Got Five Minutes? That’s All You Need.

Sometimes I have clients who are frustrated that they have only 5 minutes to speak to an investor or executive.  “How on earth can I make my case or tell my story in such a short time?” they’ll ask.

Five minutes is plenty of time.  In fact, in today’s fast-paced world, five minutes is an eternity.

So I’ll keep it short.  Lupita Nyong’o, the actress who stole the Academy Awards show with her gracious acceptance speech, knows how to wow an audience.  Here’s a speech she did the week before, accepting another award.  In five minutes, she tells stories, she’s authentic and I’m confident she persuaded a room filled with Beautiful People to think differently about beauty.

Take five minutes to watch and learn.  You’ll be glad you did.