Kristina zur Mühlen – the “5-Premium-Speakers-Questions”

26. October 2018 – Patricia Zoller

With more than 25-years of experience, renowned TV journalist and presenter, Kristina zur Mühlen has moderated and anchored over 5,000 news and science shows on public broadcasting programs, and live Events.

What are the core subjects of your keynote speeches?

Kristina zur Mühlen:

1. “What kind of future do you want to live in? – Seven thoughts about a world changing”

I deal with visions of the future in our ever-changing world. In my food-for-thought talking points I touch on these outlooks: Mobility, Urban Development, Services of General Interest, Health Care and the work of the future.

– Mobility: Innovative concepts for future cities.
– Robotics: Are the robots taking over our jobs?
– Sustainability: Mass consumerism & waste production – time to start over?
– Future City: What’s the trick about ‘Smart City’?
– Innovations: How we foster creativity
– The new ‘Lessons learned’: Our current way of dealing with mistakes is slowing us down!
– Responsibility & Respect: two key competencies for the future

2. “From physics to the News – My way into Television Broadcast Industry”

– First hand advice.
– Key work situations.
– Professional Reports

3. “Stop lecturing old-style! – Learn from a media professional”

– Principles of professional writing
– Common mistakes and how to avoid them
– Dos & Don’ts
– How to write narratives that attract the layperson.

Which audience or which branch do you reach with your speech?

Kristina zur Mühlen:

– The average audience, interested in questions of live
– The modern people, open-minded and eager to learn new things
– People in various ages (from 10 to 99)
– No specific industry

Why are you a Premium Speaker? Where do you get your insights from?

Kristina zur Mühlen:

Renowned television journalist, presenter and graduate physicist, I have moderated and anchored over 5,000 TV shows, programs, conferences and live events. My journalistic passion has an endless appetite with finding answers to the fundamental questions of life, nature and the very essence of science itself. My key areas of focus and interests include natural sciences and technology as in the case of the well-established 3sat science show ‘nano’ in which I served as the main presenter for ten years. My unique presentation style attracts and entertains the audiences, making academic facts fun, interesting and easy to understand. From technology, health, mobility, urban-living concepts and such, the physics graduate has proven time and time again, that I can deliver science and technology reports in a way that audiences can enjoy, find fascinating and develop a keen interest in as inevitably those innovations will affect and change all our lives.

What will be in the future? Does 'time' play an important role in your work?

Kristina zur Mühlen:

I strongly believe technological modernization will continue to benefit our everyday lives. We’re already seeing progressive ideas spreading more quickly and globally via internet. This trend began technologically and continues culturally. Soon companies will find themselves confronted with a new kind of mission statement. Values such as respect, responsibility and fairness will be the core-values used to assess a company, its management and employees. New ‘rules of engagement’ are shaping global society even faster. Questions of sustainability, environmental awareness and reducing our carbon footprint will become moral standards for everyone.

Urbanization will continue to be the next ‘mega-trend.’ As cities grow, they’ll reshape the living spaces for its inhabitants with a goal of becoming greener, quieter and cleaner. Green parkland strips and fresh water streams could meander through our neighborhoods. That would provide more fresh air and resting areas amidst the hustle and bustle of our busy working lives. Biking is fun and it’s also good for one’s overall health. Public transport may become free to motivating motorists not to drive with their cars. Life in neighborhoods will become more diverse, where both young and old live together. Retirement homes will no longer be needed. Robots will be reliable helpers not only for the elderly’s everyday tasks, but for all our needs. The cities will grow their own food plants in multi-storey plantations. And for energy, they will use 100% renewable energy sources such as solar, geothermal and other new technologies that are already on the horizon…

As a keynote speaker, I encourage people to see ‘Change’ as an opportunity. Nobody can tell us which innovation or business model will succeed, and for how long! But only with all our participation, we actively help shape the future together. As this world’s steward, we should strive hard to learn from the past, hoping not to repeat many of the same mistakes.

What is your life motto? What would you like to give your listeners on the way?

Kristina zur Mühlen:

My slogan:

“No matter how complex, it can be explained!”

I understand myself as a science professional and entertainer. I want to reach everyone with topics from science and technology. And I want to reach the average people.

Three messages for you:
1. Be open with a positive attitude.
2. Mistakes make you strong. Those who are afraid of making mistakes halt creativity.
3. Always show respect and be a responsible person.

Kristina zur Mühlen

TV-Presenter, Physicist & Expert Sustainability & Artificial Intelligence