Presentation Tools | 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

ByBill Belew

Presentation Tools | 24 Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

It might be a toss up as to who gets more frustrated when it’s time to start and the speaker is not ready … because of all reasons … technical problems.

It happens despite our very best efforts sometimes.

I was giving a presentation in Phoenix. My laptop was fully charged. My deck was opened and ready on my laptop screen and my clicker had fresh batteries.

There was a very short 10-minute transition time to set up on podium number 2 while the speaker at podium number 1 took questions.

In that 10-minute time frame my PC died. Agh!!!

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There I was – looking like a fumbling old man who didn’t know how to do use his presentation tools, losing my audience one-by-one by the second while we rebooted.

What a fiasco! What an embarrassment! And none of it my fault.

I was on a cruise ship in the middle of the Atlantic. I showed up 20 minutes early to make sure everything worked. Tech support did not show up till 2 minutes till. And the screens were blocked with pianos and drum sets. Not my fault again.

Who gets more anxious, perturbed, put out when the speaker is not ready for whatever reason? Those sitting in the audience twiddling their thumbs or the speaker sweating bullets to get things going?

Get your presentation mechanics down.

Make sure your projector projects.

Make sure your PC turns on AND stays on.

Make sure your slides slide.

Make sure you clicker clicks.

Make sure you microphone mics.

Make sure you laser pointer points.

Oh, and don’t forget about Murphy. He loves messing with speakers and presentations.

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

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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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