What do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common?

ByBill Belew

What do Weight Loss and Speaking on a Cruise Ship Have in Common?

I admit it. I wanted to lose a few pounds. Okay, more honestly? I wanted to lose more weight than my 6-year old weighs.

I was listening to this guy (he’s a client in my other life) today talk about 12 questions people struggling with self-image should ask themselves.

Weight Watchers and Cruise Ship Presentations

This next series of posts is not about struggling with self-image in the am-I-bigger-than -a-box-of-bread-loaves sense. It’s about reflecting on where you are, where I am in your speaking career. Where are you in your cruise ship lecture career?

It may be a stretch but I thought it’d be fun to see if we can learn by reflection on our speaking career the way this doctor wants his patients to learn about themselves.

And in the end … can we improve? Can we serve our listeners better? Can we be better speakers for having asked ourselves these questions AND answered them AND applied what we learned from our answers?

Speak On Cruise Questions

Speak On Cruise Questions

The 12 Questions (paraphrased).

  1.       Is my body truly serving me? Can I work with what I have?
  2.       Do I have enough to nurture me? What do I need to feel more nurtured?
  3.       Am I completely at peace with myself and my example to others? What would I like to project?
  4.       Is there anything more or deeper that I’d like to learn to be better?
  5.       Is there anything more or deeper that I’d like to do? Name it.
  6.       Is there anything I should be doing to protect my vulnerability? Name it.
  7.       Is there anything I desire that will lead to greater harmony in my relationships? What is that desire?
  8.       If I found myself suddenly dying, what action would I be compelled to take?
  9.       If I were to suddenly win the lottery, what would I be compelled to do?
  10.    What dreams have I dreamt in the past that I’d love to have again?
  11.    What organizations would I love to be invited into, to be honored by, to contribute to, to have contribute to me?
  12.    If I were to lose that which is most dear to me, be kidnapped by myself, what would I say to myself in 10 years later.

In the coming series of posts, I will tweak the questions as they might have to do with speaking. And I will share my answers.

Then you can share yours?

Talk to us to get on board as a cruise ship speaker. You know you want to.

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About the author

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 globe

After 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