by Mary Myatt @MaryMyatt
In order to keep my presentation skills fresh, I watch videos of accomplished presenters to see what I can learn. I subscribe to a great newsletter from Brian Robinson of Auracle, where the highlights have already been picked out. And what I find is that I not only garner ideas for improving my own practice, but occasionally I find I have to stop and rewind because the ideas are so powerfully expressed. And this is what happened when I was watching an audience with Peter Ustinov. Filmed in 1988, it is a masterpiece of relaxed, erudite, hilarious commentary on life. And this is what leapt out at me:
‘The media concentrates on what separates us, but once you have accepted the differences between us, one is always struck by the similarities. Basically, people everywhere are very good, I think. And they are only made bad.’
I shall be carrying these observations into 2019. Thank you Peter.