If you are asked to deliver a speech about you and your success, most likely you are nervous about sounding “too big for your britches.” The Secret: Give Credit to Those Who Guided You to Success If you are a successful business professional, you will be asked at some point, within your company or your […]

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Save time and learn from my experience Advice from THE executive speech coach. You do not have to be perfect, rather be personable. Your audience needs to see the person behind your position. Find ways to make an emotional connection. Your audience is always thinking, “What is in your message for me?” The shorter your […]

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Are You Looking for #1 Best Way to Write a Presentation? The answer is to learn from an expert. In the last forty years, I have delivered 3,500 live presentations and hundreds more virtually, thousands of business and professional speakers have benefited from my techniques. Now you can. In 2021… Don’t wait… create!  A great signature talk is your best […]

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Have you ever heard a really great commencement speech? As with any great speech, when you deliver a commencement speech you must be inspiring, make a connection with your audience, paint scenes in their minds, and tell a really great story. As an executive speech coach, I have the honor of helping my clients create […]

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This is your opportunity to hear how a 30-year-old woman joined Cable Car Toastmasters, then became the second woman to keynote an International Toastmasters convention, and was the first woman president of the National Speakers Association. Patricia will answer the questions on your mind, including How to: Launch your career as a professional speaker Trim […]

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When I am working with speech coaching clients or delivering presentation skills training, I ask the question, “Are you guilty of this goof that can hurt your credibility?” If you’re asking yourself what difference it could make, I’ll tell you. A huge one! In any professional setting, you are hired because what you say sounds […]

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When you improve your storytelling ability your presentations can be powerful and persuasive. When we think of Hollywood… what we usually remember most vividly are the moving, dramatic, and funny stories that movies tell. Screenwriter Robert McKee says, “Stories are the creative conversion of life itself into a more powerful, clearer, more meaningful experience. They […]

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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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How Do You Come Up with Stories for Your Presentations? Stories are key to effective presentations. How do you find them? Great lessons can be found in everyday life. How often have you heard a speaker who is funny or profound while seemingly talking about everyday situations? You might think “Nothing like that ever happens […]

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