How the professional cruise ship speaker can become more experienced

ByBill Belew

How the professional cruise ship speaker can become more experienced

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

What’s the best way to become a better piano player?

Read more books on how to play the piano.   Not.

What’s the best way to become a better skier?

Read more books on how to ski.  Not.

What’s the best way to become a better rock climber?

Read more books on how to rock climb.  Not.

Nothing beats fingers to the keys, skis to the slopes and feet and hands to the rocks. Read, nothing beats experience.

The same can be said about speaking.

But how do you get more experience speaking?

Related: How to Improve Your Storytelling Skills

It’s tough to get speaking experience when you must depend on someone else to let you have it. It is tough to do most anything when you have to depend on someone else.

Volunteer. Depending on your expertise your venue and opportunities will change, but chances are there is always a group of people who want to know what you know and don’t want to pay. Volunteer to give it to them for free … to a point.

Sunday School … unless church is not your thing.

But my favorite place to get practice, try out new things is Meetup. For $72 over 6 months, that’s like 40 cents a day, you can organize a group or groups around your topic, 3 aspects of your topic or 3 different topics and Meetup will put out the word for you. All you have to do is provide, topics, time and place and people will show up.

And you speak = get experience = make improvements = test the waters = get better.

 

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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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