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"Every year, my appreciation for you grows stronger! With great enthusiasm and reliability, you have proven yourself to be an integral part of our annual conference and a favorite among our members.
Given the virtual environment, your speaker training program has become more important than ever. Our presenters greatly benefitted from the strategies and wisdom you shared, ensuring greater quality in every one of our workshops.
Thank you as well for facilitating a fantastic interview with our Payroll Man and Woman of the Year. Your thoughtful coaching and practice sessions allowed them to shine and speak confidently in the recording. Whether on-screen or in-person, your bright presence leaves a lasting impression.
Your speech coaching, influence and impact on our speakers and leaders shines through everything we do. What is most satisfying is that APA’s and GPMI’s community members are aware of your significance, and they credit you for their growth and ability to be a better communicator at meetings, conventions, through leadership and life.
Thank you so much for being an important part of our success! My most gracious thanks."
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Executive Coaching Clients are Saying...
"Heartfelt thanks. As my teacher, your talents helped my story to the MDRT main platform 3 times and countless other stages around the globe. Always a raving fan."
- John Nichols, President, Acrisure Insurance Wholesale Solutions
"Patricia, you saved the day! I was summoned on rather short notice to speak as a keynote speaker for our corporate annual sales conference. My task was to relate technical details to a non-technical audience. Lucky for me, a week in advance I found FrippVT. I worked tirelessly devouring the FrippVT content most evenings until 2 a.m. to perform at the highest level possible. Can you imagine my excitement to walk off stage and hear, ‘You stole the show,’ ‘Are you a professional speaker?’ and ‘The audience was hanging onto your every word.’ I cannot thank you enough for creating FrippVT. Having your wisdom, advice, and guidance 24/7 throughout my preparation for this speaking engagement. Consider me your biggest fan.”
- Scott Lelii, Head of Digital & IT, Volvo Construction Equipment Sales, North & Latin America
“Patricia, words cannot express the gratitude I have for your superb scripting and speech coaching for my important acceptance speech. Needless to say, everybody told me, ‘The speech was awesome!!!’ It was obvious the entire audience was blown away and greatly impacted. The enthusiasm came from those who knew me and those encountering me for the first time. To think, from our first call to a memorized speech in four days. Thank you for your talent, care, friendship, and support! It truly means the world!”
- Kristopher Francisco
"Patricia Fripp will make you speak just like you want to sound, no longer will you cringe when you see a recording of yourself giving a presentation. After her training you may even think to yourself 'not too shabby'.
Fripp’s presentation skills class is probably the best non-technical training I have ever taken - it is very close to life changing. Patricia is clearly an expert in her field - and she puts so much effort into you as an individual during the coaching sessions that even as a grown adult - you will be desperate to not disappoint the master. The sessions can feel intense. But follow the program and you WILL feel full of confidence taking the stage. This will make you a better speaker. She is *that good*
I have taken her training many times for various events (we all need a top-up when speaking isn’t our main job - I’m talking to you, engineers) - and I always take the opportunity for more Fripp time. Again. She is *that good*."
- Gary Little, Principal Engineer: Nutanix
"Patricia has always been a joy to work with and has measurably improved my presentation skills to help me connect with the audience. Her feedback is always direct and immediately actionable. As a result of joining her sessions, my speech is more specific, my audience understands why they should care, and I always feel confident they'll leave with the message I intend. I've personally witnessed a colleague's internal presentation go from "just OK" to "blown away" with a few small but very important tweaks during a Fripp session."
- Jason Burns, Director, NCI TMM, Nutanix
"Your speech coaching for our conference presenters had great results. Those who spent time with you did a great job and commented that the time and coaching was very helpful. I appreciate the feedback you provided to Louie – his keynote segment was superb."
- Robert Hamilton, Senior Director, Product Marketing, Rubrik
“Patricia Fripp is simply the best speaking coach in the world, I've sent people to her and I've learned from her. She has the unique capacity to adjust to each person's particular talents to help them create powerful presentations, within a business or publicly. From the boardroom to the “back room” of any organization, her advice can propel careers, build confidence, and create huge prestige.
There is only one thing better than watching this Hall of Fame speaker, and that's working with her.”
- Alan Weiss, Ph.D., CPAE, Author of 60 books including Million Dollar Speaking, Million Dollar Consulting, and Great Consulting Challenges
“Patricia Fripp is amazing. As a speech coach you’ll never find anyone with her wisdom, experience, and ability. Once I began working with her, she improved my speaking style immediately. Her ability to listen to what her clients want to say and immediately give them the right words to use is incredible. Patricia can take an average presentation and quickly transforms it to become great.
She takes the time to explain and teach her clients how to think about their speech structure and language so that we are quipped to apply the same strategy moving forward. Patricia truly cares a lot about her clients' success. You are getting both a coach and a fan when you partner with Patricia.” - x`Bhavin Shah, CEO & Founder, Moveworks
“It has been a pleasure working with Patricia to upgrade the impact of my presentations. Her no-nonsense approach saves time and took my presentation skills to a new level.” Brian Walsh, Co-Founder & Principal, WNFG, MDRT Million Dollar Round Table, Author, Beyond the Mask
“There are no sightings or rubbings of elbows one has with Fripp that doesn’t inscribe a profound lesson in the deepest crevasses of the brain. Your impact would crush a mountain if it wasn’t aimed at bettering people and their unique craft.“
- Scott Halford, CSP, CPAE is an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer, consultant to Fortune 500 executive teams, best-selling author, Hall of Fame keynote speaker.
