Instructional Instructions

May 17, 2021By Dale KleinJob Success|Professionalism

[Image by Mohamed Hassan of Pixabay] Sometimes we get instructions for a: Product we purchased Service we’re using Solution we’re implementing Whatever it happens to be, we’re all accustomed to receiving instructions, whether or not we follow them.  In addition to the examples I’ve provided in this post, many of my clients have exercises or … Read More

Look out for routines

May 11, 2021By Dale KleinHabits, Listening, Professionalism

[Image by Photo Mix of Pixabay] Some parts of our life, like toothbrushing, are routine.  We may do it automatically or in a rote fashion because it’s a regular aspect of our life. We get accustomed to brushing our teeth at certain times of the day…I get it. But what about sounding too routine when … Read More

Is Quitting an Option?

May 3, 2021By Dale KleinCredibilty, Distractions

Easy answer is no, quitting isn’t an option. We’ve all been there and certainly there are times when it seem that the best option we have is quitting.  I often hear that from my clients who are trying to improve their public speaking skills. Perhaps they feel some of these sentiments: Despair Unmotivated Lack of … Read More

It’s About Time

April 26, 2021By Dale KleinGoal-Setting, Habits, Time

[Image by Jan Vasek of Pixabay] How many times have you either said or heard “Do you have a sec?” or “This will just take a sec.”  Reality is that nothing takes a “sec” so why bother saying it?  Yet, too often we may inadvertently say this phrase when it’s truly inaccurate.  Time is an … Read More

Some Stress is Healthy

April 19, 2021By Dale KleinFear, Fear|Public Speaking

[Image by Pedro Figueras of Pixabay] We’re all pretty familiar with stress and typically associate it with something negative.  Right so far?  Having stress is quite normal in that it’s a natural part of our life.  However, how we react to that stress and what we do with it is an entirely different subject. As … Read More

Question Responses Require Planning

April 12, 2021By Dale KleinCommunication Style|Public Speaking, Communication Style|Special Occasions, Job Success, Media

They’re a natural part of life…questions, that is.  Questions can come up in any number of places such as websites, conversations, interactions, meetings,  presentations, as well as in-person or online interviews.  And yet, we’re often surprised when we’re asked certain questions or worse yet we may feel ill-prepared. Here are a few ideas to consider … Read More

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