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ByRick Deutsch

Speakers – get your name out into the industry: Meeting Planners

Storytelling on Cruise Ships

Storytelling on Cruise Ships

After you develop your talks, the hard part is getting someone to pay you. It’s true missionary work. Marketing is key. In our world, this ties in strongly with Sales.  The business school adage is “Marketing drives sales.”

But how to get your name out?  Well, contact as many associations, companies, and groups that you can and solicit your services. OR try meeting planners. These are the folks will post your credentials to their website that is read by people that want to hire speakers.

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To cut to the chase:  Get your profile loaded on their sites. The most efficient way I’ve found is to contact eSpeakers. Engage with them – your capabilities will be posted to these meeting planner sites.  Cover your bases, give it a try.

Business Speakers Bureau
Event Tech Guide
Geniecast
Inspiring Speakers
Manzella Trade Communications
Marketing and Networking University
Meeting Professionals International
Motivational Press
My Pharmacist Now
Prestigious Speakers Bureau
ProBookings.com
Smart Meetings
SpeechFinders, Inc.
SPiN:Senior Planners Industry Network
The Keynote Shop
The Women’s Information Network

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ByRick Deutsch

What was the first Panamax cruise ship through the new locks at the Panama Canal?

Caribbean Princess.  On October 26, 2017. It was the very first giant to use the “Panamax” locks. Some think the Canal constructed two new routes. They did not cut a new canal. No, they created much bigger locks at both ends. The “old” locks are still there (100+ years old!). Those locks had a maximum width for vessels entering the canal of 106 feet. The Caribbean Princess is 118 feet wide and carries 3,200 passengers.

The very first passenger ship of any kind – regardless of size – to use the new locks was the Disney Wonder. Not a real noteworthy event, since it is small enough to use the old locks.

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A Panamanian woman

Carnival has 13 Panama Canal crossings set for the 2017-2018 season. Some are not full coast-to-coast trips. I think that’s a bummer. Passengers only get to see either the east or west locks. On a full trip, you get to stop at the Mira Flores locks and view the Museum and operations. You can also take an excursion to a native village.

Read about the opening of the new locks

It’s easy to get a free trip through the Canal. I’ve had three. Lots of trips need speakers. We are going in December 2018 since my wife has not seen it. I’ll take fresh photos for my talks. Yes, I now give presentations on the Canal. Once you are actually ON the trip through, a real guide comes on to narrate.

Drop us a line and we’ll show you the process to snag these kind of free trips for two.

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What sort of cruises can I expect by working with SpeakOnCruises?

SpeakOnCruises is not an agency. We are not part of the cruise industry. We DO help folks looking to get on board and deliver lectures. The main benefit? A free cruise for two. Plus many discounts.

So where can you expect to go?  The Caribbean – that’s the destination for over 30% of all cruise trips – worldwide. Europe, the Baltic, the Med, South America are all very popular. This time of year, count on Alaska.

Related: Passport tips

Those are places you’ve already been?  OK, here’s one. The Middle East. We did this exact cruise in March. Check it out. And YES, you can snag it.  We teach how to get those gigs.

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The view from the world’s tallest building The Burj Kalifa in Dubai

This is the real deal. No fake bait-and-switch here. This trip is still open.  If you have a bunch of Enrichment talks (I gave 5) or can be a Destination speaker — contact us. You could take our class and be ready to snag this.

1  Sat  Dec 8, 2018  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2  Sun  Dec 9, 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3  Mon  Dec 10, 2018  Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4  Tue  Dec 11, 2018  At Sea
5  Wed  Dec 12, 2018  At Sea
6  Thu  Dec 13, 2018  At Sea
7  Fri  Dec 14, 2018  Cochin, India
8  Sat  Dec 15, 2018  Mangalore, India
9  Sun  Dec 16, 2018  Marmagao, India
10  Mon  Dec 17, 2018  Mumbai, India
11  Tue  Dec 18, 2018  At Sea
12  Wed  Dec 19, 2018  At Sea
13  Thu  Dec 20, 2018  Muscat, Oman
14  Fri  Dec 21, 2018  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
15  Sat  Dec 22, 2018  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratese

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