Displaying Conviction | 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

ByBill Belew

Displaying Conviction | 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

I had a student in Japan who once told me, “Sensei, what I like most about you is that you have conviction.”

Then she followed up with, “What I like least about you is you are sometimes narrow-minded.”

Hmm… two sides of the same coin, no?

When a speaker has conviction, s/he will come across as very strong.

Sometimes conviction looks like passion. Sometimes it looks like resolve.  Sometimes conviction looks like authority.

When a speaker is very very good at what they do and is able to share that expertise in an articulate manner, that speaker will come across as being not an but THEE authority.

Related: Determing Themes for the Perfect Presentation

Audiences have a love/hate relationship with speakers who display conviction.

The reason an audience chooses to sit before a listener is generally because they want to learn something.

The reason an audience will turn on a lecturer who speaks with conviction is generally because they don’t like what they are learning … or don’t want to make changes based on what they are learning.

I don’t know if I had heard this at some point or if it is original to me. I certainly don’t remember hearing it.

It doesn’t matter to me if people love me or hate me ( though I prefer love ), I just don’t want people to be indifferent to me.

Display conviction in your presentations and you will get a response one way or the other from your listeners.

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Bill Belew, PhD, MFA, MSc also has a very interesting career. Bill spent a half dozen years in the US Navy climbing the enlisted ranks and making the jump to Lieutenant where he served as a Surface Warfare, Communications and Intelligence Officer. While aboard ship, in the Navy, he sailed enough nautical miles to circumnavigate the globeAfter his military time, Bill spent nearly 20 years in the Far East – Japan, China, Russia and India where he taught university and created and grew his own language school throughout Japan and Far East Russia.Bill speaks to audiences of all size, countless times yearly. He has a network of 4000+ individuals who follow him in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to learn about Social Media/inbound/content marketing. He is a weekly guest on the Social Network Station broadcast to 90+ countries from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.More than 75,000,000 people have viewed over 125,000,000 pages in his network of sites.Bill is represented by 4 cruise ship agencies that send him, literally, anywhere and everywhere in the world, and is a principal of SpeakOnCruises.com

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