The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Trust Your Preparation

ByBill Belew

The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Trust Your Preparation

Professional Cruise ship Speakers need a 1-to-3 adapter.

Be Prepared

Anything is possible. More often than not the unlikely becomes the likely. That guy Murphy comes to mind.

Not long ago I spoke in Phoenix. I was an unknown, a newbie to this particular group.

Trust Your Preparation

My speaking slot was right behind the best and most popular veteran speaker on the program.

My last cruise ship speaking gig was a similar scenario. The other speaker was a veteran of dozens of cruises. Me? Much less.

Both scenarios were recipes for intimidation, for timidity.

What to do? Trust my preparation.

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I knew that I had something to share. I knew the audience would be interested in my topic. I knew that I could deliver the goods in my topic. I knew that I would give my listeners more than they bargained for. I knew the audience would enjoy my visuals. I knew the audience would be educated. I knew the audience would be motivated. I knew I was prepared.

Don’t Get Intimidated

I don’t get intimidated easily and neither of these occasions did it.

Rather, when I got done I could hear my listeners think, “Gee, this guy should have been the main attraction, not the other.”

Let’s take the Boy Scout motto to another level. Not “Be Prepared.” But – “Trust Your Preparation.”

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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