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

The Art of Interrupting

February 22, 2021By Dale KleinInterruptions

{Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay] Yes, you read the title of this blog post correctly…that interrupting is indeed an art.  You may be wondering how that’s even possible when most of us were taught at an early age to avoid interrupting and to wait until it was your turn. As a Corporate Communication & … Read More

Presidential Quality

February 15, 2021By Dale KleinUncategorized

[Image by Lexi Wilmes of Pixabay] Always add a presidential quality when you’re the speaker. Some of us are uncertain if we have a presidential quality as a speaker.  When we’re presidential, we have presence. For instance, ask yourself these ten questions: What is your unique selling proposition? Are you viewed as a leader in … Read More

Your 2021 Goal Piece by Piece

January 4, 2021By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Goal-Setting, Communication Style|Professionalism, Fear|Public Speaking

[Image by USA-Reiseblogger from Pixabay] Notice I didn’t use the word resolution because traditionally many people don’t follow through on a resolution.  But a goal is somehow different and it feels so good to attain our goal. With that in mind, this is an ideal time to decide you want to speak more in public. … Read More