8 Tasks of the Overwhelmed Professional Cruise Ship Seminar Leader

ByBill Belew

8 Tasks of the Overwhelmed Professional Cruise Ship Seminar Leader

Speakers have layers

Stories have layers

Good luck doing everything. I can’t. And I have sure tried.

One man and one woman shows are tough. And there are not a few professional cruise ship lecturers who are indeed trying to do it all.

8 Tasks:

1. Find the business – Arguably the toughest. If I had a nickel for every good idea I have heard I’d become a professional speaker on that topic. Good ideas are a dime (I am thinking pocket change) a dozen. Finding people to use those ideas is hard.

2. Book the business – somebody has to answer the phone. And keep things straight. It can be pretty frustrating to show up on the wrong day with the wrong talk or to not show up on the right day and ….

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3. Write the content – the speaker has to have the time to develop new and fresh. You can only dip into the well for so long before it goes dry or becomes stale.

4. Create the presentation/performance – build the deck. Go to the gym! Organize the thoughts. Do the research to tailor it to the audience.

5. Write the contract – negotiate, come to terms, do the exchanges, agree, disagree … rinse and repeat.

6. Logistics – Gotta get from here to there with all the materials on the right day.

7. Create products – even the speaking fee is high you are still working by the hour. There has to be more to offer. And somebody has to create the more.

8. Market Yourself – All of the above tasks don’t mean squat if people can’t find you. Finding business is good. Being found is even better. Good marketing will get you found.

Are you tired yet?

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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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