What should we do if we find ourselves in an audience listening to someone who has not yet learned how to structure and deliver an engaging presentation? “Every audience has a responsibility,” says my brother, the legendary guitarist Robert Fripp. Bill Gove, the first president of the National Speakers Association taught NSA members, “You are responsible […]

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For the fourth time Hollywood and NSA Royalty collide!  Officers of the National Speakers Association Northern California Chapter  (NSANC) are excited to present a very special program on Saturday, May 3, 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Patricia Fripp and Michael Hauge give both another reason to celebrate that special show business bond. Registration: 8:30am […]

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One of my speech coaching clients recommended I watch a video of a TED Talk as an example of the type of message she needs to deliver. As soon as I had watched it I thought, “We must invite her to speak at the National Speakers Association convention.” How sad to discover Rita Pierson died […]

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You might have seen speaker, author, and branding expert, Bruce Turkel before on FOX Business, CNN, ABC, CBS, or NPR… or in the pages of The New York Times, Fast Company, or AdWeek. Bruce is not only a great speaker, his singing makes my eyes water and toes tingle. He is part of the National Speakers […]

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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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This week I will be attending the National Speakers Association’s National Convention in Philadelphia.  As a Past President of the National Speakers Association and Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker I am sometimes asked, “What do National Speakers Association awards mean?” These awards and designations give meetings planners confidence. Here is a brief explanation: The CSP […]

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When you speak to business and professional speakers and Toastmasters, as I do, about public speaking and advanced presentation techniques, it is assumed that you will be quoted. In fact, I encourage the best way to learn a public speaking technique or idea is to teach someone else what you think you just learned. However, there is a […]

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