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Speak Like a CEO is the leading podcast on CEO Communications.
Every week, Oliver Aust speaks to an inspiring CEO or founder on their approach to leadership and communications.

244: How to Communicate When Your Career Changes. Loren Greiff & Konstanty Sliwowski
244: How to Communicate When Your Caree...
How do you communicate in a career transition? How do you handle the emotional rollercoaster when your identity is...
00:55:00
June 13, 2024
243: Simple is a Superpower - The 5 Factors to Get Your Message Heard. Ben Guttmann
243: Simple is a Superpower - The 5 Fac...
How do you craft simple messages that win big?  That’s the question Ben Guttmann will answer in this episode. ...
00:49:34
June 06, 2024
242: Thriving Through Change: How to Keep Your Team Engaged. Monique Zytnik
242: Thriving Through Change: How to Ke...
Are your employees truly engaged and aligned with your company's vision, or are they just "free range&quo...
00:50:30
May 31, 2024
241: How to Communicate When the Stakes Are Sky-high. Bjoern von Siemens
241: How to Communicate When the Stakes...
How do you communicate technical topics to a large audience without losing them? How do you manage anxiety before ...
00:39:33
May 23, 2024
240: The New Art and Science of Selling. Doug C. Brown
240: The New Art and Science of Selling...
We all sell, and selling is one of the oldest professions. However, selling has changed significantly in recent ye...
01:12:57
May 16, 2024
239: A Hostage Negotiator's Guide to High-Stakes Conversations. Scott Walker
239: A Hostage Negotiator's Guide to Hi...
Scott Walker is one of the world’s foremost experts on negotiation.  When hostage situations, kidnappings, or c...
00:46:12
May 09, 2024
238: How to Get Featured in The Media. Gloria Chou
238: How to Get Featured in The Media. ...
Can you get PR without hiring an expensive agency? Yes you can.  NYC-based PR strategist and podcaster Gloria Cho...
00:28:15
May 02, 2024
237: Turning rejection into a revolution. Steve Blank
237: Turning rejection into a revolutio...
How do you turn rejection into a revolution? Oliver welcomes the legendary Steve Blank – co-creator of the Lean ...
00:53:19
April 25, 2024
236: LinkedIn Top Creator Unveils Secret to Content Success (Moment)
236: LinkedIn Top Creator Unveils Secre...
In this special moments episode with Eric Partaker, one of the fastest growing creators on LinkedIn, he shares his...
00:05:50
April 18, 2024
235: The Secrets of a Master Communicator. Howie Chan
235: The Secrets of a Master Communicat...
Do you want to learn the secrets of effective communication? Join Oliver for an insightful conversation with Howie...
01:00:20
April 11, 2024
234: Revolutionizing Work: The Rise of AI in Communications. Léa Steinacker
234: Revolutionizing Work: The Rise of ...
Total content overload or 15 hour workweeks – what will AI bring? In this eye-opening conversation, Oliver speak...
01:06:05
April 04, 2024
233: 7 Game-Changing Ideas for 2024
233: 7 Game-Changing Ideas for 2024
Reflecting on 2024, Oliver shares his 7 most important ideas and learnings of the year to date.  Understanding th...
00:07:00
March 28, 2024
232: How to Build an Invincible Company. Alexander Osterwalder
232: How to Build an Invincible Company...
What makes a company invincible? How do you know if a company takes innovation seriously? Alexander Osterwalder ha...
00:42:19
March 21, 2024
231: How to build a brand in 15 minutes. Howie Chan, Brand Strategist.
231: How to build a brand in 15 minutes...
A brand is not a logo or a misspelled word. “It's the perception someone has about a company.”  In this a...
00:57:57
March 14, 2024
230: We Are All FOMO Sapiens. Patrick McGinnis
230: We Are All FOMO Sapiens. Patrick M...
Our guest today is the inventor of FOMO. Patrick McGinnis is an international venture capitalist, the host of the ...
00:42:15
March 07, 2024
229: New World Order: AI Special (Part 2)
229: New World Order: AI Special (Part ...
In this two-part series, I interview 9 thought leaders about the impact of AI on all aspects of communications. Th...
01:06:21
February 29, 2024
228: New World Order: AI Special (Part 1)
228: New World Order: AI Special (Part ...
Who has all the answers when it comes to AI and communications? In my view: no single person.  Which is why I ask...
00:35:02
February 22, 2024
227: Innovation Society: From Ideas to Impact. David Rhotert, Companisto
227: Innovation Society: From Ideas to ...
A society of innovators makes the world a better place. That’s according to David Rhotert, the CEO and founder o...
00:49:34
February 15, 2024
226: The Rise of The Creator CEO. Laura Lewandowski & Julius Bachmann
226: The Rise of The Creator CEO. Laura...
One of Oliver’s predictions has been that your own story and unique voice become even more valuable this year be...
00:42:04
February 08, 2024
225: Speak So People Want to Listen. Julian Treasure, 5x TED Speaker
225: Speak So People Want to Listen. Ju...
Julian Treasure is a world-renowned expert on speaking and listening and a bestselling author. His 5 TED talks hav...
00:51:47
February 01, 2024
224: Energize Yourself and Your Team! Simon Alexander Ong
224: Energize Yourself and Your Team! S...
The world suffers from a human energy crisis. Meet the man who brings back the energy.  Simon Alexander Ong is a ...
00:47:17
January 25, 2024
223: Nø Rules. Caroline Renée Kroll, Nø Cosmetics
223: Nø Rules. Caroline Renée Kroll, ...
Netflix has “No Rules Rules”. Caroline Kroll has “Nø Rules”.  Caroline is the impressive young founder a...
