Value of Criticism

August 30, 2021By Dale KleinListening, Listening|Professionalism

Most of us dislike receiving criticism.  However, there may be value in criticism that we’re overlooking. In a post I read by Kevin A. Thompson [www.kevinathompson.com]  he lists the following 5 ways we can receive criticism in a healthy way.  You may wish to consider these five  options as they offer a helpful perspective we don’t … Read More

Prop Pizzazz

August 16, 2021By Dale KleinEquipment|Presentation Skills|Professionalism|Technology

[Image by Thanks for Your Like of Pixabay] Congratulations on being selected as a speaker. What a tremendous opportunity awaits you!  Did you know that the word “prop” comes from the theater and actually means property?  A bit of trivia for you. Now imagine preparing for your upcoming presentation.  Perhaps you’re wondering how to start…have … Read More

How wise are your words?

August 2, 2021By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Professionalism, Habits, Job Success|Professionalism|Public Speaking

[Image by Tumisu of Pixabay] Our words definitely influence others and their perception of us…we may not typically think about that but our word choice is immensely powerful. The reason I say that is I believe we are always selling (ideas, service, product) and because of that our level of confidence is vital. Whether we’re … Read More