Quick-wittedness: Training for fast and professional communication

Think on your feet
Professional Quick-Wittedness

Training for professional quick-wittedness


Group and individual training for more sovereignty and serenity. Funny sayings from a list are not enough. After all, you want to convince and improve your situation.

You have something to say? Let's make sure it gets the chance it deserves.

It increases the courage with the occasion.

William Shakespeare

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 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 a 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



For effective training, a maximum of SIX SEATS is available in the group training.

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: This training isn’t available as corporate training. Do you want an even more intense, tailor-made program in which you plan the content and session dates individually with me? I recommend that you book this training program as individual training or coaching. Recommended: at least 10 hours.



The price of the open group training includes a 30-minute preparation session and a 30-minute follow-up session via telephone or preferably online.

Why and when with me?


There are several options for communication and presentation training. It is not always easy to decide which one is the best. There are many good alternatives. To help you make an informed decision, I will tell you a lot about myself and what I do on these pages. The numerous articles will give you a first impression of my style. You can learn about the WHAT, the HOW and also the WHY. I like transparency. You can also ask someone who has already worked with me, or - the most convincing and effective way - come and see me for a first 60 or 90-minute session.

Your trainer


Since 1998, I support people in presenting themselves and their message convincingly. In this training, I share my knowledge. 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.

Find out more about me in my profile.

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

Just ask me personally


Please post any questions that may be of interest to other readers in the comments. Looking for professional help?

If you are interested in coaching, training or consulting, if you have organizational questions, or if you want to make an appointment, you can reach me best via this contact form (you can choose whether you want to enter your personal data) or via e-mail (mail@karstennoack.com). You can also reach me by phone at +49(0)30 864 213 68 or by cell phone at +49(0)1577 704 53 56 from Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 18:00. Most of the time I am in meetings, so please leave a message with your phone number in Germany. Please remember to be very specific about the reason for your call. I will get back to you as soon as possible. The privacy policy can be found here.

Transparency is important. That is why you will find answers to frequently asked questions already here, for example about me (profile), the services, the fees and getting to know me. If you like what you see, I look forward to working with you.






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Published: March 21, 2001
Author: Karsten Noack
Revision: August 20th, 2023
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German version: https://www.karstennoack.de/praesentationstraining/schlagfertigkeitstraining/

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