Laughing All the Way to the Bank: Ways to Add Humor to Speeches

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NSA/NC Meeting Report: Saturday January 12, 2013 Last Saturday the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association hosted NSA National President Ron Culberson, MSW, CSP and Howard Putman, CSP, CPAE, former CEO, Southwest Airlines.

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Public Speaking: Audience research lesson from Speaker Hall of Fame Herb True CPAE

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Public Speaking audience research CPAE Herb True learning Lou Hampton National Speakers Association public speakingEarly in my speaking career, I had the privilege of appearing on the same program as Herb True, a member of the National Speakers Association's Hall of Fame. Since most of you reading this post may never have heard of.

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Secrets to Building a Successful Speaking Business

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It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. It is getting the speech” – Shep Hyken The National President of the NSA, Shep Hyken, CSP, CPAE spoke to members of the NSA Northern California Chapter on Saturday. “The job is not doing the speech.

Public Speaking : PREPARE BUT AVOID SCRIPTS by Terry Paulson, Ph.D.,CSP,CPAE

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Some people script out their entire message. Some people are even successful doing it that way. But most speakers lose far more than they gain by preparing exact wording for an entire speech. Craft and shape your opening and closing, but don't fall victim to scripting the whole thing. As a pilot, you plan and execute with precision your take off and landing, but once air borne know how to enjoy the ride taking people to the locations they want to see.

Sound bytes: Turn Your Website into a Revenue-Generating Stream

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with Tom Gray. • “Get New Sales by Mastering AdWords: How to Turn Clicks into Cash” with Howie Jacobson, PhD. • “Cutting-Edge Revenue-Generating Technology Tips” with Terry Brock, CSP, CPAE. => [link]. Many, many people say they make money—good money—from their website. But yours has few visitors or low conversions to paying customers. How do those folks get people to 1) come to their site, and 2) buy from them?

How to book more business and own your niche

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Fripp Interviews Gene Perret, Emmy Award-Winning Writer

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Sales Presentation Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Executive Speech Coach. 527 Hugo Street San Francisco, CA 94122. 800-634-3035 415-753-6556. © Patricia Fripp. All Rights Reserved.

Awesome Storytelling Secrets - Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, give a talk on storytelling. Fripp discussed the inside secrets of how you can tell totally awesome stories to emotionally connect with the audience. She revealed three story formulas; the importance of great opening lines; [.].

Awesome Storytelling Secrets - Patricia Fripp

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

At the recent National Speakers Association (NSA) Convention in Phoenix, AZ I had the opportunity to see Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, give a talk on storytelling. Fripp discussed the inside secrets of how you can tell totally awesome stories to emotionally connect with the audience. She revealed three story formulas; the importance of great opening lines; [.].

Five Tips to Deliver Exciting Speeches

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. I received this article in Patricia Fripp’s email newsletter, and I have reposted it with her permission. Five Tips to Deliver Exciting Speeches. Open Hot, Close Hotter. To grab audience attention and be remembered, start the presentation with a bang, not a limp “Thanks, it’s nice to be here.” ” The first (and last) 30 seconds have the most impact on the audience.

Humor Teleconference

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Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE, Mark Mayfield, CSP, CPAE, George Campbell, CSP, CPAE. We Can Make a Funnier You! A live teleconference. Featuring three top humor experts. Tuesday, October 9, at 7:00 pm EST. There’s not a presentation that can’t be made better with a little (or a lot) more humor. It engages the audience, makes the material memorable, thrills the meeting planner, and propels your presentation to the best marketing tool you have.

How to Capitalize on Your Uniqueness to Ensure Repeat Business

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with Glenna Salsbury, CSP, CPAE. The Anatomy of a Remarkable, Convention-Maker Keynote” with Joe Calloway, CSP, CPAE. Your platform effectiveness is powerfully enhanced by your clarity of unique message. Are you holding audiences in the palm of your hand?

eLearn: Best Practices

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15 Tips for Webinars: How to Add Impact When You Present Online By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE July 7, 2009 Whenever you open your mouth, whether youre talking to one person or a thousand, you usually want to get a specific message across. How do you do that best when you are communicating through a webinar? Whats different when the lecture is in the virtual world? How do you catch and keep your audience? Here are 15 tips. In the Beginning 1. Use looping slides.

