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ByRick Deutsch

Practice your talks over and over – rehearse to feel comfortable

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Look like professional speaker

We are here to help you get speaking assignments on cruise ships. What to do in the meantime?  Get a few talks written.  Then rehearse in front of your dog.  Not just by yourself. When you feel you have it down pat — don’t memorize anything – you should KNOW it and just talk to your dog as if it were a casual conversation. 

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Next – get a live audience.  Service clubs LOVE noon speakers. Contact their programs person.  You’ll get real practice and a free rubber chicken lunch!

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B’nai Brith
Civitan
Columbian Squires
Concatenated Order of Hoo-Hoo
Dramatic Order of the Knights of Khorassan
Epsilon Sigma Alpha International
Gyro International
Illuminati
Imperial Court System
International Order of Alhambra
International Organization of Good Templars (or IOGT – EST. 1776)
Jaycees or Junior Chamber of Commerce
Kiwanis International
Knights of Columbus
Knights of Pythias
Lions Clubs International
Moose International
Optimist International
Rosicrucian Fellowship
Rotary International
Round Table Club
Ruritan
Samaritans (charity)
Sertoma International
SIRS,
Sons of Norway
Soroptimist
United States Junior Chamber
Woodmen of the World

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ByRick Deutsch

SpeakOnCruises – THE source for speaking on Cruise Ships

Thanks for finding us. You are now one of over 500 people who have visited this site. If you’ve scanned our pages, you already know a bit about our team.

Bottom line is that we help speakers who want to expand their horizons by offering their skills and stories to cruise ship passengers. Simple – you give talks and you go for free…and you bring someone.

You found us because you are interested in how to do this. We’re professional speakers who also found this calling. Over 10 years of sailing. Hong Kong, Shanghai, Venice, Turkey, Hawaii, Alaska, Venice. We could go on with pages of places we have been to. Free.

Venice Italy

Sailing into Venice

It can be hard work. You need to show that you know more about a subject than most people. You will be a celebrity who is providing Info-Tainment to guests of the finest ships on the sea. It’s like writing a college term paper on your subject. If you can pass an oral exam on it – you are an expert. Can you give image-intensive presentations for 45-minutes? Are you a good public speaker? Handy with PowerPoint?

OK, so just HOW do you get gigs? That’s where we come in. We know how. We teach how. Yes, we teach – YOU do. Can you read a book and learn the same thing? No. We are confident that our 1 on 1 two hour seminar is the way to go. We can teach weekends or in the middle of the night. We often do that for our international clients. Feedback – questions – tips. AND we want you to succeed. We like referrals. Many of our students are knocking down multiple cruises.

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What do they speak on? Rock & Roll, Art History, Ancient Egypt, Oceanography – most any topic can be focused on stories that are fun for audiences. We’ll help you.

YOU found us. We didn’t spam to get you here. Now get on with it. What do YOU want to talk about? People need to hear your message. Keep it fun. Your audience? Plan on older, retired people on vacation. We’ll help you with all you need to succeed. IF we are not out-of-town ourselves on a cruise. (Oh, I did Antarctica a few months ago – FREE.)

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Venice Italy finally making progress on moving Giant Cruise ships

After multiple false starts and a lot of debate, it looks like the government is about to announce a major change to the way the mega-ships are docked. The Mayor of Venice is Luis Brugnaro and he said that the Chamber of Commerce has agreed to berth cruise ships bigger than 100,000 tons in the port of Marghera. It’s on the mainland – across from Venice.

Ship in Venice- Too BIG!

This would allow the behemoths to still service the classic city and not hurt Venice’s tourism and the daily life of residents. A June test vote was at 99% for ridding the endangered city of the giant ships.

A a recent Chamber of Commerce meeting, the mayor said: “I can announce that before the summer, the government will announce the solution to the problem of big ships.”
Venice, Italy and the problem of Godzilla Ships | The city is drowning in tourists

Two new slots will be constructed at Marghera in 2019. This would shift about 50% of the current load to Marghera. The docks at Venice could still be used for smaller ships.

Passengers typically spend little since they are visiting for only a few hours. Plus they tend to eat onboard the ships, rather than in town. A cup of coffee is one of their few expenses. Life for residents is not fun dealing with all the people gawking.

The pollution and water damage to buildings should improve soon.

OK – now you are up to date. Been to Venice? You might get a speaking gig and go free. Ask us how.

 

 

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