One of my speaker burueaus asked me to answer these questions. In case you ever have to answer these questions yourself perhaps my answers would help you.
Key Aspects of a Great Presentation
Patricia Fripp Interview Questions & Answers:
• What is the message you hope people take away from your presentations?
My audiences learn powerful, persuasive presentation skills that give individuals and companies a competitive edge.
• How do you prepare for speaking engagements?
When the audience is from one company I interview the clients who are running the meeting for their objectives. Next I talk to the professionals who will be in audience. As my presentations are usually about how to improve presentations I need to know what presentations they deliver and specifically what they say in those circumstances. Every audience knows there are some parts of my presentation that was created just for them.
• Who or what inspires you?
I am inspired by interesting conversations with interesting people, attending theatrical events, visiting museums, seeing moves, and learning something new that makes me more valuable to my clients.
• Can you identify some of the key aspects of a stellar presentation?
A great presentation has compelling content, strong structure, memorable stories, intellectual and emotional connection with the audience, and specificity. Naturally, it needs to be able to improve the business or careers of the audience members.
• How are your keynote presentations unique?
My keynote presentations are entertaining, thought provoking, with immediately applicable advice and an approach to presentation skills that is not the norm.
• Why is it important to be able to sell oneself?
I learned early in my career it does not matter how good you are the world has to know it!
• What types of audiences gain the most from your keynotes?
With thirty years of professional speaking there are few audience types I have not successfully addressed. My messages about improving presentation skills are appreciated by leaders, sales teams, and ambitious professionals in all industries. Many associations have members who speak in their communities as part of the outgoing marketing efforts; they are well suited for my advice and programs.
Darren LaCroix and Patricia Fripp as partners in World Champions Edge Coaching Community.Patricia Fripp and Darren LaCroix’s next coaching camp is in Las Vegas on November 30, December 1 and December 2.
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Is it true that every sermon is a keynote speech?
Not necessaryily. Although the process of putting it together is the same. A lot depends on the point of view of the person delivering it.