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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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.


Morison KSi is a global association of leading professional service firms. On 21 May, at their Europe Annual Conference I’ll deliver my keynote speech “The Ball Must Go In“.


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.

2 April 2018 – ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT

The Charisma Booster I is back in town. Join the only open public speaking training in 2018. Where? Barcelona. When? 29/30 May 2018.


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“Public speaking is a mountain without a peak.”




Open Events

The Charisma Booster is back in town! Thanks to the rising demand for open trainings, I will organize another Charisma Booster I in Barcelona end of May 2018. The training language will be English. Here you find more detailed information.

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.


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






“Negative feedback is poison.”


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My 10 Commandments For Successful Trainings

Is there anything more subjective than a personal opinion? My following ten commandments are based on nine years of experience as a corporate trainer. They work for me. If you have learned other drivers for successful trainings, feel free to share them in the comments below. I look forward to a fruitful discussion. 1. Kick out the camera Aristotle did not have a camera either. Plus, almost all people I have met in my life hate listening to their own voice. But - the most critical point by far: You would analyze yourself. I don't know anything more useless than your self-assessment in public speaking. 2. Play music Music is emotion. Emotion is the soil of growth. Play music before and after and during all breaks. One of my best friends is Spotify. 3. Add rituals Rituals like clapping before every speech or repeating the same opening song after each break create a sense of continuity. People appreciate continuity. 4.

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One Gummy Bear For Six People

The other day, I led a two-day public speaking training at my friends of Microsoft in Munich. We had a fab time. But apart from the typical laughing and growing and going deep, I was lucky enough to discover a new rhetorical pattern. Meet the man. A man with a totally atypical German name... Günter. Günter, initially, was a trainer's nightmare. Doubt, questions and more question marks in his face. But soon, Günter started to fall in love with the creative possibilities public speaking offers to those who accept the love. Günter is a tough man. He went to the German army. He survived a Navy Seals-style program. Only 15 out of 50 survived that seven-week program. I loved Günter's example of food limitation: Three days without food. One of the six in his group had birthday on day three. The six of them received one - one! -  Haribo gummy bear to celebrate the birthday. Günter's creativity chip went

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Not Only Germans Need Discipline

For almost four decades I fought a fierce fight against my own looks. Thrice I won a battle, but never did I win the war. For almost forty years I bit my fingernails. Biting one’s nails is a real pain in the wazoo. I knew it was wrong, but it was subconscious, and I just couldn’t stop. Discipline is one of those things many of us know we should have. But - who can really call him or herself disciplined? Are you disciplined? Really? Fact is, not only Germans need discipline. Passing your driving test? Discipline. Finishing a PhD? Discipline. Running a marathon? Discipline. And I don't even step foot in the growing-old-with-your-partner-arena. If you want to accomplish something big in life, normally, it takes a huge amount of discipline. When I turned pro as a public speaking coach and speaker, I looked at my fingers and told myself, Flo, this is not going to work. With those nails you transmit nervousness,

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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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