“Patricia Fripp’s talents as a speech coach has helped me craft my story so well I have delivered it on the MDRT main platform 3 times as well as countless other stages around the globe. Always a Fripp raving fan.” John Nichols, President, Acrisure Insurance Wholesale Solutions
“Patricia Fripp’s super-power is she can listen to a superb presentation and find ways to make it even better.”– Krister Ungerböck, Author of Talk Shifts
"Each year we hold two large customer conferences that attract more than 7000 attendees from across 70+ countries. These events have become very popular due to our high-quality technical breakout sessions. Many of our Nutanix speakers in these sessions are engineers and technical architects. While experts in their specific area, very few are comfortable or experienced in speaking to audiences of 200-500 attendees. For the past three years, we have engaged Patricia Fripp to help our nearly 100 speakers solidify their presentation structure and script their content to ensure that it is clear, concise, and engaging for all attendees, including those for whom English is their second or third language. In addition to the intensive pre-event coaching, Patricia also works with our speakers on-site, perfecting their delivery and making sure they are comfortable and confident in the environment. Patricia is absolutely best-in-class. Her decades of presentation and coaching experience are obvious, as well as her genuine passion to see our speakers do well. She is their biggest cheerleader! Her overall excellence and personal commitment to our speakers is unmatched, and that is why Patricia’s coaching sessions are always oversubscribed. Our presenters know the value she brings and are always eager to sign up for additional training. Presenter training has gone from mandatory to sought-after. Since Patricia has been part of our team our customers have told us that our breakout sessions are some of the best they’ve ever attended and have raved about speaker professionalism. We consider the investment in Patricia a ‘must-have’ part of our events. She is part of the team. I’m honestly a bit reluctant to recommend Patricia publicly. We’d very much like to have her work exclusively with Nutanix. We are now leveraging Patricia in other areas outside of public events. She is now coaching speakers for our high-visibility Executive Briefing Center. Not surprisingly, we’re receiving the same outstanding feedback from these presenters, too." – Greg Smith, Vice President, Product Marketing at Nutanix
“Your presentations on storytelling and superstar sales presentations, executive speech coaching, emcee work for TEDx events and support has had a tremendous impact on our business.”
– Tom Esposito, Director Channel Marketing, Zebra Technologies
“Thank you for making this the best presentation ever. Also, for decades of teaching and coaching which has been incorporated into my leadership style and presence.
You are a gift to the world and especially to the APA and the thousands of lives you have touched. We are blessed to have you in our lives and do not take your generosity for granted!”
– Linda Obertin, CPP, Director, Shared Services, DXC Technology
"At the recent SAP BusinessObjects annual sales meeting, Patricia worked closely with our CEO, Bernard Liataud, on both the content creation and the content delivery of his keynote address. She also coached several other members of his senior staff on their respective presentations. We made the decision to engage Patricia for two major reasons: we wanted to improve the quality and impact of our most important presentations, and we wanted to invest in our senior people as part of their professional development. We believed that this investment would continue to provide benefits that would far outlast any motivational impact that an outside speaker could create. "The results were very positive. Our feedback indicated a definite improvement in both the quality of the presentations and the impact of those presentations. Our CEO was particularly pleased with the results he achieved through his commitment to the coaching process and his diligence in taking those lessons to heart. Those presenters who make themselves available to Patricia for one-on-one coaching scored significantly higher than those who did not.
I would recommend Patricia and her services to anyone who is considering working with a speech coach because I believe she brings great experience, a dynamic personality, and a tireless work effort to each and every project she undertakes."
– Pat Wynne, Vice President, Human Resources, SAP Business Objects
"Your speech coaching has made it possible for me to be confident and well received. Without your guidance, I would not have been able to accept invitations to Cambridge University and speaking to 10,000 on the platform with President Obama.” -Angela Cearns, Chief eCommerce Officer, Yum
"I wanted a Super Bowl quality coach, and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Even as a best-selling author, I found her help in coaching and scripting was right-on, world-class, and amazingly insightful. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places." – Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, 11-time New York Times Best-Selling Author
"Oh, my goodness, Patricia! The panel went so well! I received dozens of compliments about how engaging the panelists were and about my moderating as well. The expert panelists were extremely pleased. Your expert coaching was excellent and timely, as always. Thank you, Patricia, for your brutal honesty, for always steering me in the right direction, and for always challenging me. Words do not express my gratitude!" – Angela Cockerham, Attorney and Mississippi State Representative
"It's no exaggeration to say that my career is due in large part to a powerful keynote-speaking capability. And that, in turn, is almost entirely due to the wonderful efforts of Ms. Patricia Fripp. She helped me develop an approach which is still 100% intact in my speeches today. I will forever be grateful to her for the boost she gave my self-confidence, my platform capabilities, and my career." – Charles Green, Charles H. Green, author of The Trusted Advisor, Trust-Based Selling, and CEO of Trusted Advisor Associates
"As the author of a best-selling sales book I receive invitations to speak at meetings and conferences. A trusted colleague told me the best investment he made in his speaking career was to hire speech coach Patricia Fripp. After three days locked in a room with her I realize he is right. Patricia is a master at helping structure and script your presentation." – Andy Paul, Author of Zero-Time Selling Named one of the top 3 sales & marketing books in 2011
"For the past seven years Patricia Fripp has helped me design, script, and deliver all my important presentations. Each year the Blue Diamond Growers meeting I receive enthusiastic comments about the quality of my presentations. Thanks to Patricia's coaching every year my presentations are taken to a whole new level. Patricia Fripp is truly an executive's best secret weapon." – Mark Jansen, President, Blue Diamond Growers
"You are a true Rock Star speech coach. Thank you for all of your advice." – Mark Schulman, Drummer for Cher and Pink
"Thank you for your help, support, and confidence in me. Your speech coaching was superb and just what I needed to carry off this really big event of speaking to 2000 people. I could not have done it without you. The feedback from the leadership and audience members has been exceptionally positive. There is no way to communicate how much I appreciate all that you have done to make me into a Payroll Rock Star Speaker." – John Raguz, Progressive Insurance, President Elect, American Payroll Association
"Thank you! Thank you! For all your support. You are the best speech coach an executive could ask for!" – Scott Bajtos, Group Vice President, SAP Business Objects
"I appreciate that Patricia was so flexible with the time I had for coaching. In the evening on my way home, or on the telephone, she cut right to the heart of the matter. After a promotion, I needed to present to 500 managers. In less than 90 minutes Patricia gave me the words, helped craft the message and sent me on my way to rehearse in front of my 8-year-old. Fripp said if I could impress her, 500 managers would be a piece of cake!! Such wisdom!" – Ed Stair, Senior Vice President, The GAP, Inc.
