Storytelling is Memorable. Cruise Ship Speakers Should Use this Medium

ByBill Belew

Storytelling is Memorable. 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.

People don’t remember facts very well. They do remember stories.

People aren’t inspired by graphs and charts. They are inspired by stories.

When was the last time you walked out of a talk spouting off all the facts and figures the speaker shared?

When was the last time you walked out with the story they just told spinning around in your head?

Stories are memorable.

Facts and figures embedded in a story get remembered as well.

I saw a picture at the Hermitage museum in Leningrad (the name wasn’t changed back to St. Petersburg yet). I can go into great detail about what was in the picture. I even know who painted it. But I don’t know when or where.

Storytelling is painting pictures with words. Tell good stories, use good imagery and your listeners are sure to remember more of what you said than had you just told them, “This is this or that is that.”

Be a good storyteller. Your listeners will be happier for it. You will be, too!

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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