Storytelling is a Good Learning Tool. Cruise Ship Speakers Should Use this Medium

ByBill Belew

Storytelling is a Good Learning Tool. 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.

How People Learn

  • Some people learn visually – videos, diagrams, illustrations, images, and such.
  • Some people learn by listening – talks, discussions, music, lectures and such.
  • Some people learn by doing – hands on, try, fail, remember.
  • Some people are hopeless – no matter what you do, they aren’t going to get it.

Everyone responds to a good story, told well, and relevant.

If you can paint an image with words, if your listeners can see and hear you characters come alive, if your listeners are participants in your story, then you are indeed a good storyteller.

Engage Your Listeners

Your listeners will learn from you if you can engage (hear, see, do) them with a good yarn.

Storytelling is a great tool to use to teach. When my daughter comes home from school, she can’t tell me the facts of the event in history, but she can tell me the story that surrounds those facts. And, to be sure, sometimes the facts come along with the memory of the story.

My favorite history teacher in high school summer school was a great storyteller.

Even it was sunny outside and we are keen to go playing, we enjoyed it just as much sitting at the feet of this raconteur.

My favorite history teacher in college was a great story teller. Students from previous year’s classes would come again to a 7 am class just to hear him tell the same story.

That’s good storytelling.

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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