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

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Like most people, you’ve probably been on LinkedIn for a while, you have a profile and connections – but are you using LinkedIn to your best advantage?  I share this article from marketing and branding expert, Melanie DePaoli who explains how to raise your visibility through LinkedIn’s Pulse, plus a replay of my recent web […]

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As a business owner or professional, you’re probably already on LinkedIn. You’ve got connections, but do you know how to connect in a way that gets you results? As part of my FrippVT Sales Series, I recently spoke with marketing and branding expert Melanie DePaoli on How to Build a LinkedIn Strategy for Success. Enjoy […]

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Are You Terrified to Speak in Public? As an executive speech coach, people sometimes will confess to me, “Public speaking makes me nervous!” It’s normal to experience an adrenaline rush when getting up to speak – it can even be helpful. Adrenaline factor aside, speaking can be intimidating when it feels like uncharted territory. The […]

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Salespeople have an awesome responsibility. Whenever they open their mouths, they are putting themselves and their entire organization on the line – taking a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome. Even the best, most experienced salespersons can benefit from the coaching and polishing of an expert coach and trainer. Here are the 12 […]

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Who first said, “There is no such thing as a free lunch”? One of my UK speaker pals is Derek Arden. This July he was kind enough to drive me from Heathrow airport to Dorset for the start of my amazing vacation seeing family and friends. Derek has invited me to speak at the PSA (Professional […]

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Want to market yourself? By Patricia Fripp There is an old saying, “If you build a better mouse trap people will beat a path to your door.” That might have been true once but it is not true now. Having the best product or service does not automatically guarantee your success. That is because of […]

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Nothing can turn your audience off faster than using fat words when they’re hungry for skinny ones. Or vice versa. I learned this exciting concept from Dr. David Palmer, a Silicon Valley negotiations expert. In his negotiations training, he described “levels of abstraction.” Unless you can match your message to the expectations of your audience […]

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