Patricia Fripp

Companies hire Patricia when they want to gain a competitive edge by mastering conversations and presentations.


Associations, Corporate


Business Growth, Communication, Leadership, Persuasion/Influencing, Presentation Skills, Sales

Full Bio

Companies hire Patricia when they want to gain a competitive edge by mastering conversations and presentations.

For over 25 years, Patricia Fripp has helped executives, sales teams, engineers, and leaders make more sales, drive business results, and expand their influence. Kiplinger's Personal Finance wrote "The sixth best investment in your career is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp."

For over 35 years she has delighted audiences and meeting planners with her captivating keynote speeches and interactive breakout sessions. Most clients who engage her as a keynote speaker also book her to deliver multiple breakout sessions at the same conference.

Named "One of the 10 Most Electrifying Speakers in North America" by Meetings and Conventions magazine, Patricia delivers memorable, entertaining, high-content presentations.

An expert who can transform the presentation skills of others, she is an executive speech coach, sales presentation skills trainer and online learning expert.

She has won or been awarded these designations by the National Speakers Association: Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), CPAE, Hall of Fame keynote speaker, and the Cavett Award, awarded to one member each year for contributions to NSA. Patricia is a past president and was the first female president of the over 3,500-member National Speakers Association.

She is the author of Make It So You Don't Have to Fake It! and Get What You Want! and coauthor of Speaker's Edge, Speaking Secrets of the Masters, and Insights Into Excellence.

Patricia is now virtually everywhere with, her interactive, web-based presentation skills training.

Clients include the following:
Microsoft, IBM, Visa, ADP, Concur, First American, Wounded Warrior Project, Million Dollar Roundtable, Pfizer, Genentech, Nutanix, SAP, Jeppesen, American Payroll Association, Centaurus, Wells Fargo, Ford, Ritz Carlton, First Republic Bank, American Equipment Dealers, American Gem Society, American Society of Association Executives, American Society of Women Accountants, California Association of Association Executives (CalSAE), California District Attorneys Association, Meeting Professionals International, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals (SOCAP), Toastmasters International, Bank of America, Bank of Butterfield, California Bankers Association, AT&T, Atlas Van Lines, Federal Express, Pearson Digital Learning, Michigan Credit Union League, Visa, Blue Diamond, AAA, Blue Cross/Blue Shield

 Memberships & Associations

  • National Speakers Association (NSA)
  • Global Speakers Federation (GSF)

 Awards & Designations

  • Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)
  • Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE)
  • Cavett Award

 Testimonials for Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE as a Keynote Speaker

Tracy Berger, Senior Vice President Sales, First American Home Warranty

"At three different companies, I have watched Patricia Fripp work her sales presentation magic. At First American Home Warranty, it is no surprise that she has done it again. After seeing her in person, my team was buzzing about diving into Fripp VT. Patricia always delivers on everything she promises. I am grateful and excited to bring her talents to our company. I truly love working with her as she helps me take our group to the next level."

Dave Larson VP, Client Marketing, ADP National Account Services

"Patricia Fripp is the BEST keynote speaker and investment! She keynoted our major client conference, Meeting Of The Minds and was a HIT! After her opening keynote, she conducted HALF of the ten best break-out sessions. Based on this incredible feedback, we invited her back the next year for and equally successful repeat performance. We were so impressed by Patricia's performance we have engaged her for executive speech coaching and sales presentation skills training."

 Dan Maddux, Executive Director, American Payroll Association

"We have hired professional speakers for 30 years. Without a doubt, Patricia Fripp is the most user-friendly, hassle-free, versatile, talented speaker we have ever hired. For 22 consecutive years, we have hired her to speak at our entire convention. Patricia is the best investment for our speaking and training budget." 

Testimonial for Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE as a Sales Presentation Skills Expert

Greg Stivers, Vice President, Client Development, Concur

"For 20 years I have hired Patricia Fripp to train and coach sales teams with amazing success. FrippVT, in combination with in-person training and coaching, is an unbeatable combination."
Testimonials for Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE as a Speech Coach

Don Yaeger, Long-Time Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated magazine, Award Winning Keynote Speaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"I wanted a super bowl quality coach and I was lucky to be introduced to Patricia Fripp. Even as a best-selling author I found her help in coaching and scripting was right-on, world-class, and amazingly insightful. With Patricia Fripp on your team, you can go places."

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