Let’s look at some not-so-basic story basics. Stories and examples are best when they come from your experience. Your audience has a chance to relive them from their perspective. Here is an important point to make your stories credible. Point one, make your story part of your own experience. If you tell a story that […]

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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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Tips on How to Give an Acceptance Speech Accepting an award is like walking a tightrope. You need to be gracious, grateful, and humble, yet not so humble or self-deprecating that the audience thinks you are trivializing the honor. In May of 2022, Dan Maddux, my best long-time client and Executive Director of the American […]

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