15 Skills the Professional Speaker Needs to Work an Audience | Snacks

ByBill Belew

15 Skills the Professional Speaker Needs to Work an Audience | Snacks

Eat right before speaking

Eat right before speaking

At the risk of being crude, good nervousness before speaking is a great laxative. Can you relate?

That being said stuffing your face with chocolate éclairs right before you run up on stage is poor form.

Eating well, having good energy is essential to good performance. Remember, if you have the afternoon time slot on the cruise ship your audience will be coming right after pigging out at the lunch buffet and could likely fall into a carb-induced coma. Or maybe be jittery from a sugar high. Okay, it doesn’t matter when you are asked to speak on a cruise ship. Your audience will ALWAYS be coming from just having eaten even it means they stopped by the ice cream machine on the way to the venue.

Related: 17 Skills a Professional Speaker Needs to Work an Audience | Introduction

But not you, Mr or Ms Speaker. You will have eaten right. You will know what works for me. A protein snack is my choice.

The lesson is don’t be distracted by hunger pangs or worse yet, that stuffy feeling which overwhelms EVERYBODY on a cruise ship. Be hungry … but hungry to deliver a high-powered different kind of ‘snack’ for your audience.

Then you can head for the buffet restaurant.

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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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