What Do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common (Part 2)

ByBill Belew

What Do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common (Part 2)

In this introduction post, I explained how I came upon this 12-part series of Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise ship. Please take a look.

Here in part 2 I want to address question 2 with a twist.

2.) Do I have enough to nurture me? What do I need to feel more nurtured?


Grow as a Speaker

Grow as a Speaker

Am I growing as a speaker?

Question 1 addresses whether or not I am staying current in my topic or destination.

The question deals with growing as a speaker.

Are you a student of speaking?

Are you a student of presenting?

Do you like your powerpoints and that’s all there is to it? Or are you experimenting with other mediums to get your point across?

How about animated presentations? How about video? How about switching from lecture style to Socratic style? How about instead of 1-way presentations, making the presentation interactive? How about adding sound? What about changing up the pace of your talk? Have you played around with your choice of words? Have you worked on being more creative? Have you changed your stories around? Have you tried jokes? Anecdotes?

Are you exploring ways to make yourself a better presenter? Are you applying what you learn? Are you still a student of your craft?

These are all great questions of reflection?

Better yet, answer them. Act upon them.

Feed the speaker in you so that s/he can become better at your craft.

Your audience and you will be glad you did.

Talk to us to get on board as a cruise ship speaker. You know you want to.

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About the author

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