Every presentation you deliver needs to be built around your premise, central theme, or big idea. Your next step is to organize your “chunks” of content in a way that they are easy for you and your audience can remember your message. The first chunking example: Explanation, Example, Application Once you introduce your point of […]

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Clarifying Your Central Theme or Premise (Part 2) Your first step in creating your speech structure is to answer this question: “Based on my subject, what is my premise or central theme?” This is the big idea you want to get across. Every TV show, movie, and book has a clear premise. So does your […]

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If you do not enjoy the position, salary, or respect your feel you deserve, I recommend you dress and speak for the role you aspire to, not the one you now have. When I was growing up, my mother gave me great advice. She said, “Patricia, of course, it is the inner you that is […]

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It is not your client’s job to remember you. It is your responsibility to make sure you are unforgettable. Here is a great action step to take. Call your five best clients, those whom you currently use as references. Even if you leave a voicemail, say “Bob, I never get tired of telling the story […]

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Boost Your Confidence and Credibility  Developing good public speaking skills will boost your confidence in front of your senior management. Will is a Staff Performance Engineer with a large technology company in Silicon Valley. Like many brilliant technical experts, they invest years developing their skills and suddenly find themselves pushed more into the spotlight. Will […]

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Being known as a great presenter gets the results you want. Higher speaking fees, more career advancement, a cost-effective way to market your business and expertise, increased sales more often, and the opportunity to accomplish your goals faster. You’re invited to Patricia Fripp’s Powerful, Persuasive Presentations Masterclass This intimate, hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves virtual training will take […]

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It never ceases to amaze me that intelligent, well-educated, ambitious professionals frequently overlook developing the number one skill that is guaranteed to position them ahead of the crowd. That skill is the ability to stand up and speak eloquently in public or at least stagger to their feet and say anything at all. What is […]

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Even the most hardened prospect can’t resist a good story when it is well told. Keep in mind, the reason you tell stories is that your prospects will not remember everything you say. They will, however, remember what they see and feel while they listen to you speak. Rely on three powerful story formulas to […]

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Does yours add to or distract from your message? When I ask my clients, “How long is your sales presentation,” it scares me when they answer, “12 slides.” Or if I ask, “How do you design your sales presentation,” it’s downright terrifying to hear them say, “We get the slide deck.” If you start creating […]

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