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It was nice to work with Rik: He was very enthusiastic, helped me very well to create the right storyline and to add a good opening, middle and end to my story. The collaboration not only provided me with a good story, but also a lot of personal development.
Rik is razor sharp and can deal well with complex material. He has a great feeling for the ‘atmosphere’ in which stories should be told. Go see him and work with him if you get the chance.
The best running story of the evening came from Rik Rottier. Witty hits in a tightly controlled setting, easy in how he deals with the audience, solid in his account of nightmares and his endangered Lowlands weekend. A hobbyist on a professional level? He could be, provided he scraps the preachy morality.
With humor and a lot of energy, Rik has guided our employment lawyers in the world of communication and persuasion. He paid a lot of attention to the practice in which our lawyers work, which made his masterclass not only inspiring but also directly applicable.
Rik, it was fantastic working with you.
Rik! You were a big part of my start as a speaker, and I have such wonderful memories of it!
Dear Rik, many thanks for your help with my inaugural lecture. I enjoyed it, also all the reactions to the beautiful story that it eventually became. Thanks to you!
Rik Rottier does not listen, is only busy with his customers, communicates unclearly and is always on his phone.
Starting with a group of uncomfortable strangers and then finishing within 48 hours with a team in which each individual stands for his own story! I like that! Learned a lot, humor, a varied program, never a dull moment: super valuable experience that I can immediately apply in practice! Thank you Rick.
Rik really helped me to tell a better story. A clear structure, connection with the audience and sharp defined goals helped me to become more convincing and successful on my mission. Next to that, the training had a positive contribution to group dynamics and increased trust between participants. And we had fun ;-)
Rik approaches giving a keynote as top sport. He made me realize even more that presenting is a craft that you can become better at and where small changes make big differences. He really listened to my story and was always curious about details. My story now has a stronger structure and has become more relevant to my audience. Rik not only trained me during our sessions, but was also present as a coach at my keynotes. From there we continued to refine my story, techniques, interaction and delivery. Because my story has a clear beginning and end, I stand on stage with (even) more confidence. So if you're going for a podium place, get to work with Rik!
Rik is a man of many talents: lawyer, comedian, and energetic therapist. He is an engaging speaker, draws the audience with ease and dares to show himself in all his beauty and ugliness. Most of all, he is funny: he understands what humor does for a speech, a speaker, and the audience.
Rik is a professional speech coach. His authentic personality and humor are inspiring. Rik encourages people to get the best out of themselves and to stay true to themselves above all else. It is this authenticity that decides whether presentations have impact.
Thanks again for your help Rik! Always very valuable!
Rik quickly switches between different settings; from strategic presentations about the redesign of an organization to a discussion in the boardroom. The collaboration with him helps you to formulate and communicate your own goals even more clearly and to give the recipient a clear role in this. Above all, working with him is very pleasant and relaxed.
Very valuable to work with Rik. Amazing how quickly he is substantively up to date and understood my role as project leader in the judiciary. Rik had sincere attention to my story. I received honest and accurate feedback. His advice is practical, but he also gives food for thought. His sessions are an energy boost with no expiration date! “He'll take your brains to another dimension. Pay close attention.”
Rik coached us individually and helped our business developers to present Wundermart’s story to the market, internally and to potentially as a team in an even tighter way. Rik is sharp and light-hearted at the same time. Highly recommended for scale-ups!
Rik, onwijs bedankt voor je support! We hebben geleverd. De workshop voor de gehele club vond ik een hele gave toevoeging en energie aan het programma geven. Dank.
Rik coached us individually and helped our business developers to present Wundermart’s story to the market, internally and to potentially as a team in an even tighter way. Rik is sharp and light-hearted at the same time. Highly recommended for scale-ups!
Rik is an excellent speaker and loves his moment on stage. With great humor and an almost infinite amount of energy, he can convey his enthusiasm and expertise during the often quite serious training sessions. Rik has trained four of my immediate colleagues who were all very enthusiastic about his training sessions.
