Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking is Powerful

People often cite “speaking in front of a group”, or Glossophobia, as their number one fear.  The reason is that it is a very vulnerable act – knowing that they will be “seen” and “judged”- and who isn’t afraid of that? However, overcoming fear of public speaking is important, as it is one of the […]

5 Powerful Senses Ignite Passion for Better Public Speaking

Do you know your passion? A more successful life and career depend on knowing what you are truly passionate about. Passion is the most compelling part of our emotional makeup and, in many ways, defines who we are. Better public speaking begins when communicating from a passion ignited by your own 5 powerful senses. One […]


In a previous blog I talked about “What Are You Saying With Your Body?” In this article I want to talk about the place where your body needs to be before you start speaking – the place of “alignment” where public speaking, or any kind of speaking for that matter, begins. You are ready to […]

The Handshake: “Your Ultimate Letter of Introduction”

We spend considerable time and money on our business cards because they represent us and our company. You wouldn’t think of handing someone a bent, tattered or smeared business card. The same thinking applies to how you shake hands. The handshake is one of the most important things we do. It is at the core […]


Laurie Burton training

All great communicators share a common skill.  They have the ability to express themselves freely and connect the words and emotions through their bodies. We come equipped with wondrous tools for expressing ourselves.  Our voice, eyes, face and finally our body gives us unlimited ways to communicate.  Why is it then that so many of […]

Your Name – The Most Important Thing You’ll Ever Say

How do you say your name?  Most people answer this question by saying, “I don’t know, I just say my name.” Your name is the single most important element you present in selling yourself and your product. It’s the first step in personal development. Your name is who you are.  Doesn’t it follow that you […]