As an executive speech coach, I am often asked how to write a eulogy. Naturally, it has to be personal. As you will read by this example from my brother Robert Fripp, give the background and insight into the loved one’s life for those who do not know the entire life story. Adapted for the […]

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How to Engage Your Audience No matter who your audience is… … how long you have to speak, what your subject is, or whether you are speaking in person or virtually, you can captivate your audience quickly and easily. Learn from Hollywood movies, and consider the “flavor scene” you set with your opening remarks. The […]

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Congratulations! You’ve been chosen (or drafted) to deliver a speech. Don’t panic. Because executive speech coach Patricia Fripp is here to answer your questions. Here is everything you need to know about preparing your speech or presentation: Preparing Your Speech What Do I Talk About? Begin by asking yourself these three questions: Who is my […]

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Business and educational professionals know that whenever you present, whether you’re talking to one person or one hundred, you want to connect with your audience and get your message across. What’s the best way to do this when you deliver a virtual presentation? These strategies will help you get your message across, maximize your impact, […]

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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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Do you know how to be a leader who inspires action and commitment from your team? Laura Stack of Leadership USA and I recently met to talk about how leaders can inspire action and commitment. I share this recording and transcript of our webinar. Enjoy!

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The First 30 Seconds Innovative Openings Launch Memorable Meetings… Patricia Fripp was coaching a CEO from a major corporation who had eight minutes to outline a money-saving program to his employees. Instead of leading off with money talk, she suggested he walk on stage and say, “We are here to talk about heroes,” then pause… […]

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When You Open Your Presentation – Don’t Waste Words When you open your presentation, you have just thirty seconds to command your audience’s attention. Don’t waste your opening words. Prepare a winning opening and give it extra attention as you rehearse your presentation. A relevant and compelling quote is one way to open a presentation […]

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