual Keynote Speech Delivered by Hall of Fame keynote speaker and presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp. This was delivered at District 1 Toastmasters Spring Conference 2020. The keynote content covered in this presentation is on how to connect […]

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How to Make a Good Presentation Great with Good Examples Patricia Fripp’s “Under the Influence” Virtual Keynote Speech Presented to the District 1 Toastmasters Virtual Spring Conference 2020 Patricia Fripp posed the question “Who influences you?” The title came from her friend Peter Legge’s latest book. Over her keynote career, she has spoken over 3,500 […]

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As a presentation skills expert, people frequently ask, “Patricia, what happens when I have to cut my presentation?” For professional speakers it is not uncommon to be booked for an hour’s time and have your slot cut to 40 minutes to keep the client on schedule. Business meetings often run over and take a lot […]

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Under the Influence: How Achievers Succeed (Friday) Hall of Fame keynote speaker Patricia Fripp arrived in San Francisco from England at age 20 with no job or contacts. Since then she has become a very successful entrepreneur and in-demand speaker and presentation coach. In her presentation, she will celebrate the Achievers and discuss what we need […]

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The key to connection is conversation. The secret of conversation is asking questions. The quality of the answers you receive depends upon the quality of your questions. That is critical in sales. Learning how to ask relevant questions was an important part of my own educational experience. When I was a young woman, I was […]

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“We Are Here to Talk About Heroes” I was coaching a gentleman who needed to inspire action and commitment. Ed worked with The Gap, and I said, “Okay, Ed, tell me about yourself.” He said, “I am a newly promoted vice president of a certain division, and this is my first speech to the company […]

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