The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Stick Around

ByBill Belew

The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Stick Around

Greet your crowd in different languages

Greet Your Crowd in Different Languages

It’s not over till the fat lady, um, er, old man says good-bye and thank you to the last person to attend your talk.

Sticking around till everyone has gone might not be practical, but it certainly ought to be tried.

Whenever I see a show on board, the staff/stars in the program are ALWAYS at the entrances shaking hands and smiling as the audience goes out.

Good Form for a Speaker

That’s good form for the speaker as well.

Related: Be a More Creative Speaker

You are not done when you stop speaking. You’re done when there is no one else to say thank you to.

The best speakers are accessible, not only before but after their talks.

I have hung out in many a coffee shop on board with attendees. And though it was free, I have enjoyed many a meal with an attendee when they invited me to join them that evening for a meal.

It is not possible to have a meal with everyone in your audience. But on a cruise ship it’s a good opportunity to try.

Do What is Possible

It is possible, however, for your audience to get the true impression that you are accessible. That you are not there for just the 45 minutes of your talk but for the duration. That you are there to serve them. To make their cruise more enjoyable.

When I leave for a cruise ship gig, I leave with the mindset, “I want someone to put in their evaluations, ‘I was not expecting the speaker to be that good.'”

And I did it.

Let us get you on board, too.

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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