Connect. Influence. Inspire.

Master the Art of High-Impact Communication

Birmingham Speaks


Eight Seconds. 

You Have Eight Seconds to Grab Someone's Attention and Make an Impact. 

Whether You Are:

  • A Leader Who Speaks for Your Organization

  • An Executive Who Speaks to Your Team

  • A Business Owner Who Pitches to Clients & Investors

  • An Aspiring Leader Who Needs More "Executive Presence"

  • A Manager Who Makes Regular Presentations

  • An Aspiring Public Speaker

You may find yourself avoiding opportunities to speak in front of groups, "winging it" and hoping for the best, or preparing yet still feeling disappointed with your performance.  As a result, you are missing the opportunity to have a powerful impact on those around you. You have thoughts, ideas and messages that you want and need to convey to others in a way that connects, engages and influences.


To do that well, you need high-impact speaking and communication skills. Through workshops, courses and one-on-one coaching, Birmingham Speaks will help you master those skills and feel confident in your ability to communicate with any audience from any platform.

Speaker Training


Find the workshops & training you need to master the art of high-impact communication.

Whether you’re preparing for an investor roadshow, high-stakes sales presentation or a main-stage keynote, our training will help you connect with – and influence – all key audiences. Gain the skills necessary to clearly and concisely convey your ideas in one-on-one conversations and in front of small and large groups.

One-on-One Coaching


Have a big presentation, speech, or pitch coming up? Make sure your knock it out of the park with one-on-one coaching.

There are often moments in life that have power to transform our future.  If you have a make-it-or-break-it presentation, speech or pitch in front of you, there is no substitute for the right preparation. We'll help you craft your content and sharpen your delivery so you keep the room spellbound until your final word.

Corporate Training


Transform your organization and the people in it with customized communication and public speaking training.

Every organization needs employees with great communication skills.  They’re the problem solvers. The team builders. The star presenters. The negotiators. The mediators. They know how to listen, ask the right questions and express their ideas. We'll work with you to design and deliver the workshops and training your people need to get there.

Executive Sessions


Private leadership services and thought-partnerships customized to achieve your specific goals.


Successful leaders effectively communicate their vision and strategy.  We'll help you sharpen your communication skills or strategize to meet a specific business challenge. By identifying the most effective ways to influence key audiences, executives and emerging executives will strengthen and refine their communication skills and learn to lead with clarity and confidence.

Monthly SPARK Breakfast Series


Join some of Birmingham's best & brightest communicators, thought-leaders, movers and shakers for a free monthly discussion.

Stay in the loop for all upcoming BirminghamSpeaks events and training by hopping on our email list. (We hate spam, too, so we won't send you any.)

Meet the Founder


Hi, I'm Sarah Robinson. I've spent over 30 years on the stage - first as a professionally trained Shakesperian actress, then as an author, business owner and keynote speaker. (You can find me at  I am on a mission to help others lead, inspire and transform those around them through the art of high-impact communication.


I founded Birmingham Speaks as both a professional development organization that provides training in communication and public speaking as well as a community for those who are ready to transform the world around them through the power of communication..


My client list includes Microsoft, Inc., The National Press Club, TEDx, the Legal Marketing Association,  the Professional Convention Management Association, the International Women in Business Association and many others. 

"No matter the venue, Sarah's dynamic energy leaves participants with pages of notes and actionable items. If you want to create Fierce Loyalty for your brand, your team or your entire organization, Sarah delivers the goods."

          - Kati Quigly, Senior Director of Marketing, Microsoft

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