00:44:23
January 18, 2024
222: Leading with Positivity and Humor. Lubomila Jordanova, Plan A
222: Leading with Positivity and Humor....
Lubomila Jordanova is an Obama Leader, MIT Under 35 Innovator and the CEO & founder of Plan A. She is also the...
00:42:25
January 12, 2024
221: Only Brands Have Fans. Dimitri Gärtner, Framen
221: Only Brands Have Fans. Dimitri Gä...
What’s the future of advertising, branding and performance marketing?  To answer these questions, Dimitri Gärt...
00:49:53
January 04, 2024
220: 10 Predictions for 2024: AI, Memes and the Perfect Delivery. Oliver Aust
220: 10 Predictions for 2024: AI, Memes...
2024 will be the year AI gets real for many businesses. It is also the biggest election year ever as the US, the E...
00:14:10
December 29, 2023
219: Turn No into Yes! Naren Shaam, Omio
219: Turn No into Yes! Naren Shaam, Omi...
Based in Berlin, born in India, and educated at Harvard – Naren Shaam is a unicorn founder once rejected as a ca...
00:38:59
December 21, 2023
218: Forget Storytelling, Focus on Metaphors Instead
218: Forget Storytelling, Focus on Meta...
“The human species thinks in metaphors, and learns through stories.”  Mary Catherine Bateson The best leaders...
00:06:52
December 14, 2023
217: How to Get Bill Gates to Speak at Your Conference. Jörg Rheinboldt
217: How to Get Bill Gates to Speak at ...
When investor and entrepreneur Jörg Rheinboldt was a student, he managed to convince Bill Gates to speak at a stu...
00:04:37
December 08, 2023
216: Beyond Persuasion: FBI Techniques for Leaders. Adele Gambardella & Chip Massey
216: Beyond Persuasion: FBI Techniques ...
Can we apply FBI persuasion techniques in business? Even in high-stakes negotiations? Absolutely, say a former FBI...
00:56:19
November 30, 2023
215: 10 Lessons from 5 Years of Speak like a CEO. Oliver Aust
215: 10 Lessons from 5 Years of Speak l...
What differentiates the top 1% of founders and CEOs from the rest? What makes them excellent in leadership and com...
00:20:58
November 23, 2023
214: Language, Leadership, and Learning. Arne Schepker, Babbel
214: Language, Leadership, and Learning...
This week, we sit down with Arne Schepker, the visionary CEO behind language-learning powerhouse Babbel. The compa...
00:38:53
November 17, 2023
213: Think Faster, Talk Smarter. Matt Abrahams, Stanford
213: Think Faster, Talk Smarter. Matt A...
Giving formal presentations is stressful. But there is another, more common type of communication that is as cruci...
00:34:22
November 02, 2023
212: How to Become a Thought Leader. Oliver Aust
212: How to Become a Thought Leader. O...
Navigating the path from CEO to visionary is tricky. That’s why I’m excited to share my interview with the “...
00:32:56
October 26, 2023
211: The 50 Most Powerful Presentation Hacks. Oliver Aust
211: The 50 Most Powerful Presentation ...
This week we are launching our new guide on ‘Presentation Hacks:  50 Powerful Strategies to Captivate Any Audi...
00:08:18
October 19, 2023
210: Moment: How GetYourGuide built a Global Brand 
210: Moment: How GetYourGuide built a G...
How many entrepreneurial journeys have started with a wrongly booked ticket to China? Alone in a hotel room in Bei...
00:15:01
October 11, 2023
209: How Communications Can Solve 90% of a Company’s Problems. Oliver Aust
209: How Communications Can Solve 90% o...
This week, I’m excited to share my interview with the “Besser Gründen” Podcast (in German). We discuss my l...
01:11:16
October 05, 2023
208: Find Your Leadership Voice. Caroline Goyder, Speaker, Author, Voice Coach.
208: Find Your Leadership Voice. Caroli...
What’s the hallmark of a great speaker and leader in a volatile world? The ability to recenter your nervous syst...
00:34:23
September 28, 2023
207: Making a Hollywood Movie Against All Odds. Torsten Ruether, CEO, Hello Moment Productions.
207: Making a Hollywood Movie Against A...
This week’s episode is a rare behind-the-scenes interview on how a Hollywood movie gets made – and how to pers...
00:45:51
September 21, 2023
206: Don’t wait for the perfect story, make your story perfect. Karen Eber, Author and TED Speaker
206: Don’t wait for the perfect story...
“Don’t wait for the perfect story, make your story perfect.” This is the message of Karen Eber, author, stor...
00:41:22
September 15, 2023
205: Communications is more important than CEOs think. Yannis Niebelschütz, CoachHub
205: Communications is more important t...
“Communications is more important than most CEOs and founders think,” says Yannis Niebelschütz, co-founder of...
00:34:49
September 08, 2023
204: StartUp Insider: Build Your Message Machine - Repost
204: StartUp Insider: Build Your Messag...
This week I share with you the podcast episode I recorded with Startup Insider (in German) about my latest book ...
00:50:24
August 31, 2023
203: School of Hiring, The Art of Letting People Go. Oliver Aust & Konstanty Sliwowski
203: School of Hiring, The Art of Letti...
Today we are sharing the repost of an insightful episode from the ⁠School of Hiring podcast⁠, hosted by Konsta...
00:36:04
August 23, 2023
202: Becoming a Place Where People (Really) Want to Work. Repost with Oliver Aust
202: Becoming a Place Where People (Rea...
How do you build a magnetic employer brand that attracts and retains new talent? In this special episode of Speak ...
00:43:58
August 16, 2023
201: Mastering the Art of Founder Communication. Jag Singh & Oliver Aust
201: Mastering the Art of Founder Commu...
