I cut up my kale (after massaging it) by rolling the massaged leaves into cigar shapes and cutting them horizontally into thin linguini-like pieces. If any of the pieces is too long, I just rip or cut it in half or thirds. Ripping the leaves into small pieces works too.
I like to make my dressing by shaking the ingredients up in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Alternatively, put the ingredients into small bowl or cup and combine them by stirring vigorously with a fork or whisk.