One of my clients once told me: “Florian, you are the ACDC of public speaking coaches.” I loved it! But public speaking is only part of my work with others. A more important part is the transformation they experience. Public speaking is the vehicle, but transformation–more self-confidence; more emotion; more vulnerability, more authenticity, more charisma–is the destination. In the end, people grow in a way they never imagined. And, like ACDC, they are “Thunderstruck”.

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Then join this closed Facebook group. In FM Charisma Boosters we share our rhetorical adventures, give feedback and find inspiration. In five words: We keep the spirit alive!



It will be my 14th country point as a professional speaker and trainer. End of October, I go Cyprus. Exciting times.


LifestyleDMC, a full service Events and Conference planning company based in Barcelona, Spain, will closely cooperate with the upcoming venture “Top Speakers – Your Keynote Boutique”. Tony Anagor and his team have been organising international events since 2003 and have worked with over 10,000 delegates. Their clients include top multinationals such as Nike, HP, Huawei, George Soros Foundation, Cartier, and Disney. Read more.


On 29-30 November 2018, the next Charisma Booster I will rock the city of Barcelona. Public speaking, personal growth, charisma – become a better version of yourself in just 48 hours.


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“Public speaking is a mountain without a peak.”




Open Events

Welcome to Spectacular Speaking VII. For the seventh time, my friend and professional speaker Olivia Schofield unites her boys – John Zimmer, Peter Zinn and me – in Berlin. What makes this event so special is that we are all family. You won’t just attend a massive public speaking training; you won’t just learn and speak and be inspired; you will feel home.

For the third time, I join rhetorical forces with Timo Sorri and John Zimmer in Helsinki. “Master the Art of Presenting” will inspire and challenge you to become a better speaker and leader.

Join the next open training – Charisma Booster 1 – in Barcelona! Max. eight participants, different backgrounds, amazing inspiration. More info here.

As part of the renowned German top speaker series SPRECHERHAUS® I will give my keynote speech “Der Ball muss rein! Die wissenschaftliche Kunst der Rhetorik”. Here you can book your tickets.

As part of the renowned German top speaker series SPRECHERHAUS® I will give my keynote speech “Der Ball muss rein! Die wissenschaftliche Kunst der Rhetorik”. Here you can book your tickets.


“Your audience doesn’t care about your fear of public speaking.”






“Negative feedback is poison.”


Latest Blog

Random Ryanair Reflections

Ryanair flight FR1134 from Berlin to Barcelona. My MacBook had only 1% battery left. Normally, I love to sleep on planes, but this time I wasn't tired at all. What to do? I remembered some antique, old-fashioned, completely outdated approach... paper and pen. I started to spit out random reflections on my world of public speaking, and charisma. Below you find the result. As usual, the number 42 is the universal answer. There is no order at all in this list. It is completely random. Enjoy! Content without delivery is like music without sound. A voice without variety is like a car without wheels: it won’t take you anywhere. A stage is like Disneyland; it is full of attractions. As a public speaker be witty, be mad, be serious, be sad… Be that eel that no one can touch! An inspiring speaker is like Gandalf. A mentor, a coach, who doesn’t manage, but challenges, who doesn’t dictate, but indicates. For

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Should I Go Or Should I Stay?

I was almost nine years old when The Clash released their smash hit 'Should I Stay or Should I Go' in 1982. Little did I know that 36 years later I would kill their song title and turn it around. Because, when I think of one of my biggest heroes in life today, 'Should I Go or Should I Stay?' is much more appropriate. My mom struggled. She was struggling for weeks. One afternoon, like every afternoon, she sat in front of her small beer in the pub next to her assisted living apartment. Some golden girls - who would never sit in a bar alone drinking beer - passed by. They frowned at her and uttered, But how can you fly at your age?  Yes, with 86 springs on your shoulders, things can get more complicated. Walking? More or less, but two walking sticks help. Bathroom? Often, very often. Hearing aids? Where the hell are they again? My mom

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Are You Fit In Economics Of Attention?

Recently, a training participant talked about a new era we entered - the era of economics of attention. And isn’t he so right? How many WhatsApp messages have you received today? How many videos have you watched? How many potential dates have you swiped away? Economics of attention, a wonderful sound bite. In public speaking though this is not a new phenomenon at all. In my first 13 years as a public speaker I have learned one unshakable truth: audiences pay (almost) zero attention. Attention is not a given thing. It is our job as speakers to grab their attention and keep it up. Sad news is: speakers are much better at killing that attention than they are at keeping it. So what are attention killers, what are attention keepers? Here are seven of my top Ks for both categories. Attention Killers Template Yes, Flo, but we have to use our corporate template for PowerPoint presentations - it's a rule!

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“Charisma is a skill.”


Rhetoric – The Public Speaking Game

Public speaking. The mere thought of it can set hearts pounding! And yet, being able to communicate one’s ideas in public is an important and sought-after skill. Rhetoric–The Public Speaking Game™ will help you become a better speaker and have fun in the process!

RHETORIC will challenge, engage and entertain you with a series of public speaking tasks. You and your fellow players will step onto the stage and take turns delivering a series of short speeches, as determined by the squares on which you land.

For the past few years, people around the world have played the board game version RHETORIC in companies, organizations and homes. RHETORIC is now available as an app. For more info go to rhetoricgame.com.

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Wedding Speech Designer

For many people, public speaking is a big challenge. And when you have to speak about someone you love, the challenge is even bigger. Welcome to the wedding speech!

Delivering a speech at a loved one’s wedding is an honor. You should do it justice. And you can!

This course will ensure that your wedding speech is moving and memorable. In four simple steps, you will build a terrific speech. You will know what to say and how to say it.

And they will love it!

In this online course you will learn how to

  • structure and build your wedding speech.
  • fill the structure with entertaining content – humorous, emotional, memorable.
  • perform your wedding speech with more impact thanks to concrete tips and techniques for a more powerful delivery.


The first book from 2010. A short and intense read. Great for beginners – it covers 15 steps to becoming an even more inspiring speaker.

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The second book from 2013. A great read especially for Toastmasters who want to upscale their evaluation skills. Focusing on content, delivery and slides, it offers 108 ideas for better speaking.

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In 2016 I published this one in German language. It‘s a mix of the first two books plus numerous new insights and ideas. A complete guide to public speaking and persuasion.

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In 2017, again in German language, I published this guide to visual presentations together with my friend and fellow speaker and blogger John Zimmer. It combines practical tips and experiences with technical insights.

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