Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – The First Talk – Logistics Part 3

ByBill Belew

Diary of a Whimpy Kid, um, Cruise Ship Speaker – The First Talk – Logistics Part 3

Continuing on in my log on how to become a cruise ship speaker.

I went to the lounge early. I scouted out who was going to be there to set up. I talked to the activity director and he assured me that someone from his team would be there 15-20 minutes early to help set up.

Cruise Ship Speaker - Belew

Cruise Ship Speaker – Belew

Twenty minutes till. Nobody.

Fifteen minutes till. Nobody

Ten minutes till. Nobody.

I found the little girl who promised to stop by to make sure somebody would be there. While she was calling around the tech guy showed up. Eight minutes till.

That’s not very long to make sure everything works. I usually do that the day before, the morning of. But he was nowhere to be found until eight minutes till. And we couldn’t get the projector to work. LCDs were no problem.

More fiddling. Tick tick tick.

Projector comes on at 1 minute till.

Where’s the clock? No clock. Gonna have to guess when my 35-40 minutes is up.

Point: Sometimes all the planning in the world still is not enough. You got to be ready to go with the flow. Old school if necessary = no notes, no slides, no visuals. Just talking.

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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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