A Simple Rule For Great Gestures

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Sometimes the solution is so simple that we don’t see the wood for the trees. For years, I’ve been encouraging my training participants to use meaningful gestures and erase all meaningless ones. I’ve told them, Don’t MISS out on gestures - Use metaphorical, illustrative, symbolic and signaling gestures!

And then… HEUREKA!!! I thought, What if I don’t touch . . . → Read More: A Simple Rule For Great Gestures

10 Authority Killers You Can Easily Escape From

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Why should we, the audience, believe you, the speaker? Ethos, credibility, is one of Aristotle’s three pillars of persuasion. We walk through life assuming that others would believe us. But no, credibility is not a given. You must earn your credibility.

In my recent article, Do it like Aristotle, I outlined the four building blocks of your credibility pillar . . . → Read More: 10 Authority Killers You Can Easily Escape From

How To Build Any Speech In Four Simple Steps

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When I started my professional journey with my first test training in Barcelona in July 2009, I already had one thing in place. One thing that has become my signature exercise.

I’m German. We Germans we love cars; we love beer, we love… structure. No wonder that I just had to come up with a special exercise . . . → Read More: How To Build Any Speech In Four Simple Steps

Music Was My First Love

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John Miles felt it in 1976. I’ve felt it all my life. Music was my first love too.

Whether it’s singing in the school choir, singing in the shower, singing in the rain, playing the clarinet or writing songs for road trips with my college buddies – I’ve always loved music.

No wonder that music also plays an important . . . → Read More: Music Was My First Love

Annual Report Of Charisma Boosting 2014

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Dear Friend of Charismatic Communication!

What a year… First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all my super clients, my super mentors, my super partners, my super fellow Toastmasters and my super Rose! You all made 2014 another best year of my life. Thank you, my friends!

On the professional side it’s been . . . → Read More: Annual Report Of Charisma Boosting 2014