Answer the Most Important Question | 24 Steps to Create the Perfect Presentation

ByBill Belew

Answer the Most Important Question | 24 Steps to Create the Perfect Presentation

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

What is the most important question that the cruise ship speaker is to answer?

What is the most important question any speaker is to answer for that matter?

3 Not-so-important questions:

  1. “Do I really want to go through the Panama Canal a 7th time?” …..  Nah.
  2. “That guy making eyes at me. Should I? My husband won’t know.” … Nope.
  3. “Did I remember to bring my tux for formal night?” … I don’t think so.


“Why should my listeners care about what I am saying?”  That’s it.

Your listeners may be there for any number of reasons.

They might:

  • Be bored.
  • Have been dragged there by their significant other.
  • Have a genuine interest.

No matter why they are there, you, the speaker need to make your talk relevant to them. Answer the question of why they should give up just 45 minutes of their vacation to spend with you.

Related: 20 Ways to Become a more Creative Speaker

To me, it’s no small matter that the people in the audience are on vacation from what might otherwise be tedium in their lives. And they have decided to share part of that time with me … the cruise ship speaker.

Be Worthy of Your Audiences’ Time

I so want to make it worth their while to be there.

I will have done my job exceedingly well if I can get a comment or the response, “I was NOT expecting that from the speaker.” That, of course, being to hit a nerve, satisfy a desire, fill up a void, teach, enlighten, raise to a new level … my listeners.


Answer the question, “Why should your listener care about what you have to say?”

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About the author

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

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