Does your message cut through the noise? How do you achieve message-market-fit as a startup?  We are excited to b...
01:21:07
August 09, 2023
200: Put Community First. Gülsah Wilke, 2hearts
200: Put Community First. Gülsah Wilke...
This week's podcast guest holds an impressive list of credentials.  She is an investor, board member, speaker...
00:33:26
August 02, 2023
199: As CEO, Steer Your Own Message. Oliver Kaltner, Cherry
199: As CEO, Steer Your Own Message. Ol...
As a CEO, you want to own your message. Thanks to technology and social media, this has never been easier.  This ...
00:42:51
July 27, 2023
198: From Rugby Champ to Intuitive Leadership. Erik Podzuweit, Scalable Capital
198: From Rugby Champ to Intuitive Lead...
Erik Podzuweit is a former German Rugby Champion, and co-founder and co-CEO of Scalable Capital - one of Europe’...
00:37:32
July 19, 2023
197: Diversity Drives Better Communication. Stephanie von Behr, Founderland
197: Diversity Drives Better Communicat...
Founderland is Europe’s fastest growing community of women founders of colour. In this week's episode of Spe...
00:25:57
July 13, 2023
196: Ask Me Anything: Transparency Dilemma, #NotBoring, Changing Founder Communications. Oliver Aust
196: Ask Me Anything: Transparency Dile...
We have a special episode of Speak Like a CEO for you: an Ask Me Anything session with Oliver Aust.  Oliver answe...
00:23:04
July 06, 2023
195: Reviving America's Oldest Retailer. Ken Ohashi, CEO Brooks Brothers
195: Reviving America's Oldest Retailer...
His company has dressed 41 out of 46 US presidents, is the oldest apparel brand in America in continuous operation...
00:38:43
June 30, 2023
194: How to Make Change Happen. Jörg Hellwig, Founder & Investor
194: How to Make Change Happen. Jörg H...
Most people abhor change. But without change, your business will never succeed. This is why Jörg Hellwig puts cha...
00:46:02
June 22, 2023
193: The Secret Language of Leadership. Simon Lancaster, Top Speechwriter
193: The Secret Language of Leadership....
Has a speech ever changed the way you see the world? Now imagine being able to write a speech that has this effec...
00:50:26
June 15, 2023
192: Be everywhere where your customers are. Sven Lackinger, Co-founder of Sastrify
192: Be everywhere where your customers...
How many digital tools do you use? Chances are you’ve already used at least a dozen by the time you got to the o...
00:34:40
June 08, 2023
191: The Future is Internal Communications. Benedikt Ilg, CEO of Flip
191: The Future is Internal Communicati...
80% of the global workforce are deskless employees.  They don’t have email or Slack, they don’t respond to ca...
00:49:39
June 02, 2023
190: Start with Building a Brand. Johannes Reck, GetYourGuide
190: Start with Building a Brand. Johan...
How many entrepreneurial journeys have started with a wrongly booked ticket to China? Alone in a hotel room in Bei...
00:55:31
May 25, 2023
189: Communication is the new sales strategy. Viktoria Lindner, Mindsurance
189: Communication is the new sales str...
Viktoria Lindner is a former model, psychiatrist, CEO and founder of digital mental health startup Mindsurance. Mi...
00:33:26
May 19, 2023
188: Zero to 150 Million Users. Daniel Stammler, Co-Founder Kolibri Games
188: Zero to 150 Million Users. Daniel ...
What an entrepreneurial journey: three college friends decide to build a gaming company. Their two biggest challen...
00:47:30
May 10, 2023
187: Boost Your Body Language. Martin Brooks, Body Language Expert
187: Boost Your Body Language. Martin B...
50% of our personal communication is non-verbal. Yet most business leaders never train their body language.  That...
01:06:15
May 03, 2023
186: Winning with Word-of-Mouth. Tim Dettmann, founder and CEO of BEAT81
186: Winning with Word-of-Mouth. Tim De...
Tim Dettmann is a former badminton champion and the founder of sports tech startup BEAT81.  He is inspired by a s...
00:33:04
April 28, 2023
185: Become a better leader in 2 minutes. Darja Gutnick, Bunch
185: Become a better leader in 2 minute...
“I'm a former academic and psychologist. Our answer to everything is ‘it depends’. But in the business w...
00:49:54
April 19, 2023
184: Be Edgy, be controversial. Tanja Bogumil, founder and CEO of Perfeggt
184: Be Edgy, be controversial. Tanja B...
In this special Easter episode, we give you eggs without chickens.  Tanja Bogumil is the CEO and founder of Perfe...
00:44:00
April 03, 2023
183: Communication is Part of the Treatment. Florian Semler, Formel Skin
183: Communication is Part of the Treat...
“Communication is so important for us because communication is part of the treatment. What we don’t want to do...
00:30:10
March 29, 2023
182: Don’t Build Companies - Build Teams! Valerie Bures, Serial Entrepreneur
182: Don’t Build Companies - Build Te...
Valerie Bures is a serial entrepreneur, and founder, CEO, investor, board member, and a mom of three with an incre...
00:49:48
March 22, 2023
181: Communications can be a game-changer for founders. Jan Reichelt, 10x Founders
181: Communications can be a game-chang...
“Make it a story people remember. That’s the great thing about startups. Startups have great stories to tell. ...
00:39:15
March 17, 2023
180: People want true leadership! Sophie Chung, Qunomedical
180: People want true leadership! Sophi...
Sophie Chung is back on the podcast! She is the founder & CEO of Qunomedical where she is building a much-need...
