Messaging Lessons From Oprahs Golden Globes Speech – For Speakers and Brands
And this is not just a message for speakers; it’s a powerful message for brands – your job is to create powerful moments of hope. Here are the big messaging lessons from Oprah’s Golden Globes speech.
The power of passion and commitment to belief. And personal truth. It drives us. It fuels us.
As a speaker and an #Oprah fan, I am riveted by her speech at the Golden Globes last night. This isn’t just a lesson in #speaking mechanics and technique; rather, it’s a lesson in the power of purpose to propel action, and create a “we”moment.
Call her “Hoprah”
She brought everyone into her cause – across industries, race, class, even gender. “Tip to the amazing men.” Oprah has always been a connector – her ability to empathize with others (and bring ppl together) is her forte.’
In this address, she speaks from the heart about a purpose bigger than herself, about her beliefs (she’s living proof of breaking barriers) and why now – this moment – is the time to change things for all women and men, too – she created the “we.” Oprah is a master of the “we.”
The Power of Purpose and Personal Truth
Not just about speaking; it’s how we bring people into our purpose – by speaking to hope and the desire for a better life and world. When you speak from your personal truth – there is no stopping you. #personaltruth Are you tapping into that optimism and hope? *THAT* will propel your work and ability to connect with others who share that same vision.
Read my thoughts on Oprah and her interview with Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz.
What did you think were the big messaging lessons from Oprah’s Golden Globes speech?
Kathy Klotz-Guest is a story and creativity strategist, speaker and author. An improviser and comedian as well as an MBA, MA, Kathy brings interactivity, inspiration and innovation to events, talks, and workshops. Interested in having her speak at your company? Contact Kathy.
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