Dan Kline Profile
Daniel E. Kline is an internationally recognized speaking professional and member in good standing of the National Speakers Association. His popular presentations draw from his more than 30 years of experience as a public speaker, writer, creator-owner of two retail stores, and manager of a large, California-based division of the federal government. In 1997, Dan and his wife, writer Kay Marshall Strom, founded Kline, Strom & Associates, a speaking, training and consulting firm. KS&A, national in scope, specializes in workplace communication issues such as writing, speaking, people-managing, team-building, and leadership.
Dan also co-founded Santa Barbara Literary Service, which in 1988 began providing seminars, handbooks, and editing-related services nationwide to aspiring and established writers alike. In addition, he helped develop and co-teach the Writing Certificate Program at Cal State University, Long Beach. His personal writing credits include a book and a CD-ROM on grammar and proofreading, a videotape on hiring and interviewing, four 6-hour seminars, and a number of booklets on subjects ranging from characters and dialogue to a glossary of terms for professional writers.
Since 1990, Dan has been inspiring, motivating, entertaining, and informing audiences around the world. He spent his first two years speaking for a major national public seminar company and five more with another as a full-time contract presenter. During that time and since going independent in 1997, Dan has made customized presentations to clients as diverse as AT&T, IBM, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, TRW, Delco-GM Defense, Blue Cross-Blue Shield, Pacific Investment Management, BellSouth, Martin-Marietta, Baxter Health Care, Amgen, and numerous government bodies on the federal, state, and local levels (Wisconsin, Texas, California; county of Maui, city of Paramount), agencies of the U.S. military and civilian federal government, and many hospitals and school systems both public and private.
Dan`s relaxed, easy style and sense of humor win audiences over to difficult subjects such as resolving anger, criticism, and conflict; sexual harassment; and dealing with negative people in negative situations, as well as to how-to`s such as grappling with the confusing rules of grammar, syntax, and punctuation; and lighter but nonetheless valuable seminars like "Can You Get Everything Done-and Still Have a Life? "
His audiences frequently comment on his powerful stage presence, commitment to values and principles, and their surprise at how these topics can be informative, educational and entertaining all at the same time! Dan has received overwhelmingly outstanding evaluations from the more than 100,000 people he has addressed in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Colombia, Great Britain, Spain, Russia, the Netherlands, Poland, Kuwait, Australia, Malaysia, China, and Japan.