"Before we worked with Fripp, we always worked on what we said, not how we said it. This was an eye-opening experience. This talk was the first time in my life I spoke to 700 people without notes and felt totally confident. I loved the standing ovation. Thanks for all your work, it was a wonderful investment." – J.R. Parrish, CEO, Collier Parrish International, Inc.
"As ALWAYS, you amaze me with how you can 'wordsmith' a speech and make it sound so much better." – Jane Holmes, CPP, Director Business Services, Convergys HR Management
"We would all like to thank you again for your excellent coaching and help. Our meeting went very well. Feedback was very much on point and our key messages did come through loud and clear. We are thinking of ways that we may work with you in the future." – Mark Bernardi, Founder, Expressworks International
"Thank you so much for your knowledge and expert coaching, Patricia. This was a true pleasure and an honor for me. I look forward to working together again for my next speaking opportunities." – Anna Lecat, CEO, Les Lunes
"The two days of your speech coaching were the best investment I ever made for my platform skills. With your advice I have become one of the top three speakers in my niche. Routinely I receive spinoffs, enjoy being of service, and command good speaking fees. You are a very big reason for that. You've been a very big part of my success." – Scott Love, Professional Speaker
"I see great musicality in the way you present and advise - the rhythm of your words, your timing, your choice of words and phrasing amount to anything as good as Beethoven's Ninth. True!" – Pat Jackson
"Thank you again for your generous coaching as I was preparing for my recent presentation to 100 scientists. I incorporated your specific suggestions and had a wildly successful event. The organizers have invited me back for next year, and I am pursuing several hot leads for additional appearances thanks to conversations that followed the presentation. Your practical suggestion to call for a standing ovation for each of my student speakers went a long way toward building goodwill. Everyone came away feeling good about the event. Again, many thanks." – David Otey
"Patricia Fripp was highly recommended and we had high expectations. Nothing prepared us for her preparation, knowledge, and focused attention on increasing the effectiveness of our speech scripts and delivery. Fripp is simply the BEST presentation skills coach. No discussion!" – Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Best-selling Coauthor of "The Power of Nice"
"Patricia Fripp is extraordinary! My book, without a doubt, is on the New York Times best sellers list because of her influence on how to write a story—how to craft a message. It's unbelievable the power that Patricia Fripp has!" – Janine Driver, Body Language Expert, Author of the NY Times Bestseller, You Say More Than You Think
"You don't really need any more accolades; however, your teachings, CD's, and coaching were significant in my receiving a standing ovation for a one-hour Toastmaster Leadership training workshop. So much of what you teach came pouring out of me into the audience, and they absolutely loved it. One woman said, "This speech was life-changing for me." Patricia, you are a great role model for women everywhere. Thanks for your teachings and for leading the way." – Cindy Carpenter
"Thank you for another amazing opportunity. These past three days of the speech coaching camp have been transformational. As always, you knew that I needed to be here to be in the presence of greatness. Each presenter had a unique style and a powerful message. My husband and I couldn't stop chatting tonight at dinner about the content that was shared throughout the entire conference. Patricia, I want to thank you once again for touching my life and the many lives that you are touching through my work. You are not only an inspiration but also a hero in my book. Every person deserves a Patricia Fripp. I am so blessed to have you in my life." –Chandra Williams, Founder & CEO, Center of Student Achievement Solution
"Thank you and wow! As an experienced presenter, I learned more than I could have imagined about advanced presentation skills. On behalf of everyone on the webinar, you are a true professional, and we are truly grateful for your generosity of knowledge." – Eric Bloom, Executive Director, IT Management & Leadership Institute
"After a long and successful keynote speaking career, my last keynote speech was one of my best ever, in large part due to your fantastic coaching." – Francine Ward, President, F. Ward & Associates
"Thank you once again for your speech coaching to prepare me for my Global Sales meeting. You have an amazing talent in helping me pull my corporate message into a meaningful, impactful, and entertaining story. You are always the one to call when my back is against the wall. Your magic always works and hits the mark with the audience!" – Brian Marlier, Senior Vice President, US Enterprise, Cisco
"Thank you so much for your presentation skills coaching. Last Friday all our presentations to the executive team went very well. The team is proud of the way we delivered our story. Our marketing team always looks forward to working with you." – Michelle Duke, Group Product Manager, Genentech
"As you know, I am a very experienced professional speaker and consultant with a unique niche. However, I just got off the platform from delivering the new keynote you helped me create. It was awesome! Thank you, thank you, thank you for all of your expertise and support! Already I have another invitation. I can’t wait for us to get together again to take my presentations to the next level!" – Dan Stockdale, President, World Nature Coalition, Inc.
