Learn from Morgan Freeman’s gravitas
The gravitas of actor Morgan Freeman is on full display in this 50 minute interview with Charlie Rose.
Here’s my analysis of Freeman:
# Note throughout the interview, Freeman’s comfort in his own skin. His head is still. There is no extraneous movement. He moves and gestures naturally. His cadence is measured and unrushed.
# At the 20:30 – 21:42 minute section Freeman discussed and then recites the William Ernest Henley poem, Invictus that he delivered in the movie Invictus – in his portrayal of Nelson Mandela. (I shed a tear after he recited it). Watch this section, if you watch no other part of the clip.
# Just listening to Freeman’s presentation of himself and communication of his ideas, ‘becalms’ me.
Here is the LINK FOR THE CLIP
Own the Conversation
- Before your next meeting, presentation et al watch the 20:30 – 21:42 section of the clip to let Freeman’s gravitas seep into you.
- Deliver the opening 10 seconds of the meeting or presentation, with that gravitas in mind, in body, in voice and in spirit.
- Reflect on the impact of doing this.