That’s Intriguing #107: An Open Letter to Academy Award Nominees

60 Minutes commentator Andy Rooney once said, “Remember, you’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.”

The exception to this is when 40 million eyeballs are glued to the TV screen, hoping you’ll say something interesting in your one to two minutes of air time.

If you don’t want to do it for the people worldwide craving for something meaningful to be said; do it for your career.
A Jan. 27 USA Today article by Scott Bowles picked Matthew McConaughey as the “prohibitive favorite” in the Best Actor category, not just because of his dramatic physical transformation and stand-out performance as an AIDS activist in Dallas Buyers’ Club, but because his “eloquent acceptance speech for the Golden Globe may foreshadow a bigger win.

McConaughey understood that a televised showcase came with a game-changing opportunity to shift the public’s perception of him as a shirtless, rom-com specialist. His speech is a shining example of how it’s possible to distinguish yourself, for all the right reasons, in two minutes.

Think of it this way. This is the biggest job interview you’ll ever have. You are auditioning in front of every movie director, film producer and casting agent in the business. How do you want to be positioned and perceived? How do you want to be remembered?

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