Good Cruise Ship Storytelling Gets to the Point | How to tell when it’s too long

ByBill Belew

Good Cruise Ship Storytelling Gets to the Point | How to tell when it’s too long

The Cruising Demographic

The Cruising Demographic

How can you tell when the story you’re telling is too long?

A tough question perhaps.

The answer is – when you feel like it’s too long.

Ask your gut. More often than not it will tell you when you are rambling. And some guts can speak pretty loudly, too!

The problem comes when you don’t listen or don’t want to listen to your gut feeling.

We generally know when our story is missing the point, when we have lost our audience. And if you can’t know, you really are a lousy speaker, or just don’t care.

A good speaker will have a repertoire of stories to get their point across in the event one or more story is not working.

Related: Good Storytelling Talks WITH Not TO an Audience

Make sure your story has a point.

A good rule of thumb:

If you have tell your audience the point of your story, you didn’t do a very good job of telling the story.

The point should be obvious.

A speaker should never have to say, “I am really excited to be here.” Excitement should be evident in the actions of the speaker.

The point of your story should be obvious as well.

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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

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