How to Avoid a Bad Cruise Ship Presentation | Tell A Story

ByBill Belew

How to Avoid a Bad Cruise Ship Presentation | Tell A Story

Bad Cruise Ship Presentations

Bad Cruise Ship Presentations

“Give me the facts, just the facts.”

Um, no. Let me tell you a story.

The verdict is in. Audiences do NOT remember facts. They don’t recall data.

What Audiences Remember

They will, however, recall a story you told. And more often than not they might recall a point of data you gave them to support the story.

I talk about social media. But I do my talks in the context of “Pursuing Dreams.”

If all I did was say “Facebook is this. Google is that. Silicon Valley is here.” and so on, my talk would be pretty dry.

Related: How the Cruise Ship Speaker Can Be a Better Storyteller

But, if addressed the issues of “A place where dreams come true.” And “The Stuff of Dreamers.” And, “Why Some People See Their Dreams Come True and Others Don’t.” I can share the substance of my topic and give an overarching story or context for my audience to remember my content.

Great Presentation Tool for Storytelling

Prezi is a great presentation tool that allow the cruise ship speaker to seemingly seamlessly go from one point to the next, then pan out to show how all the points you have been making fit into the big picture = the story you are telling

Lists are long gone. Stories are in.

Nobody has every stopped me on board ship and said “Cool facts, Bill.” But I have heard “Great story!”

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