Let’s talk acceptance speeches!

Everybody is talking about public speaking and how hard it is BUT I have to say that, maybe, accepting an award, can be quite challenging as well!

Try to remember any acceptance speech you’ve heard before.

Only very few stay in memory.

These are the times that you either laughed or cried. That you felt something.

I do remember a few but I will always remember Ellen DeGeneres, at her acceptance speech, a couple of days ago when she won the Golden Globes Carol Burnett Lifetime Achievement Award.

Ellen Lee DeGeneres was born on January 26, 1958

She is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer. She starred in the sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.

DeGeneres has hosted the Academy AwardsGrammy Awards, and the Primetime Emmys.

She has authored four books and started her own record company, her own production company and a lifestyle brand, called ED.

She has won 30 Emmys, 20 People’s Choice Awards (more than any other person) and numerous other awards for her work and charitable efforts.

In 2016, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Now…  Let’s talk about the rules of the game:

If you ever have to accept such an award, try to follow these simple rules:

  1. Don’t brag. Be humble. There may be people there that could be awarded instead of you.
  2. Be thankful. Be grateful. Truly grateful. If you fake it, people will know.
  3. Be funny. BUT only if you are funny in your everyday life. If you are not, it’s not going to go well
  4. Know when to close. Don’t make it too long. Don’t make it too short either.

If you do the above, your acceptance speech will be good.

If you want it to be great, copy Ellen… If you can!

Watch to whole video at https://youtu.be/jq2wwvF6dUI

Also the acceptance video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnTS371WgAY

by media@entranet