Silicon Valley Offers Up Key Ideas to Benefit Cruise Ship Lecturers | Storytelling

ByBill Belew

Silicon Valley Offers Up Key Ideas to Benefit Cruise Ship Lecturers | Storytelling

Images Tell Stories, Too

Images Tell Stories, Too

I live in Silicon Valley. Right in the very heart of it. Within a 12 mile radius I can reach Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn and and and …. Seriously.

Like it or not, right or not, Silicon Valley creates buzz. When Silicon Valley catches a cold, the sneeze can be felt around the world … literally. Physically and cyber-ly. <= Is that a word?

A new buzz word is Storytelling.

Videos that tell stories. 140-character stories. Web sites that tell stories. Even the search engines are trying to ‘understand’ the gist of stories so the stories can be found, bringing visibility and riches to the creator.

Related: What’s the best camera for taking a video of your talk?

The short – story telling is where it is at. Everybody loves a good story. Don’t you?

Something like less than 30% of what people here, they remember. But people will remember a good story for a long time.

Cruise ship speakers should tell stories that drive their points home, that make the other content memorable. I don’t tell people that they need to learn how to use Social Media, I tell them how Social Media changes lives. Then I tell them stories about live’s changed. In the end they’ll remember my point because they remember my stories.

Instead of wondering whether or not to tell stories, the cruise ship lecture, gosh, all professional speakers should be asking themselves how they can tell their stories more effectively.

What’s the last story you heard that you remember?

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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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