Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Donny & Marie may well have been too young, but on so many of our cruises as fare paying passengers (in the old days) the speakers all seemed to be much older than their audiences. We realised that what the cruise companies need is variety, to relate to their very varied passenger profiles.
I greatly admire the wisdom and experience of the great speakers that I’ve had the privilege to travel with – and I also welcome the enthusiasm and fresh thinking of younger speakers. My point is that in the world of cruise speaking there is space – and a genuine welcome – for speakers of all ages, profiles and backgrounds.
Got a good story to share in an informative and confident way? Then there is room for you – and the best part of it is you get a FREE cruise!!
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
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Happy Christmas and happy cruising --- FREE !
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
On a cruise earlier this year a fellow speaker asked if I would mind sharing some of my sources with him, as he so enjoyed one of my talks. At first I was both flattered and a little put out – well just think about it, he would get the material that I had labored to produce for no effort.
Then I thought this thro a bit more. I had also enjoyed his talks. He had a great presentation on emerging markets. And I realised that we could help each other. So we did! I gained great material – and so did he (no point being modest! )
And that principle of learning and sharing is what makes this network of our so good. (Well that and the FREE cruising! )
If you are not already cruising free click HERE now!!
Happy cruising FREE
Monday, December 06, 2010
I never cease to be amazed at how easy it can be to impress. I’ve just had feedback from a recent cruise, in which the activities manager reported “outstanding use of technology”!
Apparently the fact that I have insert video clips in my PowerPoint presentations is a bit “cutting edge”. But it is so, so simple to do. Using the insert/movie clip buttons, and choosing the automatic option means it just runs when I click the next slide. As I use a wireless hand held slide changer it may look good to the audience – but it seems even the staff were impressed.
Well I learned to keep upping my game. I’ve done it all my business life, I’ve encouraged folks I mentor to do the same – and one of the reasons that I warmed so quickly to DANIEL HALL at SPEAKERS CRUISE FREE was the obviously natural style of his innovation – and the expectation that we, his network, will constantly strive to improve.
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Happy cruising FREE!
Sunday, December 05, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Generally speaking we have accepted free cruises in exchange for speaking – just one hour a day; and ONLY on sea days.
On the basis that we pay our own airfares this is an amazingly inexpensive way to cruise the seven seas. But by establishing ourselves with Daniel Hall’s Speakers Cruise Free network and through Daniel with the cruise companies we have bookings for next year where air fares, hotels, even transfer to and from the ship are included.
These do not come along all the time, but keep your eyes open and, once you are established, work with the cruise company contacts to know just what they need on particular itineraries.
Next year, thanks to Daniel Hall and Speakers Cruise Free we have a wonderful collection of cruises that will form the major part of a 2 month round the world trip to celebrate a big birthday – and the whole cost of the trip – everything included – is about the normal discounted fare for a two week cruise. That includes side trips to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, 3 days in a top hotel in Sydney, 3 days in Vancouver, hotel in New York – and en route we cruise the South Pacific (Fiji, French Polynesia, Hawaii) and the Atlantic, Martha’s Vineyard, The Azores, Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
Not bad eh?
Happy cruising FREE!!
Andrew & Kathy
Sunday, November 28, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010
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Monday, November 08, 2010
Just a few days before a recent cruise I was told that the line has its own house style for enrichment speakers’ PowerPoint presentations. I had 5 talks with 80 to 90 slides in each!!! And I had two days to pack, put business on hold and re-format all my presentations.
So my tip for today – always check in plenty of time if the cruise line you are speaking for has any special requirements – such as a corporate template for you slides. That way you’ll have plenty of time to comply!
Saturday, October 30, 2010
At the end of each cruise I always say “thank you” to the team on board.
SPEAKERS_CRUISE_FREE is a network of great speakers and I know that my behavior reflects on all our members. Just as your behavior reflects on me and everyone else.
SPEAKERS_CRUISE_FREE Is a real find. So I try to do the right thing to build up the reputation of all our speakers. If I behave well and say “thank you” I hope that you will get a warm reception next time you step on the same ship for a speaker cruise.
And it is amazing just how far a little courtesy can go. We have had invitations to cocktail parties and even occasionally to the Captain’s table, because we are seen to show respect.
If you are not already cruising free I suggest you click HERE – and do it now.
And next time you are cruising FREE do please remember to say “thank you”.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Tomorrow is the big day.
At noon Central time you'll be able to get the newly updated, completely expanded “Speak on Cruise Ships” so you can master how to...
* Cruise free (You even get specific cruise contact details)
* Get Free Shore Excursions (on certain itineraries)
* Sell your products on board
* Use cruise gigs to get paid shore-side bookings
* Build your prospect list
* Do it all without paying agency fees
Here's the video that explains everything...
This is the most complete training on the planet and it could save you tens of thousands of dollars in cruise costs over your career as a cruise speaker.
Good thing the whole training is available to the first 300 speakers for under $200. Next time you hear from me will be tomorrow when you see the email with the subject line “Go, Go, Go”. When you see that email go immediately to...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
For more than five years now my critically acclaimed program “Speak on Cruise Ships” has been helping people just like you to cruise free with on board enrichment programs.
