Why Don’t We Talk Like We Draw?

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I just came back from an incredibly inspiring event. Together with my fellow personal growth warriors Tony Anagor and Tobias Rodrigues we had organized the third round of Pit Stop for Game Changers. What can I say…  Wonderful venue, wonderful people, wonderful inspiration. Especially one workshop made me reflect.

Jürgen Salenbacher, an international expert in personal branding, facilitated one of the . . . → Read More: Why Don’t We Talk Like We Draw?

Four Superpowers Of The Closed Question

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I never understood it. I will never understand it. Why do untrained speakers avoid questions like Donald Trump avoids intellectual discussions? They prefer to say phrases like; I don’t know who of you have been to New York. Or worse, they make assumptious statements like; We all have regrets in life.

Not knowing something doesn’t sound very convincing to me. . . . → Read More: Four Superpowers Of The Closed Question

When The Scent Of Gasoline Mingled With The Smell Of Popcorn

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She spoke with clarity, she smiled, she had great charisma. With sparkling eyes she presented one of her company’s major recruiting events. As a global automotive supplier they chose to sponsor a job fair, which was held at Hockenheim Ring, the German Formula One racetrack.

With her smile and sparkling eyes she explained the event to us: . . . → Read More: When The Scent Of Gasoline Mingled With The Smell Of Popcorn

Do You Like Forced Rhetorical Answers?

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There are good rhetorical questions and there are bad rhetorical questions. At least, that’s the way I see it. The bad ones lead to “forced rhetorical answers”. They’re manipulative and can even annoy your audience. My suggestion is that you avoid manipulative rhetorical questions when you speak in public.

Public speakers have been using rhetorical questions for . . . → Read More: Do You Like Forced Rhetorical Answers?

Is Name-Dropping Really Bad?

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Think about the greenest grass you’ve ever seen. Now add 50 shades of green. That’s how the grass looks like at Getxo golf club outside of Bilbao in Basque Country. The year: 2006. We stand on the terrace of the main building. In our hands delicious Basque pintxos and heavy red wine from Rioja. We are a delegation . . . → Read More: Is Name-Dropping Really Bad?