Make An Impact. Convey Confidence. Command The Room.

Professionals who aspire to communicate better know the benefits. They know improved communication builds confidence. With greater confidence comes credibility. With credibility their influence elevates and the return on investment and impact increases.

Because professionals lack the charisma of a polished speaker or the skills to convey their ideas in a compelling manner, all Stand and Deliver Asheville trainings include 3 key components.


Content organization and clarity of concept is essential to convey your idea or message. 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’s expertise in streamlining content, organizing my ideas, and aligning the slides was remarkably efficient and on point. Her coaching gave me the benefit of feeling confident in my content and relaxed in my delivery.” Richard Fort, Architect .


“How” you deliver your pitch, interview, or speech is equally important to “What” you say. I teach 5 key delivery methods that bring more command and vitality to the presenter’s delivery style.

"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


Effective public speaking goes beyond compelling content and powerful presentation. Self-mastery is demonstrated through executive presence. Through instruction and interaction, I guide you to increase self-awareness, 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

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An attentive speaking coach who will customize your learning experience. 

The final piece required is you!

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.