A Messianic Sense of Purpose in an Onboard Cruise Ship Speaking Gig

ByBill Belew

A Messianic Sense of Purpose in an Onboard Cruise Ship Speaking Gig

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

A Messianic Sense of Purpose in an Onboard Cruise Ship Speaking Gig will go a long way,

Basically – most of the people sitting in the room have not come to ‘church.’

They are just there – bored, tired, dragged along, a passing interest, killing time, sleepy … or in a very few cases actually interested.

To be sure – if the speaker isn’t interested in his/her topic, the listeners won’t come onboard either.

When I was a kid fresh out of college I was making the rounds to houses of would-be visitors to our church. The guy I was paired up with sold burial plots for a living. Seriously.

The night we were out happened to be the night of the all-star game. This was back in the 70’s. I lived in Cincinnati and there were not a few members of the Big Red Machine playing in the all-star game that night.

Still – recruiting for God was supposed to be a higher priority. Supposed to be are the operative words. I wanted to watch the game.

I asked the older fellow I was out with, “How are we going to get people to care about what we are going to talk to them about if they’d rather be doing something else? Or even if I’d rather be somewhere else?”

Very patiently he told me, “You just have to convince them that anything you can tell them is more important than anything else they might be doing at the moment.”

Your listeners are there – 3, 6 or 60 in number. Give them a reason to be glad they were there and nowhere else for the last 45 minutes and you will have a successful lecture.

 

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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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