David Massey

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

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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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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02/04/17 Inspiration , My Events # , ,

Can you turn an expert into a trainer?

A familiar saying, designed, I’m sure, to belittle those in the teaching profession says: “Those that can, do. Those that can’t –  teach!” Ouch – go all the teachers.

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14/03/17 My Events # , ,

Do meetings really help to build consensus?

Do meetings really help to build consensus?

Tools and techniques for facilitating participatory events.

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17/05/15 My Events #

Intensive Presenting Skills Programme

Intensive Presenting Skills Programme

This course gives you the opportunity to evaluate yourself as a presenter, with instant video, peer and expert feedback.

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26/04/15 My Events # , ,

Veterinary Drugs in Food

Veterinary Drugs in Food

I’m in Costa Rica this week with the Codex Alimentarius Secretariat attending a meeting on Residues of Veterinary Drugs in Food. This committee determines priorities for the consideration of residues of veterinary drugs in foods and recommends Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs in food animals.

I will be working on drafting some sections of the report over the first 3 days of the meeting together with a team of Food Standard Officers from Codex.

These committees require you to be well prepared, tirelessly accurate in note taking and then able to synthesise and condense arguments in a short space of time so the report can be completed and then translated ready for adoption this Friday.

 

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