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European Startups Podcast: Public speaking with communication expert Florian Mück

In this second episode of the European Startups Podcast, we talk about public speaking and pitching.

Our guest is Florian Mück, a German communication expert living in Barcelona. Florian is a social entrepreneur who founded the project The Festival. One Week, One Europe — an initiative to create a European team spirit (Update – February 2023: The startup seems to be no longer in business under this name and we therefore deactivated the link).

Prior to this, he worked as a consultant and business development manager for almost a decade for KPMG, the global advisory firm. Since he joined the Barcelona chapter of Toastmasters International in 2005, public speaking has become his greatest passion. In 2009 he turned this passion into a profession by launching The Seven Minute Star: Inspiring Communication for Leaders and Teams (Update – February 2023: The page seems to be no longer functional and we therefore deactivated the link).

Today, as a collaborator of IESE Business School Barcelona and author of The Seven Minute Star – Become a Great Speaker in 15 Simple Steps, Florian offers inspiring communication seminars, presentation coaching, keynote speeches and moderation – mainly to large corporations but also to startups. If you are curious to see Florian Mück in action, and speak Spanish, you should definitely watch the emotional speech he presented in 2010 at the TEDx conference in Barcelona. But first of all, enjoy this next episode of our Podcast (Update – February 2023: Unfortunately this old episode of the European Startups Podcast has since been lost, so we have removed the link).

By the way: You can still check out the newest episodes of our Podcast here.

Benoit Curdy
Benoit Curdyhttp://www.vocalytics.com
Benoit Curdy is a former employee of Google Ireland, lives in Dublin and has recently founded www.vocalytics.com. He is also podcasting at Niptech Podcast (www.niptech.com).


  1. Nice interview, lots of value, wide range of ideas.

    Investors do not invest in businesses. They invest in stories about businesses. What makes a story compelling? Specifics. Facts. Testimonials. Sense of scarcity + social proof (give the sense that “many other investors pushing money towards us…”). Any sense of desperation = total no for investor.

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