Behind the Mask

Members of the Anonymous collective are easily recognisable for the Guy Fawkes masks they are wearing in public. Their protest is not silent, though; sometimes, they also deliver speeches. This is probably not part of your usual speaking experience, but have ever you considered the challenges of speaking while wearing a mask?

    

Open for Business

Some things take time, especially if they involve German authorities :) But now, 6 month after quitting my previous job, I've finally set up my own business. As of this month, being a presentation coach is officially my full-time day job. I'm excited (and a little scared) and eager to help people express and present their ideas.

Need help with a presentation? Here's what I have to offer:

    

Embrace Constraints

I attended yet another pitching event recently. It turned out not to be as entertaining as others I had been to. Why?

    

Storytelling needs Context

One of the early adopters of the concept of storytelling, long before there even was a name for it, was the ad industry. Cheesy as they may have been, those little household dramas they were telling in their TV ads for detergent were early - and successful! - forms of storytelling.

They've come a long way since then and now we often watch ads for their entertainment value and as examples of storytelling craftsmanship.