A Collection Of Great Seminar Phrases

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It’s Peter Zinn’s fault. My friend a fellow professional speaker from the Netherlands said it again and again: You need a story book, Florian! The format doesn’t matter, but as a public speaker you need a place where you store ideas for your stories and speeches. These ideas, you gather them every day and . . . → Read More: A Collection Of Great Seminar Phrases

The Challenge Of Non-Cliché

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IKIA is not the incorrectly spelt name of the Swedish furniture brand. IKIA is the acronym I use in my trainings to tackle boring content. Content is boring by definition when your audience thinks, I Know It Already! As a speaker, I cannot always reinvent the wheel, but, at least, I want to repaint . . . → Read More: The Challenge Of Non-Cliché

The Day I Did Not Listen To Axl

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Growing up as the son of two socialist teachers has its funny flaws. In my case one of them was that my folks never really cared about technological advance. Born in 1973, I grew up with three German TV channels – all of them in black and white. When we finally got satellite TV . . . → Read More: The Day I Did Not Listen To Axl

Where There Is No Hook You Cannot Hang A Jacket

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Once I asked my mom, Mom, what is your biggest lesson learned in 42 years of primary school teaching? My mom, back then 80 years old, looked at me, paused and took a severe sip of Bavarian beer. She targeted my eyes like a praying mantis targets her prey. Then she threw her eight-decade-wisdom . . . → Read More: Where There Is No Hook You Cannot Hang A Jacket

One Speech And Four Big Mistakes

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It was two days after my fortieth birthday. It was a penalty without a goalkeeper. I would give a great keynote speech on charisma, one of my favorite topics. I would blow those 350 lawyers out of their designer socks. It was such a done deal. And it all went so wrong.

The tricky . . . → Read More: One Speech And Four Big Mistakes