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

6 Reasons Perfection isn’t the Ideal Goal for Speakers

January 12, 2017By Dale KleinCommunication Style|Goal-Setting|Presentation Skills, Communication Style|Internal Dialogue

Back in 2014, Forbes Magazine contributor Nick Morgan wrote: “In public speaking, perfectionism is the enemy. Embrace instead the imperfect, the human and the lively. Embrace passion, not perfection.” This is excellent advice and something I consistently impart when coaching my clients to sound their best. Here are six solid reasons to revisit your drive … Read More