When I hear students in my courses say after their presentations that for the very first time it's like they are not just communicating some content but actually feeling something, I never know if I should be happy... What I do like: they classify the experience as something that "enriches not only their abilities but their entire existence".¹
I'm teaching speech as a tool for emancipation and self-determination, which in addition opens personal creative potential.
Within the framework of rhetorical practice, my focus is on lectures, presentations and ad lib speech. Physical techniques for performance, voice and articulation are integral components of this process.
The amount of positive feedback I have received for my courses at the University of Salzburg has motivated me to offer my methods to a wider circle of interested people.
Videostill: Hans Christian Gruber, Salzburg 2018.
I teach with fervor, and this fervor is based on a deep fascination for the process of speech. Whether for theater or for rhetorical purposes, my interest is in people speaking. What does rhetoric mean to me? Developing your individual rhetorical potential.