Daniela Landgraf – the 5 “Premium Speakers Questions”

02. October 2023 – Mandy Weinand

Daniela Landgraf has a moving life story. Despite her handicap Tourette’s syndrome, she has managed to overcome her self-doubt and inferiority complexes. She has learned to accept herself, to love herself and finally to be content and happy. This path, as well as her 25 years of experience in the financial industry, have shaped her. Today she shares her experiences in lectures and workshops. Due to her professional past, she particularly enjoys moderating events from the financial and business sector.  When Daniela is not on the road as a digital nomad with her mobile home, she is on stage as a keynote speaker and “real powerhouse”.

Interview with Daniela Landgraf:

1. What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Daniela Landgraf:

My core themes are self-worth, mental strength and(self-)motivation.

The topic of self-worth in the B2B sector includestopics such as sovereignty, strong presence, authenticity, sales issues, as well as communicationand rhetoric.

The topic of mental strength includes sub-topicssuch as resilience, stress management, trust, change and crisis management.

Both themes, self-worth and mental strength, areclosely linked.

Having worked in the financial sector for 25 years insales, I also enjoy talking about various financialtopics and moderating events from the financial andeconomic sectors.

2. Which audiance or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Daniela Landgraf:

Generally both B2B and B2C.

In particular, common:

  • Managers
  • Teams
  • Sales staff, especially in the financial sector
  • Clients at corresponding corporate events for clients

3. Are you a PREMIUM SPEAKER? Where do you get your insights from?

Daniela Landgraf:

My own path to the stage was not easy. People likeme don’t usually stand on stage and tell otherpeople about self-worth and mental strength, because I have Tourette’s. I like to call it my “specialeffect” these days. What caused a lot of suffering, ridicule and exclusion in childhood is hardlynoticeable to other people today. The fact that Ihave almost no tics anymore (by the way, they areonly neuronal and not verbal tics) has to do with thetopics of self-worth, mental strength and of coursealso with the topic of self-motivation and self-healing.

On my path as a speaker:
I went through the mentoring year at the GermanSpeakers Association e. V. (GSA) as a mentee in2016 / 2017.
In 2017 / 2018 I was at GSA University (now calledGSA Academy).

Since then, I have been on a variety of stages as a«Professional Speaker».

4. What will be in the future? Does «time» play an important role in your work?

Daniela Landgraf:

We live in a state of permanent change. Particularlyin today’s times, it is important to show flexibilityand adaptability. The strong changes and theincredibly fast development of AI’s frightens manypeople. Precisely for this reason, the themes of self-worth and mental strength are elementarycharacteristics for success in the future world.

Another important issue is to start thinking aboutthe Alpha generation. Generation Z is currently oneveryone’s lips, but what will it be like when the firstalphas enter the world of work? How do they differfrom the other generations? How much is our(working) world determined by AI and robots whenthe Alpha generation goes into training? Whichprofessions then still matter for us humans?

Another sociopolitically important question will bewhere taxes and social security contributions comefrom if robots and AI gradually determine the worldof work. What happens to the companies, theemployees and the politicians?
In the optimal case, all people earn enough moneythrough AI and there is much more free time foreveryone. But what do people do with their time? Which professions survive?

These are just a few of the many importantquestions that need to be asked. How will we live in10, 20 or 30 years? What can we do now for awonderful, happy future?

5. Tell us your life motto? What do you want to give your listeners to take with them?

Daniela Landgraf:

There are some quotes from myself that I like to share with my audience:

“Miracles happen when you are willing to see them.”

“Joy of life and success increase when self-doubtdecreases.”

“You know it, you can do it, you want it. Then do it!”

I also like to quote Oscar Wilde:

“In the end everything is fine. And if it’s not good, it’s not the end.”

Daniela Landgraf

Expert on self-esteem, mental strength and motivation