Why Cruise Ship Speakers Need to Be Good Storytellers

ByBill Belew

Why Cruise Ship Speakers Need to Be Good Storytellers

Cruise ship speakers need to be good storytellers. Or do they?

True enough, most people (all?) who attend a lecture by a cruise ship speaker do so for mainly one reason.

They want to kill time.

Time killing

Time killing

In many cases, one of the attendees is likely just dragged along by their significant other and really doesn’t really want to be there at all.

There’s a lot of down time on a cruise ship. Cruise ship directors want to fill up the day with any and everything … and with multiple options inserted into time slots.

The cruise ship speaker may be speaking to folks who have been to the destination more time than the lecturer! And some attendees might just be there to see if/where they do know more than the speaker. Really!

What can the cruise ship speaker do?

The easy answer is – nothing special. Fill up the time. Give the information – this is this and that is that. Just get done before bingo starts or the first seating for dinner or the lunch buffet opens. No harm, no foul.

The hard answer is – step up your game.

One key way is to add good storytelling to the mix. Everyone loves a good story. The cruising demographic in general grew up with stories.

The good cruise ship speaker, make that great cruise ship speaker will be/is a student of good stories and how to tell them. Tell stories well and watch, and your audience will be a lot more attentive.
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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