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 […]Read more "PLAYING WITH TEDDY BEARS"
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 […]Read more "LESSONS FROM A BALLERINA"
2 weeks ago, I attended a 2 days public speaking training. The first day started at 09:00. I arrived at 07:45. The trainers arrived at 08:00 to prepare everything. They asked me: “Why are you here so early?” Why did I decide to be the first to arrive at the venue? Even earlier than the […]Read more "BE THE FIRST! … AND THE LAST!"
“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 […]Read more "BE A STALKER!"
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 […]Read more "FINISH THE HOMEWORK!"