Not everyone might have been impressed when Kim Kardashian was announced as the guest speaker at San Francisco's historic Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday night. But the reality star had plenty of fans on hand for her appearance at the 112-year-old club, all of whom couldn’t wait to have a little 21st century wisdom imparted on them Kardashian style.

Kim KardashianKim Kardashian spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California on Tuesday evening.

The evening was hosted by Judge LaDoris Cordell, who was the first African American female judge appointed to the bench in Northern California. Cordell began by asking the 34 year old to explain her popularity, to which Kardashian answered, "I really do love social media. I credit it to a lot of my career. My career is based on openness, openness and honesty.”

More: Glastonbury Reveller Criticised For Trying To Shame Kim Kardashian With Sex Tape Flag During Kanye West's Set

On the subject of Kardashian’s ‘openness’ on social media, Kim said that she ‘definitely overshares’, but it’s because she’d really engaged with her fans. When asked if it is realistic for young girls to be successful in a man's world, Kardashian pondered her own fame and answered, "There is this generation of young people - girls - who are beautiful but don't have a strong work ethic.”

"People sometimes think that with looks things will be easy, But I just encourage people to put in the work.” Moving to the topic of the media’s objectification of women, Kardashian agreed that her large number of selfies does objectify her, but added that she doesn’t think it’s a bad thing.

"I think there's power in that,” she said. “I think I have the control to put out what I want so even if I'm objectifying myself, I feel good about it.” As for what makes a really good selfie Kardashian, who just released a book of pictures of herself titled Selfish, said that the key was really good lighting.

More: Kendall Jenner Picture Breaks Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Instagram Record

Kardashian also spoke about her body issues during her second pregnancy, revealing that she was wearing Spanx for the occasion, but that they were there just to cover cellulite and didn't squeeze the baby. After her talk the reality star greeted fans and signed copies of Selfish, which she said was inspired by husband Kanye West, who had also helped her come up with the book's title.