Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Meeting the Cruise Activity Director

ByBill Belew

Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Meeting the Cruise Activity Director

My first mission after getting on the ship and getting settled into my stateroom was to find the cruise activity director. S/he was going to tell me my schedule. I was more than half expecting to find some sort of welcome package on my stateroom desk or on my television.

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew


I headed to the guest relations where I met somebody whose name I couldn’t pronounce.

“Oh, you need Jamie. Let me call him for you.”

“Hello, Jamie. I have Mr. Belew here. He is one of your speakers. Oh? Oh? Um. Oh? Okay. Okay.”

“Jamie, says he’ll get in touch with you first chance. Enjoy your cruise.”

8 hours later back in my stateroom. The message light is blinking.

“Hmm… I don’t know anybody on the ship. Jamie!”

“Your first presentation will be on Day 3 in the On Air lounge at 1 pm. Please be there by 12:45 to set up. One of my staff members will meet you there. We will only need you for 3 presentations instead of the 4. The others will be on Day 6 at 4 and Day 7 at 2.”

“Works for me, Jamie. I can do less than you asked. I also brought a couple of extra presentations just in case you need more than you had planned on, too. I am here to serve you and the ship’s passengers.”

“That’s great, Bill. That’s really great. Thanks. Let’s meet when we get a chance.”

And that’s that.

I scouted out the On Air Lounge to get a feel of the place. It’s a lounge. With 4 chairs to a table and a bar on one side, disco lights and quotes from Elvis, Stevie Wonder, Cher and other artists on the wall written in silver on a dark blue background. Lots of LCD screens for when they do karaoke in the evenings.

Point – Be ready for anything. I am ready.

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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