How to Avoid a Bad Cruise Ship Presentation | Show, Don’t Tell

ByBill Belew

How to Avoid a Bad Cruise Ship Presentation | Show, Don’t Tell

Bad Cruise Ship Presentations

Bad Cruise Ship Presentations

True story – what if the stage crew doesn’t move the band equipment before your presentation time? The screen is not visible and you have to draw pictures of your presentation … with words.

Tough but not impossible

That’s tough to do. Not impossible. But tough. Easier if you are a true expert.

Check out my previous article on how to avoid a bad presentation – know your stuff.

Most always your slides are working just fine, thank you.

What will your audience see? Not, what will they read? What will they see?

Related: 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

When slides and when words

Your slides should be complementing whatever it is you are talking about.

Your words should be complementing your slides. You want to give the context of your photos so that the photos can speak for themselves.

See the picture of the husky? Did you know the husky and the dog come from the same family tree? And, and, and …

Don’t tell your audience what they can see. Tell them what they can’t see.

Don’t read to the audience your slides. Tell them what the slides don’t or why the slides are there.

Your audience will remember much more of what they see than what they hear. They will remember much more of what they saw if you can tell them why they are being shown it in the first place.

Show, don’t tell.

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