How to Make a Good Presentation Great

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 to your audience, options of how to open with impact, story improving techniques, and how specificity builds credibility.

Patricia’s online learning platform is the best way to learn presentation skills easily, quickly, conveniently, and cost-effectively.

How Do You Cut Your Presentation at The Last Minute?

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 longer than scheduled. Let’s face it, if the boss speaks an extra 20 minutes, you will have to cut time from your presentation.

My best advice? Do not apologize. Do not say, “Oh, my time has been cut short by 20 minutes.

The Key to Connection is Conversation

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 a hairstyling apprentice in the south of England, working in a very posh salon. As soon as I got to know our rich, glamorous customers, I used to say, “What were you doing when you were my age? How did you make your money? Did you make it yourself, or did you marry it? If you made it yourself, how did you do it? If you married it, where did you meet him?” Good market research.


How to Engage Your Prospects with Your Words

Dan Hersh interviews sales presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp for the Engaged Prospect podcast. Companies hire Patricia to help them increase sales by improving their important conversations and presentations. Dan is an expert on inside sales. In this interview, you will hear how to phrase your questions, comments, and presentations in a way to engage your prospects and make an emotional connection.

Companies hire Patricia Fripp when they want to gain a competitive edge by mastering their important conversations and presentations. (more…)