How to communicate like Oprah

Per this Washington Post article, the secret sauce of an engaging conversation (based on Oprah’s communication success) is summed up in three points:

  • Reinforce words with body movements
  • Be engaged and involve participants
  • Use genuine emotion to feed your message

Seems simple, doesn’t it? I’d imagine if one possesses these passion-based characteristics naturally as part of their personality (like, Oprah) or when discussing a topic they are passionate and knowledgeable about, it probably is simple.

When thinking about people I enjoy listening to or communicating with, they too seem to meet all of the above — and my favorite bloggers meet the last two.

  1. #1 by melanie gao on May 17, 2007 - 8:51 am

    Now what do I have to do have a bank account like Oprah? πŸ™‚

  2. #2 by Kevin on May 17, 2007 - 9:48 am

    #4 Give away stuff.

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