Giving a Cruise Ship Seminar is a Walk in the Park | Visualization

ByBill Belew

Giving a Cruise Ship Seminar is a Walk in the Park | Visualization

Be a Good Judge of Time

Visualization for the Cruise Ship Lecturer

I have been keeping a diary of sorts of what I do before giving a talk on a cruise ship in a seminar format or when I am speaking to a crowd in a very large building that is going nowhere.

They are not unlike one another.

For the interested, I encourage you to read the other diary entries

Diary -2 days – Know the Context of Your Talk 

Diary -4 days – Focus Your Theme 

Diary -5 days – Loading Up Your Deck 

Diary -6 days – Choose Your Visual Platform

Diary -9 days – Reaching Out to Attendees

Diary -10 days – Gathering My Thoughts 

Today’s entry is the “Day Before” a talk.

I have had more time to prepare for this talk than I sometimes get. And, of course, often I am giving the same presentation but do a different group. This takes minor tweaking.

Tomorrow’s group is more unique and required more tweaking. It is also a group that has a wider reach than some of my other audiences. That is, the attendees are representative of not a few other groups. Not that I treat other presentation opportunities lightly, I am giving this one due diligence.

The day before I spend a lot of time in the park. I have been doing this off and on over the past couple of weeks, but today I make a concerted effort to take a walk in the park … and rehearse.

I rehearse my memory of the slides I will choose. I rehearse my transitions from slide to slide. I rehearsed the main point I want to make with each slide. And I rehearse my timing. I like for slides to appear mid sentence to appear fully at the moment I say the word that makes my point.

The day before is when I make sure I have all that right.

Athletes call it visualization. And for me … it’s just a walk in the park.

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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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