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Patricia Fripp's Biography

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San Francisco, CA
Nov 2009

Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is an award-winning keynote speaker, author, sales presentation skills trainer, and in-demand speech coach. Her speech-coaching clients include corporate leaders, celebrity speakers, well known sports personalities, and sales teams. Meetings and Conventions magazine named her "One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America." She delivers high-energy, high-content, and dramatically memorable presentations. Kiplinger's Personal Finance named her speaking school the sixth best way to invest in your career.

Before becoming a full-time professional speaker and executive speech coach, Patricia enjoyed a successful career in the hairstyling industry. She owned two highly successful businesses and trained both service and sales personnel.

For over 25 years corporations and associations have benefitted from her high-content speeches and entertaining style. At the same time audiences are delighted by her engaging delivery.

In 1984 the 4000 member National Speakers Association elected Patricia their first female President. She has won or been awarded most honors NSA bestows. These include the CSP Certified Speaking Professional, CPAE Hall of Fame and their highest award the Cavett. Many consider the "Oscar" of the speaking world. Given once a year to a person who consistently makes great contributions to the National Speakers Association, its members and the speaking industry.

Patricia founded and was President of the largest National Speakers Association chapter, NSA Northern California. Patricia is also a member of NSA Las Vegas and has donated her time to speak at more NSA chapters than any other leader in the history of NSA.

Patricia is the author of two books, Get What You Want! and Make It, So You Don't Have to Fake It! and coauthor of three books Speakers Edge: Secrets and Strategies for Connecting with Any Audience, Speaking Secrets of the Masters, and Insights into Excellence. She is featured in the Bullet Proof Manager training series, which is sold in over fifty countries. Fripp starred in the popular training film Travel the Road to Success: An Adventure in Customer Service.

Patricia is a member of the prestigious Speakers Roundtable. The members of Speakers Roundtable are a "Who's Who" of experts and Hall of Fame professional speakers. She is also a faculty member of the World Champions' EDGE program.

For a young woman who was born in a small town in England, who arrived in the US with $500, with no job and no contacts and a belief that anyone can do well in America…she has done pretty well.

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