2 Criteria to Be a Successful Cruise Ship Lecturer | Get it Right

ByBill Belew

2 Criteria to Be a Successful Cruise Ship Lecturer | Get it Right

I was reading an article in a magazine about the selection processes of event organizers and training supervisors.

Large companies bring in outside speakers to do training, offer up motivation, develop leadership, get and keep the troops on track.

Cruise Ship Speaker

Cruise Ship Lecturer

The two main criteria to being selected as a main-platform speaker are equally valuable for the cruise ship lecturer to know when s/he is hoping to be picked for an upcoming cruise from Singapore to Cape Town or Miami to Nice.

The 2 criteria are:

1. Message – if you don’t have something of substance to say, sit down. In the online world where I spend  my ‘other life’ the rule is simple – making a contribution to the discussion. Adding something. If your message is not useful, desirable or appropriate to the listeners, the whole process of being chosen is a non-starter.

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2. Ability to deliver – I lived in Japan for a very long time. The criteria for being a ‘good speaker’ was that the content and delivery was so complex the listeners could not understand = s/he must be very good at whatever it is s/he does. Not on the cruise ship. Good use of slides. Managing the platform. Good voice control and word choice. Communicating with the demographic is critical. If you can’t do that, you are not good.

Get your message honed and your delivery down and you are on your way to speaking on a cruise ship …. and a bunch of other places as well.

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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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