Cruise Ship Speakers

Unusual & Interesting - Check them Out!
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Heather Bowring
Art and the Tactile Artist
Coming from: Emsworth,  Hampshire  UK
Heather is a self taught artist. Her unique style of tactile painting has been acknowledged as such by the Tate Modern, who commissioned her to make a painting for their Touch Tours collection. Other commissions include the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, who asked her to make a tactile copy of a 16th century painting of the Mary Rose ship. Heather enjoys creating different styles of painting including miniatures, portraits and contemporary works. In particular she likes to paint stories and is inspired by radio, text and dialogue of everyday life.

Joyce Brizendine
Handwriting Analysis
Coming from: Portland,  Oregon  USA
Joyce Brizendine has earned her certification as a handwriting analyst through both “The International Graphoanalysis Society” and “The American Handwriting Analysis Foundation”. She holds a BS and MS degree in Education. Most recently, she has completed the course “Questioned Handwriting and Document Examination” course through Reed Hayes and has undertaken jobs to determine the authenticity of a questioned document using exemplars. Ms. Brizendine has accrued a myriad of lecturing experience, sharing her passion of citing personality traits through one’s handwriting.

Alan Cutler
Victorian Murder Trial Entertainer
Coming from: Coventry,  West Midlands  UK
‘JUDGE, JURY, JUDGEMENT …….. JUSTICE?’
Involvement is the key to audience appreciation – and everyone loves a meaty murder mystery! Hence, Alan Cutler, writer, trainer and professional speaker, has designed a series of presentations in which he plays the part of the judge and prosecution and defence counsels in a real-life Victorian murder trial, and where the cruise passengers are the jury – deciding the fate of the accused. Did their verdict accord with the jury of 100 years ago, or did they send an innocent person to the gallows? Was justice served?

Jeremy Dein QC
Criminal Barrister, Queen's Counsel
Coming from: London,  NW11 6BJ  UK
Since 1983, Jeremy Dein QC has been defending in the UK Criminal Courts. He has appeared in every type of criminal case imaginable, having regularly appeared in high profile cases and countless murder trials. Jeremy has represented accused from all walks of life, and from every corner of the world. He sits as a judge at the Old Bailey. In 2018 he starred in BBC1’s highly acclaimed 10 part, death penalty documentary series “Murder, mystery and my family”. He regularly features on national radio and lectures and speaks worldwide on fair trial, human rights and criminal justice.

Dale Erhart
Enrichment Speaker - Aviation
Coming from: Courtenay,  BC  Canada
Dale Erhart has 15,000 hours flying fighters, airliners and luxury jets that provide an exciting backdrop to translate into stimulating stories, insights and creative choices we can make every day. His specialized expertise in many fields combined with his diverse background and passion provides passengers with memorable presentations worthy of their welcomed attendance. Engaging & tactful – with stories that are full of ‘Punch!’

Bennett Gold
Maritime History and Famous Trials
Coming from: Reston,  VA  USA
Bennett Gold, a Stanford University graduate served in the US Navy for 21 years. While on active duty, he served aboard 6 ships including his own command. After retiring from the Navy, he spent 22 years in the computer industry and for the past 15 years he has been serving as a docent at the US Supreme Court. Bennett has been a Special Interest speaker on Maritime subjects and Famous Trials aboard a number of cruise ships. His in-depth knowledge of his subject areas, keen sense of humor, and the joy he takes in presenting to his audiences, make his presentations memorable.

Graham Hoyle
Murder Mystery Events Organiser
Coming from: Ringwood,  Hampshire  UK
After retiring from a long career in the police force, Graham wanted to start a new career that was both entertaining and enjoyable, so “Catch the Killer” was born. Graham has written over eighteen original story lines that can be adapted to specific ships, cruise companies, captains or even specific passengers. The event is interactive, engaging and a lot of fun for the passengers who will find that working in small teams helps their thinking and leads to creating new friendships and contacts on board the ship.