"Anytime you want to shorten your learning and the outcome you are seeking is important, a coach is just an absolute no brainer. And for me, I went right to Patricia Fripp because what I knew about her and what her strengths were I thought really were a good complement for what I needed in a coach. I am used to getting up and talking for very long periods of time, but I had to take a lot of information and compact it down into a very tight thirty minute time frame and do that in a very precise way to have the biggest impact... I felt like she would be the best one to help me with that, and I think the results speak for themselves." – Kim Snider, Keynote Speaker & Financial Expert
"As the State Director of Training and Technical Assistance in the District of Columbia, Office of the State Superintendent of Education, my role is to provide presenters to conduct high-quality, professional development training seminars on topics that are extremely technical involving legal statues, policy implementation, and instructional and behavioral best practices for the local education agencies. As a result of having to provide professional development training seminars and keynote addresses, we have contracted for Patricia Fripp’s services on an annual basis to provide speech coaching to our attorneys and content expert speakers.
"Patricia Fripp is an expert speech coach who is highly skilled. She understands how to work with experts who may not be naturally gifted speakers. After one of her sessions with my attorneys and content experts, I shared with another colleague who was inquiring about her services that “Patricia Fripp not only walks on water, she creates the water she walks on. She is truly a gifted and talented speech coach." – Chandra Williams, State Director of Training and Technical Assistance Division of Specialized Education
"Last week I delivered my ‘big’ presentation and received rave reviews. One person said it was the best talk of the 2-1/2 day conference. I walked away with dozens of positive comments and two other requests to speak. When I hired you as my speech coach, I was already a very experienced presenter. However, your scripting and coaching took my performance to an amazing new level." – Edie L. Goldberg, President, E.L. Goldberg & Associates
"It is impossible to express the gratitude of our team for the fabulous presentation on Preparing and Presenting Powerful Presentations. Even the most experienced on our team loved the information and your delivery and personality!" – Catherine A. Brown, FASAE, CAE, Executive Director, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
"Thank you for your executive speech coaching help and clarity. My speech went very, very well thanks to your feedback and razor-sharp thinking." – Dan O'Neill, President, First National of Nebraska "Thanks to your speaking skills coaching, my audience loved my presentation. After our virtual speech coaching session, I felt much more comfortable with storytelling. Who knew I could add drama to a business story? My confidence built as I could see the audience members were engaged and fascinated. Apparently, my world of international business sounds alluring now that you have helped improve my presentation skills." – Mona Pearl, President BeyondAStrategy, Inc.
"It is impressive how one afternoon of Patricia Fripp speech training helps normal conversation as well as presentations! What a great investment." – Johan Valentin, General Manager, CellMax
"You are a true Rock Star executive speech coach! Every year you help me with my January Sales Meeting speech, my skills increase. This week’s sales meeting was a huge success, and I felt terrific about my presentations. Your guidance and input is invaluable. My boss told me I was outstanding, I received many compliments from others, and perhaps most importantly, I felt very confident, comfortable, and genuine throughout the presentations. Thank you for your support and coaching. I appreciate it." – Rob Cummings, Senior Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Fidelity Investments
"Thank you for your executive speech coaching. My presentation at the company conference went very well. In fact, it went so well I was asked to speak multiple times to different regions. Your speaking skills advice was the best I have ever received. When I was watching the movie ‘Iron Lady’ when Meryl Streep/Mrs. Thatcher was being trained to speak from her deep voice, I was thinking of you!" – Licen Xu, Ph.D., Director, Product Management, 5500 Series Genetic Analysis System
"On behalf of the entire team at Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP, I offer you our sincerest thanks for a job well done. From beginning to end, your speaker training program was informative, engaging, and empowering. As you can imagine, our attorneys build a reputation and business for both themselves and the Firm by delivering high-quality presentations to educators throughout the state. Working with you was most certainly a step toward continued development of their speaking expertise." – Nancy Constantine, Executive Director, Fagen, Friedman, & Fulfrost, LLP
"We appreciate your expert training of our instructors and the speech coaching of our Board Members and Officers. You are so gifted at improving and polishing their presentation skills. This leads to an incredible impact on the final result of our entire convention. I tell everyone…Patricia Fripp turns average presenters into powerful presenters." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association
"Thanks to your virtual coaching, my speech in Vilnius, Lithuania went very well. Your speaking tips on scripting the opening and closing were extremely helpful along with 'you' focused language. Thanks for helping me get prepared for this and delivering future presentations." – Jim McEvoy, ChFC, AEP, President, Cross Border Planning
"Living in the UK, I have found it valuable working with you virtually. What a treat to work with you in person. It was great meeting you and what a valuable executive speech coaching session. Over the last couple of years, you have helped me build my confidence and skills. Wow! What a high to keynote a convention of 2,000 knowing my speech is good, and why! I could not have done it without your speech coaching expertise." – Lawrence Mitchell, Marketing Director, Reed Business Information
"When Fripp enters the stage, people are in awe. She is a remarkable speaker, an amazing presentation coach and consultant, and her ability to help you craft a speech is simply extraordinary. I've watched her do this, and it is truly a gift. I would not be where I am today in my career, without her help and generosity in coaching me." – Chad Barr, President, CB Software
"Last evening we had a large crowd at my book signing and we sold out of books. Everyone said I am a terrific speaker and that I have a heart connection with the audience." I have the story and you have been an invaluable guide in helping be develop it into a speech and deliver it well. As I tell everyone who will listen, 'Patricia Fripp's coaching is a magnificient investment.'" – Karen McCall, Founder, Financial Recovery Institute
"Thank you again for the executive speech coaching support in designing my annual meeting speech. With your help, I felt very well prepared for the big moment when I had to introduce myself to over 2,000 people. By all accounts, I came off as genuine, poised, and capable. The time and effort spent were more than worth the outcome and investment. I look forward to working with you in the future." – Mark Jansen, CEO, Blue Diamond Growers
"As ALWAYS, you amaze me with how you can 'wordsmith' a speech and make it sound so much better." – Jane Holmes, CPP, Director Business Services, Convergys HR Management
"My business as a trial lawyer is persuading juries, often in matters of life and death. Your practical public speaking insights were of help to me." – Gary Gober, Trial Lawyer
"As usual, you were stellar. After twenty plus years of watching you speak, I always get something from your presentations. You do your important work." – Lynn Fraley, Past President, NSANC
"The opportunity to learn how you deliver awesome speeches every time is priceless." – John Bentley, President, Power 2 Transform
"Last week I delivered my presentation to 145 CPA's at the Myrtle Beach Hilton. With your assistance, I 'knocked it out of the park.' Several attendees came up to tell me how much they enjoyed the presentation. Because of your coaching, I experienced minor nerves and two minutes in really felt like I had them ‘in the palm of my hand.' The hour seemed to fly by. I feel so fortunate to have made this connection with you at the Centaurus BDD Conference. The 15-20 minutes you spent with me in New Orleans helped so much with my Chamber of Commerce presentations. The Chamber presentations resulted in my being invited to speak to the CPA group. They actually paid me! You have improved my presentation skills and professionalism. How do I put a value on that?" – Samuel H. Plexico, President, Carolinas Insurance Group, LLC
"After your one-day speech coaching session for our experienced CPA presenters, we saw improvement. You inspired me to work hard on shortening and punching stories. Everyone agrees…your Advanced Presentation Skills was the best session anyone has attended." – Lynn Freer, President, Spidell Publishing, Inc.
