Storytelling is Inspirational. Cruise Ship Speakers Should Use this Medium

ByBill Belew

Storytelling is Inspirational. 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.

“Great powerpoint!”

“Super facts!”

“Awesome slides!”

Have you ever heard these words as members of your audience walked out after your presentation?

I have heard the last… but there’s a reason for it that warrants its own post.

More often than not, when listeners leave your cruise ship talk, they will be talking about something you said IN your talk. A story. An anecdote. Something that inspired them.

People relate to characters, not numbers.

People relate to what people do, not what numbers do.

We don’t get inspired by cute cat pics. We get inspired by the awesome things people do.

We get inspired by the story behind the number, not the number.

Olympic sports coverage has taken this to the extreme. But we ‘get’ why they do it.

Sports newscasters pound on this when we watch the finals.

Indeed games are more interesting when we know … the back story.

Two brothers coaching against one another. A father and son playing together in the outfield.

Stories inspire us. They inspire our listeners.

Tell good stories.

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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