Organize Your Thoughts

March 29, 2021By Dale KleinGoal-Setting, Habits, Professionalism|Public Speaking

[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] Most of our thoughts are usually healthy unless…they’re disorganized and taking up significant headspace for us.  We all have random ideas from time-to-time, but what we do with them may be the true sign of success, especially when speaking. When we feel our world is disorganized it can be … Read More

How to Wake Up your Voice

March 22, 2021By Dale KleinCommunication Style|Job Success

[Image by Zoltan Matuska from Pixabay] Unless you’re intentionally trying to lull your listeners into a restful state or possibly put them all to sleep…you may want to wake up your voice. Another term for this is vocal energy and many of us fall short in this aspect of our communication. We may not be … Read More

How do you sound?

March 8, 2021By Dale KleinProfessionalism, Public Speaking, Technology

[photo by Dieter G. from Pixabay] I know this is a tough question but how do you sound? Too often we take this essential aspect of communication for granted when we really shouldn’t. Given that we’re often communicating virtually, many of us simply rely on the microphones built into our computer.  Seems easy enough. The … Read More

How to avoid being interrupted

March 1, 2021By Dale KleinPreparation, Professionalism, Value

[Image by 9883074 from Pixabay] In last week’s blog, titled The Art of Interrupting, I promised to offer guidance this week to those of us who are frequently being interrupted.  If you read last week’s post, you know that sometimes it’s reasonable to interrupt a speaker and I suggested how to do this. Now let’s … Read More