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Cruising Free as a Speaker – Mistakes to Avoid

Daniel HallBy Featured Speaker Daniel Hall

Being an approved cruise enrichment lecturer is the greatest gig on the seven seas. The deal is simple: you furnish the cruise lines three or four 1-hour lectures on subjects you love and you get a free cruise for yourself and a companion. The best part is the lectures are usually scheduled on sea days so you’ll have every port day totally free to explore. Further, you cruise as a passenger (not a crew member) so you’ll get every other passenger perk, too.

Although it is relatively easy for anyone willing to try there are some pitfalls to becoming an approved cruise lecturer. Here are the things you should watch out for:

1. You don’t do your homework. Learn which cruise lines have enrichment lecturer programs and what topics they generally seek.The cruise lines will know if you aren’t asking intelligent questions. You’ll only be able to sound intelligent about their programs if you’ve done your homework. Being labeled as an amateur because you have not done the required up front work will be the kiss of death to your application.
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Building a Brand and Sharing Your Unique Selling Proposition

Daniel HallBy Featured Speaker Daniel Hall

A book is the ultimate form of one way communication and helps with building your brand and sharing your unique selling proposition (USP). Every writer has a brand of some type. Christopher Moore is a writer who built his brand around innovative and humorous books about all kinds of wacky characters and he has legions of fans and gets to write and live anywhere in the world that he chooses.

You can build a brand in the same sense with your book. Maybe you’re a Svengali when it comes to acquiring financing for a small business and now you’re showing others how to do it if they want to start a small business or how to get another loan so a business owner can keep their company afloat.

Now a unique selling proposition is something that you set up and sells something that is completely unique to your business. Maybe you offer some type of program that has more bells and whistles than you can shake a stick at. Maybe you offer personalized one on one training at a reduced rate for your clients or offer expert analysis on a sales letter. This is all relative to what your business actually is and only you are going to be capable of figuring out what USP will work best for you. But there is no doubt that you will make more money if you use a book to build your brand and come at your customers with a totally unique selling proposition.
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