Picture two scenes…
Scene 1: You’re standing at the bar of your football team’s clubhouse. With anticipation in his eyes a guy next to you asks a group of fellow players, Did you see my great pass that led to the second goal?
Scene 2: After an important client meeting your colleague approaches your table and with this . . . → Read More: How Fast Can You Count Your Spoons?
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The inspiration for this post didn’t come from New York. The inspiration didn’t come from Vegas either. The inspiration for this post came from Prague. Six likable lawyers and me. Not an oxymoron but a charisma seminar. The final task: creative group presentation. How to lead better with more charisma. Every . . . → Read More: What Leaders Can Learn From The Godfather
Public speaking is fun.
Public speaking is energy.
Public speaking is creativity.
Public speaking is emotion.
Public speaking is passion.
When my seminar companions start their challenging journey from comfort zone to magical zone many of them only share negative thoughts about public speaking. They talk negatively about it; they expect negative things to happen. They claim that public speaking for . . . → Read More: From Fear To Fun In 48 Hours
Maybe the following phrases are not part of the script of the CEO’s annual motivational Christmas speech. But don’t you hear them sometimes in smaller meetings or on the hallways of your company?
I think we won’t reach our goals this year.
All our efforts are useless. Whatever we do – in the end nothing will change in . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Optimism
Welcome to the series INTRINSIC!
In this series on intrinsic motivation I share my personal views and answers to three fundamental questions:
What are the traits of a motivator?
What is the attitude of a motivator?
How does a motivator communicate?
Traits of a motivator: Sincerity
Common sense is not so common, said Voltaire. But isn’t it common sense that I only follow . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series: Sincerity
The million dollar question for companies is not, How can we penetrate new markets with new products? The million dollar question for companies is not, How can we increase our market share by 40%? One million dollar, 10 million dollar, 100 million dollar depend on another answer…
I remember a warm summer night in Barcelona in 2005. I . . . → Read More: INTRINSIC The Series
Dear Friend of Charismatic Communication!
2012 has been a fantastic rhetorical ride through Europe – from Spectacular Speaking in Poznan to Wild Waters of Change in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, from Charisma Boosting in Salzburg to boosting pharmaceutical products in Barcelona.
Enjoy this summary of The Seven Minute Star activities in 2012 plus an outlook on 2013.
A highlight of charismatic communication . . . → Read More: Annual Report of Charisma Boosting 2012
The names are different, the passports are different; they eat different food and have different traditions. And yet, from Poland to Portugal they have two things in common: First, they are pessimists, realists or optimists. Second, they are either introverts or extroverts.
Based on more than three years of experience with public speaking seminars I’ve created my . . . → Read More: The Personality-Positivity-Matrix
One of the greatest myths of all times is that charisma was innate, something God-given. You have it like JFK or you have it not. Wrong! Why do we always think in black and white? Charisma is a gray zone. Everyone can radiate less charisma; everyone can radiate more charisma. Charisma is like a light bulb . . . → Read More: Charisma Is Not Innate!
In November 2010, Daniel Braun took over the management of one of the best Mercure hotels in Germany – the Mercure Munich City Center. Daniel is a charismatic and empathetic young leader with a clear vision and high expectations. If there is a spot on the entrance door, he will not rest until that spot is . . . → Read More: Human Potential Has No Limits