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

Be An Eel

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My father loved to fish. He loved to fish so much. He loved to fish so much that sometimes there were fish everywhere in the house. Even in the sink of our kitchen. I remember an early morning when I was 12 years old. I entered the kitchen with tired eyes. On the floor . . . → Read More: Be An Eel

Four Superpowers Of The Closed Question

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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.

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Do You Like Forced Rhetorical Answers?

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There are good rhetorical questions and there are bad rhetorical questions. At least, that’s the way I see it. The bad ones lead to “forced rhetorical answers”. They’re manipulative and can even annoy your audience. My suggestion is that you avoid manipulative rhetorical questions when you speak in public.

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The Moment That Changed Everything

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Mark Hunter from Australia is a dear friend of mine. Mark has wise hair, a wise radio voice, and the fact that he walks through life on wheels couldn’t prevent him from becoming a school principal nor stop him from winning the 2009 world championship of public speaking. Mark is like a nice Gandalf. . . . → Read More: The Moment That Changed Everything