I hope you all got some time on this Sunday evening to watch The 88th Academy Awards! Below are Three Lessons for success that you can take from the Oscars to use in your personal endeavours!
Image Credit: BBC News Entertainment & Arts, Oscars 2016: Leonardo DiCaprio finally wins Academy Award
1) Engage Your Audience!
A major takeaway lesson for success from the Oscars is the power of Engaging Your Audience! The host of this 2016 Oscars, Chris Rock was great at engaging viewers, keeping them entertained, amused and excited to watch the 88th Academy Awards with his youthful flair and humor which aside from engaging viewers helped shine light on the lack of racial/cultural diversity at the Oscars!
Hence, in your quest for success despite your lack of money or funding, it costs little to none in engaging your audience. Just follow the lead of Oscar hosts like Chris Rock and you should easily be able to engage your audience and draw their attention as a first step to your success!
2) Have Emotional Content!
Having content and moments aimed at stimulating an emotional response/s in your audience is another key takeaway from the Oscars, which can also bring you great success if used for your personal endeavors! From the grand red carpet, the musical performances (i.e. performances of Lady Gaga, ex Nirvana drummer and Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl among others), the emotional themes of many nominated movies (i.e. Bridge of Spies, Spotlight and The Revenant among others) and the emotionally arousing speeches of the Oscar speakers, the 2016 Oscar Awards were indeed very emotionally touching to viewers!
In your personal quest for success, use content, writing, imagery effects, techniques or anything appealing to the emotional side of viewers. You will find that your prospects for success will have increased tenfold as emotion is an attention grabbing tool which will captivate and draw viewers to what you’re offering!
3) Gain Key Endorsers & Participants!
The Oscars this year gained many key endorsers and participants among them the stellar musical performances of Lady Gaga, Dave Grohl, this years Oscars’ host Chris Rock (Prominent for his role in Saturday Night Live early 1990s, Grown Ups film series, Everybody Hates Chris among others), the onstage appearance of Vice President Joe Biden and Leonardo DiCaprio who won the Academy Award for Best Actor!
All these individuals are beloved by many and their appearances in this year’s Oscars has made the 88th Academy Awards a well talked about, anticipated and exhilarating moment for viewers and fans of these great superstars alike! Hence, just like the Oscars in your own endeavours for success be it your own business, personal brand, blog, page, whatnot strive to gain the support, endorsements and/or participation of popular well-established individuals and brands/companies!
If you can build yourself up to gain the support of popular people and establishments even on a regional or local level you and your brand will have been brought to the public’s attention (Public Then Be Like: OMG My Favourite Blog has endorsed that product! I’ll totally try it out!), tripling your immediate prospects of success!
So take these three traits that make the Oscars so popular and use them as lessons/inspiration to further your own chances of success in whatever you may be doing! I hope this post has helped you and given you inspiration for attaining your own success, Carpe Diem!