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ByRick Deutsch

Ride a Dolphin in Barbados While Cruising

World travel is amazing perk that speakers can enjoy. As a speaker, you can pick the destinations that interest you. Once you decide on the cruise line or route you prefer, you can apply to be a featured speaker on that cruise. Following are photos of places that the principals of SpeakOnCruises.com have traveled to.

Riding a Dolphin in Barbados

Riding a Dolphin in Barbados

On the Caribbean Island of Barbados, captive trained dolphins give guests a free ride across the lagoon. It’s all very safe and the dolphins seem to enjoy the workouts.

 

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ByRick Deutsch

European Electrical Adaptor needed for Cruise Ships

 

USA to Euro Plug Adaptor

USA to Euro Plug Adaptor

Most Cruise ships adhere to the European electrical standard for wall outlets. Generally, these are the 2-prong outlets that are circular. American plugs have two small vertical slots and a round lower one for ground. European alternating current is 240 volts; in the USA, we use 110 volts. Most  modern electronics can be used on 110 or 240 systems as they have internal transformers to step the  voltage down. Your Laptop can run on either. Check the instructions manuals for your phone, tablet and device chargers.

When you get to your room you will notice that in the bathroom there is one American outlet- but that is for electric shavers only. Hair dryers or anything that heats up draws large amounts of current and should not be used in this outlet.

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ByRick Deutsch

Public Speaking Skills Needed to Snag Cruise Ship Speaking jobs

Ship board speaking requires practice.

Ship board speaking requires practice.

A primary requirement to be accepted as a Cruise Ship speaker is the ability to be comfortable in front of large audiences. Programs such as Toastmasters are great to help people be at ease when speaking.

Many candidates for placement on cruise ships have experience from their jobs, military, church, civic groups or associations. the skills needed can be learned – with practice. Rehearsals for any talk are mandatory.

Video capture of rehearsals is a good ways to  detect little tics that you may have. By seeing yourself, things like swaying, touch ear and the common “uh, uhs” are easily spotted. Another good idea is to give the talk in front of a live audience. this could be your family, neighbors, gold buddies, etc. make sure they can be candid and don’t only give you praise. They need to note your pacing, diction and technique.

The SpeakOnCruises.com team has over 60-years of experience in the public speaking arena and offer training to help anyone master this art.  It’s been said the humans worst fear is speaking in public – the second is dying. Jerry Seinfeld jokes that if you have to give a eulogy, you may be more at ease in the casket!

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