Be a Self-starter | The Blogger and Professional Speaker Share Needs

ByBill Belew

Be a Self-starter | The Blogger and Professional Speaker Share Needs

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I love my wife and I am pretty sure she loves me. Even so, I wrote more than 12,000 blog posts and never once did she ask me in the 3 years or so that it took, “Did you write something today? Did you write something yesterday?”

My daughter, on the other hand, asks me how I am doing on her blog from time to time. 😎

Cruise Ship Speakers Are Self-Starters

I can get a date to speak on a cruise ship some 6 months out. That’s tough.

None too often I don’t get motivated to work on my talks until I can feel the time closing in on me.

Related: The Blogger and the Professional Cruise Ship Lecturer Mastermind

None too often, when I feel the time closing in, it can be too late to get started and still do a good job.

Nobody on the cruise line will ever ask you, “Do you have your talks ready? How’s the progress coming on that talk?”

At most, the cruise line will ask for your topics and a description of the talk and that’s all.

Get to Work, Now

As I write this, I am about 5 weeks out from giving a talk in Cape Town (not on a cruise ship, sadly) and the organizers haven’t asked me how my talk is coming. My wife hasn’t asked. Gosh, Rick, the other principal here at Speak On Cruises hasn’t even asked.

If you are going to be any good as a speaker or a blogger, you’re going to have to be able to not ask, but tell yourself, “Okay, get to work on that talk.” If you can do that, you can become a cruise ship speaker.

Reach out to us and we will get you on a cruise ship as a speaker.

 

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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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