The Winning Voice

Category Archive - Video clip communication

Owning a scene – James Spader

‘If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself’. Horace. Top performing actors – own scenes. James Spader is one actor who does this over, and over again. In relation to the Horace quote, Spader can make the characters he portrays, feel an emotion deeply. And that feeling is realised in compelling, believable performances.

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Vivid Presentations 101

‘If we do these things, we won’t end up like this’ A number of years ago, at one of my client’s off-site conferences, I was in the audience during the Managing Director’s opening keynote presentation. During the presentation the MD said ‘If we do these things, we won’t end up like this’ – while displaying on the presentation screen, a carcass on a butchers block with a chef’s knife lodged in…

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Don Draper – 14 seconds of ‘gold’ – Body language & speech analysis

Why is Jon Hamm (Don Draper of the Mad Men series) such a captivating speaker and presenter? Below is my analysis  – of first 14 seconds of a video clip of Hamm’s performance in The Carousel – as to why he is so good. (video clip is below). The analysis includes the words, the voice and speech and the body language. The opening ‘hook’ sentence. (14 seconds of ‘gold’)

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Debate Three – Clinton 8, Trump 7

Leaving aside the value of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s policies in their third US Presidential debate, and rating their body language, speech, manner and presence consistent with an inspiring, visionary, competent leader of state – I gave Hillary Clinton, 8 out of 10 Donald Trump, 7 out of 10   Here is a link to my Network Nine Australia, live analysis with accompanying video grabs, and my interview with…

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Obama’s 9/10, Q&A response

How would you handle a tough question? Below is a video clip of Barack Obama handling a tough, loaded question from a Fox News reporter –  and my analysis of the clip. This was a 9/10 performance.

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Trump v Clinton – body language & speech analysis

What type of leaders are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – based on their spoken messages, style, look and body language? Is there anything they need to do to win over voters? When voters make judgements on whom to vote for, they ask themselves questions such as: ‘Do I like the candidate?, Do I trust the candidate?, Can I emotionally identify with the candidate?, Does the candidate have integrity?, Does…

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Presenting on camera like a pro

For this week’s post I’ve invited a business friend, and video production luminary, Geoff Anderson, to be a guest blogger. Video is undoubtedly a powerful way to engage with your target audience online. But not everyone jumps out of bed eager to get in front of a camera. In fact some people are just plain scared witless about it. They’d rather play in traffic blindfolded. Yet in 2015 if you’re…

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