Speaking Engagements








Barbara has been doing speaking on presentation skills since 1990, 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 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 Writing Award in 2011.




All speaking engagements are customized for the organization, the occasion, the time constraints, and the group’s needs and objectives.




Some of Barbara’s most requested topics on Presentation Skills are:




  • Stand Out When You Stand Up – How to be a Dynamic Presenter
  • The ABC(D&E)s of Powerful Presentations – Five Keys to Competence and Confidence in Speaking
  • Hooks, Humor and Humanizing Gems – How to Make Your Presentation Content Interesting and Memorable
  • Don’t let PowerPoint Suck the Life out of Your Presentations – Tips and Techniques for Using PowerPoint to its Greatest Impact  



Let Barbara know of any other Presentation Skills related topic 

you’d like to have her address.  Handouts can be provided; the 

availability of A/V equipment (LCD projector and screen) is helpful; for large audiences, a lavaliere microphone is preferred.


To inquire about scheduling Barbara for a presentation skills public speaking engagement,  please contact her directly.









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