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So, where do you stand on the great debate of the day?  Aching with sympathy for Warren, and thinking maybe Faye wasn’t entirely without blame the way she just read the name without reading what else he’d just seen on that card?  Or maybe, like me, you just headed to work that morning knowing there’d only be one topic of conversation in the office that day.

It couldn’t have happened at a better moment for me.  I’ve been sniffing around for some time for a new example of a classic did-you-see-that? video clip clanger to use in my TV news themed confidence building workshops.  They’re a real ice-breaker to fire up debates about news values.  It’s been a while now since Madonna tumbled off the stage.

The lesson I’ve taken from this little fiasco came after the on-stage shambles itself.  Jordan Horowitz, the producer who’d won, and then not won, said this:  “It’s just one of those things that gets thrown at you — and you can choose to lean into it, or push away from it.”

It’s a great ‘take-away’ message about resilience for team-building workshops like mine, and I’ll be playing that very clip at my next half day event in Brighton on 21 April.  When things go wrong, and someone else seizes the prize from your grasp, it could be a chance for you to seize the moment.

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Every few weeks I create my TV Newsroom in a funky events room above a pub next to Brighton Station.   It’s a great venue to try it out, whether you’re a sole trader wanting to enjoy its benefits, or a manager wondering if it would be right for your team.  It’s also a chance to meet other like-minded business-people, without the awkwardness of a formal networking event.

My next event is pencilled in for Friday 9 February, 2018.

Here are details of my most recent event -- do give me a call or email me to go on the waiting list for February!

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