Colorful Communication

February 25, 2020By Dale KleinCommunication Style

Pretend for a moment that you’re an artist.  As with any artist, you have a palette of various colors available and there are multiple options from which to choose.  Most likely it depends on your subject and the desired effect you wish to create. When we communicate, we’re not that different from an artist. How … Read More

The Impromptu Surprise

January 27, 2020By Dale KleinCommunication Style

Ever look like the girl in this photo and have that surprised look?  Probably all too familiar if you find yourself being asked to speak on the spot or off the cuff…known as speaking impromptu. Today I conducted a workshop for budding leaders and among the three skills  in which I was training my audience, … Read More

It’s a Miracle

December 23, 2019By Dale KleinCommunication Style

For those who celebrate it…Happy Hanukkah. As we know, this is often referred to as the Festival of Lights.  It acknowledges the time when the Jewish people re-dedicated the Second Temple in Jerusalem, during the second century B.C.  This is significant as it marks the time when Jewish people rose up against the Greek-Syrian rulers.  … Read More

Why Write a Cover Letter?

December 17, 2019By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Job Success|Professionalism, Job Success

Cover letters may seem unnecessary but reality is…they’re not.  Clearly a cover letter is a necessity if the prospective employer requests that you include one.  Now the dilemma is what do you write?  Here are ten guidelines for your consideration: Your goals are to introduce yourself, sell your expertise, and motivate the receiver to read … Read More

It’s All About the Search

October 14, 2019By Dale KleinCommunication Style

Search is an interesting word…especially when it comes to conducting your next presentation.  In the past, you may not have framed it this way, however I believe that the greatest impact we can have as a speaker emanates from our ability to effectively search.  Here’s what I mean. Consider these 10 questions: What is your … Read More

Turn the Table

October 7, 2019By Dale KleinCommunication Style

For those of you who have been in the audience when I conduct a business communication workshop or who have been coached by me to sound your best, you know that one of the many skills I help you develop is how to be a confident speaker.  Sound familiar so far?  However, if we turn … Read More

Writing vs. Speaking: Knowing the Difference

July 15, 2019By Dale KleinCommunication Style, Communication Style|Job Success|Meetings, Job Success

When it comes to contacting others or being contacted, we have several choices such as calling, speaking face-to-face, emailing, blogging, tweeting, etc.  It’s all a form of communication.  Even so, it’s important to recognize that writing is clearly distinct from speaking and therefore different guidelines apply. Since I’ve had Profitable Speech since 1994 one of … Read More