00:41:29
March 09, 2023
179: A message machine that continues to expand. Jochen Engert, Flix
179: A message machine that continues t...
“We knew that if we didn’t jump, we’d regret it for the rest of our lives.” It was a leap into the unknown...
00:35:55
March 03, 2023
178: The Secrets to Effective Storytelling. Jeremy Connell-Waite, IBM
178: The Secrets to Effective Storytell...
Storytelling is bloody difficult. It is only easy if you don’t know how it is done. Fortunately, Communications ...
00:48:05
February 24, 2023
177: Stories create movements. Josef Brunner, Entrepreneur & Investor
177: Stories create movements. Josef Br...
“The role of the CEO is to tell stories and make sure that they become true.” Josef, who has two nine figure e...
00:43:40
February 17, 2023
176: Leading in a hybrid environment, Bettina Hausmann & Oliver Aust
176: Leading in a hybrid environment, B...
Hybrid working is here to stay. What’s harder to figure out is how CEOs and founders can lead, communicate and m...
00:37:20
February 10, 2023
#175: Heroes are born in a crisis. Holger Weiss, German Autolabs
#175: Heroes are born in a crisis. Holg...
“There is no day without communication.” In his new book “Helden werden in der Krise geboren” (Heroes are ...
00:38:18
February 03, 2023
174: Life’s a pitch… Bryony Cooper, Arkley Brinc VC
174: Life’s a pitch… Bryony Cooper,...
Life's a pitch and you need to nail this skill for basically everything you do in life, says Bryony Cooper. Her li...
00:43:43
January 27, 2023
173: Four Books in Four Years. Oliver Aust
173: Four Books in Four Years. Oliver A...
How do you write four books in four years? Should you write a book? Welcome to a special episode in which Oliver g...
00:47:53
January 20, 2023
172: Know Your Audience! John David von Oertzen, Mobimeo.
172: Know Your Audience! John David von...
To shape the mobility of tomorrow, “you need to adapt your messaging, depending on who you are talking to. You n...
00:29:26
January 13, 2023
171: The CMO belongs in the boardroom! Sherilyn Shackell, The Marketing Academy
171: The CMO belongs in the boardroom! ...
2023 prediction: companies will relentlessly focus on revenue through storytelling, marketing and communications. ...
00:42:43
January 06, 2023
170: Give me that painkiller! Miloš Djurdjević, heyData!
170: Give me that painkiller! Miloš Dj...
How do you get businesses to see something boring as a competitive advantage? Like data protection. Compliance use...
00:35:26
December 22, 2022
169_ New book out: Message Machine. Jag Singh & Oliver Aust
169_ New book out: Message Machine. Jag...
The less you tell people, the more they understand. That’s the simplicity paradox. In Message Machine, Jag and I...
00:31:48
December 16, 2022
168: Don’t limit your marketing budget. Christian Meermann, Cherry Ventures
168: Don’t limit your marketing budge...
"The biggest mistake a company can make is not to communicate at all. As a founder, you need to start in the early...
00:37:18
December 09, 2022
 167: Marketers make good CEOs. Phil Rumbol
167: Marketers make good CEOs. Phil Ru...
Want to know the essentials of branding in 30 minutes? In this special episode, Phil Rumbol walks us through the p...
00:41:24
December 02, 2022
166: Unlocking Capital For Climate. Shilpika Gautam, Salt Global
166: Unlocking Capital For Climate. Shi...
Shilpika Gautam is a Guinness World Record Holding climate activist and CEO and founder of SALT Global. Before cre...
00:40:49
November 25, 2022
165: Turn bad news into success. Klaus Wegener, 35up
165: Turn bad news into success. Klaus ...
Every company faces an existential #crisis as it grows. "As an entrepreneur, you need to speak about the difficult...
00:48:43
November 17, 2022
164: Rising to #1 in the App Charts. Lukas Röhle, Prematch App
164: Rising to #1 in the App Charts. Lu...
There are many football apps for professionals. And now there is one for the "real football“ - the amateur game ...
00:40:29
November 11, 2022
163: It’s all about connection. Daniel Hanemann, wundertax
163: It’s all about connection. Danie...
A growth-driven entrepreneur who built ventures in six countries, speaks four languages who is also a comedian in ...
00:37:15
October 20, 2022
162: E-Commerce that doesn’t Cost the Earth . Melissa Wijngaarden, Noor Veenhoven, Marcella Wijngaarden, Impactbytes
162: E-Commerce that doesn’t Cost the...
We all want more sustainable fashion and ethically produced goods. But greenwashing and wishy-washy information ma...
00:33:42
October 13, 2022
161: Holy Grail! Personalised Messages at Scale. Pranav Ahuja, xeno
161: Holy Grail! Personalised Messages ...
How can you build an emotional connection with your customers? Especially if you have tens of thousands? Certainly...
00:35:11
September 29, 2022
160: A brand is a statement. Max Linden, lemon.markets
160: A brand is a statement. Max Linden...
A brand is a statement. But you have to mean it. 🍋 Our guest today was analysing the markets during his studies...
00:40:27
September 16, 2022
159: Your Purpose is the Story. Gemma Comabella, COCOLI
159: Your Purpose is the Story. Gemma C...
Why is there no Vestiaire Collective for furniture? Why isn’t there a platform that gives designer furniture the...
00:32:30
September 09, 2022
158: Focus on Impact. Mali M. Baum, WLOUNGE
158: Focus on Impact. Mali M. Baum, WLO...
„You can’t make change happen alone!“ says Mali M. Baum. Together with her team, she is shining a light on o...
00:39:56
September 02, 2022
157: Difficult Stories Make a High Performance Team. Caro Gabor, Movinx
157: Difficult Stories Make a High Perf...
