There are no boring subjects. There are only boring speakers. It doesn’t matter what your content or topic is, when presented well, it can be interesting and educational and make an emotional connection to the audience. There are some who claim that public speaking is merely knowing your subject. They take the attitude that having […]

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Can you relate to his situation? The executive assistant ushered me into a very impressive office with a great view. Her well-dressed and handsome boss Gary stood up to welcome me. Gary is a successful banker, and we had recently met at a conference where I delivered a speech titled How to Inspire Action and […]

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“I wanted a super bowl quality coach. Patricia Fripp’s help in coaching and scripting was world-class. With Fripp, Darren and Mark on your team, you can go places.” Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Thirteen-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author “Deliver Unforgettable Presentations is not another how-to map from another “supposed expert” […]

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Presentation Experts Fripp, La Croix, and Brown: Speech Openings That Are Remembered And Repeated Whether you’re talking to one person or 100, you want to connect with your audience in less than one minute, if you want to be remembered and repeated. “You have thirty seconds to immediately command the attention of your audience. Don’t […]

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You will not improve what you are not aware of. We can blame a couple of years of near isolation and less in-person meetings. Without knowing it, you may be turning into a sloppy and non-specific speaker who dilutes their message. As an executive speech coach, my job is to help my clients sound as […]

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Seven simple steps to your speaking success. You have probably complained about delivering virtual presentations and that you are much better speaking with a live audience. Now that you have the opportunity, you are terrified. In case we have not had the pleasure of meeting, I am presentation skills expert, Patricia Fripp. As your personal […]

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The Importance of the Pause in Public Speaking and Executive Presentations can not be over estimated. Continuing my comparison with Hollywood..

Alan Alda says, “It is the stuff between the lines that makes it a great performance.”

(I know I hate that word stuff. However, it is an actual quote.)

When you pause the audience has time to digest what you have just said. The faster you speak, the more you have to open up your talk with silence.

Consider where you have a comma, period, paragraph, and exclamation mark, an underline or … Use this as a guide for pauses.

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