Meaningful Movement

March 27, 2023By Dale KleinJob Success|Professionalism|Public Speaking

[Image by Andrew Martin of Pixabay] We’ve all seen it before and maybe even done it before.  What I’m referring to is the speaker who moves frenetically or paces without even knowing it. While there’s immense value to movement it does require that the speaker moves in a meaningful manner or with purpose.  Let me … Read More

Your Face Tells All

March 20, 2023By Dale KleinHabits, Non-Verbal Language

[Image by from Pixabay] People may ask “Are you tired?” “What’s wrong?” or possibly “Is everything okay?” If you find that you’re frequently hearing these remarks or something similar, it could be that your facial expression is being interpreted to mean something other than what you intended.  If that’s the case, you may want to … Read More

Thanks, but No Thanks

March 6, 2023By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Leadership|Presentation Skills|Public Speaking, Credibilty, Gratitude, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking

[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] We’ve all heard it before and maybe even said it…“Thank you.”  While those two words have immense value in some situations, that’s not the case when it comes to a speaker ending a presentation by saying “Thank you.”  Some speakers even start a presentation by saying “Thank you.”   The … Read More

Smart like your Smartphone

February 27, 2023By Dale KleinBusiness Etiquette|Communication Style|Telephone Etiquette, Communication Style|Telephone Etiquette|Telephones|Vocal Quality, Job Success, Telephone Etiquette

[Image by Gerd Altmann of Pixabay] In 2008 I produced a podcast titled Sensible Cell Phone Usage in which I addressed three factors about using cell phones, which were confidentiality, time management, and courtesy.  Here we are in 2023, fifteen years later, and this is still an extremely apropos topic. Most of us are tied into … Read More

Public Speaking Requires Muscle Memory

January 30, 2023By Dale KleinBreathing, Breathing|Vocal Quality, Communication Style|Distractions|Interpersonal Communication|Job Success|Time, Credibilty, Listening, Non-Verbal Language|Professionalism, Preparation, Presentation Skills|Public Speaking

[Image by daniel 64 of Pixabay] How’s your muscle memory? Some people associate muscle memory with going to the gym, participating in a sport, playing an instrument, or conducting some form of physical exercise.  If that’s you, you may want to rethink your definition of this term because muscle memory clearly applies to public speaking. … Read More