Wednesday, September 19, 2012

“Do Film Stars need Soft Skills to Succeed?” - Professor M.S.Rao

“In today’s competitive environment, it is not enough to be the best in your field, intellectually.  Competency is only half of what you need to climb the ladder of success. The other half is the softer side of you – it’s that part of you that will be liked, admired, trusted and remembered.” – Carole Nicola Ides

Why do some film stars succeed while some fade away? At times film stars with little talent get into the film industry get a foothold and hang on for a longer time.  On the other hand, there are film stars who have a huge potential but fail to survive in the industry. It is basically because film stars must learn to blend both hard and soft skills. In this connection, let us know the difference between the hard and the soft skills. Hard skills are about technical competence while soft skills are about polite and pleasing way of communicating with others. In the case of film stars hard skills are about their acting skills and talent while soft skills are about their ability to get along with other stars and other stakeholders including directors, and producers.

Soft skills is defined as the skills and abilities related to your personality, attitude and behavior. At times people who are good at hard skills develop high ego and gradually lose their base. In fact, it is vital to mix both hard and soft skills judiciously to achieve professional success.  At the same time, the film stars can survive only when they can successfully blend their Intelligence Quotient (IQ) with Emotional Quotient (EQ).  IQ is something people are blessed with through heredity while EQ can be cultivated over a period of time. In fact, it is the EQ which is crucial for the success of people rather than IQ as the individuals with high IQ come with their egos and fall flat at the corporate world.

Although there are a number of factors that are responsible for the success of the stars in the film industry such as network, placing, timing, and a little bit of luck, it is the right application of soft skills that will take them towards success quickly. Therefore, people must learn to blend both their soft and hard skills, and EQ and IQ proportionately to achieve career success and ensure professional longevity.  Do remember my slogan: film stars rise in the industry due to hard skills and fall flat due to dearth of soft skills.

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Anonymous said...

Indeed its very true, I have noticed it with one of the actor from South India. His name is Ajithkumar

maddali swetha said...

nice article

Ramesh kumar said...

Interesting post ! I enjoyed reading it!
Thanks for sharing this useful info.keep updating same way.
Ramesh Kumar
Soft Skills Training, Corporate Training