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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.

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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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ByRick Deutsch

Overcoming the fear of Public Speaking

It can be scary. Getting in front of dozens or even hundreds of cruise ship passengers…. then entertain them with your wisdom for 45 minutes.   What if I blow it? What if I forget my content?  What if they walk out?

Don’t stress out. Be confident up there. When you apply for a slot with an agency, they will vett you (funny word, isn’t it? Vett. Like a Corvette?).  You’ll need to have the credentials for your topics. They want people who know more about a subject than most other people —> YOU. Be confident – you can deliver the goods.

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You don’t have to be a professor – although it doesn’t hurt if you are. Remember, they want you got provide INFOTAINMENT. Keep the crowd happy for less than an hour. That’s EZ.  Heck, it will take you ten minutes to just get through your intro. They want to show a robust schedule to guests. There is nothing worse than passengers complaining that there is nothing to do on a ship.  YOU will fill an hour of that time!!

More fun reading: Five ways to ensure you get invited back to speak on a cruise ship

I am a big supporter of  Toastmasters. They are a very good place to get your speaking jitters out of the way. Most meet weekly – at companies – maybe after work. Entrance fees are about $5. It’s been a long time for me, so giggle them to find out  more. (I know …giggle – ha ha).

Practice is a key.  Really – give your talk to your dog!  You need a living thing other than a cactus to speak to.

Yall have other ideas?   Talk to us. We can help get you free cruises for 2.

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Testimonial from SpeakOnCruises graduate: hard work, but worth it

Fred R. put in the time and effort to become a bona-fide cruise speaker. His first trip was on Royal Caribbean.  He said the ship and service was great..albeit they tend to charge ala carte for many things.

Fred is a multi-talented guy and we decided  his stories about famous crimes/trials would be a hit.  He followed our advice and applied it. We worked with him to develop his bio and four talk titles and summaries.

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He is now a “cruise ship speaker” and looking forward to many more to come. FREE.   Are you ready?  contact us.

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Here’s his comments as sent us. Congrats Fred!

“Rick Deutsch knows his stuff! 
 
When I first began working with Rick to learn the process of becoming a Cruise Speaker my perception was quite different from the reality. I had never even been on a cruise and had my own ideas about topics I thought would be of interest to cruise lines. Rick helped me understand the concept of how passengers wanted to be “info-tained” and not “brain-drained”.  He detailed the process of creating my Bio, Topics and Talks to appeal to the cruise lines and the various agencies that place speakers on these wonderful cruises. His insight and industry knowledge proved to be invaluable to me on my very first cruise which, based upon passenger feedback, I consider an overwhelming success.
 
Rick is a knowledgeable professional who will share his wealth of knowledge and experience with anyone who is interested in joining the ranks of Cruise Speakers.  Follow his advice and get booked – TODAY!”

 

 

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