1. All things video: Confidence, influencing, space, listening, creativity & comfort in making mistakes Lucy Rowell 30:35

Today we chatted with Jack Leigh. Jack has been working in the video production industry for 12 years, involved in a variety of projects, from high-end film and TV productions like 'Fast and Furious 6', 'Peaky Blinders', and 'Last Tango in Halifax', to directing documentaries around the world in Africa, the US, and even the Arctic. For the last seven years, Jack has been leading a production company called Eight Engines, which produces commercial and marketing films, as well as broadcast and arts work.

One of the specialities of EIght engines is working with interviewees, especially those who have experienced intense trauma, to help them appear relaxed and authentic on camera. Since speaking on camera can be very challenging for our interviewees, Eight Engines devote significant time to Coaching them, ensuring their authenticity throughout the process.

What you’ll hear about:

  • Learnings from having worked in a blame culture
  • The challenges of freelance working
  • Knowing what environments allow your authenticity to shine
  • Empathy versus detachment
  • Creating impactful stories
  • Giving people the space to talk and you just listen
  • Growing confidence on video
  • Get good at editing
  • Tips to showing authenticity on screen
  • Focus on having a conversation versus reading a script
  • Don’t worry about the quality, concentrate on the content
  • Give yourself the chance to make mistakes and don’t panic
  • Finding an engaging and creative way for any topic
  • Understanding what you client and their customers want
  • How to influence 

Weekly Challenge : Book an hour long call to record some content and see how many one minute videos you can make from it 

Power of Music : American Pie by Don Maclean

Links:

Website: https://www.eightengines.com/

Jack’s linkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackleigh/

Rich is the Life: https://vimeo.com/270342907?share=copy

PolyPipe: https://www.eightengines.com/case-studies/polypipe-a-question-of-regs

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Lucy Rowell Founder Impactful Authenticity

Lucy is driven by a purpose to catalyse the impact of people, teams and organisations through their individual authenticity and started in 2022 a company called Impactful Authenticity.

Having spent over 20 years in the Pharmaceutical Industry leading cross-functional and functional teams through the highs and lows of molecule and machine learning product development. Lucy has experienced first hand the opportunities that can be unlocked in your career by shedding expectations and perceptions and finding your authentic style. She has developed her own brand of authentic leadership taking numerous roles outside of the traditional data science space she grew up in.

Lucy has also worked to broaden the impact of statisticians beyond traditional roles, as Chair and Board Member for the Statisticians in the Pharmaceutical Industry (PSI), a global community of 1500 people.

As the only person in her extended family to have completed higher education she is passionate to create and give opportunities to people on all education and career paths.