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SPEAK LIKE A CEO is the leading podcast on CEO communications. Every week Oliver Aust has an in-depth conversation with an inspiring founder or entrepreneur about leadership and communications. Tune in and find out all about how CEOs are tackling their communications
Oliver is a best-selling author, and one of Europe’s leading communications & personal branding experts. He is on a mission to help people reach their full potential and share their unique voice. As founder and CEO of a leading communications consultancy, he is a trusted advisor to many high-profile individuals and organisations.

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SPEAK LIKE A CEO is the leading podcast on CEO communications. Every week Oliver Aust has an in-depth conversation with an inspiring founder or entrepreneur about leadership and communications. Tune in and find out all about how CEOs are tackling their communications
Oliver is a best-selling author, and one of Europe’s leading communications & personal branding experts. He is on a mission to help people reach their full potential and share their unique voice. As founder and CEO of a leading communications consultancy, he is a trusted advisor to many high-profile individuals and organisations.

    #149: Pitching for Impact. Freda Katunda Olsen, LEAP

    #149: Pitching for Impact. Freda Katunda Olsen, LEAP

    „If you want people to buy in to who you are, then you have to have a really, really great story behind it.“ Freda Katunda Olsen

    Born in Kinshasa, raised in the USA and currently living in Germany, our guest today is on a mission to create lasting change globally. Freda Katunda Olsen cofounded LEAP in 2020, an ed-tech startup that provides healthcare education across Africa. In partnership with UNICEF, the London School of Economics, international universities and African organisations, among others, the platform provides better, faster and cheaper healthcare training to more people and reduce brain drain. Freda recently won the Social Hero Award from Global Digital Women. She is passionate about leadership and storytelling, and has lots to share about how impact-driven ventures can pitch to investors.

    Tune in to #149: Pitching for Impact where we discuss:


    How to build a strong company culture for remote multinational team
    Why storytelling is crucial for building a successful venture (and what to avoid)
    Whether all exposure is good exposure

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    • 27 min
    #148: Blitzscale your communication skills. Oliver Aust

    #148: Blitzscale your communication skills. Oliver Aust

    What is the foundation for everything you do in business?

    It’s communications. But developing communications skills is hard and time-consuming, unless ….

    .. you find a way to blitzscale them. We know you are in a rush, so how can you speed this up? The key is to break down communications into a number micro-skills and learn the techniques that help you make progress fast. That way every founder can become a master communicator, and turn their company into a message machine that gets results.

    In this episode of Speak like a CEO, Oliver Aust highlights three micro-skills that have the potential to catapult anyone into the Top 10% of communicators in business - for more impact, better leadership and higher returns.

    Tune in to #148 "Blitzscaling your Communications Skills“ where we discuss:

    🗞 Why fact-telling is obsolete

    ❤️‍🔥 How to speak and present with impact

    🎸 How you can lead difficult conversations to positive outcomes

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    • 17 min
    #147: Find Your North Star - Martin Schilling, Techstars

    #147: Find Your North Star - Martin Schilling, Techstars

    Our guest today is passionate about enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs to build high-growth businesses. He believes they are more important than ever to create innovation, jobs and to keep Europe competitive. And there is nothing more powerful for a new business than to find its North Star and ensure that everybody can recite it in their sleep.

    Martin Schilling is the Managing Director of Techstars Berlin. As an angel investor, startup builder and scale-up executive, Martin co-founded and scaled a number of successful companies over the past 15 years. Together with Thomas Klugkist, he recently published "The Builder's Guide to the Tech Galaxy!“ (https://buildersguide.org): a blueprint in which Martin and others reveal their most important learnings from scaling - among others - N26 to unicorn status in less than two years.

