I just heard Vin Sculley (retiring voice of The Dodgers after 67 years) give this advice to his successor, Joe Davis; “Be yourself.”
It took me a long time to learn this lesson. Years ago, I would emulate my boss to the point of practically mimicking him. When I realized that I could create my own style; humor, energy, solid content, and yes – boots on stage to support my military charity, Boot Campaign – I can tell you that people embrace authenticity over emulation. Embrace and release the inner you – that God-given YOU that no one else can ever be, and watch the gravitational pull.
(photo credit: Lynn Reed)