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

What if…

October 19, 2020By Dale KleinProfessionalism, Professionalism|Public Speaking

[Image by Dirk Wouters of Pixabay] Anything is possible even if the probability isn’t high.  By that I mean, imagine if…  You opt to lead by example  You’re recommended to be a spokesperson  You need to fill in for someone designated to be a speaker  You’re called on to communicate with a prospect  You want … Read More

What Do You Stand for?

September 21, 2020By Dale KleinProfessionalism, Value

[Image by Quinn Kampshroer from Pixabay] What do you stand for?  Having values helps define what we stand for.  It’s a form of identity or branding.  With the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, this topic became one of top priority to me.  We may not feel we’re an icon but regardless, it helps to know … Read More

You’re Always Selling

August 24, 2020By Dale KleinProfessionalism, Questions

[Image by QuinceCreative of Pixabay] Everything we do comes down to sales. That includes electronic communication, virtual communication, and in-person communication.  For some, sales (or selling) is considered taboo…but why is that the case?  I don’t have the answer to that question but I certainly do my best not to “leave money on the table.” … Read More