Kline and Kay
Kline - Speaker, Author, Consultant.
Marshall Strom - Writer, Speaker
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 International, Inc., a Santa Barbara-based
speaking, training and consulting firm. KSII, national in scope,
specializes in workplace communication issues such as writing,
speaking, people-managing, team-building, and leadership.
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.
Communication in the Work Place
Easygoing, articulate, knowledgeable, warmhearted, witty, and
wise. Dan Kline is a skilled and entertaining speaker who knows
how to connect with his audience.
Time and again Dan's seminar and training course attendees are
astonished at how much they learn despite having had such an enjoyable
time. It seems almost like cheating.
That, of course, is what mastering communication in the workplace
is all about--not cheating, but how to get past the stress and
find the joy in successful and productive relationships with fellow
workers, regardless of their positions within the company or organization.
Dan tackles the complexities of workplace communication in a
variety of subjects, each of which can be customized--compressed
into one or two hours, or expanded to address your company's or
organization's particular needs. Full day or multiple day seminars
may be created from a selection of these and other themes. Complete
keynote-to-seminar details and additional topics are available
Communication Skills - Select topics
Sexual Harassment In The Workplace: What it
is, what it isn't. What to do, what not to do.
Building 21st Century Leaders And Teams: Getting
excellent work under difficult conditions.
It's Easier To Pull A Rope Than Push It: Effective
leadership, communication, and positive motivation for yourself
Communication Skills -
The Lemming Syndrome, or, "This Way To The Cliff":
Staying positive in a negative environment.
There's A Reason We Have Two Ears And One Mouth:
Listening--and problem solving--with your eyes and heart as well
as your ears.
Kay speaks at seminars, retreats, writer's conferences, and special
events throughout the country. In addition, her writing and speaking
are drawing her to a variety of countries and cultures around
the world. Most recently she trekked through India, China, and
North Africa, conducting interviews for a book on Christian women
who suffer and serve in the hardest places on earth.
Of Kay's thirty published books, three have been book club selections,
ten have been translated into foreign languages, and one has been
optioned for a movie. Her writing credits also include numerous
magazine articles, short stories, two prize-winning screenplays,
books and stories for children, and booklets for writers.
Some of Kay's most requested topics are:
It Is Well with My Soul: How to Keep From Becoming Overwhelmed
Becoming a Woman of Prayer
How Can I Love the World When I Don't Even Like the Woman Next
The World at Your Door: The Power of an Advocate
Dan and Kay's most popular marriage workshop is:
Happily Even After! : Building a Marriage that Will Survive
Dan and Kay's latest books, used in our marriage relation
||The Savvy Couple's Guide to Marrying After 35
Based on interviews with a wide variety of couples
and professionals as well as on their own experience, Kay and husband
co-author Dan Kline dispel many of the myths of later marriage
Hand in Hand: Devotions for The Later (and
Co-written with husband Dan Kline, this book offers
thoughtful reflections, scripture passages, and heartfelt prayers
that will inspire, encourage, and equip married couples… especially
those who came together later or lately.
What they're saying behind Dan's back:
"Exceptional. Entertaining. Inspirational."
- Bob Macko, City of Tallahassee, Florida
"Dan was so inspirational, and made attendees feel so comfortable,
that he was able to bring out a past incident that [none of us
- Mary Wilson, City of Paramount
"Outstanding seminar!!! Dan is an exceptional speaker,
and the whole seminar could not have gone better. Thanks!!! I
can't thank you enough for making everything work!!! I couldn't
recommend Dan more highly!!!"
- Jenny Miller, McBride Electric "How To Avoid Hiring Lemons,
Nuts and Flakes"
Testimonials for Kay
"Thank you for your superb presentation. I felt like
I had known you for years!"
-- Lisa B.
"PCC has mailed me a compilation of the evaluation forms
from the Writers' Forum, and you were the record setter. You and
Dan were both informative and energetic, and that's the combination
that works at the Forum."
-- Meredith Bruckner, Pasadena City College
"Kay not only presents her topics in an outstanding
way, but she opens her heart and soul as well. She is not afraid
to let you in on her real life, joys, and struggles. Her humor,
warmth, honesty and ability to connect enables the heart of her
message to stay with you long after the event is over."
-- Rachel Johnston, Pastor of Women's Ministry, Bayside Covenant