Bringing Drama to Your Cruise Ship Lecture Will Give It Life

ByBill Belew

Bringing Drama to Your Cruise Ship Lecture Will Give It Life

Cruise Ship Speakers are Storytellers

Cruise Ship Speakers are Storytellers

Show don’t tell.

Mark Twain said something to the effect, “Don’t tell me the lady screamed. Bring her on stage and let her scream for me.”

Not every speaker can get away with it and perhaps not every talk will lend itself to bringing drama to your talk.

When you tell a story – act the part. When you bring in elements to your talk – personify them, give them legs and a voice.

Instead of saying, “As I looked down at my pc screen moments before starting my talk the computer died for no apparent reason.”

How about, “I stood behind the podium for a moment, triple checked that my pc and clicker were in sync when suddenly my PC for no good reason grabbed the power cord, strangled itself in an attempt to get to gloryland sooner than it was being called.” All while acting out the scene.

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We gave the computer CPR, I opted for compressing the touch pad while asking the tech support to give it mouth-to-mouth. He declined. So, we switched roles.  With appropriate actions.

Show your listeners. Don’t tell them and you will have a more lively as well as entertaining talk. And all the while you will not be compromising the integrity of the content.

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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

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