Storytelling Goes Across Cultures. Cruise Ship Speakers Should Use this Medium

ByBill Belew

Storytelling Goes Across Cultures. Cruise Ship Speakers Should Use this Medium

Storytelling on Cruise Ships

Storytelling on Cruise Ships

In a previous post I wrote that storytelling should be included in the cruise ship speaker’s toolkit.

I just got back from Shanghai.

In Shanghai I gave a seminar to a group of business people. Their English was lacking. Unlike a similar professional group I taught there a month previously. Their English was exceptional.

Stories Are Good for Every Culture

In the course of my seminar I told a few stories to illustrate points.

I had told the same stories … when I lived in Japan. When I guest lectured in Russia. When I taught in Mexico. When I spoke in New York. (Not really a foreign country unless you are from California.). And California is a foreign country if you are from Ohio. And …

And in every case, the stories resonated. Lessons were learned. The students/attendees/listeners perked up. And it didn’t matter the age, country or job.

Storytelling is good form for the millennial, Gen X, Y, Z, Q, R, S or T or Baby boomer or, or …

Learn to tell stories well and your listeners will go home happy. And so will you!

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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