1. Better Communicators Better Leaders

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    from District 25 Toastmasters / Added

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    A short video urging corporations who do not currently have a Toastmaster Club in their company to start one. Produced for District 25 Toastmasters by Michael Sheridan, MSheridanConsulting.com. Company executives participating include Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Nationstar Mortgage, PDX Inc, Horizon Lines Inc.

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    • Grand Hotel Speaker Series: Michael Sheridan

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      Tuesday May 28, 2013 Set in the center of Copenhagen and opened in 1960, Arne Jacobsen’s SAS Royal Hotel was the most complete and refined work of his career, and a monument to the humanistic vision of modern architecture that flourished in Scandinavia during the 20th-century. Beyond its status as an architectural masterpiece, the SAS Royal Hotel was also a treasure house of industrial design and many of Jacobsen’s custom furnishings have become modern icons that are still in production. Michael Sheridan will provide a tour of this grand hotel for the Jet Age, explaining its central role in Jacobsen’s career and the source of its enduring appeal. Michael Sheridan is an architect in New York City and the principal of Sheridan Architect. In addition to his professional activities, Sheridan is an internationally recognized scholar of 20th-century Danish architecture and design. His books on these subjects include Room 606: The SAS House and the Work of Arne Jacobsen (Phaidon, 2003), The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm: Catalogue Raisonné (G.R. Miller, 2007) and Mestervaerker (Strandberg, 2011), which will be published in English as Masterworks: The Golden Age of The Danish House, in 2013. In addition, his television series, Outstanding Houses of the North will be broadcast in Denmark and Sweden during the spring of 2013. This lecture is co-presented by the Vancouver Art Gallery and Inform Interiors, with support from Fritz Hansen.

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      • Michael Sheridan at TEDxConnecticutCollege: Transforming News and Views through Local Perspectives

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        “We all have to demand an improvement in our news diet. A balanced diet that’s less self-centric, that includes more local perspectives, will really help us be better informed, and therefore, more effective citizens.” Alumnus Michael Sheridan speaks at TEDxConnecticutCollege about Community Supported Film’s experience bringing local perspectives from Afghanistan to the U.S. through documentary filmmaking. Michael’s talk compares U.S. mainstream media coverage of Afghanistan with local Afghan stories to show the unbalanced state of the Western news diet. By highlighting this imbalance, Michael demonstrates a need for both perspectives in order to create sustainable solutions for ourselves and for Afghans.

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        • Witness the transformation: a clip demonstrating the kind of work done at the beginning of a 4- day training in Indonesia

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          from CSFilm / SheridanWorks / Added

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          In Indonesia I was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to provide three, 4-day trainings for people with some background in filmmaking. Yes, four days is a ridiculously short time - especially with the expectation of creating completed pieces by the end of each training. My first response was "No, it's not possible". But then I negotiated for more equipment for the students and decided to go for it. In each city I had 50 students, and in two cities the students varied dramatically from high school students to college professors, from hands-on filmmakers to critics. In Denpensar, Bali, it was more of a uniform audience of makers. What fun it all was! But also incredibly intense. The trainings were called "Back to Basics - Lived Reality Documentary Filmmaking." In a culture of top-down, highly directed and often overly narrated storytelling, my mission was to strip down the production work and encourage character-centric, experiential storytelling. On the first day, the students were asked to shoot one complete scene of a hotel worker, kitchen staff, cleaner, gardner, etc..., with all the required coverage and cut-aways. They were asked to pay careful attention to their visual storytelling, scene completeness, use of lens focal lengths, camera positioning, framing and composition. And, perhaps most importantly, they were requested to keep an invisible wall between themselves and the subject - meaning not to engage or direct who they are filming. As you will see it is really hard for this group of Indonesian students not to direct and to engage with their subjects. They are used to a very top-down production style. Over the next two days we practiced intensely and hammered home further lessons on lived-reality documentary principles. To see an example of the results of the training go here: https://vimeo.com/61362822 But first, here is an example of what was made as a result of this first exercise that shows the approach they came to the training with.

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          • Witness the transformation: a clip demonstrating the kind of work done by the end of a 4-day training in Indonesia

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            from CSFilm / SheridanWorks / Added

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            In Indonesia I was commissioned by the Ministry of Education to provide three, 4-day trainings for people with some background in filmmaking. Yes, four days is a ridiculously short time - especially with the expectation of creating completed pieces by the end of each training. My first response was "No, it's not possible". But then I negotiated for more equipment for the students and decided to go for it. In each city I had 50 students, and in two cities the students varied dramatically from high school students to college professors, from hands-on filmmakers to critics. In Denpensar, Bali, it was more of a uniform audience of makers. What fun it all was! But also incredibly intense. The trainings were called "Back to Basics - Lived Reality Documentary Filmmaking." In a culture of top-down, highly directed and often overly narrated storytelling, my mission was to strip down the production work and encourage character-centric, experiential storytelling. I'd like to show you two clips that demonstrate how the students' work transformed over just four days. On the first day, the students were asked to shoot one complete scene. You can see the approach they came to the training with here: https://vimeo.com/61363480 On the last day the students were asked to produce a short video profile on a subject from the community. Here is an example of what was produced only three days later. It's a good example of what the training emphasizes: visual, character-driven, scene-based and experiential filmmaking. The viewer is engaged in the challenges that horse and buggy taxis are facing.

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            • Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios

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              A piece by Agustin Barrios Magnore performed by Michael Sheridan michaelsheridanmusic.com filmed in Brooklyn, NY by Paul Rondea paulrondeau.com

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              • Get A Grip This Winter with Bridgestone

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                from Michael Sheridan / Added

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                An educational video I made with Bridgestone about tyre choice in winter.

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                • 'An Evening With Nancy'

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                  from Michael Sheridan / Added

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                  Nancy comes home to get ready for a big date. But, some plans don't always go the way you want... and the results aren't always what we expected.

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                  • Trouble At Tea Time!

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                    from Paul Rondeau / Added

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                    Don't eat the magic donut! The second annual holiday video spectacular starring my nieces, Kendra and Naomi. Music by Jen Rondeau and Michael Sheridan!

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                    • Ciao Bella!

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                      from Michael Sheridan / Added

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                      A piece by Michael Sheridan performed by Michael Sheridan and Kevin Graham michaelsheridanmusic.com filmed in Brooklyn, NY by Paul Rondeau paulrondeau.com

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