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What can cross-border business teams learn from the movie industry?

From Business Review Europe & Middle East

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Graham Jones, SkypeRead – Leadership

How many business sectors can compete with the movie industry in terms of making products that have worldwide appeal?

In part, this is because film companies have become rather good at seeing things from a global perspective. “Big Hollywood films have no national ideology attached to them today,” notes Michael Lynton, the CEO of Sony Pictures (itself a subsidiary of a Tokyo-based multinational corporation).

The industry also has few rivals when it comes to teamwork. Movie-making is a highly collaborative enterprise, and films undergo countless changes during production. Cinema audiences may not sit through all of the closing credits, but they are an essential part of the movie experience. What other organisations give such clear, public recognition to the contribution of each and every member of the team? Continue reading

Language, emotion and social connection

“In an era where mankind seems to be faltering, to be viewing the future with fear, we stepped forward and attempted something bold.”

This is the opening line from the script of the movie Europa Report. It was also the opening line to my pecha-kucha presentation (20 slides x 20 seconds per slide) at the FAB5 International NeuroELT Conference last weekend!


1) “In an era where mankind seems to be faltering, to be viewing the future with fear, we stepped forward and attempted something bold.” This is the opening line from the script of “Europa Report”, a movie …

2) … about a scientific, multinational mission to search for life on Europa, one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter. This is what scientists do: where mankind seems to be faltering, they boldly step forward and work across borders.

3) In 1919, for example, right after the end of the first world war, the English astronomer Eddington led a mission to an equatorial island to record a solar eclipse and demonstrate that spacetime is curved – as predicted by the German physicist Einstein. Continue reading

ハリウッド映画が、あなたの英語を変える?

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英国, 2013年, Graham Jones

ELT Kansai Expo2013における、SkypeRead予備結果の発表が終わりました。
このExpoにおけるプレゼンテーション45分間を、5分半に短縮してここにご報告したいと思います。 Continue reading

Video

Is doing a read-through of a movie good for non-native English-speakers?

This is a 5-minute version of a 45-minute presentation I gave at the 2013 Kansai ELT Expo (Konan University CUBE, 17th November 2013).

ボランティア募集!『SkypeRead』

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英国, 2013年, Graham Jones Continue reading

What is SkypeRead?

Can you help us? We’re looking for people to take part in a SkypeRead pilot programme.

SkypeRead brings together English-language students across the world. We do a ‘read-through’ of a movie. It’s fun, it’s very good for your English, and it’s very simple.

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