Give ’em a break

May 27, 2024By Dale KleinAccommodations, Credibilty, Distractions, Meetings|Professionalism, Presentation Skills|Professionalism

[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] Breaks during a presentation are often a necessity.  Why? Good question and the answer is: 1. bio break 2. catch-up via email, text, or phone 3. process 4. chance to energize or move. Those are all possibilities to consider for your attendees however there are additional considerations which include: … Read More

Divisive Devices: What can a speaker do?

May 20, 2024By Dale KleinBusiness Etiquette|Professionalism, Distractions, Electronic Communication|Media|Technology

[Image by Bartek of Pixabay] As public speakers, most of us realize the detriment of our audience using devices (e.g., cell phone).  It’s particularly problematic when we’re delivering a presentation, whether it’s in-person, virtual, or hybrid.  There are multiple options worthy of your consideration which are: Send an email notification to attendees in advance of … Read More

Time for T.I.P.S.

May 13, 2024By Dale KleinEnergetic Communication, Equipment|Presentation Skills|Public Speaking, Feedback|Job Success|Presentation Skills, Habits, Preparation, Professionalism, Time

[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] The passage of time can sound deafening, especially if you feel time deprived. We’re a society obsessed with time! Still not convinced? How often have you said or even thought…”Look at the time!” or “I’m really pressed for time.” or “Oh…if I only had more time.” In this post, … Read More