"At Heartland we believe in disciplined value investing. When we invested in Patricia Fripp's presentation skills training she gave us wisdom, specific scripting, advanced ideas, and frankly techniques even our best speakers were not aware of. It was Patricia who recommended we use our artwork in our advertising and brochures. Patricia Fripp is not just the best speech coach, she is our secret weapon and trusted advisor. Our relationship has continued for several years. You can't go wrong engaging her 'bottom line.' Fripp gives value." – Bill Nasgovitz, CEO, Heartland Advisors
"My partner Robin Koval and I have spent our entire careers in advertising. Our agency is responsible for some of the most memorable advertising in America. We are known for putting Aflac on the map and making them as well known as Coca Cola. I am flattered that over the years of authoring and composing campaign jingles my work has become part of American pop-culture landscape. Some examples are: 'I Don't Want to Grow Up, I'm a Toys R Us Kid', 'Kodak Moments', and 'The Heart of Communication' for Bell Atlantic. Our blue-chip clients include Procter & Gambles' Clairol Herbal Essences, Dawn and Swiffer, Continental Airlines, Marshall, Pfizer, Office Depot, US Bank and the American Red Cross.
"In high-level advertising brilliant minds sit around brainstorming and shouting at each other with excitement. Years of these experiences and high level client meetings prepared us for three days of advanced speech coaching with Patricia Fripp. She was highly recommended and we had high expectations. However... nothing quite prepared us for her preparation, knowledge, and focused attention on increasing the effectiveness of our speech scripts and delivery. Patricia Fripp has taught us far more than the golden rules of high-level public speaking. She has helped me to clarify my ideas, prioritize my thoughts, and express myself in the most persuasive and dynamic ways possible. These are not just communication lessons... these are life lessons.
"What the creative minds of The Kaplan Thaler Group do for a 30-second commercial Fripp does for a 60-minute convention speech. If you want only the best executive speech coach... call Fripp." – Linda Kaplan Thaler, CEO, The Kaplan Thaler Group, Best-Selling Co-Author of The Power of Nice
"In 25 years of business I have hired a dozen coaches. Patricia Fripp is the finest executive speech coach ever. No matter what the subject my presentation is always immeasurably better. The executives I have referred to her all feel the same way. Patricia has a unique ability to dramatically improve executive presentations... and she makes it look so easy! Her experience pays off to my advantage. Patricia is the Steven Spielberg of executive presentations!" – John Johnson, CEO, ImClone Systems Incorporated, Former Company Group Chairman, Johnson and Johnson
"We first contracted you because we needed to improve the group’s presentation skills. As you know our sales conversations and presentations to doctors are fairly complex, and we have very little time to capture their attention. XDx’s associates are incredibly well educated and most have earned two degrees, so they can be a tough audience. Their expectations were very high. As you could tell, from the first five minutes they were engaged, participated, laughed, and learned information and techniques that were as practical as they were brilliant. The buzz echoes through the building. We were all surprised when our President and senior executives stopped in to see what everyone was excited about.
"The next day the participants told me 'This was far more than presentation training—it was a tremendous team building exercise as well. We all felt we could practice new skills, leave our comfort zone and become more Hollywood in the safe environment that Fripp created. And it was more fun than we would ever have imagined.'" – Debra Franz, MBA, MT(ASCP)SH, Senior Director of Marketing, XDx
"Thank you for the incredibly exciting and rewarding presentation skills training for the executives and staff of the Wounded Warrior Project!! The message below shows that young Ryan has been Frippnotized!
"Jeremy Chwat, Executive Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs wrote, 'Kules has officially been 'Frippisized!!! Just thought you'd like to know that the Fripp training last week was taken to heart. At the insurance industry meeting, Ryan Kules opened his speech with, 'I wish you could have been there with me, on the phone, when I spoke with the first warrior that I had placed with a job.' His speech was awesome. We had high expectations. You totally exceeded them.'" – John Melia, Executive Director-CEO, Wounded Warrior Project
"As an industry expert, for many years I have been asked to speak at national conference in keynote slots to very large audiences. My reviews have always been exceptionally good. Many of my associates thought it pointless to seek out a speech coach. However, Patricia Fripp had the reputation of taking expert speakers from good to great! Patricia worked with me for less than fifteen minutes before I thought 'Wow, I can't believe anyone ever asked me to speak a second time!'
