How the professional cruise ship speaker can improve | persistence

ByBill Belew

How the professional cruise ship speaker can improve | persistence

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

There’s a whole family of words that end in -ence that are of significance to the professional cruise ship speaker.

At a recent brainstorming session of national speakers association members and wannabes – persistence was one of the most needed qualities of a professional speaker. I didn’t write ‘desired.’

Writers need persistence. Others in the -ence family are eloquence, patience, presence, cadence, influence, competence, excellence, experience, flatulence (not!), insistence, permanence, precedence, and resilience. Did I miss one?

The topic at hand is how to improve persistence.

Read: How to build a good marketing team for the professional cruise ship speaker.

The best way to improve strength in any area is to gradually overextend your limits in that area over a period of time. Eventually, you’ll become stronger.

The same holds truth for persistence. Persistence is simply not giving up. To improve you will want to put yourself in situations that will cause you to want to give up for one reason or another … and don’t give up.

Just keep holding out a bit longer each time and keep practicing.

And, yes, the strength in the physical or mental arena will transfer to the speaker platform or in the effort it takes to get to the platform.

I still remember way back the first time I finished a 100-mile run in less than 24 hours. When I finished that run, I had a bloated if not a justified confidence that there were not many things I couldn’t do if I didn’t just break them down into steps … one by one … and persist.

If you want to improve your persistence – choose something, anything, and work at doing it longer than you might otherwise and keep stretching it. And you’ll gain strength that will serve you well when you try to get on and stay on the speaker’s platform.

Did I miss something?


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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

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