How to Avoid a Bad Cruise Ship Presentation | Move About

ByBill Belew

How to Avoid a Bad Cruise Ship Presentation | Move About

Bad Cruise Ship Presentations

Bad Cruise Ship Presentations

Standing behind a podium for the duration of your talk is like a ship being landlocked. That metaphor may be stretched a bit, but perhaps you get the idea.

Why You Need A Stage

A stage is meant for cruising. I cruise a lot.

I sometimes come down from the stage if I am elevated, always being mindful that I need/should be visible to my audience AND the camera that is probably recording me so others who couldn’t make it can watch me on the ship’s CCTV.

I like to roam. When available I ALWAYS ask for cordless mic.

It’s more fun and it’s a great way to maintain your audience’s attention if you just move about.

Things I Do On Stage

  • I jump.
  • I squat.
  • I point.
  • I spin.

I don’t do these things for dramatic effect, nor do I do them just for the fun of it. I do them because they complement my talk, my point. It makes sense sometimes for me to squat down and pet my imaginary dog, then raise up and pet my husky (when I am talking Alaska).

Audience Shares the Experience

My audience can experience with me my point by seeing me make the point, not just tell it.

I will always arrive early to my venue to step off the size of my stage so I know how much I can roam. I will take a look at the seating from where I am standing then go to the seating area and look back at various parts of the stage to try to imagine how the audience will see me here, then here, then there.

In short move about and you will be on your way to avoid a bad presentation.

To get on board, reach out and we won’t just tell you what to do, we will work with you step-by-step all the way.

 

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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 SpeakOnCruises.com