Tips for Successful Speakers

An evening with Allen Klein


I sat down with Allen Klein at the Speakers Association of Hawaii (SAH) January, 2018 meeting. He was an entertaining speaker with a flair for telling stories that reveal lessons for living. His one-of-a-kind, designed-just-for-speakers presentation, scattered 10 speaking gems that brought him several awards as a professional speaker. I’m going to write about 5 of the 10 gems. You’ll have to connect with Allen Klein to find out the other 5.


By the time Allen took the floor, the crowd was warmed by the wine and the food at the floating Pagoda. A kind welcome greeted him as he addressed us around the horseshoe table arrangement. Splashing koi in the background lent a pointed narrative to his funny tales as he guided us all through the 10 most important things learned during 30 Years as a professional speaker.


Comedian Jerry Lewis exclaimed, Allen Klein is “a noble and vital force watching over the human condition.” During the 30-minute talk, I noticed he uses humor and positive thinking to deal with life’s not-so-funny stuff.

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