David Massey

Performance coach and communications consultant

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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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24/01/21 Inspiration # ,

Bridgerton meets Brideshead at Castle Howard

Bridgerton meets Brideshead at Castle Howard

I happily confess to enjoying the audacity of Bridgerton currently raging on Netflix but it is one location above all in this salacious period raunch that sends me spinning back to the 80s and Brideshead Revisited.

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22/01/21 Inspiration # , ,

A powerful vision draws on a compelling narrative

A powerful vision draws on a compelling narrative

Michael J Fox shares his dreams in the 1993 For Love or Money

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21/01/21 Inspiration , Life Style

Living in a film set in Rome

Living in a film set in Rome

You don’t have to go very far in this unique city to find a film crew at work, whether it be a Tom Cruise blockbuster or an Italian mini-series. But have you looked for locations from the past?

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20/01/21 Inspiration # ,

There’s a reason she’s in the top ten

There’s a reason she’s in the top ten

It must be years since I saw The Bodyguard or listened to Whitney Houston and my DVD has actually never been opened. So when I saw on TikTock that the album was one of the top ten all time best sellers I went back and had a listen.

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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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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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