I teach students how to become their own teachers

Bogdan Vaida burst onto the training scene in 2009 using extremely old Powerpoint presentations. Luckily, 2 years later he switched to experiential trainings and learning by doing, methodologies that he practiced devotedly into all of his trainings. Known for his no-nonsense approach to getting results, Bogdan has been told that he helps participants get their own “insanely practical insights”.

Bogdan Vaida’s Speaking Topics

DSC_90101. Experiential trainings

I once “taught” time management to a group of students without telling them anything about time management. How did I do this? We played experiential games, games through which students taught themselves directly, without needing a trainer. Experiential trainings are the newest educational methodology; they provide results to groups of students similar to results seen only in one-on-one coaching.

2. How to Organize Your Day to Free Up One More Hour of Your Time

If you keep telling your friends that you don’t have time to get together or never have time to pursue that specific goal you’ve been dreaming about then this topic is for you! I will present simple and effective techniques that will help you rediscover lost time in your own schedule. You’ll also learn a straightforward technique to auto-motivate yourself for long periods of time thus becoming a high achiever and other such gems!

3. Discover your personality: core strengths and points of improvement 

Ever heard of the MBTI test? It’s the most successful test in determining one’s personality, strengths and weaknesses. I’ve created a complete training around the results of the MBTI test that will help you better understand yourself, learn how to communicate with others and use practical tools to enhance your personality with superpower-like traits.

4. How to Create a Successful Presentation 

Learn how to crack the code on how to orchestrate an amazing, transformative presentation! Sounds hard? Maybe… but when you see these insanely practical, easy-to-implement strategies, it will all make sense. Learn how to create, prepare and deliver powerful, persuasive presentations. After this training you won’t only know how to deliver compelling presentations but you’ll actively look for occasions to speak!

5. Make Friends Quickly Even If You Don’t Have Any (targeted to high school seniors and college freshmen)

Based on my own experience during the time I went to college (in a city where I only knew 2 people), I will teach you a 5-step technique that helped me develop a social circle from scratch. Learn a simple way to get new friends, maintain deep, long lasting relations and become the leader of the group even if you are an introvert!

Training Topics

1. Hunger Games – Education through Gamification “Learning is forgetting, try discovering instead!”

In this workshop we will take 3 “boring” formal classes and convert them into highly engaging activities that generate relevant knowledge, transfer of learning, active participation and a s**t load of fun!

2. Fast & (not so) Furious: How to launch your own online course in 42 minutes

Taking more of a “do it now” approach, in this experiential training you will launch your own video on a subject that you desire .. in only 42 minutes!
This helps with:
o transfer of learning by creating video follow-ups for your students, info packs for members of your organization (or even video messages for your friends),
o making a profit online by converting one of your offline courses to the online environment,
o establishing an online following (and maybe even leads for future training) by showing what you do to the online world,
o and even in creating a video cv or a video blog.


(My latest training in China; the interview and experiential game from 3:20 to 4:16)

