How the professional cruise ship speaker can improve authenticity

ByBill Belew

How the professional cruise ship speaker can improve authenticity

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Be Authentic when you speak

I joined it with a group of National Speaker Association members in a brainstorming session to determine desirable characteristics.

Authenticity was on the list.

This one puzzles me. It’s like asking “How can I be me better?”

Authenticity is WYSIWYG – What you see is what you get.

A problem might be that what people see is NOT what they want, so the speaker tries to be something they are not. Thus, authenticity is lost.

Professional speakers should strive to be better at who they are, not who they aren’t.

Related: Improving your confidence

It might be because of age, but I have grown to become more frumpy. And for some reason I can pull off frumpy when I speak because it’s who I am. I don’t try to be Mary Poppins happy. I just be me, remembering that lots of people love Grumpy, too!

You can also hear emotion in my voice. I don’t manipulate my voice to express emotion, rather my emotions overflow into my voice. The first would be me trying to be something, the second is me on display = authenticity.

Authenticity is being the best you that you can be and letting people listen and watch.

When you have confidence in yourself and your message this is easily done.

The ‘when all is fails, shout louder’ doesn’t work when you want to be authentic.

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Bill Belew administrator

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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