"Our best marketing employee is Elon Musk!“, says Caro Gabor with a twinkle in her eyes. Musk’s goal of fixing...
00:37:28
August 26, 2022
156: Communication is a CEO's strongest powertool. Christian Wiens, Getsafe
156: Communication is a CEO's strongest...
Speak Like A CEO is back after the summer break. Today's guest is the CEO and co-founder of a trailblazing compa...
00:35:06
August 19, 2022
#155: Speak the language of your audience. Christine Kiefer, RIDE Capital
#155: Speak the language of your audien...
"You don’t have to be 65 to live your dreams,“ believes our guest. Her business is all about giving people thi...
00:40:39
July 01, 2022
154: Own your communication. Hanna Marie Asmussen, Localyze
154: Own your communication. Hanna Mari...
Say no to borders and bureaucracy and yes to openness and simplicity! Our guest today believes that international ...
00:36:12
June 24, 2022
153: The new story of money. Katharina Gehra, Immutable Insight
153: The new story of money. Katharina ...
Dare to rethink how money should work. This is what our guest today is passionate about. And that future of financ...
00:39:52
June 17, 2022
#152: A Smile Can be Worth Millions. Ramin Niroumand, embedded/capital
#152: A Smile Can be Worth Millions. Ra...
Today's guest is one of the key players in the German and European FinTech scene. As co-founder and CEO of company...
00:44:30
June 10, 2022
151: Sales = communication. Veronika Riederle, Demodesk
151: Sales = communication. Veronika Ri...
Selling is hard. To make the sales conversation better our guest today has built Demodesk, a revolutionary screen ...
00:33:50
June 03, 2022
150: Create a market and own it. Jannes Fischer, Vermietet.de
150: Create a market and own it. Jannes...
How do you know what kind of business has huge potential? It’s easy to connect the dots looking back. It’s way...
00:29:23
May 20, 2022
#149: Pitching for Impact. Freda Katunda Olsen, LEAP
#149: Pitching for Impact. Freda Katund...
„If you want people to buy in to who you are, then you have to have a really, really great story behind it.“ F...
00:27:20
May 13, 2022
#148: Blitzscale your communication skills. Oliver Aust
#148: Blitzscale your communication ski...
What is the foundation for everything you do in business? It’s communications. But developing communications ski...
00:17:03
May 06, 2022
#147: Find Your North Star - Martin Schilling, Techstars
#147: Find Your North Star - Martin Sch...
Our guest today is passionate about enabling the next generation of entrepreneurs to build high-growth businesses....
00:40:31
April 29, 2022
#146: Democratising Web 3 - Peter Grosskopf, Unstoppable Finance
#146: Democratising Web 3 - Peter Gross...
When it comes to Web3, “messaging is the biggest challenge” said investor Chris Dixon. “There are a lot of m...
00:54:33
April 21, 2022
#145: Hungry, Honest, Helpful and Humble, Fritz Trott, Zenjob
#145: Hungry, Honest, Helpful and Humbl...
The scarcest resource today is #talent. And finding it is often stressful for both sides. Zenjob co-founder Fritz ...
00:33:57
April 08, 2022
#144: Building trust through communication, Nicole Büttner, Merantix
#144: Building trust through communicat...
Today’s guest is one of the most influential women in tech. Nicole Büttner is the founder and CEO of Merantix M...
00:34:10
April 01, 2022
#143: Turning Transactions into Interactions, Marc-Alexander Christ, SumUp
#143: Turning Transactions into Interac...
Ten years ago, the founders of the London-based fintech unicorn SumUp went from door to door to convince merchants...
00:37:14
March 25, 2022
#142: Mind your Karma, Kristina Walcker-Mayer, Nuri
#142: Mind your Karma, Kristina Walcker...
Our guest today is the CEO of Nuri (formerly Bitwala) and a digital thought leader. Nuri enables customers to inve...
00:58:16
March 18, 2022
#141 Messaging Matters, Jerome Lange, koppla
#141 Messaging Matters, Jerome Lange, k...
Jerome Lange went from trying and failing to build a babysitting business as a student (no founder-market-fit) to ...
00:32:20
March 11, 2022
#140 - How to pitch to investors - the Neuroscience of Startup Stories, Gerrit McGowan
#140 - How to pitch to investors - the ...
Gerrit McGowan is an investor, entrepreneur and startup mentor who has coached over 1000 founders and entrepreneur...
00:41:21
March 04, 2022
#139 How great leaders communicate (and what they avoid). Bettina Hausmann
#139 How great leaders communicate (and...
"What is leadership but language? Changing the way we communicate changes the culture. Changing the culture transf...
00:29:11
February 18, 2022
#138 - Business & The Big Why. Sarah Reitz, whylab
#138 - Business & The Big Why. Sarah Re...
Our guest today turned the Why? question into a thriving business. A clinical psychologist by training, Sarah Reit...
00:39:48
February 11, 2022
# 137 - TOOLBOX: How to Build Crazy Productive Teams, Kristen Mashburn
# 137 - TOOLBOX: How to Build Crazy Pro...
Your organisation's culture is the key to its success. Its not just a nice to have and the mission statement you p...
00:54:33
February 04, 2022
#136 - Future-proof finances with a purpose, Bastian Krautwald, wajve
#136 - Future-proof finances with a pur...
Millennials want convenience, like being able to open a bank account in 10 minutes. The GenZ cohort expect conveni...
00:37:38
January 28, 2022
# 135 - We need to talk about spirits, Ulrich Adams, spiritsEurope
# 135 - We need to talk about spirits, ...
Pour yourself your favourite drink for this week’s episode. Communicating under the influence is not without cha...
