3 More Reasons the Cruise Ship Lecturer Should Add Stories to Their Presentations

ByBill Belew

3 More Reasons the Cruise Ship Lecturer Should Add Stories to Their Presentations

In previous posts, I explained why cruise ship speakers need to be good storytellers and some key ingredients to a good story.

In this post I’d like to address a few reasons why stories should be part of  presentations.

It is estimated that two-thirds of the time when we are speaking we are telling people “Who did what to whom.” It’s a story. Why not include this element in your cruise presentation.

Stories get the brains of the listeners going. Complex ideas become simple. Facts and figures get a context. Stories can be persuasive. Stories are memorable, too!

Create memorable presentaion

Create memorable presentaion

Done well, stories can involve the audience. They can clap, boo, cheer, hiss.

Stories can create tension.

Stories can create mental images.

Stories can stimulate thought.

Stories can give audiences something to mull on long after they have headed to the buffet.

Stories can prompt audiences to engage.

Stories can get audiences emotionally involved.

Stories can lead audiences into questioning the ethics of the characters involved.

Stories give the audience much more than they bargained for.

Tell stories. Your audience and the cruise director will thank you for it.
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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