Think On Your Feet
improrhetorik™ - Karsten Noack Training & Coaching Berlin

Training for professional quick wittedness


Professional repartee training as a group or individual training. Training for more sovereignty and serenity, rather than just funny sayings from a list. After all, you want to convince overall and improve your situation.

Training for the quick professional response


… “Mr. Noack, honestly. You can’t learn quick-wittedness!”
– “That’s right! Just as one can’t learn to fold paper boats!”


Quick wittedness is not a parlor game for the minority, but is actually trainable – even if you do not learn as fast as Churchill and Mark Twain. In my training sessions and particularly this seminar you will learn to stay autonomous and confident instead of forgetting your words and sweating nervously and be able to handle verbal resistance.

… You’ll be so charming and successful that it will remind aggressive resisting people, sarcastic colleagues, and know-it-alls, not to interrupt you again — seminar passed!






  • Fundamentals of repartee
  • Dialectical methods and questioning techniques
  • Expand your vocabulary
  • Word Games
  • Training of verbal spontaneity
  • Perception
  • Dealing with mind block
  • Verbal strategies
  • Improvisation
  • Flexibility and humor
  • Expressing your opinion, confidently
  • Respond quickly and skillfully
  • Great responses to personal attacks and killer phrases
  • Practice, practice, practice!






Repartee helps you not to be speechless at the crucial moment, but to find the right words. You learn to skillfully counter verbal attacks with appropriate responses and obtain more sovereignty and serenity.




Who is this training for?


Women and men of science, business and politics who want to expand their communication competence in this way.






The teaching of theory with demonstrations, group and individual work, role plays and exercises, simulations, experience, practice, discussion, feedback, ImproRhetoric™.




Training Events in Berlin


  • 3rd and 4th November 2019
    The course fee is 1,499 euros plus 19% VAT
    Early birds pay 1,399 euros plus 19% VAT before 15th March 2019*
    Places available


For training effectiveness, only SIX SEATS are available.

Please contact me regarding questions and registration!

* The deadline for early birds shall be the date of receipt of payment, not the application date.


Note: Group training is also available as a corporate training session. If you would like an even more thorough tailor-made program where you schedule and choose the content individually, you can also do this training program as an individual training session (recommended: at least 10 hours).



The price of the open group training includes a preparatory session (30 minutes) and a subsequent session (45 minutes) by telephone or preferably with video support via the Internet.

Your trainer

Since 1998, I support people in presenting themselves and their message convincingly. As part of the professional repartee training, I share my knowledge so that the participants rhetorically assert themselves. We make sure that you improve your position with your quick-wittedness, instead of relying on short-term effects. Benefit from my experience in marketing, psychology, and rhetoric.

By the way, body language plays a very important role here. The best form of repartee makes sure you do not even get attacked. I’m looking forward to the training!

Find out more about me in my profile.

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Let's get into a conversation. 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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What clients say


I am not a native English speaker but many of my clients are. Quick witted people are considered good communicators because it is a primary communication skill. The training with Mr. Noack showed me how to be quick-witted also in an international setting.

Thomas Braun


The charismatic business leaders are always quick-witted. They have the ability to take control of the situation and make a rapid-fire answer. In German, I am that kind of person. Now I am able to respond in English and German fast and effective as never before. The additional coaching sessions are highly recommended.

Andreas Nisch

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This article is a short excerpt of the more comprehensive course materials my clients receive in group or individual training or coaching.

First published: March 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: April 3, 2018
Translation: April 3, 2009
German version: https://www.karstennoack.de/praesentationstraining/schlagfertigkeitstraining/