Get to Know Jim Barber

Jim Barber is a potential fulfilment specialist. (That means he helps people to discover and utilize their skills and talents.) He can help your organization too!

Through his keynotes and training programs, Jim has helped audiences at hundreds of organizations, including the European Space Agency [Germany], the Royal Aircraft Establishment [England], Ontario Hydroelectric [Canada], the Atlantic Underwater Testing and Evaluation Center [Bahamas], Linköpings Universitet [Sweden], and U.S. organizations ranging, geographically, from the Miami Parking System to San Diego Gas and Electric.

Jim has lent his voice to a variety of audio projects ranging from product announcer ("But wait! There's more!") to medical voiceovers ("Now review the placement of the nasogastric, naosesophageal, esophagostomy and jejunostomy tubes"). Jim has also done voice work for a number of professional speakers, including Dr. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein, Ellen Bristol, Ruben Perczek, and Randy Gage.

Jim is also the author of 18 books, including The Complete Professional Speaker's Office Kit (described by Glenna Salsbury, past president of the National Speakers Association, as "the best single investment you can make in your speaking career") and his most recent, The Professional Speaker's Mastery (described as "packed with the stuff you need to run a professional practice as a speaker or consultant!" by Randy Gage, author of Why You're Dumb, Sick and Broke)

Jim's business activities are eclectic. Jim has appeared in several TV commercials, served as Master of Ceremonies for his city's Fourth of July Parade for almost 10 years, and has even posed as a body double for George Washington (for the cover of Dr. Rebecca Staton-Reinstein's book, Conventional Wisdom)!

Jim was developing content for the Internet in the early 90's (before the first browsers). He created his first web site in 1995, and in 2000, PC World magazine declared his web site, The Barber Shop, to be a “top ten” site for professional speakers.

Jim has been an active member of Toastmasters International for over a quarter of a century, serving as his club president three different times. Jim also served as president of the Florida Speakers Association (twice), and as the liaison to Florida for the National Speakers Association for three years; he received FSA's Sam Edwards Award, the Bill Gove Lifetime Achievement Award, and the FSA Chapter Leadership Award; he's a MENSA-certified genius; and he placed 1st runner-up in Toastmasters‘ International Speech Contest semifinals in Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1991.

Jim lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he is writing his next book, learning to play the didgeridoo (so far, without much success), and just enjoying life in general.

To turn your next meeting into an experience, you need Jim Barber. Call him today at 954-476-9252, email him at, or write him at 1101 Marcano Blvd., Plantation, FL 33322-5118 USA

Listen to a snippet of Jim in action: