Can One Improvement Make A Difference?

“You can improve your value by 50% just by learning communication skills – public speaking…” ~ Warren Buffet “Peyton, that’s the best speech you’ve given all semester.” If you sat in my UNCA public speaking class lately, you’d hear that statement numerous times. You’d see the students inhabiting their speeches where content, delivery, confidence and poise are aligned and united. The students …

2 Ways To Accelerate Your Speaking

My kitchen is freshly painted and a new brighter and lighter rug adorns my hallway. It’s that time of the year to clean out dust bunnies and cobwebs. In our 2 year hiatus from in-office conversations, public events, networking and celebrations, you may be on target for sprucing up your speaking skills and polishing your presentations. Join me for one …

Stop Hiding and Speak!

Bryan works in the medical equipment industry. At a conference, his goal was to speak about newly designed equipment and persuade hospitals and doctors to adopt it. After he returned from Nashville, he wrote this: “This was the most significant presentation I have ever had to do. You completely changed my approach to this presentation. Instead of hiding behind words …

How To Communicate With Difficult People

“I am grateful for all the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.”   There’s a person I dread speaking to. Before I call,  I take deep breaths. Predict the responses. Be ready for the “retort.”  Anticipate the conflict. You have that person in your life too. Right? The one where every conversation …

How To Make A Speech, Order Your Book Now!

From discovering your message to speaking on a virtual platform, How To Make A Speech is an easy to use book that offers insightful advice and practical steps to transforming your ideas to stand and deliver speeches. Purchase Your Copy Now! Twice Five Mile Amazon “Barrie is an incredible speech coach, with an articulate and succinct way of teaching that …