00:42:47
January 21, 2022
#134 - Capture 90% of a market by talking to your customers, Sievert Weiss, Amboss
#134 - Capture 90% of a market by talki...
First: create a market. Second: own it. Third: expand globally. Amboss' market share is simply off the charts, big...
00:49:19
January 14, 2022
#133 - From stigma to thriving business. Katharina Wäschenbach, Dearest
#133 - From stigma to thriving business...
Today we talk about an issue that concerns over 100 million young people in Europe. During the pandemic our podcas...
00:22:51
December 17, 2021
#132 - Storytelling Secrets for Start-Ups, Iris Skrami, Renoon
#132 - Storytelling Secrets for Start-U...
Today's guest was browsing the internet 3 years ago to find a sustainable black dress. That search for the perfect...
00:28:36
December 10, 2021
#131 - Combating Urban Loneliness, Florian Färber, TheBase
#131 - Combating Urban Loneliness, Flor...
Todays guest is building the future of urban living. Florian Färber is the Founder and CEO of TheBase. Previously...
00:26:10
December 03, 2021
#130 - Impact or financial returns? We want both! Dr. Gesa Miczaika, Auxxo
#130 - Impact or financial returns? We ...
The VC scene is male-dominated, and more diverse investment opportunities are being overlooked. Our podcast guest ...
00:30:42
November 26, 2021
#129 - On basements, building a brand and saving billions - Tamaz Georgadze, Raisin
#129 - On basements, building a brand a...
Some stories just make you sit up and listen. Today’s episode features Tamaz Georgadze, co-founder and CEO of Ra...
00:38:38
November 19, 2021
#128 - Building a global brand in a crowded market - Mengting Gao, Kitchen Stories
#128 - Building a global brand in a cro...
What started as a passion project by two economics graduates in 2013 now reaches 30 million users each month on mu...
00:37:14
November 12, 2021
#127 - Book announcement: overcoming startups' biggest challenge - Jag Singh & Oliver Aust
#127 - Book announcement: overcoming st...
Why do nine out of ten startups fail? What differentiates a future unicorn from your run-off-the-mill startup? Mor...
00:14:29
November 05, 2021
#126 - Barely legal: building a brand in psychedelics - Anne Philippi, The New Health Club
#126 - Barely legal: building a brand i...
Psychedelics are back. And thanks to scientific discovery there are high hopes that these substances will treat de...
00:33:09
October 29, 2021
#125 - Taking responsibility as a CEO - Michael Wax, Forto
#125 - Taking responsibility as a CEO -...
Michael Wax is the co-founder & CEO of Forto, a Berlin based unicorn that is driving digitalisation and decarb...
00:27:04
October 22, 2021
#124 - Taking the pain out of video production - Piotr Pilat, HeyViz
#124 - Taking the pain out of video pro...
Are you as relaxed as the Dalai-Lama in front of a camera? Pulitzer Prize Finalist Piotr Pilat knows how you can a...
00:23:37
October 18, 2021
#123 - Win customers like the world depends on it - Jan Rabe, Wechselpilot
#123 - Win customers like the world dep...
Change is hard. Getting someone else to change is even harder. So how can you convince someone to become your cust...
00:34:59
October 08, 2021
#122 - Fast-track your Minimum Viable Brand - Jag Singh & Oliver Aust
#122 - Fast-track your Minimum Viable B...
How can I create an irresistible brand? Every founder is looking for an answer to this question. With a strong bra...
00:30:32
October 01, 2021
#121 - Why CEOs need to step up their game in front of the camera - Bettina Hausmann & Oliver Aust
#121 - Why CEOs need to step up their g...
Videos have become a cornerstone of CEO communications: for media interviews, brand building, pitches, social medi...
00:47:08
September 10, 2021
#120 - From Retail to Wholesale to Brand – Jan Bredack, Veganz
#120 - From Retail to Wholesale to Bran...
Our guest today turned his Veganuary into a thriving business with a purpose. For Jan Bredack, Founder and CEO of ...
00:31:34
September 03, 2021
#119 - The power of voice – Franziska Focken, Wayvs
#119 - The power of voice – Franziska...
Only 7% of what you say matters, but your voice accounts for 38% of the first impression you make. So, how come th...
00:33:55
August 27, 2021
#118 - How to use branding to stand out - Robert Ermich, DeinHandy & OnTruck
#118 - How to use branding to stand out...
Can a brand make all the difference? Yes, it can! Robert Ermich is a passionate and successful serial founder and ...
00:33:38
August 20, 2021
#117 - The Impact of Employer Branding - Konstanty Sliwowski, Caissa Recruitment
#117 - The Impact of Employer Branding ...
Traditional recruitment is over while companies experience The Great Resignation. In this special episode Oliver t...
00:37:10
August 13, 2021
#116 - Win the global talent war - Jonathan Romley, Lundi
#116 - Win the global talent war - Jona...
In today’s episode we speak to Jonathan Romley, co-founder and CEO at Lundi. Lundi helps companies scale their g...
00:48:55
August 06, 2021
#115 - The ultimate secret to building community with Christopher Plantener (Kontist) & Vincent Huguet (Malt)
#115 - The ultimate secret to building ...
Double Dynamite: Today’s episode features two entrepreneurs solving the biggest pain points for #freelancers: fi...
00:42:34
July 16, 2021
#114 – How to speak like a CEO – Oliver @ WHU Women in Business Club
#114 – How to speak like a CEO – Ol...
How can I inspire as a CEO? How do I communicate in an age-diverse company environment? And do female CEOs face ot...
01:19:28
July 09, 2021
#113 - The impact of authentic communication. Amy Wilkinson, Ingenuity
#113 - The impact of authentic communic...
