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.