Frippicism: The key to career success is to learn to sell yourself and your ideas to your senior management. It’s no secret. The higher up the corporate ladder you go, the more important your public speaking skills become.  If you have your sights set on increased responsibility with the position and the salary that goes […]

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Give a Speech! Frippicism: People do business with people they know. Every service club and community group is looking for a free speaker next Thursday at lunchtime. Okay, it could be Wednesday morning at breakfast or even in Zoom. You get the point! If that is you, do not overlook a magnificent marketing opportunity.

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In a recent interview, I was asked, “What advice do you have for virtual meetings? I have been coaching people virtually for at least 10 years. Even before Zoom was invented, I had my own virtual studio. Although I still speak professionally, my major business now is helping other people with their presentations, whether they […]

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Opportunity does not knock once. It knocks all the time, but we do not always recognize the sound. Early in her career, TV host Joan Lunden received great advice from Barbara Walters. “Take every crumb they throw you, and handle them magnificently.” You never know which magnificent crumb is going to be your big break. […]

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Lessons from Everyday Heroes My brother, the legendary guitarist Robert Fripp, played on David Bowie’s Heroes. In our presentations Robert says, “There are three kinds of heroes. The occasional hero, the everyday hero, and the superhero. “The occasional hero may perform a heroic act; however, it is not repeatable. “The superhero knows what happens in […]

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The Success Formulas of Good Stories If you’ve heard a speech, sermon, or business presentation that you enjoyed and remembered, I guarantee that at least one aspect that made it memorable was stories. Everybody loves a good story, and that is their power. No matter what our culture, we grow up feeling that hearing a […]

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If you do not enjoy the position, salary, or respect your feel you deserve, I recommend you dress and speak for the role you aspire to, not the one you now have. When I was growing up, my mother gave me great advice. She said, “Patricia, of course, it is the inner you that is […]

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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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