PLAYING WITH TEDDY BEARS

One of the difficulties I faced when I started with public speaking, was making eye contact with the entire audience. Looking people in the eyes is crucial to connect with them. 2 years ago, I was preparing myself to give an important speech. My sister Natalia helped me practice. She knew that I had to […]

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LESSONS FROM A BALLERINA

Last Friday I went to the “Deutsche Oper Berlin” to see Swan Lake with my girlfriend Lilian. We saw a beautiful 1st act, where the amazing  prima ballerina Iana Salenko mesmerized the audience playing Odette, a princess turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. But then something even stranger happened… The 2nd act started […]

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BE A STALKER!

“Basti, you are a stalker! A very gentle stalker! Keep it up! Cheers!” Those were the toast words of my friend Olivia at my birthday party, last year. Why did she say that? Olivia is a Londoner, living in Berlin. She overcame a speech impediment to become the top woman speaker in the Finals of […]

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FINISH THE HOMEWORK!

2 years ago. It was a cold November night in Berlin. I was very excited. I finally had the opportunity to meet one of my public speaking role models, Florian Mueck. After we met he gave me a very important homework…  Flo is a skinny, funny, tanned German. With Latino attitude. A person who started his […]

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