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Wednesday, February 24, 2010


As children we used to play a game known as "Consequences". In essence it made us think of the likely results of certain actions - and what might happen if we didn't take those actions.

We played the game with our own children as they grew up. And now I see that our older son is playing Consequences with his youngsters.

So let me ask you - "What would be the consequenes of visiting"

I'll save you some time! If you click here now you could be on free cruises starting in a matter of weeks, if you are available. If you will not be available until later your free cruising can start then. You see it's in your hands! One simple visit to and you will be on your way.

Right. So that's the consequence of visiting Daniel Hall's site. But what happens if you don't?

This one is just as easy! If you don't take that first step, that one CLICK you'll never know what you will miss. But let me give you some clues.

Firstly you will miss the leadership of the man himself - Daniel Hall.

Secondly you will miss the suport of the amazing community of folks like you, who enthuse at the opportunity to help other SpeakersCruiseFree.

But most of all you will miss the opportunity to reward yourself with FREE cruises!!

What have you got to loose?

That's easy too. If you don't visit you will loose the opportunity to cruise the world at someone else's expense.

If you do click HERE you could loose a major part of your vacation expense - because the cruise companies will pay for their speakers' cruises.

YES it really is so simple.

Click HERE now to find out more

Happy FREE cruising,


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Saying Thank You

I'm sure we were all well brought up - taught to say "please" and "thank you" etc. But in business settings it's all too easy to forget to say "thank you". And yet that one phrase can make all the difference to the person who's been helping you.

So I want to say a big "THANK YOU" to Daniel Hall. When I first visited I could not have imagined where it might lead me.

And today I say thank you regularly for the oportunities that have come from that speculative click. To find out more now click here.

And I recognise the value of an occasional pat on the back, so I make a point of saying "thank you" to our cruise company contacts when they fix us up for a cruise, when the contract arrives, when the cruise is complete - even if they have to make changes.

The result is that whenever I phone or email I always get their attention and I always get a response. Just two small words.

If you are not already cruising free give yourself something to say "thank you" for. Meet Daniel now here.
While you're at it read about my life in the sun. It's one big "thank you" click here.
And finally thank you for reading this. Don't miss the opportunity of a lifetime. Click here now.
Happy cruising - FREE

Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Deal With Cruise Speaker Agents

I recently received an excellent email question related to using agents and my Speakers Cruise Free Program. I thought you might benefit from the information as well so I decided to post the question and my response here.


I answer within the body of the email...

Hi Daniel, Let me see if I understand you correctly. Once I have been approved by one cruise line, I'm accepted on others.

(Daniel’s Response) ******** No, once you are approved by one line you continue to be approved by that SAME line as long as you continue to receive good reviews from both passengers and cruise director’s staff.

You don't mention agent fees.??? I have worked on Norwegian and Royal Caribbean for years by paying agent fees I have met others who say they don't pay an agent. So, that is what I am trying to find out about.--how do I get accepted without having to go through an agent.

(Daniel’s Response) ******** My system and way of doing things is all about booking direct with cruise lines and thereby circumventing agent fees. A caveat: working with agencies is great as long as you make an informed decision about using them. What I mean is that not only do you have to pay an agency fee but once an agency books you into one line you cannot later book direct with that same line. In other words, you are locked into using that agency for that particular cruise line. Thus, you would not in the future be able to book through Royal Caribbean and NCL; you would need to continue using the agency that first booked you. One other thing. The last time I checked you cannot book directly with NCL – they only use one agency.

I would appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks.


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Friday, February 12, 2010

Good Fortune

Whenever I say how lucky we are a good friend of mine reminds me that "luck is when preparation meets opportunity".

I prepare for every cruise, well researched lectures with great PowerPoint presentations - and Daniel Hall presents the opportunities - pop now to www.CruiseImprove.Com/FREE

But best of all, after my first few cruises I had built up a stock of great, well illustrated talks, which I can easily adapt for future itineraries. So when I was invited to speak on a Mediterranean cruise in a few weeks time I spent a morning making a few adaptions and was ready to go. Everything you need to know is there waiting for you at www.CruiseImprove.Com/FREE

If you are not yet cruising free, you are not getting all the fortune that's awaiting you. There are 4 simple steps to follow - 1) visit www.CruiseImprove.Com/FREE 2) Prepare as Daniel will advise you 3) Get booked on appropriate itineraries and the 4) Put your talks and illustrations together.

Prepare now to be lucky - visit www.CruiseImprove.Com/FREE

And check out my book about life at Mediterranean pace at

Happy cruising - FREE!!


Wednesday, February 03, 2010

7 Awesome Tips for First Time Destination Guest Lecturers

Check whether you are required to be the Port Destination Lecturer or Enrichment Destination Lecturer.These are two different types of presenters and passengers expect the Port first and Enrichment second. Qualify this with your organizer, prior to preparation.

Group 1 – Enrichment Destination – Princess Cruise Lines - Please note: often our ships have Port Lecturers that have been recruited by our Shore Excursion Department. These lecturers talk specifically about each port from a “tour guide” or “local man on the ground” point of view, talking in detail about what to do and things to see in each port. Destination speakers should try to give a broader overview of cities or countries or entire regions to avoid overlap or repetitiveness (as suggested above), although some overlap will be unavoidable. Occasionally, when we are missing a Port Lecturer, we will request the Destination speaker function more like a Port Lecturer.

Use a hand held microphone or lectern rather than headset, which may not fit your head properly.

To prepare a lecture that caters to ALL cultures, limit humor, interaction, jargon and slow your pace of speech.

Success with your presentation will depend on your preparation. To suit all personality groups I suggest a power point slide with a graphic on one side and a statistic or fact on the side of the slide. Alternatively a full graphic slide or words in no smaller than 20 point font. This suits both personality styles and will suit all your audience members.

Take the time to research the passenger’s expectations AND the cruise ships expectations from the organizer. These should match.

A lecture style presentation is preferred for destination topics. Limit your interaction with your audience.

None is better than too much and fewer chances of mistakes.

Use facts in your information. EG.A large number of migrants emigrated from Greece after the war, is too general. The year and the number is what the passengers like to hear. In 1948 60,000 immigrants from Greece migrated to Australia.

Supplied by Janice Davies ASM, Professional Speaker, Business Trainer, Success Coach & Author


Note From Daniel: Thank you Janice for your great tips! Now if you want to want to get started cruising free as a speaker -- get on over to and dip a toe with a free special report.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tax free bonus

When I was a thurusting young executive I was often amazed that I could command the income that I was earning. And I was always rather disappointed that I had to shell out 50% (or more) on my declarations to the revenue.
Well now I get regular bonus travel - and no money changes hands. Visit
Thanks to Daniel Hall's "Speakers Cruise Free" system we and many other forunate, and well motivated, speakers cruise the world for free.
Fancy the South Pacific? - visit
Always wanted to cruise through the Panama Canal? - visit
Want to see Alaska? - visit it
Get the idea?
Those of us in the know use this system to travel the world - Australia, Greece, the Baltic, the China Seas, the Atlantic Islands, New England in the Fall - and so much more.
If you're not yet cruising for free do yourself a favour now - visit
And to learn about the fun and trials of moving to the latin speaking world read my book "Under Latin Skies", available at

Happy cruising (for free!),