Are you communicating during the day? Read on.
Are you working in teams? Read on.
Do you like to improve your ability in both of these fields? This is for you:
I'm happy to have found two partners (Theres Schichta and Kunle Orankan) to prepare and facilitate this fabulous event. And now it's final: The very first speekend (a weekend for sharpening your speaking - or rather communication - skills) is on its way: 24-26 March 2017 close to the sea in St. Peter Ording, in the north of Germany.
We'll spend a full weekend (everything is included) and have tremendous workshops that help you communicating better - in many different dimensions: From just team communication to your appearance in public speaking (maybe even only in front of a team), this is essential in today's business life.
Soon to come: A Podcast on communication, including a short overview over the topics that we'll cover during speekend. Keep an eye on the site
Um die Wette reden - das geht?
Man kann um die Wette reden? Ja, das geht. 9 der norddeutschen Toastmasters-Clubs demonstrieren das am 1. Oktober 2016 in der Honigfabrik Wilhelmsburg.
One can have a contest in public speaking? Sure: 9 of the northern german Toastmasters Clubs will demonstrate this on 1. October 2016 in Honigfabrik Wilhelmsburg.
Ein Podcast über das Eine an das immer jemand denkt
Personenkult oder thematisches Interesse? Mich gibt's auch zum Hören. Alles, woran sie denken ist ein Podcast zum Thema Sexualität - Alles, was Spaß, müde oder munter macht, was manchmal juckt oder uns sonstwie in den Sinn kommt, wird von Anja, meiner Gesprächspartnerin, beleuchtet. Sie ist auch der inhaltliche Kern des Programms. Und sie kennt sich wirklich in diesem Thema aus.
one gazillion of slides
For a long time I've planned to have a presentation with 200 slides in a ridiculously short time. Finally I came closer to this goal - I didn't arrive at the 200, but (counting animations separately) at 65 slides in 7:27 minutes.
As in "The culture to say 'Thank You'"
A lot of things reminded me lately of some of my resolutions. Interaction with other people is often about the tone, intention and about courtesy and gratitude. Gratitude and friendlyness is the salt in relationships with people, even with those that you barely know.
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At Liferay's recent developer conference I had the honor to open and close the conference - and guess what I totally forgot when I hasted to close it (we were running late and it was a long day)... I am still not fully recovered from missing to publicly thank those that did the most work and enabled me (and all others) to have a great event.
What actually triggered this article is another vivid memory of the same event (and several related events before): Multiple people approached me and expressed their gratitude for my help with random forum- and stackoverflow-posts. Needless to say that I didn't recognize them from the tiny avatars used on those sites, but it feels really good if that otherwise anonymous work is well recognized. To those who did: Thank you for noticing, and thanks for letting me know.
As you expect, these are not the only stories, but this is as far as I'd like to go back in this article. If I ever forgot to explicitly thank you: I'm sorry and hope it won't happen again.
And here's the action item for you: Express gratitude, always and especially where it might not even be expected. And I'm promising to do the same. Watch out for the results - if you want to improve the world, this is one of the easiest steps you can take.
Thank you for reading until the end.