David Massey

18/11/18 Inspiration # , ,

How can you build consensus when you don’t speak the language?

 

Working as a facilitator I recently travelled to Vanuatu (google it) then to Beijing and finally to Almaty in Kazakhstan. Beach weather in the South Pacific, smog in China and snow on the ground in the ninth biggest country on the planet (and the largest with no open sea).

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30/09/18 Inspiration # , , , ,

Lane Greene: being an editor

I spend a lot of time when teaching writing trying to persuade authors to have the courage to write more concisely, to write less, to use shorter sentences and to simplify their grammar to subject, verb, object. Lane Greene edits for the Economist and in this Radio 4 podcast “Word of mouth” he talks to Michael Rosen and Dr Laura Wright about his work.

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15/09/18 Inspiration , My Events # , ,

How would you cope with the graveyard shift?

Always a pleasure to collaborate with SFC on training projects, especially when it means you get to check out the LUISS Hub in Milan. But the graveyard shift? really?

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13/01/18 Inspiration

What’s in Oprah’s speech?

Many will have seen, enjoyed and applauded Oprah Winfrey’s speech at last week’s Golden Globes, but what are some of the elements that made it so powerful?

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21/11/17 Inspiration

Unconscious entrepreneur

We have been making a recruiting video. Discover why I started TLNet and some of the joys of teaching.

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18/09/17 Inspiration

What happens when training goes interactive?

I am always delighted to work with the training arm of Confindustria SFC.

Check out what happened when we designed and ran a one-day presenting skills course for young entrepreneurs.

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01/07/17 Inspiration # , ,

Clinton can still deliver a speech

Clinton can still deliver a speech

At a memorial service held in the European Parliament in Strasbourg earlier today Former US president Bill Clinton paid tribute to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl.

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09/06/17 Inspiration # , , , , ,

Can royalty do facilitation?

Can royalty do facilitation?

When you have an opinion but manage not to give it, that’s when you know you can facilitate. Just ask the queen!

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23/05/17 My Events # , , ,

Don’t try and cram in too much

Don’t try and cram in too much

Together with a team from the Codex Secretariat (based in the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome) I recently organized a residential workshop for committee chairs at the Chateâuform La Borghesiana.

Why were there only three things on the agenda?

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19/04/17 Inspiration , My Events # , , ,

The PM’s Tales of the unexpected

So how long did Theresa and her team really plan this little escapade?

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