How the cruise ship speaker can assemble a good marketing team

ByBill Belew

How the cruise ship speaker can assemble a good marketing team

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

In a previous article on marketing teams for cruise ship speakers I listed up:

Elements of a good marketing team:

1. A good product.

2. A good project manager.

3. A closer.

4. A good admin.

5. A good gopher.

Too often all five of these are done by 3 people – me, myself and I. Or by two people. A husband and wife team.

There’s another way to get a good team together, but it ain’t easy.

My team came from my students.

I do/did a lot of speaking where I just sucked it up and did all my own booking, managing, creative thinking, collecting and and and …

But in that course of time, provided you are good enough and I am, you gain a following. And from that following you can get ‘super fans’ for lack of a better word.

Those super fans make for great team members provided they are available and interested and, this is a big AND, if you don’t have any money, they are willing to work on a commission basis or revenue share.

This is what I did. My project manager was a student. My closer is a client/student. Both of them feel so strongly about what I have taught them that they wanted to work with me even they got paid by the results they generated. No results, no money.

My admin is my wife. My gopher is an online service … Taskrabbit and Fiverr. I tap into them as needed.

And voila’ I have my team.

How about you? How did you build your team?


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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

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