"Although I am the master of my content, she changed my presentations to be more precise, pointed, and powerful. In a few hours, Patricia gave me to confidence to make my stories more dramatic. The next step was to 'Frippnotize' the entire Starker organization. In small office settings, one-on-one coaching, and keynoting our company conference she always gets great results, rave reviews, and requests to 'Bring her back!' I recommend Patricia Fripp with no reservations. If you want to be the best...call Fripp. If you are lucky enough to get on her schedule you will consider it a great investment." – Rochelle Stone, President, Starker Services, Inc., Los Gatos
"Thank you so much for making time available to coach me. It was the most beneficial coaching session I have ever had in my entire life, and I have had many. The best news is we are only half done. I can't wait to do my homework and get ready for the other half. I can use the advice you have given me to not only improve my speaking skills but my entire business. Your help is worth many times the cost of your service." – Art Pennington
"Thank you for the excellent job working with SmithGroup! Not only did we learn, stretch, grow... we had some fun as well. Your efforts will make all the participants better in all aspects as well of their professional lives not only increasing their sales presentation skills.
Thank you again, we are looking forward the next sessions!" – Paul Bohn, Vice President, SmithGroup
"As COO with McDonald’s, I had plenty of opportunity to give speeches and was considered a great speaker. However, when I had to prepare a convention speech with a considerable fee attached, the pressure increased considerably. Thank you for your assistance. I didn't realize how valuable a speech coach of your caliber could be.
"Your skill in drawing out the best in me was exciting. What you taught me about content, process, and communication skills are better than anything I learned in university. Our training sessions were long, but rewarding. Working with you, I really discovered that public speaking requires engaging the audience emotionally and intellectually. I will be a better speaker for having spent this time with you.
"The additional resources you bring to the experience are a big help. The diagrams, sample tapes, role model speakers, the expert video producer, and the web sites to study are most helpful. Beyond the coaching, your generosity of experience and resources made the time saved on research well worth the investment.
"I am now a 'Fripp Fan!'" – Ed Rensi, Chairman, Team Rensi Motorsports, Former Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, World Wide, President and CEO, McDonald’s USA,1984-1998
"You are a great coach... based on our fun coaching day, I received an 'A' for my glucosomine speech." – Grace Walker Gray
"Thank you! Thank you! For all your support. You are the best speech coach an executive could ask for!" – Scott Bajtos, Group Vice President, SAP Business Objects
"Thanks for a great day coaching me on my presentations. Now I feel confident that I have the tools I need to prepare a speech for any occasion, and I look forward to delivering the speech we worked on yesterday." – Ted Whiton, Winzler & Kelly
"It was a pleasure spending the day with you and your genius mind. I'm looking forward to implementing all of the strategies and reaping the rewards from our coaching!" – Dave Lindahl, President, R.E. Mentor, Inc.
"I consider our two days together time very well-spent. Your insights into speech content and presentation were extremely valuable on a number of levels. You are a natural at what you do, and from the standpoint of numerous speakers (and thousands of listeners), the world of meetings is a better place as a result of your work." – Robert Galford, Managing Partner, Center for Executive Development, Boston
"Boy, have I been Frippersized! Your speaking school was an awesome, incredible two-day experience in which I learned more than I ever imagined. It was non-stop and a whole lot of fun!" – Steven B. Reed, Executive Vice President, Union Hospital Health Group
"Your class was a 10 across the board. You're a first class act. I'm planning on attending next year and bringing a couple of people with me." – Rod Whitson, President, Townsend Inc.
"We would all like to thank you again for your excellent coaching and help. Our meeting went very well. Feedback was very much on point and our key messages did come through loud and clear. We are thinking of ways that we may work with you in the future."– Mark Bernardi, Founder, Expressworks International
"I'm still reeling from all of the wonderful speech design and delivery information you gave us. Thank you. It was worth every minute and dollar invested. It certainly paid dividends.
"Thanks to your expert coaching our video-shoot went flawlessly. We performed magnificently!
