Hollywood Does It | Why shouldn’t the Cruise Ship Lecturer Do the Same?

ByBill Belew

Hollywood Does It | Why shouldn’t the Cruise Ship Lecturer Do the Same?

Cruise Ship Speakers are Storytellers

Cruise Ship Speakers are Storytellers

I am still catching up on Netflix with the NCIS series. NCIS does it. They give a flash picture of how a sequence is going to end up. The viewer finds themselves watching in anticipation for when that flashed scene will appear. I do.

Other programs will open up with a scene … then stop and show “24 hours earlier.”

The viewer watches engaged  wondering all along how all the pieces are going to add up to that end result. And wonder as well, if that is really the end. Did he really die?

Let me tell you a story about an incredibly stupid dad that I knew when I was in Japan. I know it’s true about this guy because I knew him. I was there.

I then go back to the beginning of the ‘episode’ and tell the story , all the while throwing in pieces of information to support the premise – this guy was really stupid.

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Along the story road, it begins to dawn on the listeners that I am the dad I am talking about and the story is recounting something I did that would cause any parent to shake their head in wonder … or would it? If they knew what came after.

Tell stories with the end in mind and you will be a more engaging speaker.

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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 SpeakOnCruises.com

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