PATRICIA FRIPP is one of the most successful keynote speakers in the world. She has dramatically and successfully expanded her business into coaching, products, consulting, and other areas. She was the first female president of the National Speakers Association, and she is my partner in The Odd Couple workshops on marketing techniques for professional speakers, which we conduct every year.

Her progress and her reinvention of herself, beginning as a hairstylist, is a great example for every one of us.

When and how did you begin speaking professionally (for a fee)?

In 1975, a hairstyling company called Markham paid me $350 a day for hairstyling demonstrations. What set me apart from other stylists was the fact ...

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