We all have something that makes us special. But when we speak, we often leave parts of ourselves at home. And that’s a shame. Because over 20 years in communication have taught me that executives, colleagues, your customers, your team – they all want to be impressed. They want you (and your content!) to come alive. I help you do that – with corporate trainings, big-event workshops and one-on-one coaching sessions.
I am an editor, communications lecturer and writing trainer. Five years ago, the bug of public speaking bit me. I joined Toastmasters and was lucky to do well in public speaking contests. People asked me whether I train that; and so I did. Ever since, my passion is to develop and refine methods that bring the fastest possible transformation: in what you say and how you say it. And I love the magic of it; because nothing boosts your confidence as much as the experience of having truly impressed your audience.
What I can do for you
They’ve already worked with me
…and that’s what they say
I know you do this for a living but I have to say you are damn good.
Under time pressure, Carsten helped improve my speech a lot in little time. He is a wonderful coach.
Carsten’s speech was as enlightning as it was entertaining: he gave us a totally new approach to soft-skills. We are booking him again.
“Carsten’s training helped me become a better speaker on TV and in interviews. I use less jargon, making my field better understood by scholars in other fields. I’m also a better writer, writing for outlets like the London School of Economics blog. Most importantly, I have learned from Carsten how to translate “heavy” academic language into efficient and specialized languages for a variety of academic purposes, such as grant writing. I was a recipient of various prestigious EU grants. It is more and more fundamental for a junior European researcher to know how to secure academic funds.”
Carsten, you are simply amazing:
sincere, professional, a great coach and excellent trainer.
May I say your speech was one of the funniest I have ever heard
– in TV, stand-up comedy, real life.
A good speech is one that the audience remembers forever. I will never forget.”
I cannot help to write to you: your advice to spice up our talking has stayed in my mind and I constantly catch myself constructing funny phrases or adding funny remarks. Thank you Carsten, it works.
I write about Committed Speaking
The young Winston Churchill had a mentor: an American speaker and politician by the name of Bourke Cockran, a famous man in his time. Visiting Cockran in New York, Churchill asked him: “Bourke, what is the secret of eloquence?” Cockran replied:
A lady in a recent training felt grateful. Better put: she was relieved. She thanked me for having created a safe environment; she had never forgotten a past experience where the trainer made her feel small. How is that even possible?
“Short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.” I seldom give a training without this quote from Winston Churchill. The rationale for short old words is powerful.