The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Keep Your Focus

ByBill Belew

The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Keep Your Focus

Find Your Focus

Keep Your Focus

Once you get your focus, the next step is to keep your focus.

I spoke at a large conference for travel agents in Orlando a while back.

There was a LOT of buzz in the speaker preparation room.

Keep Your Focus

It turns out that one of the key speakers gave her presentation on the wrong topic.

She was assigned a topic. (I don’t remember what it was.) The handbook named and described the topic.

But when the speaker got up in front she mindlessly called up the wrong slides and proceeded to give a talk on something totally unrelated.

She didn’t know she was off-topic until she got done, left the room and got back to the speaker ready room.

That’s tough.

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It’s like me being assigned to speak about Facebook and I get up and deliver everything I know about Twitter.

Stay on Topic

Related … but not what I was asked to do.

It’s not that this speaker in Orlando was a rookie either. She just lost her focus. She did a great job for that matter, but on the wrong topic.

Think of it as a two-sport ball player showing up for his baseball gig with his football playbook.

Get your focus. Keep your focus. Find a way to not get distracted.

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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