Tighten Your Message | Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

ByBill Belew

Tighten Your Message | Steps to Creating the Perfect Presentation

Cruise Ship Lecturer on Twitter

Cruise Ship Lecturer on Twitter

Tightening your message use to be called finding your sound bites.

Now, it’s getting your Twitter headlines right.

Think about it – sound bites and Twitter headlines – about the same length.

Tighten Your Message

I was in Vegas speaking at a blog conference.

The room was packed and not a few people had one eye on me and one eye on their smart phone.

One thumb was on their key pad, and the other was on their Twitter App.

Each time I said something pithy, I could see them peck away and emphasize the action with a final hard poke and another look at me for the next twitterable comment.

A tightened message equals memorable point equals sharable point.

Each presentation has one theme.

The many points we make throughout the presentation drives that theme home.

When your listeners can catch and remember those points they can now also share them… immediately.

This doesn’t happen on cruise ships. Wi-fi costs are too prohibitive.

A presentation that has impact has points that are

  • short
  • resounding
  • remarkable
  • memorable

Put on your creative hat and ask yourself how you could get point A or point B across in 140 characters (characters, not words) or less.

Contact us to get a gig on a cruise ship and to learn more about how and what to avoid.


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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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