Patricia Fripp: “Stand Out with Energetic Intimacy” (Video from VTM CON June 2021)

Want to be the speaker whom conference crowds will demand event organizers invite back? Patricia Fripp can teach you how to be that kind of energetic speaker.

Here’s what she presented at VTM CON, June 2021.

About Patricia Fripp

Companies hire Patricia Fripp to help them drive sales by perfecting their important conversations and presentations.

A true presentation skills expert, Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE, is a Hall of Fame award-winning speaker, a sales trainer, and an in-demand executive speech coach. For over 30 years, she has been focusing on how professionals from all industries can communicate their ideas more effectively.

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Interviews with the Webinar Contestants from VTM CON

Get to know the contestants.

  • Contestant 1 Raghav Shankar – 00:20
  • Contestant 2 Angela Heath – 02:00s
  • Contestant 3 Jordi Vidal – 03:34
  • Contestant 4 Annie Bai – 05:13
  • Contestant 5 Kevin Broughton – 06:56
  • Contestant 6 Vikas Jain – 08:14
  • Contestant 7 Daria Michelle Cave – 10:25
  • Contestant 8 Ishrat Bundhun – 13:28

The VTM CON Webinar Contest: How to Create Engagement

The VTM CON Webinar Contest: How to Create Engagement

VTM CON, the unofficial conference for undistricted online Toastmasters clubs, will feature a webinar contest you don’t want to miss. One central challenge for contestants will be to create audience engagement within the constraints of the online format.

Although this is the first inter-club contest, here are excerpts from winning webinar presentations in past contests at Online Presenters, which pioneered this contest format.

RSVP Now! to see how contestants from seven undistricted online Toastmasters clubs demonstrate their mastery of online engagement at VTM CON, June 26-27, 2021.

Complete contest rules are at here. The webinar contest is not an official Toastmasters International contest (at least, not yet) but aims to test skills specific to speaking and presenting online.

While audience engagement is an important component of every good speech, achieving it online can be particularly challenging — which is why we speakers are awarded points if they can get feedback through Zoom chat or in some other way (like asking people to give a thumbs up if they agree with a statement). Contestants can get as creative as they would like, and the judges will figure out whose method was most effective.

The contest scoring also includes traditional metrics for Toastmasters speeches, such as speech development and vocal variety.

The seven clubs sending contestants are: Buddies, Great White North Online, One Country One World, Online Presenters, Plateau Toastmasters Club, Toastmasters Without Borders, and Witty Birds. Participation was limited to online clubs that operate outside of a district structure for official conferences and contests. The VTM CON Webinar Contest: How to Create Engagement.

David Beckett, “The Pitch Story Framework”

Sunday June 27, 2021 8:10 AM EDT to 9:00 AM EDT

You’ve got an idea, and want to bring people along to support you or buy your product and service. You feel the need to tell them all about it, so they understand your proposition – and yet, they have no time to hear the details, and want a short pitch. How do you manage the time pressure? What should you tell, and what should you leave out? How do you get them to take the next step? 

In this practical, actionable workshop, David Beckett will walk you through the seven simple steps you need to create and deliver your winning pitch. Whether you are a solopreneur, startup or working in a larger company, the Pitch Story© Framework will help you sell your ideas and get action from your audience – and they will remember you.

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Breakout Rooms

Sunday June 27, 2021 9:00 AM EDT to 9:30 AM EDT

3 parallel sessions:

  • David Beckett
  • Bhinneka Online: Humans of Bhinneka
  • Virtual Professional Speakers: Taking Your Speeches from Free to Fee: Your Toolkit for Success

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Breakout Rooms

Sunday June 27, 2021 11:40 AM EDT to 12:10 PM EDT

3 parallel sessions:

  • Patricia Fripp
  • Online Presenters: IMPROV Theater Games: Lessons for Leaders
  • Plateau Toastmasters: Know your Figures of Speech

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