David Massey

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Projects I’m working on and places work takes me to.

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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07/04/19 Inspiration , My Events # , ,

The biggest mistake you can make

The biggest mistake you can make

While training in Milan last week, I put together 5 tips for public speaking. You can read about them on linkedin

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18/03/19 Inspiration , My Events # ,

Get the programme right

Even if you come to a venue like Chateauform where every possible effort is made to create an environment conducive to creativity and collaboration, as a trainer and facilitator you need to plan ahead for the programme. You need a balance of activities and a range of methodologies that will allow you to reach your goals – which should be both extremely clear and realistic.

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16/02/19 Inspiration , My Events # ,

Getting to yes

Getting to yes

You can do anything with a group, an audience, a class … except waste their time. So, it was really important to put together a short programme for a single day’s “presenting with influence” training that was exciting, involving and beneficial to the group; all busy people.

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12/02/19 Inspiration , My Events # ,

Food safety – why it matters

Global changes are already affecting the way our food is produced, how far it travels and is consumed. Every year 420 000 people die from food. That is just one of the reasons we should care about food safety.

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06/02/19 Inspiration , My Events # ,

Doing more with less

I was running a workshop in Oracle, Rome today – just six hours and seven people. We were working on presenting with influence whether face-to-face or in the considerably more challenging environment of over the phone, where these days sales meetings or client briefings take place.

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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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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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