Barbara Busey is the President of Presentation Dynamics, where she teaches people the dynamics of how to present themselves better. Since 1990, she has designed and conducted professional development training workshops and coaching sessions in the areas of Presentation Skills, Communication Skills, Business and Social Dynamics, Personality and Team Dynamics with the Myers Briggs, Image and Executive Presence Consulting, and Writing Skills. Today she focuses almost exclusively on Presentation Skills: her flagship training is The Compelling Speaker program, a unique presentation skills workshop that combines advance online video instruction with the hands-on workshop. Barbara has trained thousands of business executives and professionals nationwide. Check out her client list.
In addition, Barbara devotes part of her time as the “Chief Communication Officer” for Renaissance Executive Forums of Charlotte. Executive Forums brings together Charlotte-area business owners from non-competing companies of similar size into “CEO Advisory Roundtables” that help these owners build their businesses and improve their lives. In her CCO role, she helps speakers with their presentations, designs and delivers many of the Education Workshops, including an annual 2-day professional retreat, plans and prepares for monthly meetings, and coordinates event planning, website and other communication functions.
Barbara has her Master’s degree in Speech Communication from Georgia State University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Journalism from the University of Georgia, where she received several awards and honors, including being named Outstanding Senior of the Year in her major.
She has over 30 years of business communication experience, including, aside from being an entrepreneur with her own training firm, experience as a corporate employee in advertising, marketing, and public relations as well as a college instructor in speech communication and journalism.
Speaker and Author
With a focus on topics about presentations skills, she speaks often, from luncheon speeches to keynote presentations to radio interviews. She has also written and been published extensively, including a monthly column on “People Skills” that ran in the Charlotte Business Journal for six years; countless newspaper, magazine and e-zine contributions; her own e-newsletter, Stand Out Strategies; and her Hoffer award winning book, Stand Out When You Stand Up—An A to Z Guide to Powerful Presentations; and award-winning speeches, including a Cicero Speech Writing Award in 2011.
Her skills in written and verbal communication have won her awards from organizations such as the International Association of Business Communicators, the American Advertising Federation, the Cicero Speech-writing Awards, the Public Relations Society of America, and Women in Communication, Inc. (now Association for Women in Communication).