One of my clients once told me the coolest thing ever: “Florian, you are the ACDC of public speaking coaches.” I loved it! But public speaking is only part of my work. Your benefit is the transformation you 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, you grow in a way you never imagined. And, like ACDC, you are “Thunderstruck”.

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On October 1, 2018, “Top Speakers – Your Keynote Boutique” will launch as an exclusive service for event organizers who are looking for outstanding keynote speakers for their event. In an initial phase, the platform will feature 15 keynote speakers and one comedian. All of the speakers are entertaining experts who are passionate about their topics. They combine great content with great delivery.


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


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.


Speech Evaluations


Action Days










“Public speaking is a mountain without a peak.”




Open Events

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

They Cannot Even Define It

Abstraction, abstraction, Picasso in words - I am so tired of abstract expressions! The other day I did an experiment in one of my trainings. After yet another speech full of abstraction I asked one of the participants: Thomas, can you define the word ‘respect’? Thomas smiled awkwardly. No response. I moved on. Laura, can you define the word ‘respect’? Laura smiled awkwardly. No response. I moved on. Ivan, can you define the word ‘respect’? Ivan smiled awkwardly. No response. Analyze your language. How many times do you say words like ‘respect’ assuming that everyone understands what you mean. Reality is, they cannot even define it! Respect, value, quality, growth, agility, or, abstraction itself … – words like these hide behind thousands of walls of meaning. Abstract words mean something different to every single person. Your meaning is not their meaning. Have you ever spoken to a scientific audience? When you speak to scientists, the first thing you must do

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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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“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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