Our good friend Patricia Fripp is presenting at the National Speakers Association Northern California meeting on May 3rd.  We highly recommend checking it out.


NSANC May 3 Chapter Meeting

For Best Performance by a Speaker

The Award Goes To…YOU!

When You Add Hollywood Pizzazz to Your Presentation

For the third time, Hollywood and NSA Royalty Collide!

What would it mean to you if every time you delivered a speech you were powerfully persuasive and a rousing success? Imagine that you have just finished your presentation, and it was a wild success. You have connected indelibly with your audience, being memorably dramatic and uncannily persuasive. What would such a triumph be worth to you and your speaking career?

Using a Hollywood approach to your presentations can do just that.

On Saturday,  May 3, 2014 for NSANC, Hall of Fame keynote speaker and executive speech coach Patricia Fripp combines forces with Hollywood story expert (and Will Smith’s script consultant) Michael Hauge.

From Michael Hauge you will learn:

  • The #1 goal of every story
  • The 10 essential elements your stories must contain
  • How to transform your audience into your story’s hero
  • A simple method for mastering story structure
  • Why stories are your most powerful selling tool

From Patricia Fripp you will learn how to:

  • Add impact and specificity to your words
  • Incorporate verbal punctuation
  • Present information in an indelible way
  • Sharpen your story elements for higher impact
  • Fold your well-structure story into your most powerful speech

As part of our morning session and the bonus afternoon session Michael and Patricia will coach some of the attendees on their stories.

To be coached be prepared to tell a short 3-5 minute story that you know. (No longer or you experience the hook!)
And can tell us:

  • The title and topic of the speech
  • The context (who is the audience? keynote? breakout? training?)
  • What is your goal to accomplish with your story and speech?

This all-day event includes an optional lunchtime networking meal with chapter members and presenters. Or you can choose to make your own lunch arrangements and eat out.


Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. 
NSA Meet and Greet for First Timers and Special Guests at 8:30 a.m.
Program starts at 9:00 a.m. 
Break for lunch from noon – 1:00 p.m. 
Program ends at 3:15 p.m. 


In case you are not familiar with Patricia Fripp…

 PATRICIA FRIPP, CSP, CPAE is a Hall of Fame keynote speaker, business presentation expert, sales presentation skills trainer, and highly sought-after executive speech coach. Named “One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America” by Meetings and Conventions magazine. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote, “The sixth best investment in you is to attend a Patricia Fripp speaking school.”

Companies and executives who want powerful, persuasive presentation skills that ensure them a competitive edge call Patricia Fripp. Fripp was NSANC’s founding President and the first female President of the National Speakers Association. She is a partner in World Champions Edge coaching community with Toastmaster International World Champions Darren LaCroix, Ed Tate, Craig Valentine and Mark Brown.

Clients worldwide now benefit from Patricia’s interactive www.FrippVirtualTraining.com

In case you are not familiar with Michael Hauge…

 MICHAEL HAUGE is a story consultant, author and lecturer who works with writers, filmmakers, business leaders and public speakers, both in Hollywood and around the world. He has coached screenwriters, producers, stars and directors on projects for every major studio and network, including films starring Reese Witherspoon, Tom Cruise, Julia Roberts and Morgan Freeman. While on retainer with Will Smith’s company, Overbrook Entertainment, Michael was involved in developing the screenplays for I AM LEGENDHANCOCK and THE KARATE KID. Michael has presented his acclaimed seminars and lectures to more than 60,000 participants worldwide.

Michael is the best-selling author of Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed Way to Get Your Screenplay or Novel Read and the new 20th Anniversary edition of Writing Screenplays That Sell, a definitive reference book for the film and television industries. His seminar with Christopher Vogler,The Hero’s 2 Journeys, has become one of the top-selling DVDs and CDs on story and screenwriting.

An abundance of free articles and suggestions for strengthening your stories are available at www.storymastery.com

For more details and to register please go here.