Episode 88: Find Your Unfair Advantage, with Patricia Fripp
Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is a CPAE Hall of Fame keynote speaker, sales presentation skills trainer, and highly sought-after executive speech coach. She was named One of the 10 most electrifying speakers in North America by Meetings and Conventions magazine. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance wrote “The sixth best way to invest in you is to learn presentation skills from Patricia Fripp. The National Speakers Association elected her their first woman President. Patricia is now virtually everywhere with her interactive online training FrippVT.com. Her clients include Microsoft, Genentech, Visa, Cisco, ADP and the Wounded Warrior Project.
In this episode, Patricia and Stacy discuss creating a unique career and lifestyle for yourself.
Some highlights include:
“I discovered that hairstylists in America lived on 50% commission — and that was a license to steal.” At minute 2:00, Patricia talks about her journey from England to America and the path that lead her to where she is today.
“You have to master technique in order to abandon it.” (minute 11:00)
Your life doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. At minute 15:00, Patricia talks about her work-life balance looks like and why her life is rather unique in this way.
Being an entrepreneur is an education. At minute 22:00, Patricia talks about her favorite and the most challenging parts of her business.
“An unfair advantage is not lying, cheating, or stealing — it’s exactly the opposite.” At minute 26:00, Patricia talks about how you can create your own unfair advantage — as long as it’s ethical.
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