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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How much time do you invest in improving your sales presentations? Sales presentation skills expert Patricia Fripp has provided a sales sampler from her FrippVT.com web-based training. Enjoy! “Back in 2018, we invited you to help us with an important sales presentation, which we won. You will be as excited to know, that it continues […]

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When you open your presentation, you have just thirty seconds to command your audience’s attention. Don’t waste your opening words. Prepare a winning opening and give it extra attention as you rehearse your presentation. A relevant and compelling quote is one way to open a presentation and engage your audience. General Eisenhower said, “Leadership is […]

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Are you confident your sales presentations are more consistently compelling than your competition’s? When I work with sales teams to help drive more business, we look at every communication in the sales process. What I have observed is that when several sales team members deliver formal presentations to the prospect, they miss out on a […]

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Success: 3 Frippicisms at a Time One. Make short-term decisions that will help your long-term goals. Ask yourself, “Will my time and financial investments position me and my business for where I want to be in 5 years?” Consider the timeline of your weekly activity. Are you learning, improving, staying connected with past clients, and […]

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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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Developing good public speaking skills helps you make more sales more often. To sell you need technical skills, product knowledge, how you compare to your competition, territory management, a good relationship management system, discipline, and self-management. However, that is not enough. Too often the best presentation wins. Earlier in my career when I was primarily […]

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When you have created your presentation you are only halfway there. You need to internalize your new way of presenting and make it second nature. When you deliver your presentation, you want to be able to focus on the audience, not your performance. Build rehearsal into your everyday life. You will never be able to […]

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It is not your client’s job to remember you. It is your responsibility to make sure you are unforgettable. Here is a great action step to take. Call your five best clients, those whom you currently use as references. Even if you leave a voicemail, say “Bob, I never get tired of telling the story […]

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With the Right Sales Presentations, You Can! Developing good public speaking skills helps you make more sales more often. To sell you need technical skills, product knowledge, know the details of you compared to your competition, territory management, a good relationship management system, discipline, and self-management. However, that is not enough. Too often the best […]

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