    Tune in to find out


    Why finding and defining your North Star is the most essential step to scaling
    Strategies to follow when the inevitable crisis hits
    What common mistakes founders make when scaling and when pitching to investors

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    • 40 min
    #146: Democratising Web 3 - Peter Grosskopf, Unstoppable Finance

    #146: Democratising Web 3 - Peter Grosskopf, Unstoppable Finance

    When it comes to Web3, “messaging is the biggest challenge” said investor Chris Dixon. “There are a lot of misunderstandings around it, some of it is self-inflicted by the community. You have a lot of people who react negatively to crypto, which can lead to over zealous regulatory behaviour.”

    Our guest today is working to change all this with transparency, great storytelling and an exciting new venture: Unstoppable Finance. Peter Grosskopf is one of Germany’s top fintech innovators and co-founder of several ventures including Solarisbank. His new startup Unstoppable Finance is coming out of stealth mode to democratise decentralised finance. Peter is one of the most thoughtful thinkers in the world of DeFi, blockchain and crypto and is regularly invited to speak to politicians and regulators.

    Tune in to find out

    🗻  Why the success of Web3 depends on communications and messaging

    🪢 How to build trust among the general public for a new technology

    ❌ How Peter answers critics of crypto and DeFi

    🙏🏽 The difference between employer branding and employer being

    🤷🏼‍♀️ Who Satoshi Nakamoto is (purely speculative) 😇



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    • 54 min
    #145: Hungry, Honest, Helpful and Humble, Fritz Trott, Zenjob

    #145: Hungry, Honest, Helpful and Humble, Fritz Trott, Zenjob

    The scarcest resource today is #talent. And finding it is often stressful for both sides. Zenjob co-founder Fritz Trott, our guest today, experienced first hand how difficult it was to find a suitable part-time job as a student. Together with his co-founders Cihan Aksakal and Frederik Fahning, he made it his mission to solve that problem.

    Today Zenjob offers a state-of-the-art tech solution that finds the best candidates for each job within seconds. After 7 years on the market, Zenjob is a fast-growing company with almost 500 employees, currently matching over 12k jobs with talents every month. The founders recently raised an additional €45 million to boost the expansion across Europe, starting in the Netherlands last year and now in the UK. 

    The purpose of Zenjob is bigger than providing on-demand staffing on short notice. It is to improve the world of work so that people can decide for themselves when and how often they work. To achieve this vision, the company has its own Zenjob Code. Tune in to this episode to find out what that exactly is, as well as

    🪜 The stepping stones to building a thriving platform business

    🧩 Why a niche of a niche is the key to success if you want to outperform existing players on the market

    👇🏽 Why you need to exactly define the monster you want to kill before getting big investors on board

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    • 33 min
    #144: Building trust through communication, Nicole Büttner, Merantix

    #144: Building trust through communication, Nicole Büttner, Merantix

    Today’s guest is one of the most influential women in tech. Nicole Büttner is the founder and CEO of Merantix Momentum, a leading AI solutions firm, and a board member of Merantix, one of Germany's top investors and company builders for artificial intelligence applications.

    A tech-optimist through and through, she is pushing Europe to become a global leader in AI. Her impressive background in business and econometrics, academia and politics (she was even running to become a candidate for the European Parliament) has equipped her well to tackle the dual PhD problem, translating between highly specialised talents to make innovation happen. As in the case of Vara - a business that aims to make data-driven breast cancer screening accessible to everyone.

    Tune into the episode to find out more about

    🎨 What’s behind the recent rebranding from Merantix Labs to Merantix Momentum

    🪐 Nicole's journey from academia to politics to deep tech

    🎤 Why she values having a political voice and how it has shaped her personal leadership style

    🤖 The state and future of AI (we take a closer look at Natural Language Processing)

    🏗 What’s needed for highly specialised experts from different fields to build something great together

    Enjoy the episode!



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    • 34 min

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Oliver Aust and Lena Carlson host the web's premier podcast for CEO's, Speak Like a CEO. Rich with topics unique to the challenges CEO's face today,it's a Must Subscribe for anyone wishing to amplify their effectiveness in the corporate environment.

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