Herman Otten

About Herman Otten

Contact Herman Otten

E. hermanotten82@icloud.com, T. +31630331728

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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Ice Breaking Games – If you really knew me

This is one of our ice breaking games in which the team sits in a circle and tells each other stories about their lives of which they think the other persons don’t know it yet. They start their stories with: if you really knew me you would know that. After...

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Group bonding exercises – Negative to Positive

This is one of our group bonding exercises in which the team will reframe a negative experienced interaction into a positive one. You point to a person (person A) who points to someone (person B) from the circle with whom he experienced a negative interaction. Together they seperate from the...

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Group bonding games – Who are you?

This is one of our group bonding games in which each participant will guess which famous person is written on the sticker attached to his forehead. He tries to find out by asking the rest of the team questions which can be answered with Yes or No. When the answer...

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How to stop using filler words

During the exercise the participants learn in a playful manner how to stop using filler words and using ‘uuh’ in a sentence. The team forms groups of three and decides who will be person A, B and C. Person A tells person B what he would like to change within...

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Group bonding activities – The Numbers Game

This is one of our group bonding activities in which the team stands in a circle and counts together till 100. You give the team the instruction to replace a certain number by a gesture or a sound. In above video the number 7 or a multiple of the number...

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Language games – The Word Game

This is one of our language games in which the team stands in a circle and the participants one by one throw a ball towards each other while saying a random word. They start with saying a word which comes to their mind regarding the word they got from the...

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Cooperative Games – Copy the Building

This is one of our cooperative games to do with your students, team or colleagues. During the exercise the team forms groups of three. They copy a Lego piece, which the trainer created, as accurate as possible. One person will be the instructor and walks back and forth to the...

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Great way of playing tag – The Maze

A great way of playing tag in an alternative way! This is a great team exercise to do as a fun game or as a warm up. The team will form a maze together bij standing in parallel lines with their arms spread. The catcher tries to catch the runner...

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Cooperation Game – Find the Object

This is a cooperation game that you can use as an exercise to improve cooperation. During the exercise the team forms groups of three. One person gets blindfolded and is the searcher. Another person places an object somewhere in the room and is the instructor. He guides the searcher towards...

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Communication Skills – Positive Communication

During the exercise the team will learn about communication and will find out what positive communication is. This way people can improve their communication skills. Positive communication doesn’t necessarily mean it has to be cheerful, but it means that there is being said what someone means. Without a denial in...

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Language Game – The Dictionary Game

During this language game the team uses their creativity by making up meanings to words they don’t know the real meaning of. Next to developing creativity, the dictionary game is also a good exercise to use as a game to learn English, or another language in a playful way. The...