15 Skills a Cruise Ship Professional Speaker Needs to Work an Audience | Introduce Yourself

ByBill Belew

15 Skills a Cruise Ship Professional Speaker Needs to Work an Audience | Introduce Yourself

Work Your Audience

Work Your Audience

Have you ever asked somebody their name and what they did and found yourself several minutes later still listening? Or maybe not listening?

Being able to introduce yourself in less than 10 seconds is important when you are trying to meet a lot of people in a short amount of time.

“I am Bill Belew. I am a social media marketer. I did not dress the King.”

No fair talking fast either.

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Meeting people before you go on stage is not about you, the speaker, anyway. It’s about them.

Give them your very quick and dirty version and let them do the talking. Better yet, let them talk and you give them your version only when asked. You’ll have enough opportunities to tell them who you are when you are on stage. Don’t forget, the cruise or activity director will be introducing you as well.

The point, of course, is to keep things very short. The less said the more remembered.

When I am working an audience, I am looking for ways to tie in something I have just heard with something I am about to say.

Remember, your talk is always about them, for them.


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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

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