24 Steps to Create the Perfect Presentation | Introductions

ByBill Belew

24 Steps to Create the Perfect Presentation | Introductions

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

Perfect Cruise Ship Presentations

The first 10 words out of your mouth during your presentation might be the most important you deliver.

If you lose your audience early on you will be always fighting to get them back.

Related: Perfect Transitions

If you have them from the get go, it is your audience who must fight or find reasons to leave you.

Big difference.

Create the Perfect Presentation

There are lots of tools to use to start off a presentation.

Facts, jokes, anecdotes, rhetorical questions…

Transitioning into a clear statement of your theme and how you plan to deliver on it.

Then transitioning into the first of your points.

This is good form.

But, in my opinion, it is the first few words out of your mouth that really matter.

“Thank you for inviting me.” …. NOT.

“I am really excited to be here.” …. NOT.

“Wasn’t that a great lunch?” …. NOT

Here are some that I have used lately.

“I am going to do something today that has never been done before.”

“The ability to change the world is literally at your fingertips.”

“Travel agents change people’s lives.”

I can and do at some point thank the organizers or the person responsible for getting me there, but it’s never the first words out of my mouth.


Your introduction is crucial to grabbing your listeners, then keeping them.

Get those first 10 words right. Then deliver on them and you will be on your way to a perfect presentation.

Let us help you get your presentation ready for your next cruise speaking gig.


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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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