Cruise Ship Lecturers Should Have a Preparation Strategy

ByBill Belew

Cruise Ship Lecturers Should Have a Preparation Strategy

Designing a Presentation

Cruise Ship Lecture Preparation Strategy

I am writing a diary/journal of sorts that explains my preparation strategy for lecturing on a cruise ship and otherwise … or perhaps lack of strategy.

Truth is (being truthful with myself that is) I don’t have a strategy. And I wonder if I should.

That is I don’t have a set strategy. Am I lying to myself again? Trying to convince myself that I do?

I go from talk to talk. And for the most part I have to ‘feel’ the talk becoming impending.

How to define the ‘feel?’ It’s kind of like not starting to write a paper till you sense the deadline. You know your limitations and generally how fast you can get things done. You can predict how much progress you can make in a defined period of time. That ‘period of time’ is between the time you go on stage and how long you know it will take you get ready.

Related: How to Engage Your Audience

Some people are able to prepare long in advance, then tweak their talks when the time gets closer. I can do this … usually. I have a series of talks that I am giving in about 30 days aboard a cruise ship. I am reading a book now that is helping me prepare for that talk.

3 things:

Knowing your audience is important.

Knowing what is expected of you by the organizers is important.

Knowing how long it takes you to get things done is important. (Example – how long does it take you to put your slides together?)

Plug these three things into your active daily schedule and work out a preparation schedule for each talk individually. That’s my strategy.

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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

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