Speech is power: Make a positive impact!

Speech Is Power: Make A Positive Impact!

How to present yourself and your offer more successfully
 
Speech Is Power: Make A Positive Impact!

Speech is power

 

Make an impact! Speech is power. And with that great power comes a great responsibility. I train and prepare your for your speeches and presentations.

Speech is power: speech is to persuade, to convert, to compel.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Speech is power!

 

Yes, and power has a close relationship to responsibility. The responsibility how to use this power and also the responsibility to use it when you have to. Knowing that something needs to be improved means to stand up for it and therefore to use the power of speech.

 

 

 

How about responsibilities?

 

Freedom may sound good, but the relationship to it is ambivalent. ​Most people do not really want freedom because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. Many really honest and respectful people let those more intrusive people persuade the masses. Even though they know better, they hold back with their opinion and their offers. It is not only important for them to speak up but for all. This leads to many disadvantages because we never hear the thoughts of those who don’t speak up. This is sad and it is also irresponsible. With the words of Moliere: “It is not only for what we do that we are held responsible, but also for what we do not do.”

Speech is power!

 

 

 

I have a dream

 

Not every speech wants to change the world and not any that wants to change it will deliver a tangible contribution. But sometimes it would be nice to help shape things, right? It is good to know how to make a positive impact when it is time to stand up. Speech is power!

 

 

 

Be prepared

 

In case you believe everything around you is like you want it to be and it will consist without any support, you may be in a luxurious situation. Enjoy it!

Not everywhere everything is fair and life is paradise. In case you want to make the world a better place, be prepared to stand up. Train your most impactful tool; your power of speech.

 

 

 

Respect and empathy

 

Some people are silent and some scream. Both extremes do not provide the necessary contribution.

Personally, I believe that every argument needs a healthy amount of respect and empathy. I guess you know how to do that because you already filter yourself when speaking with people you care about. If you said every thought that popped into your head, there is a good chance you may not have as many friends as you do now, and the same principle extends to political discussions. You have to grasp that other people may have experienced different and more difficult hardships that you may not have faced yet, or maybe never will. Jump into their perspective and explore it, speak their language. Say what you want, anywhere you want as long as you do it with empathy. Empathy is what makes us human.

 

 

 

Let me support you

 

Train your most impactful tool; your power of speech and use it with respect. You are given a choice of how you use the power of speech. With great power comes great responsibility, use it respectfully and I will support you to present yourself and your offer successfully.

Preparation of important speeches and presentations

 

Those who do not speak are not heard and even those who speak up are not always successful. There are a few more steps that need to be mastered. 

You want to convince with your message and also as a personality? Then I will help you to prepare your speeches and presentations. You determine the scope. At least I recommend a test run with professional feedback for you and your message. Then you will know how you and your content are perceived, what you should do and what you should leave out, where there is potential. Why do you want to get such helpful feedback so late after your real performance? Then it is too late for adjustments. Benefit from the advantage. My definition of luck: Preparation meets opportunity.

You can best estimate for yourself where the effort is worthwhile concerning the expected benefit. Here you will find the fees for my support (communication, psychology, language, structure, voice, body language, storytelling, rhetorical means, media such as PowerPoint and Co., etc.)

You are not in Berlin right now? Then choose meetings with me via telephone or video support. Whereby there are quite good reasons for a trip to Berlin.

By the way, many people suffer from such intense stage fright in front of an audience and therefore their performance lags behind their possibilities. Too bad, because with my help a performance in a good condition is possible. Just in case...

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may be interesting for other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me best by e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com), phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56.

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How do you handle the power of speech and your responsibilities?

Speech is power: Make a positive impact! Karsten Noak

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Travel companion for heroes

Travel Companion For Heroes

That's what I do
Travel Companion For Heroes

We need more heroes

 

I don’t count the number of presentations I have supported. After all, it has been several years since I started my own business in 1998. In intensive cooperation, we have worked on many projects. Many ideas were put into practice. But I still realize too often, that honest and interesting messages are not heard by the intended target group. Therefore, I support people who have something important to say. How about you?

I am a travel companion for heroes

 

The world could be a better place. The problem is not a lack of ideas. I observe too often that honest offers don’t get a deserved chance. Nobody ever seems to listen to them. Those who want to do something desirable get frustrated and then give up. Some people say nothing more in public because they are convinced that they have no personal impact. This is sad because ideas have a chance through the engagement with the world and not through the separation from it. 

 

 

 

So what?

