Inspirational speaker

After a conference or seminar, you as a participant want to get started with inspiration and new ideas. If inspirational speaker this is one of my main goals.

Everyone knows the feeling of an upcoming inspiring meeting, concert or performance that you are looking forward to. These moments feed our inquisitive minds. Inspiration comes from the Latin word 'in spirare'. The literal translation is 'inhale' or 'insufflate'. Inspiration stands for the nourishment of the mind. It takes us out of the everyday and allows us to look at the world around us with a fresh look. For me that is exactly the similarity with wonder. Wonder is of course the state of mind that an illusionist works towards. Wonder, like inspiration, makes you look at things again. It opens your eyes and you want to know exactly how it is. In my opinion, the difference is that inspiration gives you something that you can continue with. Wonder remains a bit more on the surface.

It is therefore not for nothing that Plato, Socrates' pupil called inspiration something that gives you a deeper insight. I myself experience inspiring moments as blissful moments. Moments when I can wake up and think clearly. Often accompanied by joy for the insight gained. The ancient classical Greek philosophers therefore saw inspiration as something divine.

As a speaker you will have a stage at your disposal to inspire a group of people. I try to amaze the audience through my illusion acts in the first place. This is followed by the substantive side of the session. Insights that will hopefully be experienced as inspiring. In this way I hope to be an inspiring speaker and to bring about the feeling of joy so that people want to go back to it fresh and with meaning. I see it as an honor to be able to do this, but not something divine.

“Inspiring people is great to be able to do. This always works with illusionism that fits well with the theme of the day. A well-executed illusion creates astonishment, your mouth falls open and you want to know the ins and outs. Everything in you explores and is open to any input. So if you deliver a story with an inspiring idea at that moment, you really touch the audience. ”

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My sources of inspiration as a speaker

As a speaker, I always incorporate some basic ingredients in my presentations. I want to be the first to have a theme that inspires me. Because that is a pleasant basis for communicating something. I have to be able to talk about it enthusiastically, want to know everything about it and the subject has to grab me. 

In terms of form, I would like my presentations to meet:

  • Illusions about people and human actions, showing something that a person cannot actually do. But what should possibly be possible. I think this fact already offers a lot of inspiration. It makes the audience ask themselves what if I could do this, what would I do with it ?!
  • Humor, related to the subject. Humor provides a twist and also provides perspective. It also lets you view the subject from a different angle. 
  • Insightful stories that can yield an Aha moment. Whether it delivers such a moment is quite dependent on the listener, on the audience. Is this the right time for this information? Aha moments are very much related to the right timing. But if this is successful, you will have a very special experience, because the eureka moments are moments when we take a development step as people.

What makes a lecture inspiring?

I personally only find a lecture or presentation by a speaker really inspiring if I, as a spectator, are touched on several levels.

  • intellectual: does the story make me think enough? Does it provide new insights that I did not have before?
  • Story: does the story touch me, is it about me, about us? How do I relate to the story as a viewer?
  • Emotional: does it touch my heart? By applying the insights offered, can I do something I could not do before? If I can imagine that I now have super powers, I get motivated to apply them.
  • Inspirational storyteller? Is the speaker himself inspired? Because the speaker's emotional state is super contagious. As humans, we are all sentient beings to a certain extent. And so we feel flawlessly whether the speaker himself is inspired by his ideas.
  • interactive. Can I participate? Can I immediately experience the ideas that are being shared? Or should I accept the story as truth without experiment? If I immediately feel and experience what it is, I am much more likely to lower my critical barrier.

Inspiration is different for everyone

Just as every person and individual is different, so is everyone inspired by something different. I know someone who gets a lot of inspiration from frikandellen. She can make all kinds of great dishes with it, and I don't mean a catamaran with fries underneath. Generally speaking, people often get inspired by art, theater, a book, or a music performance or a column. I myself am most inspired by a story that gives me insights about life. When I read Covey's Seven Habits for Effective Leadership. I was very inspired. He tells striking stories from his private life and at the same time shares beautiful insights and a kind of mathematical laws on how to live. 

When I first SImon Sinek heard about the circle of influence and that everything starts with the 'why' I was also inspired, and with me many others. In addition, the humor of Theo Maassen and Ronald Goedemondt warms me up. And a mentalist amazes Derren Brown me every time. I try to make a combination of these styles and in this way I hope to inspire my audience and rightly be an inspiring speaker.

Book guest speaker Jochem Nooyen for your seminar or event

Jochem has a lot of affinity with the following subjects. He creates a tailor-made show full of stories and illusion acts

Privacy / Infosecurity

How safe are your thoughts? Everything we do online can be followed and traced, but your thoughts are safe… or are they not?! In this show, Privacy is an illusion.
After this lecture:
  • - Participants are amazed
  • - They laughed and participated interactively
  • - Gained insight into how important Privacy is for human beings
  • - It has become clear that Privacy is more than laws and regulations
  • - The audience experiences that human beings are the weakest link in information security
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The paradigm shift show

Change your perspective and the world changes along with you. Participants learn to look at changes differently with humor and amazement.
After this lecture:
  • - Participants are amazed
  • - They laughed and participated interactively
  • - Can they look at changes differently?
  • - Have they gained insight into the different stages of change and resilience
  • To be seen in theaters as De Breinjongleur
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Integrity show

The vision of integrity through the eyes of an illusionist provides a fresh look at this theme. It makes aware in a playful way how important this theme is.
After this lecture:
  • - Participants are amazed
  • - They laughed and participated interactively
  • - Have they thought about acting with integrity?
  • - Teaches how to discover fake news.
  • - If information leakage turns out to be human, and people learn how to prevent it
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Illusion show

A one-man show by mind illusionist Jochem Nooyen, full of stories, interaction and humor. Can be flexibly adapted to the theme of the day.
After this lecture:
  • - Participants are amazed
  • - They laughed and participated interactively
  • - They leave the room or online session in amazement and inspiration
  • - Adaptable to day theme
  • - Provides fun and connection
  • - Make you think
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  • Live and online capabilities