Bloggers and Cruise Ship Seminar Leaders Need a Sense of Humor

ByBill Belew

Bloggers and Cruise Ship Seminar Leaders Need a Sense of Humor

Why do cruise ship speakers need a sense of humor?

So, you are on the stage? And everybody is looking up to you? Literally.

It’s not hard for the speaker to think more highly of themselves. After all, they are up higher.

In this context, I want to emphasize that the speaker cannot take themselves too seriously.

A Sense of humor

A Sense of Humor

Of course, it helps to be funny, to be able to tell a joke. But that’s not what I mean.

It helps more if the speaker can laugh at themselves. And let their audience enjoy a laugh at their ( the speaker’s) expense.

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It is never good form to tell jokes that place people into categories. You can be absolutely sure somebody will get offended one way or another.

If I do tell a joke, or make light of a situation, I ALWAYS make myself the butt of the joke. Hard to go wrong that way.

Speakers need to know they are not almighty, they do NOT have all answers to all questions, they can make mistakes. Roll with them. Laugh at yourself.

Bloggers tend to equate the publish button and readers with authority. Speakers think because they have a stage and an audience they are the authority. And indeed the speaker might be an authority.

Even so, you have to be right to be right.

Learn to laugh at yourself.

We can get you on board.


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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