Connection Counts

May 30, 2018By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Goal-Setting, Communication Style|Goal-Setting|Presentation Skills, Communication Style|Internal Dialogue|Interpersonal Communication|Motivational|Public Speaking

Ever feel like you’re the odd person out? Or that you simply don’t fit in? Most of us have had this experience first hand and generally find it undesirable. It’s pretty normal to want to be accepted whether it’s in a personal or business situation. For ease of discussion, let’s refer to it as the … Read More

Self-Assess: Did You Check the Box?

March 16, 2018By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Distractions|Interpersonal Communication|Job Success|Time, Communication Style|Goal-Setting, Communication Style|Goal-Setting|Presentation Skills

Most of us are pretty quick to evaluate or self-assess. Whether we prefer to give ourselves a letter (e.g. B+) or numeric (7 out of 10) rating, this is the norm. Of course we also hear feedback from our peers and colleagues along the way (e.g. “Great job,” “You rock!” “Way to go!”). Notice that … Read More

Panelist Preparation: Vital to your success

March 2, 2018By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Distractions|Interpersonal Communication|Job Success|Time, Communication Style|Goal-Setting

At some point in time, you may have the honor of being asked to participate in a panel discussion. Maybe you already know what it feels like to be a panelist or perhaps you’d like to improve your performance the next time it occurs. If so, read on. Let’s be clear that being a panelist … Read More

Communicate with Competitors

February 16, 2018By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Distractions|Interpersonal Communication|Job Success|Time, Communication Style|Goal-Setting

When you hear the words competitor or competition…what comes to mind? No matter what your industry is, we all have competition. As long as you keep updated about your competition, you’ll be well-prepared. If you view your competitor as the enemy, you’re probably missing key information which could be detrimental in the long run. This … Read More

What’s Your Communication Goal: Perfect or Real?

December 15, 2017By Dale KleinBusiness Etiquette|Communication Style|Interpersonal Communication, Business Etiquette|Job Success, Communication Style, Communication Style|Goal-Setting

Now that I’ve had the privilege of being a communication coach since 1994, it’s made me aware of a common dilemma that many of my clients voice. That dilemma (as I see it) is the desire to be perfect when communicating. While the desire to achieve perfection may seem reasonable, I urge you to reconsider. … Read More