 

I can no longer count the number of presentations I have supported. After all, it has been several years since I started my own business in 1998. In intensive cooperation, we have worked on many projects. Many ideas were put into practice. Usually, this was done systematically and well-prepared. For myself, I usually prefer to speak spontaneously. I love to give a speech to the audience without special preparation. This is a quality that is both weaknesses and strengths. It’s usually a good idea because I only talk about topics that move me personally. I am convinced that the power of a real debate lies in the language and honesty of the speaker.

 

 

 

My profession, my clients, the heroes

 

When I answer the question of what I do for what reason, I say: “I am a travel companion for heroes. Although my clients rarely consider themselves as such, even though they fulfill the criteria.”

No, I am not Gandalf and I don’t have a long white beard. You’ll find more details about me and my background in management, consulting and coaching in my profile. Let’s find out what I can do for you and your message. Where and how does my experience in marketing, psychology, and communication help you?

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may be interesting for other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me best by e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com), phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56.

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How about your heroes journey?

Heros

Published: June 21, 2010
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Is this vision too huge and long term?

Is This Vision Too Huge and Long Term?

How sure are you? Would you follow the idea when there would be a way?
Is This Vision Too Huge and Long Term?

The bigger picture

 

Do you believe your vision is too huge and long term? Stay with it, because when we take action in the right direction we truly experience life.

Overview

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” said Alice.
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat.
“I don’t much care where—” said Alice.
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat.

Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Do you have a dream?

 

You believe what you have to offer – your vision – it’s good for the world but you fear it is too huge and not possible to achieve shortly? How sure are you? Would you invest and develop the idea if there were a clear path to success?

 

 

 

Personal development

 

Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it,
and I shall move the world.

Archimedes

 

Have courage. The truth is life is not always simple and easy. Maybe there is a reason for this. We are given difficulties in life to make us stronger. As our challenges increase, we grow stronger to face them.

Once we have begun the steps to improve our lives we can help others to overcome their barriers and take action. Humans often resist moving or making relevant changes because of the fear of the unknown. How about a coach to join you on your journey?

When we take action in the right direction we truly experience life.

 

 

 

Take action

 

Once we have begun the steps to improve our lives we can help others to overcome the barriers to taking action. Humans often resist moving or making relevant changes because of the fear of the unknown. How about a coach to join you on your journey?

When we take action in the right direction we truly experience life.

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may be interesting for other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me best by e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com), phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56.

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Do you have a vision?​

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12 typical goal-setting mistakes and how to avoid them

12 Typical Goal-Setting Mistakes And How To Avoid Them

Make sure your goals support a fulfilling life. Do you limit yourself because you don't dream big enough?
Ambition And Goal Setting. 12 typical goal setting mistakes. Make sure your goals support a fulfilling life

Common goal-setting mistake

 

Some goal-setting mistakes can get in the way of achieving your biggest dreams. Learn how to set better goals by overcoming common goal-setting mistakes.

Overview

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

Michelangelo

Think big, avoid goal-setting mistakes

 

Many of us limit ourselves to small dreams. One reason may be that we believe that bigger dreams are beyond our range. And – because our subconscious takes that as a mandate – what we get isn’t the most fulfilling result.

 

 

 

15 typical goals setting mistakes

 

 

1. Setting unrealistically high objectives

 

A total lack of realism is not helpful. Yes, make it big. But also make sure that your ambitious goals are achievable. Do you know the qualities of smart goals? Let me remind you.

To make sure your goals are clear and reachable, each one should be smart. Here are the questions to do that.:

  • Specific (simple, sensible, significant).
    • What do I want to accomplish?
      Think about exactly what you are trying to accomplish and don’t be afraid to get very detailed.
    • Why is this goal important?
    • Who is involved?
      Consider who needs to be involved to achieve the goal.
    • Where is it located?
    • Which resources or limits are involved?
      Determine any related obstacles or requirements. This question can also be beneficial in deciding if your goal is realistic.
  • Measurable (meaningful, motivating).
    • How much?
    • How many?
    • How will I know when it is accomplished?
  • Achievable (agreed, attainable).
    • How can I accomplish this goal?
    • How realistic is the goal, based on other constraints, such as financial factors?
  • Relevant (reasonable, realistic and resourced, results-based).
    • Does this seem worthwhile?
    • Is this the right time?
    • Does this match our other efforts/needs?
    • Am I the right person to reach this goal?
    • Is it applicable in the current socio-economic environment?
  • Time-bound (time-based, time-limited, time and cost limited, timely, time-sensitive).
    • When?
    • What can I do six months from now?
    • What can I do six weeks from now?
    • What can I do today?

