Speak on Cruises | Tips | Plan Your Talk Out Before Making the Presentation

ByBill Belew

Speak on Cruises | Tips | Plan Your Talk Out Before Making the Presentation

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

Speak on Cruises | Tips | Plan Your Talk Out Before Making the Presentation

I went to Bible College. While there we studied sermon writing – you know, where the preacher stands up on Sunday mornings and does his level best to keep people engaged for 20, 30, even 45 minutes.

Some preachers are pretty good. A lot of them are well, um … yawners.

Lots of preachers think they have to make 3 or 4 good points to send their listeners home with something to think about.

Some preachers look around for a good story to tell and once they find that, they build their sermon around it.

Still others just ramble. Simple as that.

The point – to be an effective speaker on a cruise ship or otherwise, you need to have a plan. A theme. A focus. A clear direction in mind from the get go.

Only then can you go about putting together an effective presentation.

You don’t want to be guilty of finding a good picture, image or video, then find yourself thinking ‘how can I fit this in?’

Rather, you want to have a good point and go looking for something to drive that point home.

The point comes first. The support is gathered. Not the other way around.

Plan your talk and build your presentation around it. Don’t go looking for parts of a presentation and hope you can build a talk to go with it.

The writer of The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs calls it Planning in Analog.

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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 SpeakOnCruises.com

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