15 Skills a Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Best Icebreaker Ever

ByBill Belew

15 Skills a Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Best Icebreaker Ever

There is one thing anybody can do that will serve as the single best icebreaker in any situation.

It might be obvious, but it isn’t easy.

Smile.

I am not a natural smiler. I am not unhappy. Frumpy maybe. But not mean.

I don’t walk around with a smile on my face.

Some people smile more easily than others. No?

When you are working an audience before, during and after your talk … smile.

Not a big teethy smile, unless you are Teddy Roosevelt, or that kind of smile is your natural smile.

Work Your Audience

Work Your Audience

Speakers are happy to be on stage. To be given the opportunity to share, inspire, educate, motivate … right?

Then let that happiness exude itself naturally.

It’s a lot easier to talk to someone who is smiling than someone who isn’t or may be even frowning.

I have to practice my smile. I have to remind myself sometimes that I am happy, that I am fortunate and that I have an opportunity not a chore when I have an audience.

When I wear a smile, I am able to interact with and work my audience better.

Look in the mirror and give it your best smile. Seriously. Look in the mirror and give it your best smile. Then ask yourself, would you want to talk to this person?

Related: More of the 17 Skills

A genuine smile is a great icebreaker.

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Bill Belew administrator

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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