 

 

 

2. Too many goals

 

Quality over quantity is important when you’re setting goals. As long as you are not omnipotent, you have limited time and energy at your disposal. That is the case with us humans. It’s common to get excited about goal setting and in the midst of it set so many goals. You only have so much time to accomplish your goals, so choose wisely. Too many goals tend to reduce good results. If you try to focus on too many goals at the same time, you cannot give individual goals the attention they deserve.

Focus on quality, not quantity. Set priorities: By focusing on a few important goals, you will use your resources more efficiently.

 

 

 

3. Focusing on too few areas

 

Many areas are important for a fulfilling life. Focusing only on your career isn’t enough. Too many people focus solely on their work when they set goals. However, activities that give pleasure should not be neglected. When you set your goals, make sure you find the right balance between the areas of your life.

 

 

 

4. Underestimating the time of completion

 

If you don’t give yourself enough time to achieve your goals, you may end up frustrated and give up. make sure your goal has a chance of succeeding in the planned period.

 

 

 

5. Not appreciating temporary failure as feedback

 

Failure, like success, can motivate us to continue and act if we value it as feedback and continue.

 

 

 

6. Following a path that isn’t ours

 

Other people like family, friends or even your boss may want to influence the goals you set. Maybe they think they know what’s best for you, or maybe they want you to go a certain way or do certain things for other reasons. Your goals must be your own – not those of anyone else.

 

 

 

7. Being too vague

 

Vague goals do little to inspire or motivate. They must be specific to provide orientation and motivate us.

 

 

 

8. Setting goals beyond your influence

 

You are responsible for your life and your actions. That is what lies within your control. Setting goals that depend on others put your success in the hands of others. Your goals should focus on what you can control.

 

 

 

9. Only knowing what we don’t want

 

It isn’t enough to know what we don’t want. Make your goals sound positive and attractive. Negative goals are emotionally unattractive, which makes it hard to focus on them. Realign any negative goal to sound positive. You will be surprised at the difference that makes.

 

 

 

10. Not reviewing the process

 

It takes time to achieve goals. And sometimes it can feel like you’re not making much progress. Don’t be afraid to change your goals when your priorities change.

 

 

 

11. Conflict with our identity and purpose

 

Our goals need to match the individual we want to be, our values and the way we want to serve the world. Your values are the most important factors in your life that mean something to you. Knowing your values allows you to think clearly about your choices and what matters.

 

 

 

12. The goals are too small

 

Think big when setting your goals. There are often a lot of single goals that lead to a big goal. But some goals are too small. It requires the right size of goals that lead to results leading to a fulfilled life.

 

 

 

13. Not knowing your why

 

Having goals without knowing why you have them is going to leave you unfulfilled even after you accomplish them. Instead of setting random goals, focus on why they are important to you.

What is your purpose in life or in the area you’re setting goals? What is your motivation for setting those goals? Hown about your priorities? Once you know your why, you’ll be able to accomplish your goals and enjoy an fullfilling life.

 

 

 

14. Not having your goals in writen form

 

You may have a perfect memory. Anyway: It’s so important that you write down your goals. I see so often what happens when people don’t do it. It doesn’t matter where you write it down, als long as you do it.

Writing down your goals is an indicator of your likelihood to achieve your goals.

 

 

 

15. Not thinking long term

 

Seting goals based on your daily tasks and what you need to accomplish in the immediate future without thinking about the long-term, limits your possibilities.

Coaching for decisions

 

Decisions have to be made over and over again - small and large. Some are easy, some are difficult. We make many of these decisions without having to think much about them or even completely unconsciously, automatically. But now and then we come to the point where we encounter a decision where we pause, don't know what to do, don't see clearly. Often these are decisions of great importance that also have the ability to question important aspects of life that were previously considered given or untouchable. Such a situation can create pressure and even lead to paralysis, so that creative and constructive ways remain unconsidered.

Who sees clearly, can decide better and act purposefully. In order for this to succeed, it is necessary to ensure that the options are identified and, if necessary, increased and priorities clarified. Decision coaching helps to oversee the forest for the trees and to find the right focus. The best decision and creativity techniques can be used most effectively in a good mental state.

In order to make your decision easier, to be supported by me, I focus on transparency. On these pages you will find information about me (Karsten Noack) and the fees.

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. I'd love to hear from you. Please post any questions that may interest other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me by e-mail mail@karstennoack.com, phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56. You can also use this contact form. Please read the information about the privacy policy.

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How do you avoid common goal-setting mistakes?

