Annual Report Of Charisma Boosting 2014


Dear Friend of Charismatic Communication!

What a year… First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all my super clients, my super mentors, my super partners, my super fellow Toastmasters and my super Rose! You all made 2014 another best year of my life. Thank you, my friends!

On the professional side it’s been . . . → Read More: Annual Report Of Charisma Boosting 2014

No Doctor Needed


The former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt once said, People who have visions should go and see a doctor. I disagree.

We’ll send a man to the moon by the end of the decade.

We’ll end racial segregation in this country.

We’ll unite this country through rugby.

Great leaders, great transformational leaders, game changers share their vision. But it doesn’t have to . . . → Read More: No Doctor Needed

Have You Ever Been On Morphine?


Your first sentence is my biggest fetish in public speaking. As a public speaker and trainer I’m fanatical about your first sentence. To capture 100% of the audience attention in the first couple of seconds – that is true art.

One of the five patterns for the first sentence I teach and use the most, I call . . . → Read More: Have You Ever Been On Morphine?

Do It Like Aristotle


One of the most influential books for public speakers is Aristotle’s Rhetoric. In this classic, Aristotle describes the three modes of persuasion. The three modes of persuasion are devices in rhetoric that classify the speaker’s appeal to the audience. They are: logos, ethos, and pathos. For visual reasons I like to refer to them as the three pillars of . . . → Read More: Do It Like Aristotle

A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration


It was, of course, another blast! A blast of learning, insights and inspiration – our Toastmasters District 59 (South Western Europe) Fall Conference in Lyon, France from 21-23 November 2014.

The motto of the three-day conference was “Happy in Lyon” and, yes, happy we were! In the past, I’ve repeated myself so many times that not even . . . → Read More: A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration