Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Applications, acceptance and rejection

ByBill Belew

Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Applications, acceptance and rejection

What I want to do is go as many places as I can as an enrichment speaker, then go back with my family as either a destination or enrichment speaker. My personal goal in this is to show my daughter the world.

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

Application, application, application …. Acceptance, rejection (ouch!) acceptance.

I got accepted by a cruise line to be special interest speaker on an eastern Caribbean cruise. That is where I am as I write this. Sitting in the buffet lounge having a pretty girl with an interesting accent bring me refills on iced tea. And the Caribbean Sea at my back and CocoCay to my right.

I was rejected for a destination talk that was trans-Atlantic, from Southampton, England to Ft. Lauderdale. Still don’t know why exactly. I have been to all the places. I liked the topics and descriptions, as did Rick, as did my agent. But the cruise line said no thanks. Disappointment.

I got accepted for a different trans-Atlantic cruise (whew! glad the other was rejected now so I don’t have to do all those sea days twice) to go from Miami to the Azores, to Spain to France. This cruise is actually a lot cooler than the other and I get to go places I haven’t been.

Point – even I know what I am doing, I still get rejected. More often than not, things do work out. After all, I am cruising now and I am due to go again next March/April.

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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