Category: Dance Floor Theory

26 Mar

Free Hugs‬ Moment #2 – Great American Bagel at CLT Airport

I was waiting in line to get some food at the Great American Bagel shop in the Charlotte airport. Employee #1 – “Wait, you give out Free Hugs?” Me – “Yes, a lot actually. Want one?” Employee #2 – “I knew you’d see his button. ” Employee #1 walks out from behind the counter and […]

23 Jan

My Speeches Are Not All Equal

I wish I could say that every keynote and/or training I do is equally amazing. But the truth is, they just aren’t. In the past, I’ve talked about the five elements every speaker needs to pay attention to to insure they are setting their program up for success. As a quick recap, here are the […]

09 Sep

Do You Really Want To Succeed?

It was 12pm and the room was full of tired first-year students from western New York State who were waiting for me to show them how they could be successful while in college and ultimately in life. On the screen behind me it read, “Dance Floor Theory: The Best Part of College.” I knew this […]

03 Sep

Share Your Stage With Those Around You

Towards the end of a Dance Floor Theory Orientation Keytalk, I introduce the students to one of our Swift Kick core values which is, “Feed Your Butterflies.” I challenge the students to come up with one butterfly they are going to feed as they start their college career. Then I invite them share with the […]

09 May

So You Want to be a College Speaker? My Story Part 1

I’m often asked how to become a college speaker, and after realizing I was repeating the same information and story over and over, I thought it’d be useful to create a space on my website were I could capture my thoughts on the subject for all you aspiring speakers out there. But because it’s a […]

02 May

Dance Floor Theory in 7 Minutes – How To Build an Engaging Community

ACPA invited me to give a Pecha Kucha talk at their 2014 National Conference. It was only natural for me to do Dance Floor Theory. The  trick was to summarize a 3-5 hour leadership training program into 7 minutes with slides that automatically advance every 20 seconds. Take a watch and let me know how I […]

25 Apr

I Have a Fan Club

The Student Government gang over at Rivier College finished their year strong by making themselves official members of the “Tom Krieglstein Fan Club” with name tags, signatures, and all. Thanks Kelsey, Chloe, Spencer, Jennifer, & Sarah! I hope you make me an honorary member :-).  

17 Jul

From 2008 to 2012: Soul Warming Email [IMAGE]

I’ve been doing Dance Floor Theory Leadership Trainings since 2004, which is a long time and a lot of students. Any good speaker knows the feeling of getting off stage to a whirlwind of buzzing students excited to talk. Many students energetically say they will follow up later, but sadly most don’t. Every so often, […]

16 May

I Got DFT’ed…And I Didn’t Like It.

Dance Floor Theory 3 Comments by Tom Krieglstein

Last week I was part of a panel discussion for TiE on the New York startup scene. I was invited to talk about my experience as both a TechStars Alumnus and founder of Red Rover and AlumniChoose. Before the event officially started, everyone was casually networking around the room. At one point a lady popped […]

09 Oct

Dance Floor Theory In Living Color [IMAGE]

While at Fordham University doing a training for their Orientation Leaders, I noticed right from the beginning one student with his head down. He kept his head down the whole time and almost never made eye contact with me. I figured he was either studying, autistic, or just straight up didn’t care what I was […]