01/03/21 Life Style # , ,

It’s tough for street traders but …

It’s tough for street traders but …

Anyone who takes a walk around famous monuments in a city like Rome is going to get approached by street traders. Here are the tactics they tried on me outside the Colosseum at the weekend.

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17/02/21 Inspiration , Life Style # , , ,

It was time to get out

It was time to get out

Needed to make a video for work but we could not face another Zoom window so we hit the road and had a great time along the way.

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31/01/21 Inspiration , Life Style # , ,

5′:32 – Swingin’ on a star

5′:32 – Swingin’ on a star

Bruce Willis set his time limit for robberies based on songs back in 1991 (Hudson Hawk), but for a 5K I need a whole Mozart Requiem.

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20/01/21 Inspiration , My Work #

Don’t fill the bucket …

Don’t fill the bucket …

Based in Rome, Italy I help companies and individuals improve their performance in all areas of business and interpersonal communication. And in 2021 that means learning new methods to operate online.

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17/01/21 Inspiration # , ,

A vocation lesson

Stories, a good story can start with a definition. “Vocation”, from the Latin, vocare, to “call”. This picture shows the Church of St John Chrysostom in Rome (viewed from the children’s playground) where I heard this lesson today.

Today’s sermon spoke of how a friend is that special person, with kindness in their heart, who wants nothing but who lets you in.
Samuel, Abraham … we even went back to Adam and Eve. Stories, need names, places, the sensation of what it was like to be there.

And stories need to be retold, over and over again.

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30/12/20 Inspiration , My Events # , ,

When a sermon hits the mark

A priest probably has to be many things to many people. My latest Linked article explains how impressed I was with Don Massimo’s public speaking skills during his weekly sermon.

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/don-massimos-weekly-sermon-masterclass-public-speaking-david-massey

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22/08/20 Inspiration , Life Style # , , ,

Top tips for online meetings

Online meetings present challenges yet also offer opportunities. How can we get the best out of this new way of working and what are the risks?

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22/02/20 Inspiration , My Events #

Coaching online

I do a lot of coaching face-to-face, but read what happened when I worked online in my latest LinkedIn post.

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13/12/19 Inspiration , My Events

Just let them talk

The sooner you manage to release the enthusiasm in the room to actually create something the better.

Set tasks when planning your training that allow people to work in small groups of two or three people so those less extrovert or with less confidence can still find their voice.

Video the performances and give immediate feedback, also allowing the particants themselves to provide their throughts.

Questions like: “What really worked well?” or directly to the participant “What would you do differently?” are good ways to invite feedback. Be positive, keep the energy high.

The above was taken from a one-day presenting skills training course.

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22/08/19 My Work # ,

Performance coaching

Performance coaching

Coaching in both a sporting or business or even life context involves enhancing performance by removing the impediments or the interference that restrict potential.

As a performance coach I engage, usually one-on-one, to accompany a client in building awareness and responsibility when developing their leadership. Dealing with real-life scenarios, we discuss and process goals, realities, options and the actions to be taken.

The coach does not have the answers but has the questions and the skills to unlock the potential of their coachee and accompany them towards a new and immensely satisfying and rewarding level of performance.

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