Speaking & Training Engagements

  • Team building & leadership development sailing trip, Split, Brac, Solta, Hvar, Vis, Croatia, 19 May 2018
  • PPA Thomas Certification – discovering the professional work style, Oradea, Romania, 17-18 August 2017
  • Coordinator for Award @ “Centru Raţiu pentru Democraţie”, The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award, 1 July – 29 December 2017
  • SELLification Certification – training sales-trainers in an experiential way, Timisoara, Romania, 17-18 June 2017
  • Experiential Training in leadership and cooperation, China Soon Ching Ling Foundation, China, 5-10 June 2017 (my interview for the event and an “after trailer”)
  • The Labyrinth – Leadership Training, Rotaract Ripensis, Timișoara, Romania, 10 May 2017
  • Sellification #3 – learning sales in an experiential way, Timișoara, Romania, 29 March 2017
  • The Labyrinth Test Run, Board of European Student of Technology, Timișoara, Romania,  10 May 2017
  • Productivity and Time Management, Business Elite, Hunedoara, Romania, 24-26 March 2017
  • Sellification #2 – developing a new training concept, Clubul de Management, Timișoara, Romania, 14 March 2017
  • “ANTYGONE on Tour”, Portalegre, Portugal, 13-21 December 2016
  • Sellification – developing a new training concept, Clubul de Management, Timișoara, Romania, 8 December 2016
  • Time management training, Events Academy, Timisoara, Romania, 19th November, 2016
  • Sellification (sales simulation),  BizzClub, Timisoara, Romania, 1 November 2016
  • Trainer of trainers and partner for the “Școala Alfa” program (2016 and 2017)
  • Organizer and trainer of trainers for the “Școala Alfa” Alfacamp, Timisoara, Romania, 16-18 September, 2016
  • Trainer at “Power of intercultural and interreligious dialogue”, Yerevan, Armenia, 16-24 July 2016
  • Fast & (not so) Furious: How to launch your own online course in 42 minutes, Studentfest, Timisoara, Romania, 20 May
  • “New Born Memory”, Shkodër, Albania, 23-30 May, 2016
  • Conflict moderation for EVS volunteers, “Links to educations”, Timisoara, Romania, 10 May, 2016
  • “Hunger Games – Education through Gamification”, Experiential Educators Europe, Miercurea-Ciuc, 24-29 April, 2016
  • “Fast & (not so) Furious: How to launch your own online course in 42 minutes”, Experiential Educators Europe, Miercurea-Ciuc, 24-29 April, 2016
  • Time management training, Abecedarul Carierei, 20 April 2016
  • “ECO Health” team leader, Nicosia, Cyprus, 10-17 April, 2016
  • Public speaking training for EVS volunteers for “Links to educations”, Timisoara, Romania, 6 April, 2016
  • “One Wild Life” training course, Essertfallon, Switzerland, 25 March – 3 April
  • “Educational Brainstorming”, Toastmasters Entrepreneurs Timisoara, Timisoara, 16 March, 2016
  • Facilitator at “Love for the process” Alfacamp, 6-12 March, 2016
  • “Links to education”, EVS mentor, March-September, 2016
  • “Hunger Games – Education through Gamification”, Timisoara Toastmasters, Timisoara, 24 February, 2016
  • Experiential Public Speaking training for Rotary Club Timisoara Cosmopolitan, Timișoara, 8 January, 2016
  • Facilitator for “Learning by Doing using Highly Engaging Debriefing Methods”, Cluj-Napoca, 5-6 December, 2015
  • Training in time management, Board of European Student of Technology, Timișoara, 17 November, 2015
  • Facilitator at Experiential Alfacamp, 19-22 November, 2015
  • “Youth Exchanges for beginners” training course, Vieste, Latvia, 19-27 October, 2015
  • Training for EVS members, ZURY Association, 14 October, 2015
  • “Advanced Training on Quality” – in Youth Exchanges, La Rochelle, France, 6-11 October, 2015
  • “Launch your online course in 42 minutes”, experiential training for Area H2 Conference, 3 October, 2015
  • “Get Over the Handicap” Youth Exchange, Mersin, Turkey, 4-13 September, 2015
  • “Heartcore” – advanced training in “The Way of Council”, Žilina, Slovakia, 13-19 August, 2015
  • “Healthy and Active” Youth Exchange in Struga, Macedonia, 1-7 August, 2015
  • “Learn to Empower” training course in Toros, Armenia, 8-15 July, 2015
  • Group leader for the “We are the champions” Erasmus+ project, Lublin, Poland, 27 June – 5 July, 2015
  • Held an inspirational speech on stage invited by Dananjaya Hettiarachchi, world champion of public speaking in his workshop at the “Weaving colorful smiles!” District 95 Fall Conference, Boras, Sweden, 22-24 May, 2015
  • Trainer at “Explore, innovate – succeed!“, Litija, Slovenia, 3-10 May 2015
  • Sports and gender: empowering girls and women (STAGE), Sofia, Belgrade, 25-30 April 2015
  • Speaker at BuzzCamp , 23 April 2015

