The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Work Your Strengths

ByBill Belew

The Cruise Ship Lecturer Needs a System | Work Your Strengths

Speak Your stengths

Speak Your Strengths

I learned a lot of lessons ‘on the run.’ Literally. Not from the law … but in my triathlon and ultramarathon days. Some 40-50 lbs ago. Yeesh!

Work Your Stengths

One of the most valuable lessons I learned while training for these marathon events was

“Train your weaknesses. Race your strengths.”

When practicing, I’d work on things I wasn’t good at. Climbing on the bike, sprinting to get out of a group when running. A longer stroke to get out of a crowd when swimming. And so on.

But when the race was on, I’d do best what I do best.

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It’s the same when speaking on a cruise ship. Anywhere for that matter.

Train Your Weaknesses

You can practice your gestures, your voice, your pace, your articulation, your timing and such when you are NOT on stage. But when you are on stage … stick to your strengths.

Indeed, in time, you will find that the weaknesses you have been working on in practice will slowly make their way to being a strength. But, on stage is NOT the place to practice.

It’s like wearing a new pair of shoes to a race. Then mid race you find they don’t fit, they rub and they are heavy.

Talk your strengths.

Let us get you on board so you can.

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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