Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Glamour & Beauty & Talking Style with Jennifer Lopez!

Jennifer Lopez Glamour & Beauty
Beauty & Glamour are constantly talked about on TV, in magazines, and with friends from the block.  Jennifer Lopez, recording artist, actress, businesswoman, and mother, exudes Glamour and Beauty.  She has been a trendsetter for many years and is considered by some to have redefined beauty in Hollywood.  Jenny from the block has become a Glamour & Beauty Icon for the ages!


“The 40+-year-old says she loves to get glammed up but looking good is hard work.  I don't want anybody thinking it's easy. It does take time and it's hard work. HDTV wide-screen is nobody's friend!”  ~ Jennifer Lopez - Glamour & Beauty Statement ~

Interview

Interviewer:  What is your beauty routine?

J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez): My routine is really basic. I don't have any crazy secrets, like sleeping upside down or whatever! I just try to take care of myself, because it's so easy to get lazy, and not cleanse your skin and not put moisturizer on before you go to bed, or not use conditioner on your hair when you can.

Interviewer:  What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

J-Lo: I have a shower to get that fresh, clean feeling I love, and then I put on my moisturizer. I always use lots of moisturizer.

Interviewer:  How do you get that wonderful glow to your skin?

J-Lo: I've always taken good care of my skin. I protect it from the sun and, because it is normal to dry, I try to keep it moisturized, especially when I'm flying. To get a natural, radiant look I choose neutral shades of make-up for my lips and eyes - the more nude, the better.

Interviewer:  What products are always in your beauty bag?

J-Lo: I usually have lip gloss in there, and perfume, mascara and moisturizer. That's about it. Oh, and I love bronzer too.


Talking Style

Jennifer Lopez has a reputation as being a Diva but in an interview she comes across as very down to earth, friendly, and approachable.  J-Lo is enthusiastic and happy to share information about the topic of Glamour & Beauty.  She gives lots of detailed information about her techniques.  Jennifer’s speaking style is as smooth as her skin and glows with a natural beauty that the listener can relate to even if we aren’t glamour and beauty icons. 

For example:

“The 41-year-old says she loves to get glammed up but looking good is hard work.”
~ In other words, no untouchable Celeb magic just hard work.  You know the feeling. ~

“My routine is really basic. I don't have any crazy secrets, like sleeping upside down or whatever!” 
~ In other words, anyone can follow my routine.  I am not hiding any beauty secrets from you. ~

“J-Lo: I usually have lip gloss in there, and perfume, mascara and moisturizer. That's about it. Oh, and I love bronzer too”  ~ In other words, nothing exotic.  Any lady can have these beauty tools in their beauty bag. ~


Relating to the listener or your audience is an important point in presenting yourself in conversation or to the public.  When the listener feels they are relating to your ideas, then they listen more, want more, and ask more questions.  It also creates a sense of empowerment, for those listening, that you can do it too! It’s not magic or out of reach.  It is just good old fashioned, down to earth, hard work.  But at the same J-Lo gives the listener a boost by sharing her thoughts on Glamour & Beauty.  It is nice to hear this advice from a pro because, for most of us, we struggle on a daily bases about how look good!  Jennifer Lopez is reassuring and empowering at the same time. 

Strategy

The above ideas can be transferred -super effectively- into conversational situations if you are the speaker.  It will make people want to listen to you while feeling good about themselves.  This strategy is creates a type of magnetism around the speaker.  The listener feels they can trust the speaker or relate to you because you are like them.  However, consciously or subconsciously, the listener feels you (the speaker) are in some way ahead of them or doing better than them in some aspect of life.  Listeners will be drawn to you.  With this feeling developed in the listener, the speaker can then create a sense of empowerment: ‘You can do it to!’ or ‘You can be like me! It’s not impossible!’ With these emotions established within the listener, the listener will listen more, want more, and ask more questions.  And if they try and use your ideas successfully, they will come back for more.  As adult relationship research has revealed, people tend to respond positively to people they feel are similar to themselves even if they are not in reality.  J-Lo is a master! The listener feels like J-Lo and is empowered to become like J-Lo without even knowing it.  And of course, in reality, not many people in the world are  even close to having similar lives as J-Lo.  J-Lo is a superstar celebrity that is off the charts in music, acting, beauty, glamour, and a thousand other things!  However, we will happily come back for more!


Give it a Try! Let your J-Lo loose!
Try it out with a friend!  It can be a lot of fun!  To come across smooth, confident, and enthusiastic, a speaker’s answers must be practiced and detailed.  Over time you will refine them to suite your style! 


Here some fill in the blanks with your own Glamour & Beauty Style.  Fill in the blanks might feel a bit weird or phony but, in reality, celebrities also script their answers for the media. 

Question 1: What is your beauty routine?

Your Glamorous Answer 1: My routine is really basic. I don't have any crazy secrets, like __________ or whatever! I just try to take care of myself, because it's so easy to get lazy, and not ___________________________________________________.

Question 2: What is the first thing you do when you get up in the morning?

Answer 2: I ___________________________________________________.

Question 3: How do you get that wonderful glow to your skin?

Answer 3: I've always taken good care of my skin. I ___________________________________________________.

Question 4: What products are always in your beauty bag?

Answer 4: J-Lo: I usually have lip gloss in there, and ________, ________ and ________. That's about it. Oh, and I love ________ too.


If you are finding it a bit difficult try what J-Lo does, make a Glamour & Beauty statement.  Don’t worry about spelling or grammar! Just write an idea or two.  Don’t stress out about it!  Leave it for a day and then look at it again.  It will help you to rough out your own personal ideas of Glamour & Beauty!



Take care Glamour & Beauty Icons and I will see you next week! 
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