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Das einzigartige an Niki Skene ist, dass er egal ob es um technische Präsentations-skills, um Storytelling Tipps oder um die ganz persönliche und intime Ebene des public speaking geht, aus meiner Sicht der richtige Ansprechpartner ist. Seine jahrelange Erfahrung hat ihn zum Allrounder gemacht. Das spürt man in jeder Antwort oder Übung, die er einem gibt. Zusammengefasst: Kurzweiliges Coaching, das Berge versetzen kann. Danke Niki für deine Unterstützung!
Niki can take you up to the summits of any mountains with his amazing gift. He helped me to understand the language of my dreams and turn it to an inspirational story. His is truly an amazing Coach and an inspiration. His is simply the Alchemist of puplic speaking and the petrol station to any speaker. Thank you
Niki is a public speaker's gift. He challenged me to condense material worth a lifetime into 15 minutes, prompting me to go deeper than ever, and yielding new, creative ways to convey complex ideas. Even more important was his loving support, the energetic upliftment that carried me in the weeks, days and minutes leading up to this talk, and on the TEDx stage. Thank you, Niki!
Thank you very much for your input and guidance, Niki. In the beginning your idea seemed a bit unlogical, but the understanding of your hidden agenda enabled me to create a new empowering dimension in my speech, which I wouldn’t have had without you helpful guidance. I highly recommend you to all public speaker, seeking for professional guidance.
Niki has the power of simple communication. He first understands you, then guides you by somehow letting you guide yourself. Listening to his guidance is as comfortable as listening to your inner voice :)
As a speaker with decades of experience in a variety of venues, I found Niki's help very insightful. He was able to suggest ways I could rearrange my content that made my presentation much more engaging. I don't think I would like to do a high-stakes presentation without his help.
It was great to work with Niki on my TEDx Talk, he facilitated my speech coming to live, introduced me to rhetorics and helped me put my thoughts and ideas in spoken words. His expertise and experience aided my confidence to stand on stage and deliver my message to the world. I feel grateful to have worked with a speech coach that was as straightforward, supporting and concise as Niki was in this process.
Working with Niki on my TEDx talk was a great experience, he is really talented/professional and always happy to share great advices to help you succeed, thanks!
Niki is highly gifted in catching the soul of your story. With him I found the purity in my speech with surprising facility.
Niki is truly an amazing coach to work with. Trough his honest, warm and open nature you’ll learn so much from him. As for me…. writing and bringing your life’s story for the first time, in only five days is quite a ride… But Niki managed to give awesome pointers an calm my nerves in the most gentle way! I would love working with him again, on unlocking and optimizing my skills.
Niki provided me with direct, applicable, & timely feedback that I could use immediately to improve my session. In addition to his excellent coaching skills he was on time, responsive to questions & concerns, and easy to work with. He was approachable, patient, & competent in preparing me for the performance which parameters he knew very well. His deep support on the day of the performance was extraordinary, even included a back rub before I stepped onto the stage.
Niki is great a structuring content and giving you the “Ah Ha” moments you need in a Talk. He understands intertwine human emotion and intellect into a powerful message.
Niki is a true coach's coach. I taught debate and speech for 3 years, and Niki helped me take my game to another level. Often working with a coach can be intimidating or annoying, but Niki brings a calm, calculated approach that made me feel comfortable. He also knew exactly the right thing to say that would keep me motivated, while also knowing what not to say depending on where we were in the process. Niki is a Jedi. Couldn't recommend him enough!
Thank you Niki for knowing exactly what it took to improve my talk. Just a few chosen words at the right time meant a world of difference.
Thank you Niki, you are a true professional. You worked your magic and enabled me to pull a good presentation out of my hat.
Niki was able to help me view my talk from a different perspective which helped me deliver the message I originally intended in a more effective way.
Even after having had voice and narrative coaching at the BBC Niki was able to give insights I wasn't even aware of existing.
The most valuable public speaking advice that I pass on to others, I learned from Niki and School of Talk.
Niki's coaching is like a compassionate mirror: he tells you the truth and gently challenges you to put your best foot forward.
So thankful for Niki's help in framing my TEDxFrankfurt talk. He turned mush into specifics & pushed me to deliver!
Niki knows what it takes to turn a good presentation into a great experience - for both: audience and speaker. I truly enjoyed working with him.
Niki is outstanding when it comes to identifying the most important issues which needs to be improved – his ability to pinpoint exactly THE three essential things to work on, and not to get you confused by a myriad of other, minor issues.
I am chaotic, impulsive, emotional … and have been speaking internationally for over a decade – bluntly speaking, a Nightmare for the Speaker Coach. But Niki has a rare talent for sensing your untapped potential and giving that one kickass tip in such a friendly, authentic manner. He focuses on what you could be, rather than what you couldn’t. A reassuring touch or a professional tip, he was always there with a cool head and a charming smile!
Niki brings a level of reassurance and calm confidence to the stressful and high pressured world of public speaking.
Markus F. Peschl
Niki did not only offer inspiring and helpful insights for my presentation, but he did it by fully respecting and integrating my personal traits.
Thanks to Niki I grew and developed as a public speaker, he's a great support in many ways. He sees your strengths and tears down weaknesses
Niki helped me a lot to build up my confidence in preparation for TEDxAmRing and was a great support in the run up to the talk, creating a very special experience.
Niki was perfect in analysing the weaknesses of my talk and helped me to eliminate them quickly.
Niki is an alchemist in the art of public speaking, he mends your thoughts and straightens your performance by giving you a shot of self-confidence.
Even though I've given many speeches in my career, Niki helped me rethink my style to connect with a new audience. His advice was invaluable.
Niki is a talented coach who has helped me personally achieve confidence in my speaking abilities. He comes fully recommended.
Niki was me "speaker's coach" for my first public presentation relating to me snow drawing, which was the TEDx at Klagenfurt in October 2014. It was great to meet him and get some advice on how to do it, and my talk (which gets altered a lot each time) has gone down well at 2 additional conferences.
I needed 45 minutes to explain what I want to say. He summarized my key messages in 10 seconds.
I was wondering what exactly this guy is going to teach me until I found myself learning not about him but about the very myself.
This was my first TEDx talk, and I think it worked out quite well. Big thanks to Niki and his quick but effective last minute coaching!
Peter Strom Henningsen
Niki is one of the best coaches I have ever met. While I was in Denmark, he coached me on skype from San Francisco, and though I were at first being rather insecure, he was able to bring out the best in me, as if he were present in the same room.
Niki is a highly regarded Ambassador for TED and is extremely insightful and resourceful to all those wanting to deliver a talk or organize a TEDx event.
Niki helped me find me strengths and lead with them.
I have a lot of experience pitching and presenting, but Niki gave me valuable feedback to deliver a stellar TEDx presentation.
"School of Talk" is a wonderful, powerful and important idea. If it was not Niki inventing this, I think I would have done that. :-)
Ana C Day
Niki is the X factor that takes u to a hall new level, he tames your fears, he enhances one’s nature, a Friend a Mentor Thx u ever xoxo Ana