Want to speak on a cruise ship?
Asia? Africa? Europe? South America? North America?
Want to have your pick of the lot?
How often would you like to go? One cruise or back to back?
Want to get asked?
I got an email: Exciting News – 2014 Lecturing Engagements Aboard …..
“(Our agency) will be the exclusive booking agent for (cruise line)’s enrichment programs, including lecturers, watercolor art instructors, bridge instructors, and clergy.”
The letter continued:
“This email has only been sent to a select set of lecturers who I would like to get their requests from first. If you are receiving this email, I feel you would be an excellent addition to the enrichment program aboard …”
I reckon that means I qualify. I got the email after all.
There was more:
“Please visit www….com and peruse the itineraries.”
“Via email, please send me the sailings you would be interested in and available to sail on in your order of preference as well as how many voyages in total you would be available to lecture aboard.”
I went to the web site and ‘perused’ the itineraries. There were 113, count ’em, to check out between now and the end of 2014. The boats went around the world. The only places they didn’t go was the upper Pacific Rim and down under. Everywhere else was fair game.
Overwhelming to be honest. My wife and I went through the list. Rick, co-founder of SpeakOnCruises.com and I went through the list. Finally, a couple of hours ago I sent off my preferences. I will let you know how it pans out.
I will advise on the specific voyages you are confirmed on, which should be by the end of next week if not sooner.
How about you? Have you received your letter yet?
Do you want to know what it takes to get a letter such as this?
That’s what Rick and I do.
to get started. You know you want to.
I’ve been giving destination and enrichment talks on major cruise lines for over 7 years. After leaving my computer marketing career in Silicon Valley, I was able to live my passion – public speaking. Now I can travel with my wife on free cruises anywhere the lines go. We’ve been to Dubai, Luxor, Istanbul, Santorini and the list goes on.
Think you can do it? You’ll need to give four talks on one genre when ships are at sea. Everyone is an expert at something. It can be your work, your hobby or any topic that is fun with a touch of education. Think InfoTainment. People on cruises are on vacation. They do not want to be saturated with talks that make them think too much. If so, you could be an Enrichment Speaker.
Maybe you have lived in foreign cities. Destination Speakers are in high demand. Can you give presentations on the ports that the ship sales to? Tell them the History, culture and tips on things to see.
After learning the process, I developed a method to getting booked. It’s not rocket science, but there are things you need to know how to do. I’m glad you found us and keep visiting us for insider info on speaking on cruise ships.
-Rick Deutsch, San Jose