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Are you a hero or a mere dreamer? Start doing and stop dreaming.

Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

Dreaming isn't enough without action
Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

Hero or dreamer?

 

Having a dream and being a dreamer are two different mindsets. It is time to realize your plans. Dreaming is a good starting point for a challenging journey. But it isn’t enough without action. Be a hero, because we need a lot of them!

Walk your talk

 

Dreaming is a good starting point for a challenging journey.  Wishful thinking and voluntary daydreaming can occasionally make dreams come true. Unrealistic projects, improbable ventures, and unfeasible missions can sometimes be achieved through conscious dreaming. At times, dreams can be an inspiration and generate creative reflections. But dreaming isn’t enough when no action follows. Wishful thinking is hoping for something and waiting for someone else to make it happen.

 

 

 

Start doing and stop dreaming

 

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.

Douglas Everett

 

 

Having a dream and being a dreamer are two different mindsets. Dreamers are drifters just floating through life with no real plans. One who has a dream is a door on the path towards achieving their goal.

Failure is not the opposite of success, inaction is. Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. Today! Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.

 

 

 

 

A dreamer may become a hero

 

Choice of action over wishful thinking. Action separates the heroes from the cowards, the achievers from the complainers, the successful from the mere dreamers, the happy from the envious. Actions separate those who rise to the challenge of their goals from the passive ones. So many are stuck in wishful thinking and hide behind excuses instead of speaking up and doing something to make the world a better place. Everyone needs something to aim for. It doesn’t matter if you call it chaos he or a goal. It makes us human, it helps us to realize our true self. We grow with our tasks and challenges.

 

 

 

How about you?

 

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

Henry David Thoreau

 

Are you a mere dreamer, a wishful thinker or a hero? It is your decision! Make a positive difference. And just as a reminder: Your values are your WHY, your actions are you HOW and your goal is your WHAT. Be a hero, because we need a lot of them!

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may be interesting for other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me best by e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com), phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56.

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What do you think about that article?

Are You A Hero Or A Mere Dreamer?

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Are you a do-gooder? Make the world a better place

Are You A Do-Gooder? Make The World A Better Place

In that case, I help you to present yourself and your offer successfully.
Are you a do-gooder? In that case, I help you to present yourself and your offer successfully.

Make the world a better place!

 

Are you a world reformer? Then I help you to convincingly present yourself and your message. Let’s make the world more livable together. More travel companions for heroes wanted!

In case you are a do-gooder, I help you to present yourself and your message

 

Not everything is perfect in today’s world. Granted, that’s an understatement. But neither resignation, perpetual nagging nor aggression improves the situation. Neither throwing stones, eggs or cakes offer any contribution. All that is an expression that many people believe that they don’t have any relevant influence. I am convinced that the world in which even the gentle voices have a chance to be heard is a better one.

 

 

 

Do you want to contribute?

 

Do you want to participate, but you don’t know exactly where and how? There are a lot of ways to make the world a better place. Especially the Internet is full of projects. Join one that you like or maybe you prefer your one. A project that has a personal meaning for you. Many of us see something that should be improved. Or you see something that is unfair in your eyes. Do something to improve it!

 

 

 

Walk your talk

 

Everyone can make a positive difference. I support projects of individuals and groups, by helping them to be heard. When I believe that an idea makes the world a bit better I even do it when money is an issue, voluntary.

Are you interested? Describe your project and how you want me to support it. Please send it to me via email (mail@karstennoack.de).

 

 

 

What kind of projects do I support?

 

The requirements are simple: I support selected projects if they are implemented respectfully and meet the following criteria:

  • It makes a positive contribution to making the world a better place.
  • It does not lead to inappropriate disadvantages or violations of fundamental values.

 

 

 

 

How I support you?

 

Let me focus on what I am best at. On my website www.karstennoack.com, you will get an impression of what it is. Mostly I help to improve the quality of a presentation in front of an audience or the media. In other words, I help people to present themselves and their message compelling- in conversations and presentations.

If you have an idea and are looking for an opportunity to tell the world about it, I will prepare you. The time frame depends on the project and my resources.

 

 

 

You are an expert and want to support heroes?

 

Be part of it! Contribute to your field of expertise. Email me and I will contact you.

 

Just ask me personally

 

Let's get into a conversation. Please post any questions that may be interesting for other readers in the comments. If you are interested in coaching or training, for personal questions about that and appointments you can reach me best by e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com), phone +49(0)30 864 213 68, and mobile phone +49(0)1577 704 53 56.

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What do you think about that idea?

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