Where is the best venue to give a lecture on a cruise ship?

ByBill Belew

Where is the best venue to give a lecture on a cruise ship?

I have spoken in a lot of different venues.

On a cruise ship there are not that many options.

1. The main theater – seats 800 – 2000 people.

2. The conference room – seats 20-60 classroom style.

Related: Diary of a presentation.

3. Anywhere they have open – barroom, ice rink, gym

The conference room appears to be the best bet … at first glance.

Not so.

I spoke in a bar and packed the place. The ambiance was not so hot but I had a lot of people drop in for a listen and stay around. And the full room gave off a great vibe.

Speaking on Celebrity Constellation

Speaking on Celebrity Constellation

The main theater would be super if it were full. But 8 people in an 800-seat room far removed from the stage where you are up high? Quite awkward. But … right after me came bingo. Lots and lots of people play bingo. And many of them come early to get a good seat = a chance to talk to more people if you can grab their interest.

If you can’t grab their interest the main theater lends itself to a lot of distractions. So … be good.

I grabbed the attention of 50+ people in line to get good seats for the ice show.

On another occasion I got another 50-80+ who were early for bingo.

The best place to speak on a cruise ship is the place you take the most advantage of. All places have pluses and minuses. Be good and it won’t matter where you are.

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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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