Rapport | Highly Effective Habits of Cruise Ship Lecturers

ByBill Belew

Rapport | Highly Effective Habits of Cruise Ship Lecturers

Highly Effective Habits of Professional Speaker

Highly Effective Habits of Professional Speaker

Churchill is one of my favorite studies. Not dynamic by any means. But great nonetheless. Apparently early on in his career at times he would stand silent for long agonizing minutes until his listeners began to root for him to start. He had them on his side from the get go. That’s good rapport. Though I am sure I could not get away with it.

I once had my PC go dead just moments (despite all my best preparations) before I opened my mouth to talk. We scrambled to get it going, all the while I was rehearsing in my head how to deliver sans my presentation deck and hearing audible SIGHS from the crowd.

Not my intention but people were relieved to see me just get started, much less say anything.

Related: Index to All 8 Highly Effective Habits of Cruise Ship Lecturers

I went from bumbling old man to everybody, I mean everybody in the house engaged. Not a single person touched the keyboards on their laptops that were sitting open before them. (As far as I could tell and according to the testimony from feedback of listeners.)

Rapport is disguised as charisma. Work it. Practice it. Try it in different scenarios. Then make it part of your life so much so that when people hear you speaking they want to be as involved a listener as possible.

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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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