Four Superpowers Of The Closed Question


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 . . . → Read More: Four Superpowers Of The Closed Question

The Ultimate Driver Of Transformation


Today, I stumbled over one of those typical Facebook posts – the 12 Laws of Karma. Karma is a topic that intrigues me, so had a look. I got stuck with the first law.

Law number one – the Great Law. The Great Law of Karma says that, whatever one puts out into the . . . → Read More: The Ultimate Driver Of Transformation

Be A Scientific Entertainer


Engineers, software developers, scientists – one of their biggest fears on stage is that their more logic-based audiences could perceive their presentations as mere show. Show for them is when presenters focus more on delivery than on content.

And because they’re so afraid of a hypothetical audience reaction – they have never really experienced . . . → Read More: Be A Scientific Entertainer

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

A New Way To Bring Numbers To Life


On February 1st, 2013, I published my second book – PlusPlus – Patterns for Better Communication. In PlusPlus I reflect on 108 patterns that will boost the quality of your speeches, presentations and – for Toastmasters – evaluations.

For more than two years, no new pattern popped up in my trainings across Europe. The . . . → Read More: A New Way To Bring Numbers To Life