Discover the Art of Standing Out with Patricia Fripp and Lois Creamer. In a world where everyone wants to be heard, how do you make sure your voice rises above the rest? Join us, Patricia Fripp and Lois Creamer, as we dive into the essentials of your positioning statement and leverage Lois’s insights on marketing […]

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My brother, internationally acclaimed rock guitarist Robert Fripp, talks about performances. “A principle is universal, a rule is inflexible, a law is invariable.  Music so wishes to be heard that sometimes it calls on unlikely characters to give it voice, and to give it ears. This wishing-to-be heard calls into existence the Performance Event: where […]

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Speak Better Speak More: Unlock Your Speaking Potential You are invited to a Mini-Masterclass with Patricia Fripp and Lois Creamer. Join us, Patricia Fripp and Lois Creamer, on a transformative journey to elevate your speaking career. With decades of experience and a treasure trove of industry secrets, we’re here to guide you through mastering the […]

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On Monday, January 22, several pals texted, “USA Today has used another of your quotes in their ‘Don’t Quote Me’ segment.” It was “If you don’t act as if your name is on the door, it never will be.” Consider this: every interaction your organization has with customers either strengthens or weakens your relationship. Especially […]

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Last December, my show partner and fellow Hall of Fame speaker Marilyn Sherman and I had the pleasure of attending a Garth Brooks concert at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace—arguably the finest venue on the Las Vegas Strip. The experience was not just a musical delight; it was a profound lesson in audience engagement, mirroring […]

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My brother Robert Fripp played on David Bowie’s Heroes. One of the lines is “We can be heroes, just for one day.” However, there are those in our midst who are heroes every day, for decades. If you were to ask my brother, “How do we become a hero?” Robert would tell you, “By performing […]

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The Unmatched Buzz of Being “Fripp the Sister” Imagine the electrifying atmosphere of a concert, the anticipation in the air, fans buzzing with excitement. There I am, not on the stage, yet at the heart of it all—the merchandise table. Yes, you heard it right. While my career as a presentation skills expert is both […]

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For sixteen years, the brilliant speaker, author, and consultant Alan Weiss, PhD and I delivered seminars together called The Odd Couple. One technique I learned from Alan, and have continued to use, is the practice of asking, “And your question is?” How often, in the Q&A portion of a presentation, have you felt like pulling […]

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Academy Award speeches are not the best examples of great acceptance speeches. There are, however, many unforgettable moments. Here you will find my second list of favorite Oscar segments. We will look to see why. Oscar examples that make the speech bigger than the recipient. Meryl Streep, Best Actress, The Iron Lady, said, “This is […]

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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 general, Academy Award speeches are not the best examples of great acceptance speeches. There are, however, many unforgettable moments. A few of my […]

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