I followed the special UNLOCK THE MESSENGER training with a special group at a beautiful location! As the founder of a startup, you have to pitch a lot. Sometimes very literally, for raising financing, sometimes in a small way during an introduction when meeting a possible new partner. Rik provides tools and exercises with both music and a lot of humor that help you shape your story. It was partly about certain techniques to get your message across, but the best thing about these 2-days was that you learn to draw on your own emotions and ambitions and how you can translate this in your own way into a story that touches and evokes to action!
Rik has managed to keep me focused and fascinated for several sessions for three hours and he can consider that as a compliment. He supported me in further developing and clarifying my strategy story. Moreover, Rik always thinks one step ahead to streamline the entire process before and after the story.
Rik makes it a party for 2 days. With a diverse group of people who don't know each other yet, he created an open atmosphere where everyone's personal story is worked on with a smile and a tear, and pitch! Useful tips, beautiful examples and hacks, but above all get started with your own story. Recommended for anyone who wants to take a step to better connect with themselves and translate it into their pitch!
Rik, thank you for the inspiring and valuable masterclass!
Hoe verwoord je passie, inhoudelijke statements en werkervaring in een kernachtige boodschap? Rik heeft mij op een goede, leuke en energiegevende wijze de tools aangereikt.
Hallo Rik, de kick-off was geweldig! We hebben heel veel positieve feedback gekregen. Jouw inzet heeft enorm bijgedragen aan de kwaliteit van onze verhalen, maar ook aan de manier waarop we er allemaal stonden.
Rik is active and enterprising. He coaches people who are on stage, but I also want to challenge him to be on stage more often. Because Rik is a real entertainer, very easy to get in touch with. Rik knows how to win everyone over. If you're having a bad day, you should call him. He knows how to turn the mind around with a joke or by looking at things from a different angle. He is always very positive without being over the top or fake. That's a real talent.
What started as a plan to present my vision and strategy for my team and practice in a consistent and clear way in a story, resulted in a much broader analysis. From the team, from my ambitions and from myself. Rik provides a safe environment in which these subjects can be discussed in peace and receive the attention they deserve. Rik trains with professionalism, knowledge and enthusiasm, but above all with fun. At the end of the sessions I didn't have a complete story, but I did know what I had to do and where I wanted to go. And that turned out to be much more important and useful than that story.
Een mooi verhaal hebben en het helder kunnen overbrengen aan een breed publiek, dat zijn verschillende dingen. Samen met Rik ben ik 3x het theater in gegaan en heb ik geleerd hoe ik mijn verhaal rustig en gestructureerd kan vertellen, hoe ik het publiek geboeid kan houden en kan spelen met de inhoud. Geen waterval aan woorden en vage begrippen, wel een duidelijk verhaal en met veel plezier het presenteren. En op de valreep maakte Rik tijd om mij te helpen met de voorbereidingen voor de Ronde tafel discussie Datagedreven werken, heel fijn. Dank Rik!
Rik, ontzettend bedankt voor jouw enthousiasme en inspiratie tijdens onze zoektocht naar mijn verhaal! Je wist de setting te creëren waarin ik ervaarde hoe krachtig mijn boodschap kan zijn. En ondanks dat je niet moet verwachten dat ‘people stand up and cheer for you’, doe ik dat zeker wel voor jou!
We hebben een energieke lezing gehad van Rik; professionele duizendpoot en speakercoach. Hij heeft ons meegenomen in de wereld van public speaking, storytelling en het belang van oprechtheid in het overbrengen van jouw verhaal. Een inspirerend en activerend verhaal. Want, hoe zorg je dat een perfect opgezette strategie nou echt landt bij je publiek? Genoeg om over na te denken. Dank voor je verhaal Rik!
