Tom Burke


3-Day LIVE Intensive
January 2019 - Los Angeles


Meet Your Coach

Tom Burke is a speech-language pathologist and voice coach from some of the world's largest organizations. As a coach for the TED Institute, he has coached over 21 TED Talks and served as a strategic storytelling coach for Google since 2008. Tom is also a pianist, voice teacher and voice therapist for Broadway Singers and Hollywood Actors. 

In the Next Level Speaker Intensive, (described below), Tom's goal is to help you write and deliver a world class talk and unlock your authentic, powerful, resonant speaking voice; one that lasts all day and has audiences leaping to their feet. 

Tom has coached clients in senior roles from some of the following organizations below. Keep reading to hear what some of his customers have to say...

"Tom was instrumental in transforming my talk into something powerful and emotionally resonant that I'll be able to give over and over again at various events. He developed a real narrative arc throughout the talk, made sure that the themes came across clearly, and gave me a great format that made the information memorable. In addition to his invaluable help with the content, he was also able to provide a lot of tips and coaching on the actual delivery that really drove home the impact of the speech. I'd highly recommend his services."

Melissa Livanos

""At the core of Tom's work is his ability to tease out the true stories of one's work and tie them together powerfully and meaningfully into one cohesive narrative.""

Abigail Posner
Head of Strategic Planning, Google

"Working with Tom Burke allowed me to build upon my public speaking foundation and ultimately take it to the next level. I cannot recommend him enough!"

Mike Kinney
Business Dev Supervisor, TED speaker

"Tom is an experienced advisor who helped us think about how we express the history and future of Boxed.
He helped us pull together our thoughts into a coherent message."

Chieh Huang
CEO of Boxed.Com

"Tom Burke and I have been working together for close to two years now. He has made my public presentation skills much, much better. In everything from body posture and hand movement to inflection and tone, he has detailed, subtle and amazing insight on how I can be better. More than everything else, Tom has taught me to really "feel" what I say in a way that makes my presentations genuine, exciting and appealing. (That he can do this with someone who would rather write software or poetry than speak to 5000 people is a further testament to his skill and ability.) Thank you, Tom!"

Sridhar Ramaswamy
Venture Partner, Greylock
Fmr. Senior Vice President of Ads & Commerce, Google

"As one who delivers many speeches, working with Tom on a TED focused speech was a very good experience.
Tom strives to help the speaker and the audience connect.
That is the essence of communication."

Musimbi Kanyoro
CEO of Global Women's Fund


Next Level Speaker Intensive


January 25-27, 2019


Learn How to
Write & Deliver
a World Class Talk


Whether you're preparing a TED Talk,
Keynote for SXSW,
Product Launch, VC Pitch
or Best Man Speech...
This 3-Day Intensive is for you.




It starts with an idea...

We begin with ideation sessions designed to help you get clear about your big idea (or ideas) and distill them into a cohesive vision.




A vision that is uniquely your own.

Then begins a highly personal, intellectual and emotional process that asks you to dig deep to unearth the deep insights that only you can bring to the table. 




A story structure emerges...

Which builds upon the tried and true "Hero's Journey." 





We cut.

Anything that isn't clear and concise.




We Rehearse...

To help you memorize
and take the words off the page
until you can...




Deliver with humility, humor and humanity.

Move the audience with more than words.
Use your voice and body language to help tell the real story.





Every step of the way.
From "shitty first draft" to the moment you leave the intensive
with a talk in hand, a powerful voice, and new writing, delivery and communication skills to apply to any high stakes presentation.

Participant Praise


What's my investment?


Consider the cost of continued lack of clarity about how to best execute the vision for your talk;  the weeks or months spent revising & editing; the endless guesswork about what works and what doesn't on the big stage.

Now consider the value & power of expert level coaching, guiding you step-by-step through a tried and true process.




Billed Monthly

PRIVATE assessment/coaching with Tom via video-conference
prior to the event

3-Day Intensive limited to
20 Participants

Lunch, Coffee, Snacks


See Some of Tom's Clients on the TED Stage


*Registration fee does not include hotel accommodations
Have questions? Call 347-867-8287

3 Payments of


Billed Monthly

PRIVATE assessment/coaching with Tom via video-conference
prior to the event

3-Day Intensive limited to
20 Participants

Lunch, Coffee, Snacks


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