How to Boost Your Cruise Ship Speaking Skills | Practice

ByBill Belew

How to Boost Your Cruise Ship Speaking Skills | Practice

Slides Tell a Story

Slides Tell a Story

The reason most cruise ship speakers don’t look like they need practice might surprise you.

The reason they look like they don’t need practice is because they have practiced so much. It makes more sense than you might imagine.

Practice does make perfect.

Churchill used to practice on his dinner guests. He would try out different lines, different expressions, just to see what kind of response he would get.

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Graham used to give his sermons to the birds, bees, trees and fishes. He would spend endless hours listening to himself talk until things sounded just right.

Too often the first time a speaker hears something they say is the first time they use the thought in a lecture. Not a good idea.

Have you ever heard a speaker say, “That sounded a lot better in my head.”

If you want to give your cruise ship talks a real boost, practice them ahead of time.

4 Ways to Get in More Practice at Speaking

Volunteer at a senior center to give the talk. Who knows, it might even turn into a full time paying gig. Ask Rick.

Volunteer to present at a Meetup in your area. Meetups are often looking for good content.

Invite friends over for a meal. Or head to the local pond and see if you can get the critters to listen.

But, by all means, practice.

We can get you on board.

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