During our sandwich talks, Rik took a group of start-up leaders into the world of presenting and building an investor pitch. He did so in a loose, funny, but clear and inspiring way.
In an inspiring masterclass, Rik managed to trigger us in a humorous way to think about (your own) communication. There is speed, humour, a powerful message and practical tools in his story. By involving his audience, Rik holds the attention until the last moment, you hang on his every word to hear and learn more from him.
Rik helped me a lot to tell my own story on stage. In the individual sessions he taught me to convey my experiences, examples and objectives even more concretely and tangibly to the audience. The sessions with Rik were instructive, but we also laughed a lot. Especially because my speaker notes miraculously disappeared after my keynote at an event. For me a sacred reference work with all tips and tricks from Rik... of course I asked them back!
Rik heeft mij geholpen met het bouwen en uitdragen van mijn verhaal op een congres in Engeland waar ik mocht spreken voor 1500 man. Samen met hem heb ik een scherpe, persoonlijke en relevante presentatie gemaakt. Bovendien adviseerde hij mij bij het ontwerp van mijn slides en de voorbereidingen in de breedste zin van het woord. Heel cool om dit traject met Rik te doen en relaxed door zijn ontspannen benadering. Thanks!
Wat een inspirerende middag met Rik Rottier en de geheimen van krachtige communicatie en presentatie! Met 90 collega’s van Young en ‘oud’ me laten meevoeren door de wereld van storytelling.
It’s great to see Rik Rottier in action, introducing students to the stage. Believe in yourself and your message with a good deal of humor!
Thanks for working with us, Rik! Your work means a lot to us.
Rik Rottier is de man die je to the point maakt. Lange beschouwingen brengt hij terug tot de kern, waar het werkelijk om gaat; Je eigen call to action. Iedereen verdient een training van Rik.
As a top athlete you experience many highs and lows in your career. As a result, you have a lot of stories and lessons. Rik helped me filter these stories and turn them into a well-running story, so I now have a nice presentation. Rik is pleasant to deal with and works with great enthusiasm. Very happy with it!
This morning Rik Rottier was a guest lecturer at the VU Controllers courses for the course Strategy Realization via the strategic dialogue. Rik told convincingly and let the students experience how important it is that the strategy is communicated from the perception of the recipient. Thank you very much Rick for your contribution!
Rik's training sessions are true works of art. As an 'former' director, re-entering the labor market, I sought support to let go of my abstract and formal thinking. In his training, he tested my experiences against his impressive theoretical knowledge. After his analysis, his advice and exercises were unprecedentedly striking, and successful.
Rik takes you by the hand and provides structured insight into the secrets of a good story. With catchy working methods, no one stays unseen.
Rik is good at many things, but if there is one thing he excels at, it is public speaking. He can make you laugh and cry, and like no one else, take you on a story and inspire you. Besides beautiful terminology, he also possesses special non-verbal qualities. With his large gestures and subtle facial expressions, that ever-broad smile and droll eyes. Always inspiring, enthusiastic and passionate. Public speaking is Rik’s great preoccupation: his true talent.
The remarkable thing about Rik as a coach is that he ensures that not everything comes from you. Sometimes you need inspiration, or you’ve had enough, but Rik is the one to help you get back on your feet and find the right energy. Pure attention and interest from someone who is totally immersed in your story make it easier to become a better speaker.
Rik helped us in 1 training day to have a (commercial) conversation with more conviction. To recognize parentheses and to end a conversation properly. Rik pays attention to understanding the context in which you work with your organization. He therefore knows how to link his explanation and theory to your experience. And above all, he brings humor. This makes everything sticks even better. Unique because of its authenticity and energy. Highly recommended for anyone who wants to improve their conversation skills.
Rik touches you. As a speaker, as chairman of the day, as a coach. Straight from the heart because he is himself. This is how he can make people speak from their own strength and passion like no other.
