How the professional cruise ship speaker can improve | needed skills

ByBill Belew

How the professional cruise ship speaker can improve | needed skills

Improve Cruise Ship Speaking Skills

Do you fear speaking more than death?

I attended a small sort of break out meeting of National Speaker Association members, professional speakers and wannabes a few weeks ago.

At the beginning of the meeting the organizer brought out a flip chart and asked everyone present to pitch in on a brainstorming exercise.

The question was – what do professional speakers need most.

In this post I will list up what the group came up with – except for the few where I can’t read my writing.

In future posts I will dive into each and tell you how I think the professional cruise ship speaker can improve.

The list:

Marketing team

Web skills

Belief in content


Networking skills

Support system

Evoke emotions


Belief in self


Active listener





In service









Effective Business Model.

The next question was – where are your strengths followed by where are your weaknesses?

This list is not exhaustive. I can think of other qualities to add to the list – use of props, outlining skills, finds the right audience, is found by the right audience and and ….

How about you? What are you strengths? What are your weaknesses?

More importantly, how do you improve your weaknesses?
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if we can help you improve.

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

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    How the professional cruise ship speaker can evoke emotion | Speak on Cruises ™Posted on6:09 am - Nov 4, 2013

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