15 Skills a Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Turn off the bluetooth

ByBill Belew

15 Skills a Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Turn off the bluetooth

Work Your Audience

Work Your Audience

My family and I just checked in to a hotel on the edge of Disney World.

I know Disneyland, but I did not know the Magic Kingdom.

I walked up to the guest relations counter where there was a woman old enough to be my mother (and I am old) and asked her question.

As she talked, she suddenly stopped, looked down at an incoming text, responded, then looked back up at me and asked, “Where was I?”

This scenario is not all that uncommon.

When was the last time you were talking to someone face-to-face then face-to-top of head?

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When was the last time you were distracted from the person immediately in front of you because you wanted, not needed, to check your phone.

Turn off the bluetooth. Turn off the notifications. Turn off the vibrate. Turn off the flashing light. Gosh, turn off the phone or leave it in your room if you must.

Have you ever been standing at a counter when the guy behind stopped talking to you to pick up answer a phone?

“Hello, dude. I made the effort to come see you. Why are you giving someone else sitting who knows where doing who knows what priority over me?”

Be engaged. Stay engaged when working your audience.


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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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