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 by giving you tools to deliver your MESSAGE with powerful authority whether it’s on the stage, in the board room, or talking to clients.

The public speaking skills I teach are a driver to better communication, stronger business relationships, improved acquisition of accounts, or any specific end goal you have 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 speaking 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 public speaking training process is both proven and refined.


1. Training the "messenger."

I teach 5 expressive vehicles to deliver your speech or presentation which include body, voice, gestures, eye contact and facial expression. I offer applicable tools and skills you can access immediately.

"I appreciate the passion you brought to the training. I also appreciate a class without writing in workbooks, but, actually doing and being evaluated on the spot." ~Allyson Monsour, Engineer

2. Crafting your "message."

Content organization and clarity of concept is essential when you have a great idea, message, or are selling a product or service. Spark your audience's 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. Developing "meaning."

Through interactive and presence based exercises, I  guide you to develop self-awareness through cultivating intention, mindfulness, and attunement to others. These skills help you become a leader who is at conscious choice how to 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

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 public speaking training programs, Barrie is the Executive Director of TEDx Asheville and Adjunct Faculty at UNCA where she teaches public speaking.

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.