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Hey all, Planning a Sales & Negotiation and Leadership training for Managers. Any suggestions on Hollywood or Bollywood movie clips that can be shown and learning outcomes? More the merrier :)
From India, Mumbai
Two of my favourites for Leadership are from Gladiator and Braveheart.
Gladiator - The first time Russell Crowe goes into the arena while no one has any idea who he really is. It is amazing how he directs & leads his fellow gladiators from the centre whilst himself literally in the jaws of death.
Braveheart - Mel Gibson's heart rendering call to arms when he is busy unifying armies of various Lords and Chieftains.

From India, Gurgaon
Thks Preet and Gaurav for your replies.
@Preet...I generally use Miracle Man for determination and inspiration that nothing is impossible.
@ Gaurav...Gladiator and Braveheart are frequently used as well, thks. Was wondering if there are any 'not commonly used' as maybe some participants are already aware of these clippings.
Thanks though for your inputs and do input any others if u remember...

From India, Mumbai
Why dont you try taking some learnings from bollywood movies like LAGAAN- shows leadership with a group of diverse character people. The way he chooses his team etc. Also, persistence and determination can be shown by -PERSUIT OF HAPPINESS. 3 Idiots can also be used for showing excellence and focus, do what you love etc...

From India, Pune

You've touched my heart!

If ever there was a movie to portray persistence, determination, focus, achievement, grit, fatherly love, and a child's adoration of his parent - it is Pursuit of Happyness (see how happyness is spelt - its deliberate!)

My favourite scene is when Will Smith's wife has just told him she's going, he heads out to the basketball courts where his son is playing hoops. Will is understandably frustrated, depressed, angry etc... and, he yells at his son and asks him to stop playing ball because, he says, playing ball never got anyone into college and making lots of money. His son is obviously saddened, but nonetheless, he stops. Will takes a few steps forward on the court, stops, turns around, bends down, looks his son in the eye and says - "Boy, don't you ever let anyone tell you what you can and cannot do. Do you understand me. Ever. Not even your own old man. You with me?" His son nods and the movie moves on ...

Amazing scene for any parent, especially Indian parents who are perpetually dictating, directing, and show ponying their children's lives (and, I say this in my capacity as the father of 2 boys - 3yrs and 20 months old)

If I only leave 1 legacy for both my boys, it will be the words Will said to his son in the movie (the ones I've reproduced above). The rest they'll figure out as they go on with LIFE!

So, thank you Mashrita. You really made my day!


I realise Braveheart and Gladiator have been used repeatedly. But, the entire cinematography in those movies is brilliant and lends a whole dimension to the training room. And, it really helps if there are good speakers around.

However, the efficacy of any video for training purpose isn't dependent upon the frequency of use of particular video grabs. Instead, it is based almost entirely how the trainer can interpret and convey the essence of the topic with the video. And, in over 15 years of training experience, the most valuable learning comes from the floor. Because, each participant interprets the video from their perspective. And, also, its amazing how each one focuses on different aspects of the same video.

Take care guys! Have Fun!

From India, Gurgaon
Hey I am new to this but my comment to the above is that ya this movies are offcourse good one but we require short videos for teaching purpose.
From India, Indore
The videos mentioned above are inspiring no doubt....but at times comic videos(cartoons) pass the message quite beautifully....!!! This is completely from my personal experience.
From India, Delhi
I would recommend 2 Tamil Films which were real time hits with a serious lessons. First is Kamal Hasan's Devar Magan which is a very good lesson for people running out of problems and being insisted by the Father to correct the Village rather than run away from the Native place which has several fights & revenges in a village and had identified his successor who has the potential to do it and also educates him in UK and wants him to serve the Country. There is a word from the left out lover who says that she had thought that the Hero who she would marry is a well educated High Class Youth but failed to recognize the Average Village Person (The Leader) who takes the Lead to revamp the Village. Also there is a clipping in the Movie Singam acted by Surya where the difference between the Constable and a Sub-Inspector (Leadership Quality) is shown. The Father asks the Constable who is an average man to find out whether materials had come. The Constable rings up and answers. The father asks some more questions for which he makes some more calls. When he asks the Sub Inspector he makes just a single call and gives the full details which is a Quality of a Good Leader


From India, Madras
Dear All, Thanks for sharing name of the movie . Pls guide how to create short movie clip . Looking forward for response and steps on the same . Regards Prashant Keshav
From India, Pune
Hi Friends,
Nice to see your suggestions. I agree to all but it is better to follow certain guidelines while using video/movies in training.
1. No video clip should be more than 10-15 mins at max.
2. Videos on its own can't imbibe any training, they have to be integrated within the overall workshop.
3. The videos must be fresh/new/ unseen to have any effect on the audience.
4. 2-3 hour movies are strictly No No because people will go off to sleep.
In any training the Trainer must be at the centre stage of the program.
Don't hand over the stage to Aamir Khan or Shahrukh Khan.
All the Best
Riyaz Khan

From India, Delhi

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