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This newsletter includes: 5 Emmy Perspectives
We learn from Hollywood 3 things: to be memorable, to have great lines, and to create magical moments. How did Hollywood do at their own award show?
- WOW- Gwen Stefani was Hot and Lena was Not
- More Seth and Less Support People
- The Problem with Inside Jokes
- Too Little Too Late
- Put Hollywood into Every Presentation
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5 Emmy Perspectives
1. WOW- Gwen Stefani was Hot and Lena was Not
It's not easy to stand next to the world's sexiest man and look good let alone sexy. Gwen Stefani not only stood next to Adam Levine, she rocked her clothes, her hair, her makeup, her everything. Unfortunately, Lena Dunham who everyone says is absolutely lovely and had the great advantage to have had designer Zac Posen as her babysitter, looked like she ran into a cotton candy machine. Congrats Lena, your record of bad Emmy choices is intact. Kate Walsh showed us that yellow belongs on a canary and Julia Roberts showed us that short can trump long.
Just because you stand next to the world's sexiest man does not mean you have to look like chopped liver and just because you have access to the most beautiful clothes and talented stylists does not mean you will look good. We also learned that Amy Poehler can't wear a J-Lo dress, no, no, no. Wear color, color and more color. Find good resources and trust them.
2. More Seth and Less Support People
If you are famous enough and talented enough to be selected to host the Emmy's, or any show for that matter-then HOST it yourself. Seth Meyers relied too much on his buddy system, (Amy Poehler, Ricky Gervais, and Andy Samberg to name a few) his speed dial comedic friends who while funny, detracted too much from his role as host and his role as Seth Meyers.
The spotlight is meant to be on individuals alone. Just like statues are erected to individuals not teams, the spotlight is meant for individuals. The "there is no I" in team concept is not meant for the spotlight. When you are in the spotlight, there is only room for you.
3. The Problem with Inside Jokes
When you have to ask, "is that too much of an inside joke?" the answer is YES IT IS. Many times I felt as though I was on the outside looking in. but when Matthew McConaughey actually asked, "is it too much of an inside joke", I knew it was not just me.
The problem with inside jokes is that not everyone is on the "inside." If you are telling an inside joke, you are not protecting me your audience member. Your job as a speaker is to protect every person in your audience
4. Too Little Too Late
The Emmy show chose to honor Robin Williams with a special segment narrated by Billy Crystal. Other entertainment deaths received a rolling photograph. Billy is always Billy and he can never be bad. But I couldn't help but wonder if an Emmy nomination for his now cancelled show would have been better than a touching verbal and visual obituary.
Just because advice is old does not mean it is not good. Remember to honor, thank, remember, and do today rather than in a eulogy.
5. Put Hollywood into Every Presentation
Some of you have heard me say that every speaker needs to put Hollywood into every presentation: be memorable, say great lines, and create magical moments. There were a few great lines, a few even came from host Seth Meyers: when he referred to Julianna Margulies as the only one from ER to make it and Julia Roberts as the actress who hasn't done anything since Mystic Pizza 25 years ago, and the line from the producer of Modern Family, it's a miracle we have a roof over our head.
The Oscars and the Emmys always boggle my mind that the most creative people in the world produce an often boring and mediocre show. Saying thank you is not memorable. Even if you are Hollywood. Maybe they need to be reminded that they invented: be memorable, saying great lines and creating magical moments.
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