Be yourself? Why not be someone else?

More than PowerPoint...

You might be a little nervous about your presentation, so you turn to friends or the internet for some public speaking advice. Telling a nervous neophyte speaker to "act naturally" on stage sets them up to flop. Say you're giving a live presentation to a large audience.

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Be yourself? Why not be someone else?

More than PowerPoint...

You might be a little nervous about your presentation, so you turn to friends or the internet for some public speaking advice. Telling a nervous neophyte speaker to “act naturally&# on stage sets them up to flop. Say you’re giving a live presentation to a large audience.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

The Internet and technology. Do you have a favorite “flop”? ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP. When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? In 1975, a hairstyling company called Markham paid me $350 a day for hairstyling demonstrations.

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ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

The Internet and technology. Do you have a favorite “flop”? ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP. When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)? In 1975, a hairstyling company called Markham paid me $350 a day for hairstyling demonstrations. What set me apart from other stylists was the fact I could cut hair for four hours and talk the entire time! I realized the people in the back could not really see what I was doing.