Frances McNaughton
Sugar-Craft Artist & Tutor, Celebrity & Author
Coming from: Bexhill on sea,  East Sussex  UK
Frances’s sugarcraft books have become international bestsellers. She has been a tutor and demonstrator since 1987, teaching all aspects of cake decorating and sugarcraft to students from beginner to advanced level. She travels all over Europe providing demonstrations and workshops for exhibitions, shops, groups and clubs. On cruises her demonstrations and mini workshops include modelling with sugar paste and chocolate to create sugar flowers and models, and she talks about her film and advert involvement.

Geoff Parsons
Flags & Banners
MSc CEng FIET
Coming from: Southsea,  Hampshire  UK
Geoff is a former senior Royal Naval officer who has had a keen interest in flags and sundials for over 30 years. He is the Chairman and a Trustee of the Flag Institute which is the United Kingdom's national flag charity and the largest flag organisation in the world. He specialises in talks about the development of royal banners and state flags and the use of flags. Cruise passengers often enquire about the flags flown on board their ship, and in the countries and harbours they visit. Geoff very much enjoys lecturing and likes to fully interact with his audience.

Laurie Philp
Thinkolgist & Brain Trainer
Coming from: Deal,  Kent  UK
Laurie Philp is an award winning trainer who specialises in creativity, problem solving and memory. He helps people to be more effective when using their 'necktop' computers! A qualified member of the Magic Circle and a member of Equity, his presentations include tricks and illusions, and he has been widely described as an entertainer. He gives talks to Rotary, Round Table and numerous other business and social groups as well as on cruise ships.

Helen Pointer
Caricaturist & Artist
Coming from: Caterham,  Surrey  UK
As an artist Helen is quick to set her audience at ease and is marvellous at caricaturing. She provides an absorbing, effective and spontaneous style of presentation, using her art to exemplify her perceptive facilitation of group work. By pulling people out from the audience Helen guides you through personal impact and interpersonal skill areas whilst sketching humorous caricatures – it’s interactive, gripping and novel, and people come away understanding so much more about their choices. Helen’s starting points deals with the everyday issues that face us all.

Marc Stanton
Enrichment Speaker
PhD, MA, MRes, BA, PGCHE,
Coming from: Ormskirk,  Lancashire  UK
MarC Stanton is one of the most charismatic and entertaining members of various professions. With Degrees in multiple disciplines including, Performing Arts, Chinese, Asian Pacific Business, Broadcasting, and Education, his PhD research is about Developing Nations. He has a wide range of experiences in Industry, the Media and Education. He presents at International conferences around the world, is frequently asked to be an expert for radio and television programmes and is often asked to give guest lectures on cruise ships.

Michael Turner
The Life and Voyages of Sir Francis Drake
BEd. Hons
Coming from: Burnham on Sea,  Somerset  UK
Michael Turner from Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, England began teaching physical education and geography to secondary school students in 1982. During the holidays, he continued backpacking and hitch-hiking in 83 countries taking photographs to enhance his lessons. His other reason for adventurous travel is to be the only person in the world to photograph the life & voyages of Sir Francis Drake. This has taken him to 46 countries; which makes his illustrated talks unique. Michael has lectured to the Royal Geographical Society, London, the Old Bodleian Library, Oxford and to the Ashridge Circle, Eastbourne. Michael appeared on television and radio documentaries for the BBC and History Channel.

Simon Williams
Speaker, Trainer & Illusionist
Police Officer Trainer
Coming from: Reading,  Berkshire  UK
Simon retired from the Police in 2009 after 30 years’ experience most of which was in frontline uniform duties. He has been involved in several Murder Incident Rooms, and engaged in Restorative Justice. He has also been a Police Trainer teaching new recruits criminal law, Police powers and procedures and how to interview witnesses and suspects. Simon is a member of The Magic Circle and his talks reflect his Police experience and an interest in magic. Simon cleverly combines these interests in a series of engaging and interactive talks.