Cruise Ship Lectures Talk WITH Their Audience, Not TO

ByBill Belew

Cruise Ship Lectures Talk WITH Their Audience, Not TO

The Cruising Demographic

The Cruising Demographic

Cruise ship lecturers are good at talking with their audience. Not to.

It’s a bit scary to allow for questions for a variety of reasons.

1. The questions might not be relevant. Consequently the seminar leader won’t be able to finish the talk

2. The speaker might not be able to answer the question. Sometimes the answer is, “I don’t know but I will find out.”

3. Sometimes the question asker will dominate the talk.

4. A question can break up the momentum the speaker is trying to build.

Related: Storytelling is important on Cruise Ships

Still, the speaker needs to ensure they are having a dialog, that the listeners are engaged.

A very good speaker can read into the talk the questions that the audience is likely to be having at the moment. In fact, the speaker can be leading the listeners on to the point that they might be thinking, “And when did that start to happen that way?” Only to have you, the speaker answer that question for them.

Good speaker can ‘hear’ or lead their listeners to think, inquire, wonder and then satisfy those longings by moving the story along.

Are you a good storyteller?

Do you want to speak on a cruise ship?

 

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We’ll tell you how.

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

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