The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Remember Names

ByBill Belew

The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Remember Names

Remember Names in Your Crowd

Remember Names in Your Crowd

There are 3 groups of people whose name you will want to remember once you get on board.

You will want to know how to contact the cruise ship director, the activity director and the IT support staff – the guys or girls who set things up for you.

Remember Names in Your Crowd

Another group is the people you come in to contact with.

You will meet people at meals, in the elevator, on deck, in the gym … in all the places where you hang out.

Do not use the excuse, “I am not good with names.” Get good with it.

I can’t count the number of people who have shown up to one or more of my talks because I struck up a conversation with them in passing on the ship.

I also can’t count the number of times I have referred to something they said or told me about themselves and how it connects with my topic.

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Right! Eyes light up.

You will also want to remember the names of people who actually turn out for your talk.

During the Q & A – May I ask you your name? What is your interest in this topic?

Talk to the People in Your Crowd

Then I do my darnedest to remember and call them by name during the next talk. Or make a reference to their interest, or strive to address their particular interest in the topic.

If/when the cruise ship speaker does these things, you can expect your talk to be a notch above and beyond all others.

Get a system to remember and interact. You will be glad you did.

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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 SpeakOnCruises.com