Twitter-Like Sound Bites Make for a Great Cruise Ship Presentation

ByBill Belew

Twitter-Like Sound Bites Make for a Great Cruise Ship Presentation Twitter Twitter

Twitter-Like Sound Bites Make for a Great Cruise Ship Presentation

It never occurred to me how useful Twitter could be when giving a presentation to a cruise ship audience or any other group for that matter.

I spoke to a group of bloggers in Las Vegas earlier this year. There were some 200+ people in a room with seats for about 140. People were on the floor, along the wall, sitting in the aisle. It’s fun to have a group of really engaged people. It got my juices going.

What I didn’t realize at the time, however, was how many of them were looking at their smartphones or had their PCs opened up to their twitter accounts. In truth, Twitter just wasn’t something I did all that much.

A week or so later, bored or in a lull between writing or speaking I took a look at my Twitter account. Surprise!

There were a LOT of tweets that mentioned me. Holy cow.

@billbelew_com says “Blah, blah, blah …” again and again and again.

There were a lot of tweets where the listeners had grabbed something I said and stuck it into a tweet.

My point – Say memorable things in 140 characters (not words) or less. 140 characters is, of course, the limit to a Tweet.

Say what you want to say, but keep your statements short that you want people to remember.

It won’t happen on a cruise ship, but something you say just might show up in somebody’s Twitter feed. And you will also have a better presentation.



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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

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