15 Skills a Professional Cruise Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Serendipity

ByBill Belew

15 Skills a Professional Cruise Lecturer Needs to Work an Audience | Serendipity

Speakers Say Yes

Speakers Aren’t Shy

Working an audience does not come naturally. Nor does public speaking. Ask Michael Bay, the Transformer dude.

Too often speakers want to be in control. Gosh, don’t most people want to be in control? All?

Aren’t we usually afraid of the unexpected? Especially when 5, 50, 500 or 5,000 people might see us NOT know how to react when something we didn’t anticipate pops up?

Therein lies the difference between the professional and the true professional.

Related: More of the 17 skills

The true professional cruise ship lecturer is comfortable being uncomfortable.

Not everything has to go the way s/he expects. In fact, when things take a turn and go down a street they have never been before it becomes an adventure to be capitalized on rather then feared or shied away from.

Nobody can predict who will say what and when and act how. Expecting the unexpected and anticipating how you might respond invites the unexpected and makes it fun for you, the speaker, and the audience.

More often than not it is the unexpected visitor to your best laid plans that make for a memorable presentation.

When working the audience, give serendipity a chance.


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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 SpeakOnCruises.com

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