Phillip Mould is an eminent English art dealer and historian. His specialty is early British art and portraiture. He writes and broadcasts about art, is internationally recognized in his field and owns a respected gallery in London.
I once saw a video (which is, unfortunately, no longer available) in which Mould discusses the importance of authenticity in art. Have a look.
- A great artist is a brand you can trust. Fakers exploit this trust by taking advantage of human emotions. There is a link between truth and beauty.
These are important insights into authenticity from an expert in the art world. But Mould’s words are also relevant for many aspects of our daily lives, including public speaking. Here are some questions that speakers should ask themselves that parallel Mould’s observations above:
- Am I telling the truth? Can people trust me?
Authenticity is one of the most important qualities of a great speaker. When you are authentic, audiences notice and your ethos is enhanced.
So follow the advice of Philip Mould. Be an original, not a fake.