Storytelling Secrets from the Masters

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These questions and many more will be answered in this trio of teleseminar recordings. • “Digging for the Treasures in Your Stories” with Emory Austin, CSP, CPAE. • “Add Oomph to Your Stories by Bringing the Characters Alive” with Jon Schwartz, a.k.a. Enthralling speakers interweave captivating stories into their key points. What are the nuances that distinguish an entrancing story from a boring one? How can you craft your stories to make your points — and you — more memorable?

Audio Lesson - How to Create An Experience - Fripp Interviews the Opportunity Guy

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Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE. How to Create an. Experience. Fripp Interviews. The Opportunity Guy. A World Champions' Edge Weekly Audio Lesson. Time: 14:46 Minutes. Hall of Fame Speaker. Keeping with the topic of this week's audio lesson.

Creating Distinction in the Speaking Industry:How to Make the Marketplace Irrelevant

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with Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE. Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE has been studying what makes some professionals stand out — while others are adrift on a “sea of sameness.”

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

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Phillip Van Hooser The Evolution of a Professional Speaking Career Since 1988, NSA President Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE, has spoken, written, coached and consulted on leadership and service professionalism issues [.] "We “We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys. It is not a destination.&#.

Interview: Phillip Van Hooser - President, National Speakers Association

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Phillip Van Hooser The Evolution of a Professional Speaking Career Since 1988, NSA President Phillip Van Hooser, CSP, CPAE, has spoken, written, coached and consulted on leadership and service professionalism issues [.] "We “We must always remember that the act of speaking professionally is only a part of our individual journeys. It is not a destination.&#.

Executive Communications: Big Impressions on Small Audiences

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by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE. Big Impressions on Small Audiences. Recently I was talking to a member of a consulting firm. He said his firm thought intellectual capital and the ability to articulate a message clearly are key. His problem; he often found himself struggling when approached in the hall by the head of another department or a senior executive. For him, it is much easier to speak in front of a large group than to master the skill of the water cooler vignette.

Create Clear, Concise and Creative Keynotes:

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with Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Make Every Word Count. Great speakers know how to make their presentations remembered and repeated. They craft their comments for the greatest impact. They edit to ensure they get their point across without being verbose and diluting the significance. Many speakers use too many words and details, thereby reducing their influence. Do you say more than you need to? If so, how can you come across authentic, yet crisp? Notable, not forgettable.

Professional Speaking Giant's Brush with Fame: A Tall Tale

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Danny Cox , CPAE is a giant in the professional speaking world. Author of Leadership When the Heat’s On and known as the Sonic Boom Salesman. Danny has the ability to attract interesting friends.

Great Presentation Skills: Say It With Fewer Words

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By Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE You've got a great, major public speaking presentation, and suddenly you're asked if you can get your message across in five minutes! Don't panic. For today's television generation, sound bites can be more powerful than lengthy dissertations. Here's how to compress your speech without losing impact. Don't apologize or mention that you usually have much more time. Be confident that you can communicate in five minutes. Begin fast.

Public Speaking: Really Look at the Results to Improve

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CSP, CPAE When you are speaking in public, don't be so enamored by the words coming out of your mouth that you forget to eliminate those that are not necessary. By guest Terry Paulsen, Ph.D., Few people are upset by speeches that end a little early. By reading your transcribed messages instead of just listening to your own voice, you will find it easier to eliminate unnecessary content, sharpen faulty grammar, and rework key phrasing.

Be More Funny, Make More Money

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To Prop or Not to Prop: If, When and How to Use Props in Your Presentations” with Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE. Be More Funny, Make More Money ®. with David Glickman. All things being equal, the funnier speaker gets hired. Period.

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Public Speaking Advice: 7 Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation

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By Patricia Fripp CSP, CPAE. Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, Hall of Fame speaker , executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer. Public Speaking Advice.   7 Public Speaking Timely Tips for Pre-Presentation Preparation. The big day has come. You are ready to deliver your presentation. To guarantee your success there are still a few final steps to take before you face your audience and thrill your meeting planner. Check in early.

How to Relax For Your Talk

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Patricia Fripp CSP,CPAE is a San Francisco-based professional speaker on Change, Teamwork, Customer Service, Promoting Business, and Communication Skills. We've all heard that the fear of death is second only to the fear of public speaking. That may be true, but if you're looking for one of the cheapest and most effective methods of promoting your service or product, concentrate on the positive results of doing a presentation.

Public Speaking AdviceAvoid Clichés Like the Plague

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Ideas on public speaking and presentations by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Good Public Speaking Advice Avoid Clichés Like the Plague. Whether you're writing or speaking, clichés will weaken your message and cause your audience to tune out.