"We were amazed at the way you helped both of us structure our talks to be different yet totally compatible. You made both of our presentations much more interesting and dynamic than the eighteen other presenters filming that day. Working with you was a wonderful, educational, life changing experience. We would not have believed it possible to get so dramatic results in such a short period of time." – Jimmy Smull, Author of Healing Eve: The Woman's Journey from Religious Fundamentalism to Spiritual Freedom
"As you know, I was part of an important panel and really wanted to shine. Until I met with you I had no idea how much would go on behind the scenes to craft a perfect two minutes. Because of your guidance, I managed to get all of my points across confidently and succinctly, and won the audience's full support. Every question seemed to be directed to me after the panel's comments. It was obvious I was the only one who really thought through what I was going to say, why was I saying it, and rehearsed. Of course, I was the only one who hired you! What a great investment. Thanks and well done!" – Dr. Carol Orsborn, Author, 15 books
"'You're brilliant ... a stroke of genius... how do you do it?' I heard myself saying this several times to Patricia Fripp when I reviewed my tapes from my two-day training with her. Fripp listened to my presentation in a technical legal area, and using my words and stories she helped me shape my presentation into an entertaining and dynamic "experience". She's truly the light at the end of my tunnel of struggling to create a presentation that would leave my clients asking for more. Patricia knows her profession and her art inside out; I knew this from her reputation in the industry, her past accomplishments and her resourceful website. It was not until I was in her presence that I experienced how effective and enthusiastic Fripp is teaching her truly vast knowledge of speaking and presentations skills. Thank you, Patricia... I know, I know... 'now, get up and do it!' I am." – Jorge Colón, NBC/Universal Telemundo, Media Counsel
"In a little over one day with Patricia Fripp I was able to outline a speech with several strong points, access numerous stories I had forgotten over the years and actually deliver parts of the speech with confidence. She is an extremely dynamic coach who drew out the best of my presentation skills. When I completed the session I felt I had a very clear plan of what I needed to do to succeed. I look forward to my new adventure as a speaker and the possibility of working with her again." – Tom Schramski, Ph.D. Salience Consulting, LLC
"My entire staff enjoyed your speech on how to improve sales presentations. YOU ARE AWESOME!!! Everything you said was so relevant to our business. Based on your advice, we are having a meeting to start developing our stories. We are all so motivated and love your audio tapes." – Cathy Searby, President, Palo Alto Staffing Services
"Thank you for all of your assistance in preparation for my speech at Congress. Your tips and critiques were very helpful. It's not often that each of us in the amateur ranks is privileged to have a professional speaking coach. I feel very fortunate for this opportunity." – Marcia Aamodt, Director Payroll and Accounts Payable, Northwest Airline
"One of our trained workshop evaluators who attended your session on public speaking said, ... found Patricia to be a presenter that exceeds our ratings scale. She provides the right mix to cover the entire group. In speaking to others after the class, they all said if this was presented again, they would take it, as they feel there is more to learn than they could get in one time to improve their skills." – Jim Medlock, CPP, Senior Director of Education and Training, American Payroll Association
"You are terrific! Your work as our speech coach far exceeded expectations. You helped a group of highly technical engineers organize their thoughts and deliver them with greater technique. Everyone who was coached at Netcontinuum was very impressed by your ability to critique their presentations, no matter what the content. Your knowledge and application of speech technique is thorough and comprehensive, and your expertise on the sales process is impressive. As a result of working with you, Patricia, Netcontinuum is better prepared to take our product to market. Please feel free to have potential clients call me as a reference. You are a wonderful teacher and proved yourself to be a tireless worker, friend and world class talent." – Bret Cunningham, Sales Manager, Netcontinuum
"After working for Universal Studios for 35 years, I can honestly say you created magic before our eyes. You do exactly what Steven Spielberg does. Let me sum it up this way, Oy Vey." – Jerry Cohen, BS, MA, JD Motion Picture and Television Film and Music Editing, Universal Studios
"If you want to become a dynamic communicator who leads and inspires with the power of your words...Then you MUST hire Patricia Fripp as your personal executive speech coach. She is one of the most creative, innovative, and practical coaches I have ever experienced in my 25 years of being an executive. Fripp has an excellent command of platform skills and knows how to teach, coach, and guide you in ways you never imagined to make your keynote or presentation VISUALLY come alive for any audience.
"Don't waste your money buying tapes from any other speaking guru... spend the dollars with Fripp and you receive a 10-fold return. Trust me... even if you have great content it is 30% of what you need for a memorable keynote. The other 70% is the organizing, wordsmithing, tweaking, polishing, and rehearsing with a consummate professional. Your presentations can be memorable, dynamic, and persuasive... if Fripp helps you. This could be the best investment for your company and your career." – Richard C Putz, CEO of Cambridge Institute of Applied Management, Former CFO of C-bridge, Former VP of Oracle Strategy, Former CEO of Security Federal Bank & Trust
"Patricia Fripp has a unique ability to find what element will make her clients shine. Then she coaches them in exactly the right way to make them great. She is insightful, creative, and very supportive. She turned my confidence from solid to super high. I felt relaxed and really had a great time performing!" – Tracy Eiler, Vice President Corporate Communications, Business Objects
"Thank you again for your expert advice and help with my speech! You're truly a PRO!" – Marty Cox, Founder and President, It's A Grind
"Based on the positive feedback I had after my speech, I'd say things went pretty darn well.Your training has really had an impact on how I organize my presentations, since I'm now much more focused on what's in it for the audience vs. what I want to tell them or what I want them to know—that whole 'I vs. you' technique!
"Thanks for all your help, I get your email newsletter now, so am definitely a convert. It was great working with you, and I hope I get to do so again in the future." – Guy Weismantel, Director, Corporate Product Marketing, Business Objects
"Thank you so much for your valuable insight. Yes, I was a star at Sales Kick Off, thanks to you. I started out my presentation with a bang, and finished with a very thoughtful story that helped the entire team know that they can make a difference. At the end they were putty in my hands, and inspired to do great things. I think that could be classified as a sure fire success! I plan on using your methodology for all my presentations going forward. I only wish we had more time to work together, and that you could have been there to see me in action. You would have been proud. Thanks again for your valuable insight and your follow-up. You have made a difference in my career." – Gene Holcombe, Vice President, Corporate Product Marketing, SAP Business Objects
"As I watched you conduct a full-day Sales Presentation Skills Training, I saw more active participation from my team than I had ever seen. I could feel the excitement from all of my sales employees. Afterwards, they could not wait to get out in the field and use the specific techniques they had learned. During the session, you were coaching one of my sales team on how to give a 'Hollywood' presentation. You were able to coach her in such a manner that her story brought the meeting participants to tears they were so enthralled. For the next few weeks after the meeting, I continually received e-mails, phone calls, and voicemails from my team touting their successes after trying some of the techniques you taught them. It was clear that your influence on every participant was effective and long lasting. We were convinced we had to have you come back to work with another sales team. I was delighted that we experienced the same active, enthusiastic participation as the first session.
