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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Pre-Conference Educational Event Saturday, April 10 – FREE Watch Fripp in action as she coaches willing, preselected volunteers. If you are a Toastmaster, Speaker, or Ambitious Professional Join Us…Everyone is welcome. Register here Hall of Fame keynote speaker and presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp will deliver an exciting, content-rich keynote and pre-session event at the […]

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Under the Magnifying Glass in Action A great opportunity for experienced Toastmasters to receive mini-coaching as part of Patricia Fripp’s afternoon session on April 24. This is a roll-up-your-sleeves, interactive session where many audience members have the opportunity to participate. Willing volunteers will be invited to deliver a small portion of their presentations, and Patricia […]

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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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The TV Show West Wing Made Speechwriting Sexy At least when Rob Lowe is the speechwriter and he is writing for the President played by Martin Sheen. However, the members of the Professional Speechwriters Association, some who have written for US Presidents, felt a certain pride, at least when the show was running. Speechwriters are […]

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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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Your virtual presentations can be as effective as in-person presentations – even better! Virtual presentations can have a lasting impact. When you make your message memorable, your communication clear, and your presentation powerful, you position yourself for success. Can Virtual Presentations Really Be as Effective as In-Person? As THE presentation skills expert, I’m suggesting that […]

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