Amy Wilkinson is a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, a bestselling author, keynote speaker and for...
00:38:02
July 02, 2021
#112 - Using creativity to build a global brand. Robert Klanten, gestalten
#112 - Using creativity to build a glob...
Robert Klanten, founder and CEO of gestalten, has been a key figure in the global creative industry for more than ...
00:29:15
June 25, 2021
#111 - Get a coach and change the world. Hendrik Schriefer, Sharpist
#111 - Get a coach and change the world...
For top management working with a coach is the norm. The platform Sharpist makes this possible for others in an or...
00:31:02
June 18, 2021
#110 - Communicate your vision and purpose! Eva-Maria Meijnen, PlusDental
#110 - Communicate your vision and purp...
Her company is set to become Germany's first female-led unicorn. Eva-Maria Meijnen is the co-CEO of PlusDental. Th...
00:27:50
June 11, 2021
# 109 - Thought Leadership in 9 Steps
# 109 - Thought Leadership in 9 Steps
How to Become a Thought Leader: The 9 Steps to Level Up Your Communication Game and Become Unignorable. Traditiona...
00:24:07
June 04, 2021
#108 - Want to think better and more? Start supplementing your diet, with Fabian Foelsch
#108 - Want to think better and more? S...
You can directly improve your brain function with supplements, and Fabian Foelsch is here to tell us all about it....
00:34:04
May 21, 2021
#107 - Becoming the Tesla of the fashion industry, with Anna Franziska Michel
#107 - Becoming the Tesla of the fashio...
Tech is the fashion industry’s new avant-garde, and Anna Franziska Michel is its ambassador. Anna Franziska Mich...
00:25:21
May 14, 2021
#106 - Taking business advice from Bruce Lee, with Rainer Berak
#106 - Taking business advice from Bruc...
How does Bruce Lee inspire a company with over $500M under management? And where does social action find...
00:41:36
May 07, 2021
#105 - Making the magic of personal branding happen, with Oliver Aust & Dawn Barson
#105 - Making the magic of personal bra...
“Personal branding is what people think or say about you when you’re not in the room. It makes sense to care f...
00:47:00
April 30, 2021
#104 - Building the #1 sports platform, with Andreas Kitzing
#104 - Building the #1 sports platform,...
Athletes need sponsors, and sponsors need successful faces to link their names to. To bridge this mutual need, And...
00:29:13
April 23, 2021
#103 - The art of peak performance with Gerrit McGowan
#103 - The art of peak performance with...
How do you get CEOs to open up about their emotions in order to thrive? How do you get young students to become su...
00:38:51
April 16, 2021
#102 - Selling 1 Million Litres of Vegan Milk, with Nicolas Hartmann
#102 - Selling 1 Million Litres of Vega...
No-one wanted to invest in Vly. It was called a “mega flop”. Today, it is one of the fastest growing food star...
00:28:06
April 09, 2021
#101 - Changing humanity through tech, with Daniel Rebhorn
#101 - Changing humanity through tech, ...
Will humans give up decision-making to machines by 2036? A utopian, or dystopian vision? Daniel Rebhorn, co-founde...
00:31:15
April 01, 2021
#100 - Becoming CEO in the middle of a crisis with Nina Pütz
#100 - Becoming CEO in the middle of a ...
How do you steer a billion-euro company through the Covid crisis? When Nina Pütz joined the fintech giant Ratepay...
00:30:16
March 26, 2021
#99 - Turning a newsletter into a 1 million strong community with Max Rofagha
#99 - Turning a newsletter into a 1 mil...
How can you quickly grow an engaged community for your business? Founder Maximilian Rofagha might just have the an...
00:33:47
March 19, 2021
#98 - How tech is revolutionising medicine as we know it with Lina Behrens
#98 - How tech is revolutionising medic...
For most of us, falling sick means a trip to the doctor. Soon though this may no longer be the case. The world of ...
00:27:48
March 12, 2021
#97 - How to win the fight against plastic waste with Boris Jebsen
#97 - How to win the fight against plas...
Every year we produce almost 400 million tons of plastic.  According to some estimates as much as 50% of thi...
00:39:30
March 05, 2021
#96 - What is message-market fit and why is it so important? with Oliver Aust
#96 - What is message-market fit and wh...
Your message-market fit is determined by how appealing the messaging sounds to your customer.  If you are a f...
00:06:51
March 04, 2021
#95 - Why foreign languages are the key to successful leadership - with Michael Shangkuan
#95 - Why foreign languages are the key...
We are all familiar with the terms IQ and EQ. CQ on the other hand may be a new concept. It refers to cultural int...
00:35:07
February 26, 2021
#94 - How Alina Bassi is tackling textile waste
#94 - How Alina Bassi is tackling texti...
Every year more than 100 billion garments are produced globally. But more than 85% of all material used for clothi...
00:24:49
February 19, 2021
#93 - The secret to succeeding in a crisis with Benjamin Roth
#93 - The secret to succeeding in a cri...
In early 2020 Urban Sports Club was on track to reach Unicorn status. They were making new hires every week, smash...
00:33:51
February 12, 2021
#92 - Making money equal with Andrea Fernandez
#92 - Making money equal with Andrea Fe...
Women make up 50% of the global population. Yet they don’t own half the wealth. Of course, there’s no such th...
00:33:06
February 05, 2021
#91 - Personal branding to cut through the noise – IABC EMENA
#91 - Personal branding to cut through ...
Without a strong personal brand you simply won’t stand out online. Quality content is what will get you noticed ...
00:29:41
February 04, 2021
#90 - Catapulting a brand to success with Giorgos Tsetis
#90 - Catapulting a brand to success wi...