"Your influence on the American Home Shield team has been instrumental in helping to increase sales, perfect presentations, and build confidence." – Shelly Al-Hashash, Vice President, American Home Shield
"After many years of giving presentations I thought I was a good speaker. To become great I realize I needed some professional help. You were recommended by a leading speaker bureau as 'the best in the business.' Following our telephone coaching and then one day in-person coaching, I immediately received feedback from my associates that my speaking and presenting had improved by an order of magnitude. After two national conferences I received the highest evaluation of all the speakers. These venues included some of the nation's best-known, in-demand, and highly-paid professional speakers!
I could not have done this without your expert help. From the script development to our intense day of one-on-one coaching, your knowledge, sights and constant prodding for improvement made the difference. The money was one of the best investments I ever made in my personal and professional development." – David Monday, President, Independent Brokerage Group, Wachovia Securities LLC
"We just finished our first marketing seminar since our training with you. We utilized your great advice and received RAVE reviews! A few good, however mostly great and fabulous. The audience also wrote, 'Interesting, high energy, funny.' Thanks to your coaching it was a resounding success." – Linda O'Grady, Partner/Owner, Advanced Hygiene Concepts
"After years of thinking I was a better than average speaker it took only a few short moments of working with Patricia Fripp to realize that I had a lot of opportunity to be better...much better! Because of working with Patricia to prepare for a key presentation, for the first time in my life I received a standing ovation, not once but twice. I was amazed at her ability to grasp the culture, tone, and general expectations of our organization after just two phone conversations. Her injection of humor balanced with sincerity was critical in the success of my presentation and made me realize how important those two components are to any presentation. I would highly recommend the tools and disciplines learned working with Patricia to everyone. The level of preparation allowed me the first night of restful sleep EVER before a presentation of that magnitude.
"The entire experience of working with Patricia was fantastic from start to finish. I'm available any time to speak to anyone lucky enough to consider Patricia Fripp as a speech coach, keynote speaker, or sales trainer." – Todd Stewardson, VP Sales, The Thomas Kinkade Company
"I hear your voice nearly every day from the tapes that play in my car. Last night I had the honor of speaking to 300 officers at Little Rock Air Force Base. Fripp, never have I done a better job. It was one of those times that you talk about. Everything lines up just right, and show goes perfectly. The audience was in the right mood. I had the right amount of adrenaline. The audio was perfect. The lighting great. My timing couldn't have been better. It was the most wonderful feeling I have ever had when speaking. You said it would happen. Like with everything else you have ever told me, you are right. Thanks for the coaching and encouragement." – Philip Davis
"We had a great experience with Patricia Fripp coaching engineers and astronauts. Her ability to work with people at top levels of our company, and make them feel totally comfortable while critiquing their work, is a special talent. Our engineers and executives alike found many areas where they could improve their presentations. She definitely gets a return engagement soon!!" – Randy Bushee, Professional Development Manager, Lockheed Martin, Skunk Works
"Thanks for your amazing coaching and support—it will impact my performance! We will call you with our success stories!!" – Lisa J. Rice, Vice President Sales, American Home Shield
"Thank you for your help with my speech. I felt very comfortable giving it yesterday...actually I really enjoyed the moment. A lot of that is due to your suggestions and guidance. You are truly a professional at what you do. I also want to compliment you on your outlook. Seldom do I see someone that enjoys what they do as much as you do. It was a pleasure working with you. I hope we work together in the future." – Bill Parker, APA Payroll Man of the Year
"Before I met Patricia Fripp, it was a challenge to run a small meeting and enjoy it. When I had the challenge of addressing 2,000 people in the Masonic Auditorium, I was petrified. I realized the future of my career would be affected. Patricia Fripp's help was invaluable; I could not have done it without her." – Jim LaRocco, VP of Human Resources, The Gap, Inc.
"We have had such amazing results hiring Patricia to coach our industry trainers and Congress speakers. Her yearly speaking seminar is a great investment. The confidence level, skill and creativity of our trainers have soared. Our President threw away the talk she had worked on for eight months and rewrote it with Fripp in forty minutes." – Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association, National Speakers Association, 2001 Meeting Partner of the Year
"Without your help I could not have created my keynote speech for their company sales meeting. I am not an experienced speaker, and due to time constraints, had just one afternoon with you. Yet, we created a dynamic talk that I delivered one week later with no notes. I've been Frippnotized! I loved it. I can't wait to do it again." – Barry Weitsenberg, President, SOLA Opticals
"Patricia is a consummate professional. Her coaching is insightful and unusually powerful. Working with her is like turbo-charging your presentation. As a way to leverage your time and optimize your results, you cannot beat an investment with her if you want to speak in public. Pay her fees gladly and do what she says. She is terrific!" – Mike Sipe, President, Private Equities Development, Inc.
"Last year's meeting was a disaster. We needed serious help. Patricia Fripp transformed our marketing manager's presentations for the four days of meetings. It was a highly effective investment. We asked her to write a speech for our President. After four and a half hours with her he delivered the keynote, with no notes, ten days later." – Michelle Gaedke, Marketing Manager, SOLA Opticals
"Thanks to Patricia Fripp's efforts my talk was a wild success. I followed speakers from Microsoft and blew them off the stage! Well, that's what it felt like to me. I would not have thought it possible, and it would not have been without Fripp's help." – Oliver Martin, CEO, Thru Transport Systems
"I gave my speech last night... it was at least TWICE as good because of the day I spent with you. I didn't realize during the day that you were making such a great impact... but mission accomplished... and quite an accomplishment on your part because it is nearly impossible for me to sit through anything for an entire day. I have already referred a couple of my clients to you." – Sally Pera, President, PR Connect