Herman Otten

About Herman Otten

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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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Creative Team Building Activities – The Newspaper

This is one of our creative team building activities the team will create a team newspaper. The team form groups of three persons which all chooses a category which they will fill with articles about that topic. When each group has done so the news paper will be created and...

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Constructive Feedback Exercise – Like, Like, Like

During this constructive feedback exercise the team forms two lines facing each other. First each person from line A tells to the person in front of him what he likes about his behavior starting with the sentence “I like that,..” Next he says what he would like to see happen...

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Puzzle Exercises – Thinking outside the box

This is one of our puzzle exercises in which the team will solve a riddle by thinking outside the box. To get the solution you’ll have to think out of the box. Tell the team a man stands alone in a room with the door closed. In the room are...

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Improvisation Exercises – Calling Names

This is one of our improvisation exercises in which the team will play a name game. This exercise is good to do as a warm up and also to learn each others names. One person says his name and the rest of the group repeats the name. Then the second...

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Negotiation Skills – The Bluff Game

During this negotiationg skills exercise the team will improve their Negotiation Skills by playing a bluff game. The team will learn how anticipating on the other persons choice can make him win a negotiation. They also learn how they can influence their opponent choise. Each person can write down Split,...

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Personality Types – The Four Elements

During this exercise the team will learn about the personality types using the four elements: earth, wind, water and fire. You divide the room into 4 equal areas and name the areas after the element:. earth, wind, water and fire. Each person will stand into the area of which the...

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Mind Cracking Riddles – The Riddle

This is one of our Mind Cracking Riddles you can do with a group. They have to agree unanimously with the outcome. The trainer tells them the riddle and will observe the process of how they solve the riddle. Who is the leader? Who follows? And how did the team...

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Team Motivation – Gifts

During this team motivation exercise the team will form duos. Each person will buy two presents for his partner: One appreciation gift and one motivational gift. The appreciation gift is to reward his partner for a characteristic he appreciates and the motivational gift is to encourage his partner to change...

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Team Building Training – The Timeline

During this team building training the team will literally make a timeline on which they can see who joined the team when and why this person joined the team. And also which positive moments happened when. During the Team Building Training you can apply variations: Next to positive things that...

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Musical Team Building – The Orchestra

During this musical team building exercise the team will perform like an orchestra together. Each team member will perform a part of the orchestra. The trainer conducts the orchestra. When you point to someone he stops is silent and when you make a fist to someone, everyone is silent except...

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Mingle Games – Mingle

This is one of our mingle games the team will play two short games. The exercise is perfect to do with big groups to mingle or do at the beginning of a network event. First each person gets the half of the photo of an animal. Each person has to...