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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Interview Exercise – Questioning

During this interview exercise the participants ask each other open and closed questions to find out more about someone regarding a certain subject. Because they only can ask one question, they are forced to think carely about their question. The participants will discover the difference between an open and a...

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Assertiveness Training Exercise – Distance

During this assertiveness training exercise the team will stand in two lines facing each other. Because they walk towards each other and stop if the other person says so, they learn how to feel what is their personal space and how to communicate that towards the other person. They learn...

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Fun group games – Counting Down

This is one of our fun group games in which the team will count down in silence in their head. In the first part of the exercise every participant takes a step forward when he thinks 10 seconds passed by. Next the team will be obliged to step forward exactly...

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Teaching Ideas – The Wishing Well

This is one of our playful teaching ideas in which the team will form a circle and pretend they are standing around a wishing well. Everyone calls out what they wish to change regarding the team into the well. The persons who agree with the wish are repeating the wish...

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Teaching Lessons – Yes, Maybe, No

This is one of our teaching lessons in which the team will come up with ideas to improve a relevant theme. For each Teaching Lessons idea the team will find out together who agrees with the idea, who disgagrees and who is doubting about the idea. This by standing in...

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Communication Basics – Transferring

During the exercise the team will experience the communication basics. There will be a sender and receiver and there will be noise because all persons will be talking on the same moment. The team will experience how both sender and receiver experience that noise. Because everyone will stand further away...

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Decision Making Games – Decision Making

This is one of our decision making games in which the team will improve their decision making skills by making choices under time pressure. The trainer guides the team into a fantasy. You tell them their airplane crashed and they are on an uninhabited island and have to decide unanimously...

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Teamwork Exercises – Team Constellations

This is one of our teamwork exercises in which the team will make a constellation in the room. Through this exercise the team gets a very vivid image about how the constellator sees the rest of the team including himself. After the constellator has put everyone in place and elaborated...

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Creative Team Building – The Drawing

This is one of our creative team building exercises in which the team collectively makes a drawing. The theme of the drawing will be determined on the go. Also the drawing will be made by every member of the team. When the drawing is finished the participants can see how...

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Fun Team Games – The empty chair

This is one of our fun team games in which one participant plays against the rest of the group. The goal is to prevent that walking participant from sitting down by taking a seat before he can. They can successfully do this by working together. When two or more participants...

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Brainstorm Techniques – Brainstorming

In this exercise the team learns brainstorm techniques in a new refreshing manner. At first hand it’s counter intuitive because the team writes down ideas that are opposite of that which they want to achieve. This allows for thoughts and ideas to be provoked through a different route. Of course...