Passion is not enough to do well in business. To be truly successful, you have to be obsessed with what you’re d...
00:32:20
January 29, 2021
#89 - Lena & Oliver Special on Personal Branding
#89 - Lena & Oliver Special on Personal...
Personal branding for CEOs: fad or must-have? This is a question which CEOs and their communications teams are inc...
00:07:51
January 28, 2021
#88 - Reaching Your Full Potential with Eric Partaker
#88 - Reaching Your Full Potential with...
Only 2% of us reach our full potential at work and in our private lives. That’s according to Eric Partaker, CEO ...
00:33:45
January 08, 2021
#87 - Bringing people together (online and offline) with Aimie-Sarah Carstensen from Artnight
#87 - Bringing people together (online ...
Today Oliver and Lena chat with Aimie-Sarah Carstensen, Founder of Art-Night, that provides offline events bringin...
00:30:20
December 17, 2020
#86 - Ecosia’s Christian Kroll on creating a search engine to plants 1bn trees
#86 - Ecosia’s Christian Kroll on cre...
What is the one thing that every CEO should be doing? According to Christian Kroll, CEO of Ecosia, every CEO shoul...
00:27:56
December 11, 2020
#85 - Silicon Valley food delivery pioneer Neeraj Berry on when to let go
#85 - Silicon Valley food delivery pion...
From Silicon Valley darling to Silicon Allee investor, Neeraj Berry knows a thing about business. He previously co...
00:27:26
December 04, 2020
#84 - From BCG consultant to startup founder with Trinh Le-Fiedler
#84 - From BCG consultant to startup fo...
Is the competition for attention harder these days, or is easier to have a voice and make yourself heard? Oliver A...
00:26:31
November 27, 2020
#83 - Reimagining business with WeTransfer founder Nalden
#83 - Reimagining business with WeTrans...
You've probably heard of WeTransfer, but if not you're in for a treat with this week's episode when we speak to Du...
00:25:04
November 19, 2020
#82 How to Unfuck the Economy with Waldemar Zeiler
#82 How to Unfuck the Economy with Wald...
Welcome to Season 3 of Speak Like a CEO! Oliver Aust and Lena Carlson chat to Waldemar Zeiler, the founder of einh...
00:30:39
November 13, 2020
#81 - RICHARD STEPHENSON - CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY
#81 - RICHARD STEPHENSON - CIVIL AVIATI...
This is the final episode of our "Expert on Expert" series before we head into Season 3 of Speak Like a CEO next w...
00:31:58
November 05, 2020
The Unignorable Podcast #6: Christian Conrad & Oliver Aust on being unignorable and magnetic
The Unignorable Podcast #6: Christian C...
**This podcast was originally published by Der Podcast für Magnetische Unternehmenskultur** In this episode, Oliv...
00:50:39
November 05, 2020
The Unignorable Podcast #5 - How to make your event unignorable with Oliver Aust and Jeannine Koch
The Unignorable Podcast #5 - How to mak...
The book Unignorable is available Amazon and has already become a #1 bestseller in Germany, UK, US, France and Aus...
00:27:29
October 22, 2020
The Unignorable Podcast #4 - How to become an international bestseller with Oliver Aust and Nate Regier
The Unignorable Podcast #4 - How to bec...
The book Unignorable launched this week on Amazon and has already become a #1 bestseller in Germany, UK, US and Au...
00:36:54
October 15, 2020
The Unignorable Podcast #3 - How to build a community with Oliver Aust and Ronny Krieger (Patreon)
The Unignorable Podcast #3 - How to bui...
** Unignorable is available to purchase on October 13** In the third episode of The Unignorable Podcast, Oliver Au...
00:38:47
October 09, 2020
The Unignorable Podcast #2 - How to launch your own podcast with Oliver Aust and Jill & Julia (Bear Radio)
The Unignorable Podcast #2 - How to lau...
** Unignorable is available to purchase on October 13** In the second episode of The Unignorable Podcast, Oliver A...
00:36:55
October 01, 2020
The Unignorable Podcast #1 - What does it mean to be UNIGNORABLE with Oliver Aust x Kat Brendel
The Unignorable Podcast #1 - What does ...
** Unignorable is available to purchase on October 13** In the digital age, being good at your job is unfortunatel...
00:34:56
September 24, 2020
#80 - MONIKA SCHALLER - DEUTSCHE POST DHL
#80 - MONIKA SCHALLER - DEUTSCHE POST D...
According to Monika Schaller, “crisis doesn’t create character, it reveals it.” Monika is the executive vice...
00:25:36
September 18, 2020
#79 - ANDREAS BARTELS - LUFTHANSA
#79 - ANDREAS BARTELS - LUFTHANSA
On this week’s episode of Speak Like a CEO, Oliver Aust and Lena Carlson speak to Andreas Bartels, the head of c...
00:23:28
September 11, 2020
#78 - CLARISSA HALLER - SIEMENS
#78 - CLARISSA HALLER - SIEMENS
On this week’s episode of Speak Like a CEO, Oliver Aust and Lena Carlson got the chance to sit down with the for...
00:32:50
September 04, 2020
#77 - JÖRG HOWE - DAIMLER
#77 - JÖRG HOWE - DAIMLER
Jörg Howe has been head of global communications at Daimler AG since 2008. Daimler is one of the biggest producer...
00:19:34
August 27, 2020
#76 - NICOLA LESKE - SAP
#76 - NICOLA LESKE - SAP
Nicola Leske is the Chief Communications Officer at SAP - a company that needs no introduction. In fact, over 80% ...
00:26:28
August 20, 2020