When you tell a story, are you telling the story or just delivering the story? Award-winning Hall of Fame speaker, Patricia Fripp, knows how to expertly craft and deliver memorable and powerful stories. She’s also one of the world’s top presentation coaches, helping executives and professional speakers communicate with power and clarity.
With decades of presentation and coaching experience behind her, fused with her genuine passion to help speakers master their art, Patricia is THE presentation skills expert. She has a library of impactful stories that she’s polished to perfection over the years both for her own work and with other speakers and executives.
One such story tells the tale of what it’s really like to write a crucial executive speech on the spot and how dialogue became a key component of the final story. Aspiring speakers and presenters who wish to refine their craft will find inspiration and encouragement from Patricia’s nail-biting story. Listen in to find out where this story came from, how it’s evolved and get ready to take away some of the best pieces of advice you’ll find anywhere about how to become a better speaker and a better storyteller.
Find out about:
- Hear Patricia’s incredible spontaneous speechwriting story
- The ultimate recipe for a perfect story
- Why you shouldn’t report on the dialogue, but deliver the dialogue
- Patricia shares her incredible scriptwriting process and advice for other speakers
- Whether great speakers are born or made
- Tips for becoming a better speaker
Quotes from the episode:
“The formula I teach for sales storytelling is situation, solution, success.”
“I always tell speakers one, you better have a good speech…two, you need to be as good a marketer as you are a speaker…and three, you have to understand the speaking industry.”
Connect with Patricia Fripp
2 Key Questions
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about the speaking business?
“George Morrissey (who’s now 90 and retired) and I were on a program together and it wasn’t what he said, but what I saw him do that I adapted. We were speaking for the California Recreational Vehicle Association and he had gone out as a mystery shopper, and he reported in his presentation what he’d learned. So that was how he began teaching me how to customize.”
Who is your dream guest for Standing Ovation?
“If he could bungee jump in for him from heaven, Winston Churchill. And, my friend Michael Hauge, the story consultant from Hollywood.”