Words are good, but sometimes you just need to SHOW what effective communication and great storytelling looks like. Jennifer Coolidge showed us how to grab attention, win hearts, and connect to her audience in a meaningful way when she accepted her award for Best Supporting Actress at this year's Golden Globes:
Here's a few things she crushed:
Self-deprecating humor. "I don't work out." That's a tough room, and look at their faces. She's got 'em inside 25 seconds.
Humility. "Five people kept me going with these little jobs." Nervous laughter among current stars who know it could happen to them, too.
Gratitude. As she was thanking The White Lotus creator Mike White, she taps into something universal as she muses about a stalled career: "I had these giant ideas... but I didn't know anybody and it wasn't going anywhere." She thanked White: "You sort of changed my life in a million different ways. My neighbors are speaking to me now. I was never invited to one party on my hill, and now everyone is inviting me."
There were some "ums," it was disjointed in places, but it doesn't matter, even a little bit.
Like Luke's photon torpedoes hitting in just the right spot of the Death Star's underbelly, this story finds its way to our hearts. Bravo! And watch The White Lotus if you haven't.