Fake speech “Innovation”; energizer for your convention

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Today we are facing accelerating change in all area’s, but especially in technology. Whether you and you conference guests can keep up with all changes, depends on their “e-readiness”: the ability to adapt to new developments.

The Dutch professional speaker and speaker’s coach Otto Wijnen (Klout-score 63) is fascinated by the speed of change; reason for him to develop the so-called fake speech (or “mock speech”) on Innovation and Change. Customizing it by adding specific input obtained during an intake interview, your conference or business meeting guests will experience the speech as if it was written for them only! 

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The fakespeech story: european research

Otto Wijnen (acting as researcher at the University of Leuven) pretends he has been responsible for European research into innovation within your industry. Next week the report will be released and it will show that your industry shows extreme deviations from the others. Today Otto will share his findings and take you back to the good old days. Several inventions will be discussed; the history of the personal computer in particular. The audience will be given a special experience using sound, images, videos and a lot of interaction.

Apotheosis of the fake speech

During his visit in Los Angeles last week, the so-called researcher was impressed by the local culture and especially the community singing during the conference. That’s why he brought a swinging tune and he looks forward to have the audience singing along!

“Otto was invited as Prof. Dr. Enno Latileri of the Catholic University of Leuven to our conference ShoppingTomorrow. He was the last speaker of the day and everybody was tired. For the first 10 minutes our 250+ guests did not have a clue what was happing. They expected a boring end but got confused. Within 30 minutes Otto was able to have 250 people singing and waving the “online shopping” song. Otto is a remarkable presenter and I can strongly recommend him.” – Jorij Abraham, Director Research & Advise at Ecommerce Europe

Fakespeech effect

Serious speech

This speech is also available as a non-fake speech. The energy and message remains, only the fake introduction is dropped.

“On behalf of the  colleagues of the merchant bank, I would like to thank you for your participation in our offsite. Your presentation was to say the least different from the others. All agreed that it was very funny and a great way to end the formal part of the preceedings. Laughter and humour is a great bonder and that is something you clearly achieved. We will all remember some joke or quip. Please feel free to use NIBC as a reference for your future speaking requests. Once again congratulations for the excellent performance.” Daniel Couvreur, Managing Director, NIBC Holding N.V.

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“ “We recently organized a workshop on the theme of communication . A nice approach to the theme is Otto’s speech. Initially with feigned seriousness , and later with humor, subtlety and enthusiasm he knows how to captivate people and generate an enthusiasm such as I have rarely seen. If the atmosphere is not good in a group, Otto knows how to reduce the tension. At Bayer we don’t suffer from a bad working atmosphere, yet Otto’s speech was a very nice experience, and a good start for the workshop we had that day” Niels Hessmann, Managing Director, Bayer Healthcare.

Are you e-ready of not? Cartoon by Roel Seidell

This funny speech has been booked in recent years by eg.:

  • the Dutch National Bank;
  • the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs;
  • the Dutch Ministry of Finance;
  • the Dutch Tax Agency;
  • the Amsterdam Police;
  • Bayer Healthcare;
  • Rabobank;
  • the Dutch Chamber of Commerce;
  • NIBC and;
  • the TU Delft.

Read all the recommendations on Otto’s LinkedIn page. Otto is available for international events in The Netherlands and he will travel world wide.


is an initiative of

Otto Wijnen Speaker & Coach
G. d. Brabanderhof 58
1628 WC  HOORN (nh)
The Netherlands
+31 (0)85 4012 600

Otto Wijnen is a proud member of the Dutch chapter of the Professional Speaker Association (sister organization of the National Speakers Association). He is also an autorised SCIL coach and author of the dutch book “Help! Ik moet spreken” (roughly translated as “Help, I must speak”)

Follow Otto Wijnen on Twitter: @ottowijnen (mostly in dutch)
Link with Otto Wijnen on Linkedin: http://nl.linkedin.com/in/ottowijnen

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