Storytelling Shows Your Listeners Respect. Cruise Ship Speakers Should Use this Medium

ByBill Belew

Storytelling Shows Your Listeners Respect. 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.

Don’t Look Down on Your Listeners

It’s one thing to try to teach your listeners a lesson.

It’s quite another to share with your listeners how you learned a lesson.

Storytelling is a great medium to get a point across without being condescending.

When the cruise ship speaker tells a story, s/he can become vulnerable. The listener can put him/herself in the speaker’s shoes.

The listener can learn along with the speaker the same lessons the speaker learned.

Show Your Listeners Respect

Storytelling is a terrific medium to show your listeners that you respect them.

It is possible to teach a hard lesson with your peers, even your superiors with good storytelling.

When your listeners can say to themselves, “Been there, done that.” Or, “I have never been that stupid.” Or, “I have never tried that before.” then you have made a great connection, your story has resonated.

Tell good stories and listeners from all walks of life will identify with you and your cruise ship talk.

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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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