Then here is some advice from Patricia Fripp, THE Executive Speech Coach Never waste your audience’s time with trivialities. I heard a speaker addressing a San Francisco audience. He started with how nice it was to be there, how great the weather was, and how he loves our restaurants. Who cares? I didn’t race across […]

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Speakers: To persuade, get concrete. To inspire, be abstract. Reposted by Patricia Fripp and the content is from Denise Graveline. Should you try to inspire your audience–or persuade them? Are you speaking about why your audience should do something–or how to pull it off? New research suggests that decision depends on the timing of your […]

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Do You Want to Make Your Message Memorable? 8 Tips That Add Value to Your Words by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE Some presenters are silly enough to think that if they talk longer, they are giving more value or getting their point across more effectively. Actually, audiences of any size from 5 to 500 are […]

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One of my speaker burueaus asked me to answer these questions. In case you ever have to answer these questions yourself perhaps my answers would help you. Key Aspects of a Great Presentation Patricia Fripp Interview Questions & Answers: • What is the message you hope people take away from your presentations? My audiences learn […]

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Power Pitching — Get the Personal Edge By Patricia FrippWhenever and whatever you are pitching, dozens of factors will figure in the final decision of your prospects. All else being equal you have the edge if you can establish a personal connection. You can establish a personal connection when you take this advice. Connect emotionally […]

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Do Your Irritate Your Audience? Whenever you open your mouth whether your audience is one person or one thousand, you want to get a specific message across. Maybe you want your opinions heard at a meeting or you will be giving a formal talk. Perhaps you deliver sales presentations. To present, persuade, and propel with […]

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How to Get Your Message Across to Your Audience By Patricia Fripp Both business and professional speakers always need to ask themselves “How do I best connect with my audience?” “How do I get my message to stick?” “How can I get my audience to listen and engage?” My long time friend, early mentor, and […]

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