Have You Spent 14 Years In Your Garage?

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The other day my folks and I visited the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington DC. At one point, we were standing in front of this piece of art – The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly. My aunt Brigitte told me that the artist, James Hampton, had worked on it . . . → Read More: Have You Spent 14 Years In Your Garage?

10 Lessons Learned For Trainers And Leaders

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Five years of imparting corporate trainings in the areas of public speaking, presentation skills and charisma have taught me many lessons. Based on all the feedback I received at the end of the sessions, here are 10 of my biggest lessons learned. As always, all my views are of subjective nature. We all have to find . . . → Read More: 10 Lessons Learned For Trainers And Leaders

Do You Have A T-Rex Moment In Your Speech?

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In the past five years, I moderated more than 3,200 speech evaluations. In more than 3,200 speeches I followed exciting slide presentations and listened to monotonous business talks. I felt touched by the full range of human emotions – sadness, pride, values, weaknesses and failures, successes and accomplishments. I witnessed laughter; I witnessed tears, I felt . . . → Read More: Do You Have A T-Rex Moment In Your Speech?

Feel The Power Of The Number One Audience Connector

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In five years as a professional public speaking and charisma trainer I’ve had the honor to experience and evaluate more than 3,000 speeches. In these moderated evaluation rounds I only use positive (PLUS) and constructive (PLUSPLUS) feedback.

Having listened to all those speeches about life, emotions, motivation, business and other topics I’ve learned one thing. My biggest lesson . . . → Read More: Feel The Power Of The Number One Audience Connector

How To Steal Credibility Without Being A Thief

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In public speaking you can steal credibility without being a thief. Quotes from famous figures like Winston Churchill or Mother Teresa add intellect, wisdom and – above all – credibility hence ethos to your speech. Your act of stealing turns into an act of borrowing when you also mention the originator of the specific quote. Something . . . → Read More: How To Steal Credibility Without Being A Thief