Good Cruise Ship Storytelling Takes Listeners on a Journey

ByBill Belew

Good Cruise Ship Storytelling Takes Listeners on a Journey

The Cruising Demographic

The Cruising Demographic

Good storytelling takes your listeners on a journey… even while they on a journey!

Your cruise ship audience loves to travel … even while sitting still. They are travelers by nature … which is why they are on the cruise ship in the first place.

Take your listeners on a journey.

Allow them to experience the struggle you faced, or your protagonist is facing. Make your main character, even it is you, vulnerable.

Related: Good Storytelling makes a clear point.

Your best character will be someone your listeners can relate to. It might be them when they were younger or them in the future. Best is when they can identify right there, right then.

Good storytelling has tension, resistance, obstacles and challenges to overcome.

Follow that up with a ‘hero’ or a method to overcome that has worked for you or your character and your listeners will say “Yeah!” or maybe just smile because they can’t lift their arms.

Don’t forget that good storytelling is a story well told. Try it on a family member, a grandmother, a child.

If you can keep their attention, you can do it on a cruise ship as well.

Want to try your storytelling skills out on a real audience on a cruise ship?


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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

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