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Oakland A’s Announcers Exemplify Passionate Speaking Skills

DeFinis Communications

Those of you who know me know that I’m a huge Oakland A’s fan. Well, last night’s baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Detroit Tigers left even me—a speech coach—speechless. The Oakland A’s aren’t the favored team to win.

Eric Schmidt and Improv Theater

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

One of the rules of improv theater that I learned when I took classes at the Pan Theater in Oakland is learning to say “Yes, and…” in response to any suggestion from another actor who is a partner in a scene.

Law Firm, Oakland East, CA - Writer/Policy Analyst

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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2010 World Series: Speaking Lessons from the Pinch-Hitters

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I’m thrilled that one Bay Area team is in the World Series this year, but as many of you know, I’m a fan of the team on the other side of the bay—the Oakland A’s. Tags: Examples of Powerful Speakers announcer Buster Posey Giants Mets Northern California Oakland A's Rangers Ron Washington The Panda World Series Yankees I’m undecided about who I’ll root for in this year’s match up, although that’s hard to admit in public around here.

In Celebration of Black History Month: The Legacy of Booker T. Washington

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Sarah works primarily with “at risk” youth in East Oakland California. At the age of 17, I lived on my own raising my one-year old son in a drug-infested housing project in East Oakland, way on the other side of town from my high school. “I

Speaking lessons from Rickey Henderson

Speaker Confessions

Found this great article thanks to Doug on former Oakland A’s all-star baseball player Henderson’s preparation for his Hall of Fame induction speech. Always a nervous speaker, he decided to get some help in the form of a speech class at the local college, and as part of the course had them critique his speech, pointing out areas for improvement.

THE Executive Speech Coach & THE Million Dollar Consultant

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At Rotary Club speeches marketing my salon I was asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” “$50!” Incidentally, the next time the same gentleman asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” THE Executive Speech Coach Patricia Fripp & THE Million Dollar Consultant Alan Weiss join forces for The Odd Couple Marketing & Strategy Seminar. Alan Weiss interviewed me for his upcoming book.

Back from Silicon Valley & Presentation//Reboot

Presentation Zen

The PZ book was awarded the Certificate of Excellence for design at the 38th Annual Bookbuilders West Awards held in Oakland in January. Last week I was in sunny Silicon Valley, USA for three days of seminars in the first ever Presentation//Reboot.

Public Speaking: How did Patricia Fripp get started?

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

After one of my first Rotary Club speeches, someone asked, “What would you charge to say all this to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” When did you first start speaking? How long until speaking became your full-time job? In 1976, when I was San Francisco’s #1 men’s hairstylist, I started delivering seminars to hairstylists for a hair product company called Markham. Through recommendations from my executive clients, Rotary Clubs and men’s breakfast clubs invited me to speak.

ALAN WEISS INTERVIEWS PATRICIA FRIPP

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

At Rotary Club speeches marketing my salon I was asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?” “$50!” Incidentally, the next time the same gentleman asked, “What would you charge to say that to the Oakland Appliance Dealers?”

Audience on the Stage

Duarte Blog

Oakland Raider Fans, Trekkies, Girl Scouts, PETA). Last month Nancy Duarte spoke at Web2.0 Expo and it was a huge success. In preparation for her talk she asked me if there would be a way to reproduce an exercise called “Speaker & Audience Mapping&# that she usually leads in the slideology workshops. The exercise goes like this: the audience picks one of a dozen different audience types (eg. Then Nancy asks the entire group to shout out responses to several questions.

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Talk It Up!: Public Speaking Tip #7: Get your passion up!

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Making Public Speaking FUN! Part 11 | Communication Steroids

Communication Steroids

Another way to use a prop is to hand it to the audience and challenge them to come up with some use for it, as Ana-Marie Jones, Executive Director of CARD – Collaborating Agencies Responding to Disasters in Oakland did: The thing that has always gotten my audiences laughing, smiling and fully engaged is for them to be active in learning and presenting.