When actress, businesswoman and former chat show host Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the 75th Golden Globes something extraordinary happened.
With the trophy in hand and the eyes of millions upon her, she gave a rousing speech that brought the audience to its feet.
Now, a standing ovation isn’t unusual at an upbeat Hollywood ceremony, but the positive reaction she’s received since is unprecedented.
Oprah’s words and delivery were so powerful she’s now being touted as a future US President.
Taking full advantage of her nine minutes on stage, she conveyed a hard-hitting message about fairness and equality at a time when it’s one of the hottest topics in western society.
The passionate speech, wonderfully illustrated with personal stories and relevant points, struck an emotional chord with generations of people across the globe.
As the first black woman to win the lifetime achievement award Oprah was already the focus of attention. But her speech at the Golden Globes has elevated her status to a whole new level.
It’s true… when you ‘smash it on stage’ amazing things can happen!
Of course, the chance to speak at an event like the Golden Globes is rare, and I’m certainly not suggesting any of us has the same profile as Oprah. But the point remains… master the art of public speaking and you’ll stand out from the crowd, raise your profile and become known as the ‘go-to’ person in your niche.
Rest assured, when you step into the spotlight people are drawn towards you, leaving your competitors to scramble in the shadows.
So go on then, take up my challenge: unleash your inner Oprah… and become a hot lead magnet as a result!
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Oprah Winfrey Photograph credited to Paul Drinkwater/GETTY