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Stories, Selling & Bohemian Rhapsody

by | Nov 27, 2018

Rotten Tomatoes score for the 2018 movie Bohemian Rhapsody:

Approved Tomatometer Movie Critics: 63%

Audience Score: 92%

Why this vast contrast? And what does this have to do with the way you speak for yourself?

Critics complain about the predictable plot on the rise of Queen. Ty Burr with the Boston Globe writes, “The trouble isn’t really star Rami Malek, who gives a mesmerizing if opaque performance as Mercury. The problem is that the movie doesn’t have anything interesting to say.”

Audiences say, “Would see over and over again”, “Fantastic movie!
Ignore what the critics say…”, AND… “Best movie – made me laugh, cry and sing.”

Bottom line – this movie makes the audience laugh, cry and sing.

And your bottom line? If you want to speak for yourself so that you influence, inspire and implement change to your board directors, your direct reports, or your team, then use the strategies shown in this film.

  1. Tell a compelling story (even if it has conflict and arc swings…. which is what makes for a good story).
  2. Add humor (that does not alienate anyone in your room).
  3. Make us feel what you’re talking about (it’s ok to add emotion).

In spite of the valid critic comments, you can’t find an empty seat in the cinema right now to watch Bohemian Rhapsody.

Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? It’s both! I loved this movie and you will too.

Photo ©:  123RF Stock Photo

© Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S., author of 3 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with decision makers on how to speak with gravitas. It’s all in how you speak for yourself. Karen also speaks about her cousin, Albert Einstein, in a message about hope, resilience and brassieres.

Read more at www.SpeakForYourself.com/blog

#PresentationSkills #BusinessCommunication #OrganizationalCommunication      Karen Cortell Reisman, MS, Executive Communication Author & Speaker


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