Patricia Fripp is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, executive speech coach, sales presentation, and online learning expert. In Patricia’s career, she has delivered more than 3,500 presentations as well as hundreds of virtual presentations. Clients of her speech coaching include corporate leaders, technical and sales professionals, and seasoned professional speakers.
She is the author or co-author of five books and the creator of FrippVT. Fripp Virtual Training, Powerful, Persuasive Presentations is a multimillion-dollar, state-of-the-art, web-based training platform that emulates live training and coaching.
The Last 12 months in brief
While the rest of the world has been perfecting their virtual presentations and people have started to get comfortable with virtual meetings, Patricia has been very busy this last months mainly coaching people for her corporate clients and getting them ready for their presentations.
She has also written a book with Darren Lacroix and Mark Brown it’s called How to deliver Unforgettable presentations and will be available next year.
Mistakes that will make your audience forget you
We are living in a world where everybody is very busy. We are stimulation junkies with short attention spans that whether you are reporting to your boss, whether you’re leading a team meeting or delivering presentations.
Some mistakes that will not make you memorable at all can be:
- To not learn a simple process to put together a presentation. Whatever it is you think, who is your audience? What is the big idea? If you had one sentence rather than 30 minutes, what would you say? Just Make it simple.
- To talk too much. You have to focus. Make it as focused as possible. Get a list of your focused phrases that you could put in presentations.
- To not Improve. People just prepare a presentation, they deliver it. Even if it is recorded, they don’t watch it. And we cannot improve what we’re not aware of.
- To not rehearse. You have to rehearse the most important parts of you presentation, specially if you are going to tell stories.
How to be unforgettable in what you do and say
To become unforgettable when speak: Learn to speak in shorter sentences. Use pauses, pauses reflect what comes next, allow you to breathe and give your audience time to think. Be clear and concise. And for your important phrases, put the words in the right order to be remembered.
To become unforgettable in a personal and professional level: You have to be always prepared. No matter the situation, it could be a meeting, a presentation or perhaps a dinner just be prepared. And this is a habit, it is a discipline. You can also volunteer, reach out and offer to run a meeting or offer to be emcee in an event.
And of course you can go to fripp.com and click the button of Special Resources.
Coming back onstage. What is different?
Post pandemic reality is different to what we are used. Wearing masks, social distancing, small groups and many other factors are now part of ordinary life. Patricia’s advice is if you go to keep your mask on, you have to be very clear and concise because the mask is a barrier. Also rehearse is more important than you ever imagined because we have got out of the habit and virtual meetings are not quite the same as in person.
Take in count your audience probably will be more forgiving because they’re so excited to be out but it’s a matter of discipline.
You should rehearse more because now we realize it’s such a privilege to be on the platform with public.
“Specificity builds credibility.” — Patricia Fripp
Deliver Unforgettable Presentations by Patricia Fripp, Darren Lacroix and Marc Brown (comming soon)
Zconomy by Jason Dorsey
Routine to Shine
Patricia recomends that every day, when you get up, set what is the number one priority for the day. You have to focus on one priority for the day. So get up. Think well, what is the one task that I have to get done? And it’s usually what you like doing least.
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