Herman Otten

About Herman Otten

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Bio Herman Otten


Herman graduated at the Utrecht School of Performing Arts in 2008.
After he worked a lot as an actor for film, television, theatre and radio he is specialised in teaching his public speaking class. He helped hundreds of people to get rid of their public speaking anxiety and motivated over a thousand people to improve their public speaking skills.
His head office is bases in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Every week he gives his public speaking training group course for individuals. He works as a permanent public speaking in-company trainer and coach for the Dutch Marines, Department of Neurology at the Amsterdam Academic Hospital and many more companies. Since 2017 he gives his group training for individuals in New York City at the Magnet Theater Center.
Herman’s life goal is to help people as quick and effective to get rid of their speaking anxiety and he does this for many years with great success.

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Group Games – Whispering

This is one of our group games in which the team will tell stories to each other by whispering. The objective is to whisper the story through the whole group. During the whispering the story has to remain completely intact. This will prove to be very difficult because it’s nearly...

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Energizers – ZIP ZAP BOING

This is one of our energizers where the team will pass a ZIP, ZAP or a BOING. Because everyone in the team has to remain focused at all times during the exercise and keep an eye on each other they will form a natural cooperation. The game element in this...

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Team building Ideas – Truth and Fantasy

This is one of our team building ideas where the team will get to know each other in a new way. During the exercise everyone tells three stories. Two stories really happend and one story is made up. De listeners don’t know which of these stories is the made up...

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Team Bonding Ideas – The First Tought

This is one of our team bonding ideas where the participants will get to know each other through making eye contact and then saying the first thing that comes to their minds, their first thought. It gets interesting when some people say things about others they wouldn’t even expect from...

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Trust Exercise – Blind Guiding

In this trust exercise the team will lead each other by blind guiding through the room whilst one of them is blindfolded. This exercise will learn the team how to trust one another. It’s a top priority that this exercise is practiced in calmness and that other than spoken instructions...

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Presentation Exercises – How other people see you

This is one of our presentation exercises where you will become aware of how other people see you. Everyone will introduce themselves and say their names in front of the group. The group observes and gives feedback on the way the person introduced himself what he did outside of his...

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Group Exercise Ideas – Back Writing

This is one of our group exercise ideas where the participants write sentences on each others backs. The words written on the back have to be in related to the theme and also have to relate to the person who’s back it’s written on. The persons write a sentence they...

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Communication Exercises- Positive Gossip

This is one of our communication exercises where the team will positively gossip about each other. This exercise is most suitable to do at the end of the day. This will allow the participants to look back and positively gossip about each other based on what happened that day during...

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Energizer – Eye Contact

In this energizer the team makes eye contact with each other. Because the team will silently make eye contact they will communicate in a different matter than what they are used to. For some participants it might be difficult to directly make eye contact with someone else. The eye contact...

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Group Exercise Class Ideas – Describe each other

This is one of our group exercise class ideas where the team will characterise each other with a sentence. At the end of this exercise everyone has a note from every member of the team with one characterisation that describes him the best. The game element (the person gets to...

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Group Energizer Activities – Forming Shapes

This exercise is one of our group energizer activities where the team learns to get a better sense of each other and to let go of their own ideas when working together. This video sets out different phases of the exercise. You can play every phase as long as you...