Rik knows how to create depth in a light-hearted way and how to get to the heart of matters quickly, on both a substantial and personal level. Working with him was a very pleasant and inspiring experience for colleagues and me.
During the 2 days of Unlock Your Messenger, Rik teaches the group about different ways to reinforce your story even more. This is also put into practice immediately and everyone's needs and wishes are listened to. Super valuable to be so aware of communication. The varied program provided a good combination of listening, performing and sociability. Thanks Rick!
Rik is authentic in giving his training. He is sharp, does it with humor and gives you the confidence to try out different styles. Rik, thank you again and you have helped me a lot to give a good pitch. The biggest gift is that I have learned to really show a part of myself in a pitch and that it's not just about the content.
Rik heeft ons geholpen onze innovatieve ideeën nog beter neer te zetten. Onze pitches zijn diverser, kleurijker en vooral overtuigender geworden. Hij heeft zich inhoudelijk verdiept in onze cases, ons geïnspireerd door het goede voorbeeld te geven en deed alles met een gulle lach 🙂 Bedankt Rik!
Rick, thanks for the training! It was an instructive masterclass!
Hi! If you are looking for a good way to present your own story, Rik can help you with that. With a lot of passion, humour, structure and talent for naming and highlighting your own strengths, he's a very nice person to work with. Rik, thank you very much!
Brooklyn Partners heeft het genoegen gehad om met Rik samen te werken. Rik is een echte professional en verstaat zijn vak. Hij kan in een breed spectrum mensen coachen en begeleiden; onze ethische hackers, organisatiepsychologen en cyber Security consultants. Wat ons, naast zijn enthousiasme en positiviteit, opviel aan Rik, is dat hij zich volledig heeft ingeleefd in onze verhalen en materie. Ons team heeft hun eigen verhaal gevonden, die ze nu op elk podium groot of klein, krachtig over de bühne kunnen krijgen. Een cadeau dat we iedereen gunnen.
A lay talk at a promotion is not an "ordinary" story. I had wishes, the university made all kinds of demands and I had a complex research project that was not easy to explain. Rik helped me to make a good story out of this. In addition, his feedback on the take-aways and "live delivery" was sharp and professional. It has helped me immensely. Thank you!
How do you turn a bank employee into an inspiring speaker? Rik does this with passion, humor, and thorough knowledge of the art of persuasion. Rik helped me to translate my mission into an inspiring story with a clear message for my audience!
Rik is an experienced coach who quickly got up to speed on the content of my story. He was able to assess the target group and helped me to grow my presentations into stories with messages. He provided me with some fantastic tools that helped me a lot from his versatile knowledge of theory and practice. This enabled me to tell my message much more powerfully and clearly, both then and later.
Rik has helped us tremendously in translating our mission and passion into a real story! Full of humor, striking examples and the right flow. Rik is honest, to the point and he gives a lot of confidence. Highly recommended for any start-up! Thanks for everything!
Rik goes for a thorough, integrated approach. No tricks, no sales tricks, and no superficial feedback. Rik helps you to hone your message in terms of content, tone, and presentation so that it perfectly matches your story, your authentic self, and your audience. I have had several sessions with resounding results!
Rik is a hero. He took me by the hand to tackle a challenge I really couldn’t solve: to reduce my book, overflowing with stories about sumo wresting and the lessons I learned from it, into a coherent presentation. Rik has a wonderful way of working and will take your story up a level.
Thank you for your wonderful work.
Hi Rik, you helped me find my voice. Thank you.
Rik trained me to introduce my book, Eigen Baas, leven en werken in vrijheid. Being coached by someone with so much empathy and energy was a special experience. He bright me back to the essence of my story and taught me how to take people from A to B in a very pleasant way. I thought I was an experienced speaker. Rik does not stand above or beyond your story: he climbs into it, roots around your motives and brings you back the courage to do very different things on stage than you have ever done before. His involvement is sincere and does not hesitate to put his own reaction to your story into words. He is not a ‘pleaser’, but a positive coach. He can lift every speaker by 10% and get them to speak at a higher level. Thanks to Rik, I have become more confident than ever presenting on stage. A very special and rewarding experience!
