Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Scouting Out My Venue

ByBill Belew

Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – Scouting Out My Venue

Continuing on in my log on how to become a cruise ship speaker.

The activity director told me my venue was going to be the On Line Lounge.

Cruise Ship Enrichment Speaking Venue

Cruise Ship Enrichment Speaking Venue

Sounded good to me. Social Media. On Line. Kind of go together.

“Do they have internet in the lounge?”

“No. Sorry, Bill. No internet. Even when it does work it’s very poor in that area of the ship.”

“No problem. I have screen shots of everything I need. And I have downloaded all the videos I need to my lap top. I am good.”

“That’s great, chap. I will try to stop by if I can.”

“I know you are super busy. You are certainly welcome to drop in. But I understand if you cannot.”

Walk walk walk. The On Line Lounge is a karaoke bar. There are two booths in the back and when people sing loud enough you can hear them even the doors are shut. There is a screen up front and six 42″ LCD panels throughout the room. Facing the audience there is a full-service bar on my left. There are about 50 chairs and two long seats that can sit 10 each = 70 people or so max.

There’s a hallway/aisle = passageway in back of the seating that leads to the ice rink. Hmm… not your best venue if you don’t want any distractions. But it is what it is and I plan to give it my best shot.

Point: There’s a Stevie Wonder quote on the wall along with Elvis, Cher, Elton and a few others. Stevie says, “You gots to make do with what you gots.” Look how that worked out for him. Who am I to complain?

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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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