A Collection Of Great Seminar Phrases


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

Even Germans Have Feelings


I am German. Being a German I am predestined to talk about emotions. We are the front-runners of emotional transparency. When Sinead O’Conner wrote her song Nothing Compares 2 U, she was thinking of pretzels, sausages and Lederhosen. The final Love Story scene originally took place on lake Bodensee. And what William Shakespeare really . . . → Read More: Even Germans Have Feelings

Thank You And Welcome


For eight years, he was a loyal companion. Showing the image above, I started every single training with the same first question: Is there anyone here in the room, male or female, who knows the name of this gentleman? I heard good answers – Bell, Edison, Tesla, my granddad. But no, it was someone . . . → Read More: Thank You And Welcome

The Challenge Of Non-Cliché


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

Be An Eel


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