Animation: The Physical Expression of Your Life Force

Having worked for over three decades with people at every level of the business world, I’ve witnessed many aspects of the corporate experience. I’ve observed CEOs, managers, directors, vice presidents and presidents in sales and marketing, design and development, finance, legal and operations departments. The main problem I was hired to solve?- poor communications and […]

Do You Communicate Confidence, or Just Hope for the Best?

Human dialogue, in my humble opinion, has taken a turn for the worse.  Your message is important, and how you deliver your message is equally important.  If it’s not received, your message is lost.  You don’t want that.  We have to take responsibility for what we say…and how we say it. For example, do you […]

Tap Your Vitality; A Universal Truth

Woman in a field of flowers

I started my business, Laurie Burton Training, over thirty years ago. It was and is still based on these words from a letter written by choreographer Martha Graham to her friend and fellow choreographer, Agnes de Mille. “There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because […]

Communicating During Quarantine

couple sipping a milkshake through their masks

IT’S JUNE 1st, 2020 and most of us have been in quarantine or semi-isolation for going on three months. Lately, I’ve started feeling more longing to really communicate with my family. Despite our socially-distanced hikes and Zoom calls I’m feeling deprived and lonely. I haven’t hugged my granddaughters in so long, let alone my daughter […]

The Eyes Have It

woman in protective mask

The single most effective communication tool on the planet is the human face. Together with your voice and body language, you are uniquely and supremely equipped to communicate and interact with your fellow beings. There is no emotion that cannot be translated and understood through your facial expressions. These days these fabulous tools are constrained […]