3 Criteria for a Powerful Cruise Ship Lecture | How do you measure up?

ByBill Belew

3 Criteria for a Powerful Cruise Ship Lecture | How do you measure up?

Cruise Ship Speaker

Cruise Ship Speaker

I am interested in what event organizers look for in their keynote speakers.

The cruise ship seminar leader is similar to a keynote speaker. S/he is the main banana in a series of 3, 4 or 5 lectures that will be delivered on a topic that was chosen by the cruise ship lines.

Nobody else will be talking about the same topic.

That means the cruise ship talker needs to be in top form.

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If I can know from industry professionals what they are looking for in keynote speakers, I can apply those lessons to my on-board presentations.

Here are 3 must-haves to deliver a powerful message:

1. Tells Personal Stories – that are interesting, relevant, include humor (but not jokes or off-color). When the speaker opens up, becomes vulnerable without being self-serving, it brings the crowd in.

2. Connects with listeners’ emotions – a great speaker can make the audience roar with laughter at one moment, shutter with anxiety the next, and tear up at the climax.

3. Sets the mood – A powerful speaker will get the audience excited, buzzing with anticipation at what is coming next, bright-eyed with eagerness at whatever twist or turn the talk might take.

Nobody said it would be easy to be a powerful speaker.

But, when speaking is done well, everyone says it’s really cool.

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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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