My friend and business partner, John Zimmer and I are thrilled to announce the launch of the app for Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game™. It has been an incredible journey.

A few years ago, we looked for board games specifically designed for public speaking but could not find any. Because public speaking is such an important skill, . . . → Read More: RHETORIC The App

Generic Is Dead Long Live Specific


The longer I deal with the art of speaking, the more I’m frustrated with people’s incapability to give specific examples. Specific examples are more tangible, more relatable and they increase your logos value. More logos, more persuasive power. Contrariwise, generic content is as useless as a deaf spy.

For 3,013 days I worked as a business consultant. I experienced 128-slide business presentations. . . . → Read More: Generic Is Dead Long Live Specific

O Wonder O Wonder


In the eighth grade, I learned about a special box. It was in my physics class with Mr. Berger. This kind fellow with round spectacles, lumberjack shirt and greasy hair taught us about the black box.

In science, computing, and engineering, a black box is a device, system or object which can be viewed in terms of . . . → Read More: O Wonder O Wonder

The SIXT Experience


A few weeks back, I helped Cathrin with her presentation. Cathrin, a great client for years, had to speak to the board of executives of her company. Her topic: motivation. At first I thought, Motivation… again?? But my client burns for this topic. Cathrin’s motivation to speak about motivation is contagious.

She was given a five-minute slot; hence . . . → Read More: The SIXT Experience

100 Ways To Boost Your Charisma

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Five years of charisma trainings have taught me one thing: charisma is not 100% innate – at all! You, I, we all can increase our level of charisma. In this article I offer you a list of 100 charisma boosters. These 100 charisma boosters – hundreds of training participants came up with them, none of them innate – . . . → Read More: 100 Ways To Boost Your Charisma