During the masterclass on Leadership Communication, Rik makes connections by taking you through how your communication can affect the other person. From just 'excellent' communication to a direct 'call to action' for your audience. From influence to conviction. Inspired by the build-up found in music until the customer is ready to say yes. In the meantime, he refers to techniques and ways to manipulate your audience from the perspective of comedy. From recognizing and acknowledging the pain someone feels to being carried away by the dream the listener is waiting for. Yay, I want that!
I would definitely write a great review in Dutch about Rik if I would still be alive!
It is a real pleasure to transform your story into a call to action for your audience with Rik’s vision for communication. Rik constantly broadens your own perspective on the impact of communication. It gives your story structure and gives you the confidence to speak. Magical!
Thank you for working with us, Rik. I enjoyed your conversations and performance a great deal.
Rik’s enthusiasm and talent for empowering people has helped me tell my story and become more convincing. His rich background enables him to quickly grasp where you stand and how you can best be helped. It was exactly what I needed to apply as the founder of the Health Investment Partners fund and perfect for me to pass on to scale-ups.
Rik allowed us to experience the power of a good story in an inspiring way. This is what Rik conveyed in workshop form. In an energetic and straight-forward way. No one was left unseen. It felt a bit awkward at first, but now it tastes like more!
Inspiring, motivating and very funny. That's what comes to mind when I describe Rik. I was assigned to discuss a tough HR topic during a series of Webinars for an international group of 2000 executives. To make my presentation substantive, but also light, I called in the help of Rik. In 3 sessions we have set up a fantastic Webinar Series that has been very well received. It's fascinating to see Rik's ability to pick up the core of the message in no time, to help package it in appealing examples. Furthermore, he did help me to make my presentation more engaging and to get me fighting fit. Do you want to increase your impact, spread your message and convince? Call Rik and get started with your story and boost your personal power.
Rik has helped me to make even more impact at various communication moments. The collaboration was not only pleasant but also very nice! Rik gave me more comfort on stage in a natural way and let me discover the laws of communication in an inspiring way. In addition, he is able to jointly find a form that has worked for me.
Speaker coaching is always a difficult confrontation with your own insecurities. But because Rik focuses on your strengths, you work on self-confidence and therefore impact on stage. In addition, with his help it is possible to make a concept that is not so easy to explain (but brilliant 😉), simple and appealing to the listener. If this year isn't going to be a super-successful year... it's certainly not Rik's fault. Thank you so much for all the help!
Rik gaf onze gymnasiasten een gastles over speechen en dat was een prikkelende ervaring voor ze. Ten eerste om Rik zelf te zien spreken; zó moet je dus voor een groep een verhaal houden. Ten tweede vanwege alle gouden tips over hoe je communicatie kunt inzetten om iets te bereiken en tot slot door de momenten dat hij leerlingen naar voren haalde met een opdracht. Voor pubers doodeng maar zo leerzaam! Ze hebben echt iets meegekregen door dit uur met Rik en daar ben ik heel dankbaar voor.
Wat een toffe cursus hebben wij gehad van Rik! Hij had super goede tips wat betreft public speaking waar ik zeker gebruik van zal maken en hij wist zelf ook de groep met een combinatie van humor en enthousiasme goed te betrekken. Ik kan dit iedereen aanraden.
Rik Rottier is an experienced stage animal, plays the audience, walks in all directions of the stage and consciously seeks contact. Jumps smartly and nimbly at spontaneous eruptions from the audience. Good timing, common thread, positive and stimulating....
Rik took our group (40 young employees) into the world of communication in two hours. Really enjoyed it - everyone was 'on' from the start. Short explanations interspersed with improvisational theater and beautiful moments. Highly recommended for an original and hilarious evening!
