David Massey

Inspiration

The things I notice and that inspire me from life, from art, from people.

03/03/15 Inspiration # ,

House of Cards

House of Cards

President Underwood shows us the old school way of both presenting and leading.

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02/03/15 Inspiration

Ever tried presenting with provocation?

Films are not real but they deal with real things and that is why I love using them on training courses.

This is a short presentation from the film The Dilemma,  Ron Howard’s 2011 comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James.

Our two presenters are trying to persuade Dodge Motors to invest in their ideas to create an electric motor with the sound of a classic muscle car.

Watch the video and look out for:

  • body language: standing still and then moving
  • voice speed and pauses
  • the power of three (how many pictures and examples?)
  • who is leading the presentation?
  • the impact of visuals (and music!)
  • who presents what (pathos/impact and logos/the “brain”)?
  • how they answer questions

The clip teaches me that 10 times more time needs to go into the planning and preparation than  the actual performance!

What do you think?

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01/03/15 Inspiration #

Team Sports

Team Sports

With my kids so easily entranced by video games, the chance to play outside in a team teaches so much that they would otherwise miss out on and that maybe 30 years ago we took for granted.

 

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19/04/14 Inspiration

Presenting with Breaking Bad

Dean Norris plays Hank Schrader a DEA cop. Watch how he uses storytelling, key data, rhetorical questions and some telling visuals to rally the troops.

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15/03/14 Inspiration

RIP Tony Benn

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Tony Benn died this week (March 14 2014). He was a passionate and extremely talented speaker in the House of Commons. This short extract from a 1990’s speech is typical of his style and highlights his clarity of message, emotional appeal and consummate delivery.

He balances pathos with facts and data (logos). His credibility (ethos) comes from how he looks and sounds, his reputation and his conviction.

Observe how he glances down to check his notes but then looks up and delivers to the whole audience.

What else do you notice?

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