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:
- “Do I really want to go through the Panama Canal a 7th time?” ….. Nah.
- “That guy making eyes at me. Should I? My husband won’t know.” … Nope.
- “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.
- 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.
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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