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Make An Impact. Convey Confidence. Command The Room.


Stand and Deliver Asheville training goes beyond teaching speaking skills and giving a speech. Artful speaking is more than that. Often professionals lack the charisma of a polished speaker or the skills to convey their ideas in a compelling manner.

Artful speaking is inspiring your team and conveying confidence in the workplace and in the world. Confident, effective, and compelling communication is central to business or organizational success.

Yes, I teach how to deliver powerful speeches! But I also teach you, the MESSENGER and give you tools to deliver your MESSAGE with powerful authority whether it’s on the stage, in the board room or talking to clients.

The speaking skills I teach are a driver to better communication, stronger business relationships, improved acquisition of accounts or whatever your specific end goal is for better speaking.

Offering in-person training and coaching for business professionals, teams, and leaders, as well as workshops and custom facilitations, Stand and Deliver Asheville, led by Barrie Barton provides ALL the tools you need to make an impact, convey confidence and command the room.

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An attentive coach who will customize your learning experience. 


The final piece required is you!

I have helped hundreds of individuals find their voice, speak with confidence and craft remarkable speeches. My process is both proven and refined.

1. I'll help develop you - the "messenger."

As the "messenger," you are the ambassador of your ideas or topic. Your presence and non-verbal communication is broadcast to your audience which is why talented presenters learn a basic skill set of posture, gestures, vocal variety and eye contact. My training offers applicable tools and skills you can apply immediately.

"No one has ever worked with me specifically on my presentation skills. I will use every aspect of what we’ve learned." ~Eve Szentesi, Architect

2. I'll help you craft your "message."

If you have an great idea or message or you are selling a product or service, content organization and clarity of language and concepts is essential. Spark your audiences attention and keep them captivated with streamlined content through my coaching, editing services, training program and book, How To Make A Speech.

"Barrie helped me turn my speech from boring to brilliant!" ~Aimee Williams, Business Owner

3. I'll coach your "inner coach."

Through interactive and presence based exercises, I  guide you to develop self-awareness through understanding intention, mindfulness and attunement to others. By developing an inner coach, you become a leader who is at conscious choice how you respond, react, listen and speak in any given situation.

"The training was simple and straight forward and had a powerful effect on my comfort level - my belief that I can bring my message to the world." ~Cheri Torres, Author

Barrie Barton

Founder and Lead Facilitator
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Barrie Barton is the founder and lead facilitator of Stand and Deliver Asheville, a presentation and communication skills coaching firm for corporate professionals and teams. Stand and Deliver Asheville combines Ms. Barton’s decades of experience as a facilitator, educator, director and performer to uniquely develop the art and skill of dynamic presentations and effective communication for all who participate.

Her teaching style combines highly developed and insightful perspectives of body language, presentation mastery and adult learning methods with her talent and passion to motivate and encourage clients to reach their finest potential. As a lifelong educator, Ms. Barton’s finely tuned capacity to organize learning, results in an embodied experience of success and lasting results.

Barrie’s approach is firm and honest, with a dash of humor, empowering you to make meaningful personal connections and challenging you to stand up and deliver in a more powerful and confident way.

In addition to her groundbreaking Stand and Deliver Asheville training programs, Barton is the Executive Director of TEDx Asheville and Artistic Director of Story Choreography Projects. She directed and produced 15 large-scale multi-media productions at the Diana Wortham Theatre and other venues. Ms. Barton holds a BA in Dance from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Masters of Arts Education from Vermont College.  She taught for over 22 years in two High Schools as a Dance Educator in the Buncombe County School System.