What Do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common (Part 6)

ByBill Belew

What Do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common (Part 6)

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 6 I want to address question  6 with a twist.

6.) Is there anything I should be doing to protect my vulnerability?
Self check before presenting

Self check before presenting

Nobody gets really bad at something they have always been good at all of a sudden.

The incline into decline can be and is often slow and steady.

What do you do keep the level of your cruise ship presentations up to snuff?

Do you hang out with other speakers? Do you get feedback? Do you listen to the feedback? Do you record your talks? Do you watch the recordings? Do you take notes? Do you practice on ways to improve your flaws?

It really is easy to pick up a bad habit unwittingly.

Hands in the pocket. Uh. Jangling change. Uh. Tugging on your shirt. Uh. Touching your nose. Uh …

You get the idea?

The really good speaker, presenter will have a means to self check so that they don’t drift into some annoying distracting habit.

Who’s in your corner? Who do you rely on for the genuine and honest feedback you need to keep you doing well?

Find someone, some way to get honest feedback. People say they want feedback but what they really want is for people to say nice things to them.

Go for honesty.

Your audience will be glad you did and so will you!

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