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Speak While Sailing:
A Cruise Director’s Advice for Speaking on Cruises

Paul RutterGuest Expert:

Paul Rutter
(About Paul)

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The Program:

Speaking on cruise ships is one of many speakers’ dream jobs. After all, you get to sail aboard luxurious ships to fabulous locations. And all you have to do is speak once or twice for 45 minutes. How great is that?

If only you could crack the code to how to get booked on these opulent liners. You’d get standing ovations in the packed ballrooms and be the highlight of the passengers’ voyage!


Getting booked on cruise ships isn’t as easy as it used to be. And guess what — in many cases you have to pay to get the job. And you may get an inside cabin, so no suite, let alone outside balcony.

There are good and bad parts to speaking on ships. Listen to the wisdom of a 23-year cruise director from a major cruise line. He gives you the inside scoop so you can decide if it’s right for you, and if it is, how to be successful speaking on ships.

You will learn:

  • how to get booked — it’s not the way you think
  • which are the most popular topics on cruises
  • what to expect as an “enrichment lecturer”
  • how you can get invited back
  • what behavior will nearly get you thrown overboard

More about our guest expert:

Paul Rutter has been involved in the cruise industry for over 25 years, the last 23 as Cruise and Entertainment Director on some of the largest and most luxurious cruise ships in the world. He has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 2004, and speaks on the unique experiences he has had living with his customers, clients and co-workers, while being on the front lines of customer service and customer loyalty. He is the owner and founder of Smooth Sailing Communication, Inc., and Smooth Sailing Strategies, and is currently working on the forthcoming book, You Can’t Make This Ship Up!

Twitter @RealPaulRutter

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