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  • Trainer for The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), 20 April 2015
  • Speaker at Toastmasters Entrepreneurs Timisoara, 26 March 2015
  • Organizer for Roger Greenaway‘s trainer training event, 20-22 March 2015
  • Time Management training for ASPST, 5 March 2015
  • Trainer for “Common Heritage, Common Future“, Young Initiative, Bucharest, 22 February – 01 March 2015
  • Organizer for Alfacamp, 19-22 February 2015
  • Trainer for Bizz Club, 17 February 2015
  • Elected President for Timișoara Toastmasters, 14 January 2015
  • Trainer for Clubul de Management (FEAA project), 3 December 2014
  • Trainer for The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA), 29 November 2014
  • Public speech: “Challenge in the woods: A 10-day training”, Toastmasters, 26 November
  • Participant at the Yellow Brick Road training (youth career coaching), Daugirdiskes, Lithuania, 7-16 November 2014
  • Online Facilitator for 6th graders, Italy, 21.10.2014
  • Trainer at an internal training for Toastmasters members, 27 September 2014
  • Online Facilitator for 6-8th graders Kalkaji, New Delhi, India, 26 September 2014
  • Trainer in Leadership Excellence for the Toastmasters H2 Area Conference, 21 September 2014
  • Online Facilitator for 6-8th graders Kalkaji, New Delhi, India, 12-19 September 2014
  • Online Facilitator for 6-8th graders New Era High School, Panchgani, India, 8 September 2014
  • Interview for The Six Minute Strategist by John B. D. Colley, 22 August 2014
  • Trainer at Toastmasters Officers Bootcamp, 11-13 July 2014
  • Trainer in Teamwork for OSB, 21 June 2014
  • Speaker at YouthBank’s closing event, 18 June 2014
  • Participant at a Sensory Labyrinth Theatre Workshop with Teatro Calypso Sociale – The Republic of the Imagination, 9-14 June 2014
  • Trainer for Create Your Circle, 26 June, 13-30 May 2014
  • Event organizer for the International Toastmasters Conference, 9-11 May 2014
  • Trainer for Create Your Circles,  6-30 May 2014
  • Trainer at a private workshop, 6 May 2014
  • Trainer for Abecedarul Carierei, 5 April 2014
  • Trainer at a Toastmasters speech contest, 27 March 2014
  • Trainer at Rotaract Ripensis, 6 March 2014
  • Trainer at Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, 5 March 2014
  • Speaker at 5MS‘s event “Emoții pozitive”, 21 January 2014
  • Speaker at 5MS‘s event “Investește în propria ta educatie!”, 26 November 2013
  • Trainer for OSB, 23 November 2013
  • Trainer for Clubul de Management (FEAA project), 19 November 2013
  • Trainer for Incubator 107’s event: Atinge-ți țelurile – workshop în managementul timpului, 14 November 2013
  • Speaker at BuzzCamp , 7 November 2013
  • Speaker at Incubator 107‘s event, 19 Octomber 2013
  • Speaker at Maratonul de Discursuri: Croazieră pe scena oratoriei!, 23 October 2013 (my speech)
  • Speaker at Conferința Absolvenților Speaker Elite, 14 October 2013
  • Speech Evaluator at Cluj Napoca Business Days, 24-25 September 2013
  • “Șoapta Intuiției”, at 5 MS‘ event “Îndrăznește!”,  17 September 2013
  • Trainer in public speaking at Toastmasters Romania National Bootcamp, 7 September 2013
  • Was invited to the radio broadcast show Radio Feisbuc, 16 July 2013
  • Speaker at Speaker Elite every Monday from 19:00 to 22:00 from July – Octomber 2013
  • Elected as Timișoara Toastmaster‘s Vice President of Public Relations, 1 July 2013
  • Appeared on the radio broadcast show Radio Feisbuc, 16 April 2013
  • Trainer in public speaking, Economia de la A la NOI, OSUT project, 24 March 2013
  • Had an interview on national television: Digi TV, 19 December 2012
  • Presenter at Timișoara Toastmasters Show, 13 July 2012
  • Training Family Constellations, 30 June 2012
  • Speaker at 11even, 29 May 2012
  • Trainer on nonverbal and paraverbal communication, L.S.F.E.E., 8 May 2012
  • Speaker at the National Speaking Contest Toastmasters 2012, 5 May 2012
  • Trainer on business socialising and time management, Economia de la A la NOI, OSUT project, 1 April 2012IMG_3420
  • Trainer on time management at Jobshop, 18 March 2012
  • “Motivating People”, Toastmasters trainer in the initiative: Leadership Excellence, 26 November 2011
  • Time management trainer: “Învață să-ți organizezi timpul, câștigă o oră pe zi!”, 19 November 2011
  • Webinar: Time Management for the project Avantaj la Start, 14 November 2011
  • Training on Time Management in the project Zenf (Zilele Educatiei Nonformale) Timisoara, 9 November 2011
  • Training on Time Management in the bootcamp “Descoperă antreprenorul din tine”, Bran, 19 May 2011
  • “Cum să ții o prezentare de succes!”, Board of European Student of Technology, Timișoara, 19 February 2011
  • “Masculinitate și sexualitate”, “Relațiile de cuplu și socializarea”, Timișoara, România, 28 November 2010
  • “Organizing Your Speech”, training in the Toastmasters’ program: The Better Speaker Series, 8 September 2010
  • “Câștigă timp fără să pierzi nimic”, Speeches Marathon, 700 Coffee & Lounge, 7 July 2010
  • “Fii popular prin personalitatea ta”, “FiiLiber.com -> Nikolaus Lenau High School”, 9 June 2010
  • “Călătorește cu entuziasm”, “FiiLiber.com -> Business Administration High School”, 1 June 2010
  • “Organizeaza-te mai bine”, Avantaj la start Online, February 2010
  • “Fii sportiv pentru că meriți!”, “Puterea ta interioară”, Slovakia, 2010
  • “O prezentare de succes”, OSUT, Timișoara, 27 March 2010
  • “Călătorește ieftin”, “Descoperă-ți vocația și transformă-ți viața”, Straja, 2010
  • “Win the fight with time”, “Personalitate alfa” bootcamp, Sasca Montană, 2009
  • “Win the fight with time”, at the organization SC Syneto SRL, 2009
  • “Your social network”, “Art of communication” bootcamp, Slovakia, 2009

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