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

Women at Work: Getting a Lift from Your Elevator Pitch!

August 27, 2012By Dale KleinJob Success

Kristi Barlette, a reporter and blogger for the Albany Times Union, recently interviewed me about the value of having a well-honed elevator pitch or 30-second commercial.  The article has just been published so I decided it would be the ideal post for this week. Remember that your elevator speech has multiple uses including: job seeking, … Read More

What’s the Secret to Your Job Success?

October 4, 2011By Dale KleinJob Success

In a recent survey of recruiters from companies with more than 50,000 employees, communication skills were cited as the single most important decisive factor in choosing managers. The survey, conducted by the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School, points out that communication skills, including written and oral presentations, as well as an ability to work … Read More