• Friday 20 May 9.00 to 12.00
  • Saturday 28 May 11:00 to 14:00


Quick-wittedness in professional and private contexts

Quick-wittedness is very important in professional and private contexts. It is the ability to remain calm in the face of verbal attacks, to counter boldly, and to act with confidence.

Those who are quick-witted deal with verbal attacks in a target-oriented manner and at the same time do not try to devalue the other person. Because no one can win if the relationship aspect is lost. Instead, learn how to defuse a verbal attack and regain control of the conversation or argument.


10 counters that always work

see blog repartee


Procedure of the workshop repartee

  1. Introduction: Explanation of self-worth and beliefs
  2. Selection of topics from the respective concerns of the participants
  3. Individual goal setting
  4. Practical part: Implementation of the topics in exercises and role plays
  5. Feedback on the exercises
  6. Introduction to body language and rhetoric (defensive phrases)
  7. Practical part: Implementation in exercises and role plays
  8. Feedback on the exercises
  9. Review of individual goals and conclusion


repartee and sovereignty

There are many ways to present yourself more glibly. Sometimes this is done humorously, sometimes directly, but always confidently and calmly. The important thing here is not to poison the atmosphere of the conversation, but to ensure that there is respectful and relaxed interaction. So repartee is also possible in non-violent communication.

The workshop offers analysis and exercises and helps to set individual targets. Significant progress is already possible in the workshop through goal-oriented and constructive feedback from the other participants.


Quick-wittedness: Examples of problems and concerns

  • I would like to get rid of my shyness.
  • I have a hard time judging how I come across to others.
  • I want to appear more charismatic and authentic and be more present in groups.
  • I no longer want to avoid problems, but rather master conflicts with confidence.
  • Due to the Corona crisis I am more irritable than before, I want to become more calm and resilient again.
  • I strive to use my facial expressions and body language effectively to persuade others.
  • I get angry although I would like to be quick-witted.


repartee in practice – in 3 simple steps


1. counter confidently through good self-awareness

Indispensable for confident, calm countering of verbal attacks is good self-awareness. This is basically the key to success. If we manage to create a balance between self-perception and perception of others, we increase our self-worth at the same time.


2. promote self-confidence with positive beliefs

Every person is shaped by certain beliefs. Often negative beliefs, which often come from childhood, make us.
They make life difficult and get in our way. They are phrases like:

– “It’s just that I’m shy.”
– “Wordy, I never was.”
– “Quick-wittedness is innate. Unfortunately, I wasn’t born with it.”
– “There are charismatic people, I’m not one of them.”

If we take them as incontrovertible truths, it is almost impossible to change our behavior. Therefore, it is necessary to question such beliefs and, in the best case, reinterpret them into strengths.


3. convince with the right self-presentation – defense strategies

In order to appear confident and present yourself convincingly, it is important to check and improve your own facial expressions and body language. With the right rhetoric, verbal attacks are easy to fend off.


Examples of defense sentences

Attack: This is a nonsense, this investment is beyond the scope!
factual question back: ‘why do you think that?’

Attack: They are always late and think they can get away with it!
Short comment: ‘Yes

Attack: You are always too pessimistic!
Please explain: ‘what is your definition of pessimistic?’