Marketing for Consultants: Sell-Yourself Tips for Consultants

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by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE. Sell-Yourself Tips for Consultants. As a consultant, you are continually selling yourself to a committee or Board of Directors. Present the best product you can. Rehearse your opening. You have only thirty seconds to grab the interest of your audience. Don't waste it. Wrong: "Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for the opportunity."

Sales Generation: Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy

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Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Frippicisim: It is not your clients' and prospects' job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don't forget you. Don't overlook the obvious. Go through your address book, data base, Christmas card list and confirm everybody you know is familiar with your profession, what your specialty is, and who is the perfect prospect for you to best serve.

Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy: Sales Presentation Skills Increase Odds

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Prospecting Tips for a Slow Economy by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. At this weekend 's Speaking and Presentation Skills School we are focusing on how to improve your sales presentation skills. Frippicisim: It is not your clients' and prospects' job to remember you. It is your obligation and responsibility to make sure they don't forget you. Don't overlook the obvious.

A Public Service Message for Job Seekers - Two Complimentary Online Audio Lessons

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Courtesy of World Champions' EDGE, Patricia Fripp, and Al Hops. One of our World Champions' EDGE members asked "Please create an Audio Lesson about how to excel and be successful at a job interview!" " Fripp got carried away!

Public Speaking : SLOW DOWN

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By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE You're charged with energy and maybe a bit nervous. Too often this can translate into talking too fast, maybe even a rise in voice pitch until the best-intentioned speaker sounds like Minnie Mouse. Pay attention to audience feedback. If one person reports a problem with understanding you, this may be an individual perception or opinion. But if several do, it's time to time yourself. Try this test. First, tape-record a casual conversation with a friend.

SpeakerFrippNews Want to Have More Clients? Earn the Right!

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By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE.     Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. SpeakerFrippNews: September 30, 2009. Want to Have More Clients? Earn the Right!   David was a successful professional I interviewed at a financial planners' conference.

Public Speaking Awesome Storytelling Secrets from THE Executive Speech Coach

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How to Engage an Audience by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE As an executive speech coach and award-winning keynote speaker I was recently asked, "What is the best way to engage an audience?"   Executive speech coach shares public speech coaching advice. " This is the advice I gave the attendee at my  Speaking S chool: "The best way to engage an audience is to be prepared, personable, polished, practical, and profound.

Sales Presentations: Power Pitching: Get the Personal Edge

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Power Pitching: Get the Personal Edge by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Whenever and whatever you're pitching, dozens of factors will figure in the final decision of your prospects. All else being equal, you have the edge if you can establish a personal connection. Connect emotionally and intellectually, so they like and trust you more than your competitors. How can you get your prospects to like you? Try these tips. Focus and be sincere.

Public Speaking: Fat and Skinny Words: Levels of Abstraction

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Fat and Skinny Words: Levels of Abstraction By executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, executive speech coach, and sales presentation skills trainer. Nothing can turn your audience off faster than using fat words when they're hungry for skinny ones. Or vice versa. I learned this exciting concept from Dr. David Palmer, a Silicon Valley negotiations expert.

Selling Your Ideas to Senior Management

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By Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE It's no secret—the higher up the corporate ladder you go, the more important your public speaking skills become. Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE Sales Presentation Trainer, Keynote Speaker, Executive Speech Coach - Patricia coaches clients on the three essential aspects of presentation: simplifying organization, mastering content, and perfecting delivery. Polish Up Your Public Speaking Skills in Advance!

Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp Has a New Book on Public Speaking

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE. What challenges you about presentations? What if there was an easier, faster, and more powerful way to connect to your next audience?

The Big Bad Word

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The Unconscious Goof that Can Hurt Your Credibility by Patricia Fripp , CSP, CPAE Fifteen times in a thirteen-minute period. Are You Guilty? That's how often Steve Forbes, President and CEO of Forbes Inc. and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes magazine, did it during an otherwise brilliant presentation at the National Speakers Association convention in New York, August 2008. President Obama did it twice while he was on The Tonight Show talking to Jay Leno.

THE Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp: Q and A

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is an in-demand keynote speaker, executive speech coach and sales presentation skills trainer. After my National Speakers Association NSA WEBINAR on presentation skills, with Tom Drews as my moderator, there were questions. Here they are an the answers. How long should a signature story be? As long as it takes to make your point and continue to engage and delight your audience. The longer the story the more ideas to be developed later in the speech.   Q.