Rik is een heel fijn persoon om mee samen te werken. Hij heeft mij geholpen bij de voorbereiding van een belangrijke presentatie. Hij verdiept zich in de persoon, rol en de context: wie heb je tegenover je en wat wil je bereiken met je verhaal? Dat doel staat centraal. Daarnaast heb ik ook veel aan alle praktische tips gehad en leuke ideetjes gekregen om meer tot de verbeelding van mijn publiek te spreken. Hij is aanstekelijk vrolijk, maar zorgt tegelijkertijd ook voor diepgang. Ik kan Rik zeer aanbevelen aan iedereen die wil leren een goed verhaal neer te zetten.
Taking the stage literally and figuratively was my learning goal for the 2-day Unlock the Messenger training. And how it has succeeded on all fronts, literally and figuratively! Thanks to the nice setting and open group, but especially thanks to an energetic Rik who let us do and experience practical, saw every individual and gave concrete tips and learning experiences. Not from a theoretical approach, but by doing and feeling. Not complicated, but super effective. And above all very nice!
Rik, you convinced and inspired me how important it is to thoroughly immerse myself in my audience prior to a presentation. This allows me to convey my message more powerfully and effectively. The exercises with improvisation have given me more freedom to present in a relaxed and confident way. Your message to end every presentation with a catchy call to action works!
Het is heel fijn werken met Rik omdat hij mijn kennis, mijn stijl en hetgeen ik inbreng heel laat. Maar vervolgens het wel in stukjes opbreekt zodat het voor de luisteraar ook goed te volgen is. Dat zorgt ervoor dat ik geen kunstje hoef te doen, ik heel dicht bij mijzelf kan blijven, maar wel de impact van mijn verhaal veel groter kan maken.
I followed a two-day course with Rik, Unlock The Messenger, and found it very valuable. I quickly went from uncomfortable speaking in front of a group or standing on a stage to feeling very comfortable getting my message across. Rik gives you the right tools for this and ensures that you can apply these in practice through exercises. I can say that after these days I really use the tools in practice. Furthermore, it was a varied program both informative and active. Highly recommended as an individual but also as a group of colleagues or teams.
Hurrah! You have come to this reference page. That probably means that you, like me, want to achieve something with your communication and you wonder if Rik is the coach for you to help you with that. Now I am always a bit suspicious of these kinds of pages, especially when they are full of so many praise words as with Rik. I wonder if he secretly wrote them himself. It is now itching to give a counter voice out of pure recalcitrance, but I'm afraid I can't. I believe that you have come to the right person if you want to work on your strong story. I followed the two-day Unlock the Messenger training with Rik. It is easier for me to put together a strong story and then present it with certainty. His methods are refreshingly innovative and practical. His enthusiasm is contagious. He even provides tailor-made solutions in group training. So I would say: step out of your comfort zone and experience it for yourself! And if you're looking for someone who can teach you how to read a PowerPoint, be sure to find someone else.
Rik is an extraordinary gifted person, with so much positive energy, empathy, and authenticity. He has further extensive knowledge in topics related to Behavioural Science, Communication, and Decision Making. Rik has the capability to quickly grasp the unique complexities of your story and help you elaborate a structured and effective communication strategy. It was such a wonderful and inspirational experience!
Rik begrijpt de complexe inhoud van mijn wetenschappelijke verhaal, waardoor hij niet alleen mee kan denken over een pakkende vorm, maar ook over de structuur. ‘Kleine’ tips als de juiste verbind- en signaalwoorden gebruiken, tot de ‘grote’ boodschap achter iedere zin achterhalen om te benadrukken. Dit resulteerde in een rond, gestructureerd verhaal met een heldere boodschap. Bovendien is Rik enthousiast en leuk om mee te werken, waardoor ik meer plezier heb gekregen in presenteren!