From a Haunted House to an Extraordinary LifewithPatricia Fripp

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Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE is the first woman to be elected president of the National Speakers Association. She founded the San Francisco chapter of that organization, which now gives out an annual award named after her. She is the sister of the legendary rock musician, Robert Fripp. Her website is

In this wide-ranging interview, she discusses growing up with her brother in a haunted house. She also describes many adventures working as a hairdresser and then establishing herself as one of America’s foremost public speakers, and speaking coaches.

00:00 Introduction

04:03 The importance of language

07:21 Haunted houses

16:34 Brother Robert Fripp

27:07 Adventures of a hair stylist

36:08 The Manson murders

48:07 Speaking career

50:09 Conclusion

Edited subtitles for this video are available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Swedish.

(Recorded on March 11, 2024)

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