And We Built Bridges


The motto of our Toastmasters District 59 Autumn Conference was “Building Bridges in Amsterdam”. And, yes, we built bridges. Many bridges. From 13-15 November 2015 we built bridges of insights. Bridges of laughter. Bridges of friendship. Thank you, my Dutch friends, for another conference milestone in D59 history.

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Spectacular Speaking, Spectacular Barcelona


On March 13 and 14, 2015, the Spectacular Speaking crew led by delivery queen Olivia Schofield came together for the fifth time – this time in the Mediterranean pearl of Barcelona. It was another personal growth booster for everyone involved.

After Poznan, Cologne, Antwerp and Warsaw, this time we met in Barcelona. Two dozens . . . → Read More: Spectacular Speaking, Spectacular Barcelona

Three Fierce Fellows Of Feedback


Our language is like that box of chocolate of Forrest Gump’s mom. Our language can be a wonderland of wisdom. Our language can be a miracle of emotions. Our language can be a blizzard of bullying.

Do you remember those bullies at school? Weren’t they sweet little fellows? Wasn’t their jargon filled with manners . . . → Read More: Three Fierce Fellows Of Feedback

10 Success Boosters In Public Speaking



Countless speech evaluations in my seminars I started asking, What did you like about the speech?

10 plus patterns, 10 success boosters regularly pop up during these moderated evaluations. From professionalism to authenticity – use them and you’ll increase your level of success in public speaking.

1 Professionalism

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From Football To Business – Be A Game Changer


At the age of 17 to 18 I played football in the highest league – Bavaria North. Our club was called VfB Coburg. We came from a small town in Northern Bavaria and, at times, we had to compete with the juvenile teams of first division giants. It felt like David vs. Goliath!

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