Presenting You: Use Skills from the Actor’s Playbook to Master the Art of Communication

If you have you ever sat in an audience, watching someone who seemed to be “on fire” and wondered how they did it, Laurie Burton’s newest book is for you.

Because we are all intensely alive on the inside, for most of us, the challenge is learning how to tap into our vitality and ignite the fire we each possess – on demand. Laurie describes this ability to “turn it on” for any audience, at any time, as instrumental to one’s success in business and in life.

When in front of a group, or one-on-one with a person with whom you want to connect, do you break into a cold sweat, possibly forgetting what you want to say?

When you give a presentation at work, is your audience bored to tears or, worse yet, missing your point entirely?

Actors have learned how to communicate with genuine emotion every time they are on stage or in front of the camera and with over 30 years of experience as an actor, adjunct professor at USC and corporate trainer, Laurie Burton brings all she has learned and offers it to readers between the pages of this book.

“Presenting You,” explains in simple, easy to follow language how to:

  • Be more aware of self
  • Prepare for your moment in the spotlight
  • Own the message
  • Take the stage with confidence

book“No Acting, Please! Leave out the words acting techniques. We don’t act here.”

That is what the VP of the first corporation to hire Laurie Burton Training said to her more than 25 years ago.

“Oh, I beg to differ,” Laurie replied. “You act every day. All business people have a role to play and the key to success lies in their performance.”

Click on the book cover above to access a copy of “Presenting You: Use Skills from the Actor’s Playbook to Master the Art of Communication”.

“Laurie Burton gave me the tools to conquer my nerves and succeed at the highest levels of international competition -The Olympic Games! No matter what you’re presenting or where, Laurie will take you there. She is an extraordinary teacher.” -Stephani Victor, Two-Time Gold Medalist in Paralympics and Four-time World Champion; Actor and Motivational Speaker