While you might already know my brother, Robert Fripp as one of Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists,” you may not know him as a superb and entertaining speaker. When we deliver presentations together, it’s always a delight – both for us and for our audiences. Robert has an extraordinary ability to connect with an audience […]

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My brother, Robert Fripp is known around the world as a legendary guitarist and a member of King Crimson, but not everyone knows he is in fact a superb and entertaining speaker!  I had the pleasure of presenting with him at the 2015 Lady & the Champs Speakers’ Conference. (Our presentations were recorded and are […]

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Whether you are delivering a business or sales presentation, it’s a mistake to think you can just “wing it.” If you have years of experience in your industry or profession, this still holds true. Even professional speakers must prepare for and rehearse before each presentation. My brother Robert Fripp, the genius in my family and […]

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My brother, Robert Fripp, is the subject of a fascinating BBC documentary. Though he wouldn’t describe himself this way – he is truly a legendary guitarist and included on Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with Robert Fripp? Are you curious about what he […]

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Hall of Fame Speaker, in-demand speech coach, and former hairstylist, Patricia Fripp learns a valuable principle from her brother, King Crimson guitarist, Robert Fripp… What Do Cutting Hair And Writing A Speech Have in Common? One day, after I had retired as a hairstylist, I was cutting my brother’s hair, and he said, “Sister, you […]

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As an executive speech coach, people will confess to me, “Public speaking makes me nervous!” Are you one of these people? If your lack of confidence stems from a lack of experience or know-how, you can change this with help from a professional. I recommend you seek out and take advantage of public speaking articles, […]

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I like to say, “A stranger is a friend, or a customer, you have not met yet.” My friend Jane Jenkins Herlong is a humorist, speaker, and author.  You may have enjoyed her comedy and songs on Sirius XM Radio and Pandora. I share this story from her book, Bare Feet to High Heels – […]

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My brother, the legendary guitarist Robert Fripp says that with music as with speaking, “When you do something well, everyone says, ‘Oh, he’s a natural.’ ‘Oh, she doesn’t have to worry; this comes naturally.’ However, even when it appears effortless – even with natural talent – you still need the discipline of following the process […]

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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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