But I have retired the program and it is now off the market!
Good news though... we are launching a brand-new and expanded “Speak on Cruise Ships” this Tuesday, October 26 at 12pm noon Central time.
This video explains the new program...
Go check it out...
You'll be getting more posts over the next couple of days with more details about the program... be looking for them.
Monday, October 11, 2010
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We cruise free through Daniel Hall's great network scheme SPEAKERS_CRUISE_FREE.COM and I know that this lady would be a very popular speaker. She has great stories to tell and is just so informative. It reminded me of what Marianne Williamson said in her book A Return to Love, published in 1992 -
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us. We ask ourselves "Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented fabulous?" Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn't serve the world. There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others won't feel insecure around you.
"We are all meant to shine, as children do. .... As we let our own light shine, we subconciously give other people permission to do the same. As we're liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Liberate yourself now to cruise the world's waters for FREE by joining the SPEAKERS_CRUISE_FREE.COM network of speakers and friends.
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Happy cruising FREE.
Monday, September 27, 2010
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Saturday, July 24, 2010
I recently returned from my meetings with P & O and Cunard in South Hampton, UK. Here's what I learned:
1. Both P & O and Cunard are direct booking speakers. (Good news here.)
2. Primarily they are looking for UK and European speakers when in Europe and North American speakers when the ships are in North American waters including Mexico and the Caribbean.
3. They are both looking for more enrichment speakers on longer crossings cruises.
4. They are both looking for destinations speakers when an itinerary is more port intensive.
As always, if you need or want help in navigating the direct booking process check out my program "Speak on Cruise Ships: 8 Easy Steps to a Lifetime of FREE Luxury Cruises" at http://www.speakerscruisefree.com/
Monday, July 05, 2010
- Mix and mingle with the passengers (well of course we do that anyway :-)
- Talk to the audience, not the notes (obviously :-)
- Involve the audience
- Use their PowerPoint template
The contract is very clear. They'll monitor feedback, and they won't tollerate bad behaviour. Well to be honest I would think not!!
So I've re-formatted my presentations into their style, rehearsed once more in front of the most critical audience (Kathy, my wife); loaded it all on my netbook - and of course, for safety's sake I've backed it all up to flash drive, DVD, memory card and external drive (JUST IN CASE!!)
My family motto is "Never unprepared". I like to be prepared for every eventuality. I certainly want to do a good job on behalf of everyone else in the SPEAKERSCRUISEFREE.COM community.
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Happy cruising - FREE,
Monday, June 14, 2010
Speak on Cruises Free Tip #3: Develop friendships with other SCF speakers…
I met Andrew Johnson, cruise speaker extraordinaire, in Spain. Andrew is the retired CEO of the European branch of the AAA club. We met them in Toledo, Spain before we joined the cruise. Andrew and his wife Kathy are to extremely high quality people and it was very enriching to compare notes. If you want to advance as a cruise speaker make sure you develop friendships with other top speakers.
-Doc Brown, SCF cruise speaker
Ps. Everybody is hoping that The Vatican's Lost Penis Room will be added to the next Dan Brown book.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Speak on Cruises Free Tip #2: Give Brand Promoting Gifts
Assistant cruise director Gina told me today that she would have RCCL pens and key chains for me to give away at my onboard talks. This increases the likelihood people will like my talks. Here's how you increase the probability you'll get gifts. Tell the assistant cruise director the gifts will increase brand loyalty.
Then give the gifts away in response to your Q&As at the end of your talks- win-win-win!
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Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Yup it's ol' doc Brown here again to give you roving eye's view of what it's like to cruise FREE!
This is our 6th free cruise in 2 years an we've saved $34,562.21 in total travel fees. That's a big pile of money we've been able to invest elsewhere even while we cruise and awaken in place you, your family, or friends have never imagined.
I know you're expecting the SCF famous extra special cruise free tip so here it goes…
Speak on Cruises Free Tip #1: Strangers Bearing Gifts Are Best Received
I met with the assistant cruise director Gina yesterday in the evening after boarding in Barcelona. She explained all the procedures. Importantly RCCL wants you to start and stop your presentation promptly. Don't chew the fat with folks in the conference center. Offer to talk with them afterwards at their convenience.
Anyhow, when she finished as we sat at the champagne bar on the Brilliance of the Seas, I opened up the black bag I'd carried up. I pulled out 5 CDs of the hottest Latin hip-hop, salsa, and pop to share with the cruise director and the captain. Then I handed her Spansh vocabulary and phrase cards since she had mentioned how she has to learn Spanish. I topped it of with saffron from Toledo, Spain.
She was extremely touched explained that NOBODY who speaks on cruises had EVER given her a gift. What kind of goodwill do you creates for less than $100? Think carefully in light of the fact that we've already saved $5,152.98 in that we got our cabin, food and all amenities for FREEEEEE!!!!
Nuf said…this rednecks headin' ashore to DO FRANCE!
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