15 Skills Cruise Ships Speakers Need to Work a Room | Timeliness

ByBill Belew

15 Skills Cruise Ships Speakers Need to Work a Room | Timeliness

Speakers Say Yes

Speakers Work the Room

I think it was Bart Starr of the old Green Bay Packers and Vince Lombardi days who said, “If you show up to one of Coach’s sessions on time, you’re late.”

It’s the same for lecturers on cruise ships.

If you show up just in time to go on stage you are way late.

If you show up just in time to get your computer and mic and projector and what not all set up and made sure that they are working, you are late.

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If you show up in time to do all the above AND spend time meeting and greeting your audience as they come in in a leisurely pace, then you are on time.

I show up 45 minutes before I am to go on stage.

That gives me time to make sure my PC is charged, plugged in AND charging, that the projector works, that my embedded videos play and that sound is working and that my microphone is working.

I then walk throughout the venue to get an audience’s perspective of me.

Then I smile and wait and greet my audience as they come in.

I am sensitive in my short exchanges with my listeners for bites that I might be able to include in my talk. I ALWAYS find something that I can include somewhere in my talk, usually in my opening remarks.

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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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