3 Reasons Why Cruise Ship Speakers Fail in Their Presentations

ByBill Belew

3 Reasons Why Cruise Ship Speakers Fail in Their Presentations

Speakers Fail

Speakers Fail

Not everything that goes wrong is somebody else’s or something else’s fault.

Some things are the cruise ship speaker’s fault.

I can think of three to start. There are surely more.

3 Reasons Why Cruise Ship Seminar Leaders FAIL

1. Focusing too much on the content and not on the delivery. Think back to the sermon on Sunday or the last class you attended. What do you remember more, the content of the sermon or lecture, or the looks and gestures of the person who delivered them.

There must be content. But delivery can be equally if not more important.

2. Overestimating your audience. Just because you know something, you can’t nor shouldn’t assume the audiences does. You are not talking about something you collectively know. You are telling them something they don’t know.

If they knew everything you did, then why would they need you?

3. Trying to deliver too much in too little time. The less said, the more remembered. For a 30 minute talk prepare enough material that you need 90-120 minutes to deliver it all. Then talk real fast! NOT!! Tighten your presentation up. Trim the fat. Choose more concise terminology. Create slides that deliver content so you don’t have to.

Make sure you deliver on your topic. But leave your listeners itching to know what else you have to say.

Lots of things can go wrong with your presentation that are not your fault. Make sure that you control what you can.

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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