The Future Speaks AGILE


José E. Rodríguez and I met in October 2013. I was invited to give a workshop at a weird event in the South of Barcelona – an AGILE Coach Camp. That was my first encounter with the future – the future of how we do business in companies. Ever since the word AGILE haunts . . . → Read More: The Future Speaks AGILE

Are You A Powerful Workshop Leader?


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In November 2013, I led a workshop on the success factors for effective workshops. 80+ participants came up with a whole range of success factors. One group of factors focused on the workshop leader, the other group on the workshop format. This post dedicates 26 questions to the . . . → Read More: Are You A Powerful Workshop Leader?

The Connection Matrix Part One


The other day I was sitting on a plane from Warsaw to Barcelona. With me my friend, speaker and trainer Tobias Rodrigues. We were coming back from a spectacular Spectacular Speaking event. In her opening speech the incomparable Olivia Schofield, founder of the Spectacular Speaking series, had said that, The one thing that takes you . . . → Read More: The Connection Matrix Part One

When You Fail Run The Extra Mile


When I received a newsletter from Barcelona für Deutsche (Barcelona for Germans) the other day I got a shock!

Oh no, I thought, how can I fail so miserably?

What’d happened?

In September 2013 an interview with me was published on the website of Barcelona für Deutsche. They do random interviews with German entrepreneurs . . . → Read More: When You Fail Run The Extra Mile

Never Questions, Never Answers


For my two-day public speaking seminars I have participants send me a slide presentation one week before the training. Seeing is believing – that’s why I work on alternative slides at home, which I show them once they’ve finished their presentations.

Often their last slide says Q&A. I replace it by something else, mostly . . . → Read More: Never Questions, Never Answers