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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I am excited about my latest speech coaching client. He won an Olympic silver medal in London. After publishing his first book he is at the threshold to becoming a professional speaker. It is my honor to help him turn his Olympic silver into public speaking gold.


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.


On 5 September 2018, I will launch a boutique speakers’ bureau under the FM brand. Offering entertaining experts only, the focus is on corporate events in Europe and in English language. This exclusive service will start with 15 speakers in four categories: content gurus, corporate visionaries, leadership mentors and thought provokers.


Join me and three of my best pro speaking buddies in Berlin on 6-7 September. Better speaker, better leader – you will feel your transformation.


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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

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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Peace Or Droppings

It happened in that amazing venue in the fashionable city of Düsseldorf. A canny restaurant with a cozy training room underneath the dark roof tiles. That whole place is part of a picturesque horse farm. Everywhere peace, everywhere Zen, everywhere droppings. In that amazing ambience a training participant said something completely out of the norm. It was a typical Death-by-PowerPoint-presentation on day number two. Right away, I knew something was different. That guy didn’t really care about the slides. Instead, soon after starting with his presentation, he looked all of us straight into our eyes. After a long and painful pause, he asked the killer rhetorical question: How can you change others, if you cannot change yourself? This one question - cliché or not cliché - made me reflect a lot. To date, July 2018, I have been working with more than 80 clients from 30 industries. One thing most of my clients have in common is that darn digital

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When Sex Finally Met Public Speaking

When the Harry and Sally scene was over and my workshop partner Olivia Schofield was halfway lying on the floor - after her pretty realistic fake orgasm - and those 330 crazy Toastmasters burst into laughter, we knew this was going to be a special event. And it was. Olivia and I want to say THANK YOU to all you open-minded workshop participants in Athens at the European conference of Toastmasters International on 26 May 2018. "Sex and Public Speaking" - we knew we were going to touch a taboo topic. But - no one could have defended us better than our wonderful workshop coordinator Aleen: If there's rebirth in Athens (the conference motto!), there must be sex in Athens.  We promised the room we were going to follow up on the group work results. One of the group work sessions looked for answers to one question: How can speakers create more pleasure for their audience? We received an amazing 355

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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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