6 Top Qualities of the Professional Cruise Ship Speaker | Leaders, too!

ByBill Belew

6 Top Qualities of the Professional Cruise Ship Speaker | Leaders, too!

Bill Belew Speaking on a Cruise Ship

Bill Belew Preaching

I have a preacher friend in India. His name is Ajai Lall. He says pretty much the same thing that other preachers say.

You know – “God loves you.” “Love one another.” That kind of thing.

The difference is, some preachers say “Love each other” and it pretty much goes into one ear and out the other of the listeners.

When Ajai says the exact same thing, “Love one another,” the listeners think, “Wow, we’d better love one another.”

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Why can two people say the same thing and one get heard and the other not. What’s the difference?

What are the qualities of the professional speaker that gets him/her heard when others who say the same thing get ignored.

1. Courage – the effective speaker has taken his/her fears head on and beaten them. There is a power and conviction in his/her voice that speaks from having been there, done that.

2. Authentic – absolutely no pretenses. What you see is what you get. It is what it is. The real deal. And other such buzz words. Completely transparent.

3. Integrity – no fudge factor. No speaking out of both sides of his/her mouth. Did what s/he said s/he would do, Does what s/he say s/he will do. No need to exaggerate because the real story is impressive enough.

4. Character – walks the talk and talks the walk. You can hear it in his/her voice that the experiences have chiseled out the person they have become.

5. Competent – the speaker doesn’t tell you what could work but what DOES work. Because they themselves have done it.

6. Confidence – comes from having proven their talk again and again and replicated those results in the lives of others. There is head knowledge and experiential knowledge. The latter is at the foundation of confidence.

Start with these 6 and you can be a leader, a professional and people will follow and listen, too!


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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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