Outlining Your Presentation | 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

ByBill Belew

Outlining Your Presentation | 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

There is a tried and true outline for any presentation that pretty much always work.

Introduction – Grab your audience’s attention – a story, an anecdote, a question, a joke ….

Tell them what you are going to tell them – state your theme is 6-10 words and not more

Tell them how you are going to tell them – point one, point two, point three of compare and contrast, analyze, step-by-step how to …

Transition to the body of your talk

Related: Determing Themes for the Perfect Presentation

Point 1 that supports your theme – facts, case studies, stories,

Transition – tell your listeners where you are in your presentation and what is next

Point 2 that supports your theme


Point 3 that supports your theme



Tell your listeners what you told them – your theme in 6-10 words.

Tell them how you told them.

Give them something memorable to leave the room – a story, an application, a case study. Touch an emotion.

Outlining your presentation in this format may not be very exciting, but it works. And it works well.

Is it the only way to outline a presentation?

Of course not.

But did I say it works?

It does.

Contact us to get a gig on a cruise ship and to learn more about how and what to avoid.


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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 SpeakOnCruises.com

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