Destination and enrichment programs should feel comfortable, not sleep inducing - I prefer to talk "with people" and not "to them" - in a conversational tone, lightly seasoned with humor and garnished with a twinkle in the eye. It could be a two way conversation as I invite my audiences to share. While my topics may have the flavor of familiarity, I bump them up several notches with tidbits the audience will savor as they chew on them, to perceive them as new and exciting.
Over the years I have performed workshops on a variety of topics, pre-columbian culture, Caribbean pirates, Bermuda Triangle, Ancient Atlantis, and those related to the work place, such as cultural diversity, sexual harassment/discrimination, employee performance standards, how to research the internet, security of classified information (very dry stuff I must say), and acting skills.
I bring to the "stage" more than just my years in training. Under the directorship of renowned director Mary Smith, I appeared in a number of (well, "way") off-Broadway productions of classical favorites such as My Fair Lady, Annie Getcha Gun, and How to Succeed in Business, Without Really Trying. I also had the pleasure of playing the parts of Geronte in Moliere's The Doctor in Spite of Himself and Richard Coeur de'Lion in the The Lion in Winter, while in Europe as well as numerous on stage dramatic readings in both Spain and the United States.
A favorite topic has been my "The Story of Blackbeard the Pirate, as told by his First Mate, Israel Hands" - In costume and in character it is a fun topic that cruisers have really enjoyed on the Princess and Royal Caribbean ships.