Oprah Winfrey – American Talk Show Host, Actress and Philanthropist
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Exactly what I did yesterday at #tedxcife, John, in talking about transitions as shortcuts rather than sharp cuts! So happy to know I think like Oprah ;)!!
You are in good company, Anne. Félicitations pour ton discours à l’événement TEDx!
Very memorable! I love the alliteration, and how pithy the quote is.
There’s tons of mileage in speaking about “your wounds”. Craig Valentine (former World Champ of Public Speaking) even suggests keeping a “failure file” where you write down things that’ve gone wrong for you, so you can include them in your talks. And 3 other speaker coaches (Denise Graveline, Kelly Vandever and Kindra Hall) have wise words to say on speaking about yourself and your wounds – you can find links to all 4 here.
Thanks, Craig. I like to tell people that audiences love to hear about the Five Fs in your life: firsts; fears; frustrations; failures; fiascoes (or fuck-ups, if one prefers). It is always good to see some vulnerability on stage. At the same time, it must be properly balanced depending on the audience and the situation. Too much can suck the energy out of a speech or presentation.
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