What Do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common (Part 8)

ByBill Belew

What Do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common (Part 8)

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 8 I want to address question 8 with a twist.

8.) If I found myself suddenly dying, what action would I be compelled to take?
Prioritize the points in your presentation

Prioritize the points in your presentation

This question is pretty dark. Even philosophical to some degree. But the gist of the question is have you considered what is absolutely the most important thing to you?

When making a presentation on board ship or anywhere for that matter, have you asked yourself what is the one thing, the one point that come hell or high water I will get across. And I will get it across the most effective way possible?

Have you prioritized the points in your presentation?

What if your talk was cut from 60 minutes to 45 minutes moments before you went on stage? (This happened to me a couple of weeks ago).

“Sorry, you only have 30 minutes now. 20 minutes.”

Do  you feel sometimes in your talks an undying desire to get ‘this’ across, whatever ‘this’ might be for you?

It is a terrific privilege to be given a stage, to be given 30 minutes or an hour or more out of someone’s vacation. Suppose there were 70 people in the audience and you spoke for an hour. That’s 70 hours. (I did that math in my head.)

Make it your aim for the audience to walk out thinking, “I am sure glad I was there this last hour.”

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

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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