KIm Kardashian spoke all things tech and gaming in Cannes, and everyone was rather impressed!
We know Kim Kardashian is a master at posting pouty selfies and inspiring us to try out controuring – with no success unfortunately – and we love her for it. But the 34-year-old has headed to Cannes this week to give a talk about Hollywood and Trends in Digital Storytelling at the Cannes Lion festival. WE KNOW – sounds pretty impressive right?
The entrepreneur drew in a massive crowd to listen to her speak, and even the more serious speakers amongst them were pleasantly surprised at what she had to say about running a gaming app and international brand.
See, not just a pretty face!
So, if you want to be as successful as Kim K here’s 5 things you need to take on board PRONTO!
1.) Don’t be late
We know, we know. The bus was late, your left your strengtheners on, your dog ate your car keys – all that jazz. But if you want to run an empire, you better hope all your clocks are running on time. ‘I always say, don’t be late,’ Kim said at hte talk. ‘I tell my team I don’t want a rider and I just want to turn up with as few people as possible and most importantly, just be gracious.’
2.) Take your partner’s advice
Kim launched her gaming app, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood, last year and was an instant hit overnight, with now having gained over 28 million downloads. And the inspiration behind it? Her hubby, Kanye West.
‘Kanye really talked me into doing this partnership. He always wanted to do music for video games, so he thought it was the coolest thing in the world to have a video game with a character of myself. I thank Kanye every day for making me do this deal.’ Relationship AND career goals?
3.) Don’t say yes to everything
We all know Kim Kardashian is a busy gal, especially as she’s a mum-of-one with another one on the way! So it’s important she doesn’t fill up her diary with too many work commitments, which she reveals she used to be guilty of doing: ‘I used to take on way too much and sometimes I got involved with brands that didn’t make sense for me, because I was excited by everything and wanted to be here, there and everything.
‘But it was overkill and so I took time off and figured out what I should be doing. Not everything I took on was the right fit for me and that can kill a brand. I’ve actually unfollowed people who post too many brand-related Instagram pictures because I don’t believe in it. I can smell it a mile off.’
Tell us about it Kim. If we see one more tea detox on Instagram…
4.) If you can’t beat them, join them
It’s a man’s world out there, especially when it comes to gaming and technology. Kim said that it was scary to step into such a male dominated environment, but she may have made more of a difference for women by doing so than you may think.
‘I feel excited that we brought a female fan base to the gaming world and to the tech world. It’s been a new venture for me and scary for me to step into such a male dominated world.’ You go girl!
5.) Be authentic
The holy grail secret for business success? Let our gal Kimmy tell you. When she was asked what the one essential value was fpr building a successful brand, she immediately answered: ‘Authenticity’. Throughout everything she does – whether a Tweet or on KUWTK – Kim always keeps it real, and that’s why we love her!
You’ve been schooled! Now go out there and wait for the millions and deals to roll in…