15 Skills a Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Conversation Piece

ByBill Belew

15 Skills a Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Conversation Piece

Work Your Audience

Work Your Audience

If people are silly enough to wear something that is noticeable, they surely want it to be noticed, eh?

Say something.

This is a great way to connect with your audience before, during and after your talk.

WARNING: People don’t wear big noses. They are born with them or grow them as they get older. Don’t talk about their appearance.

Indeed it used to fun to poke fun. Not any more.

Related: More of the 17 Skills

If I am going to poke fun at someone, I ALWAYS make myself the butt of my jokes.

But if she has a nice brooch, or he has an interesting tie ( I have a tie with the 3 Stooges on it and another that I bought at REI with a bunch of caribiners on it.)

“Oh I see you like to make silly while you are rock climbing,” is what you might say to someone who is wearing both of my ties.

Or, “Does Bill know you are wearing his ties?” is another.

Accessories speak. People wear them because they want to say something. Listen. Observe. Talk back. And you will have at least that person interested.

And if not, maybe you can offer to swap ties with them.


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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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