The goal of a Disney Conference Keynote Speaker

Disney conference keynote speaker
2013, my 29th of 30+ incredible years at Disney.


The goal of a Disney Conference Keynote Speaker is the same as every other motivational speaker.

Ensure that your client feels like they got more than they paid for.

And perhaps every professional speaker dreams of generating a standing ovation.

The reasons for standing ovations are not selfish or egotistical, or at least they shouldn’t be. The reason a standing “O” is a logical speaker goal is self-evident. People are moved.

i only stand up for a speaker if they’ve moved me in a way that my only natural response when they are done is overwhelming gratitude.

The easiest way to say thanks for a speech like that is to simply stand while you applaud.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

This website is about our mental attitude. To easily and safely leave this site to read today’s post on jeff’s physical health website, click here.


What is Disney’s best kept secret?

Disney's Best Leadership Consultants


(photo: Spent a few hours yesterday reworking and changing all social media avatars with the photo above – taken a month or so ago)

What is Disney’s best kept secret? Disney Vacation Club had it as a tagline for many years.

In the world of positive organizational culture attitude, Disney’s best kept secret is an Orlando based Motivational speaker and 30-year Disney veteran. The fact he can confidently make this claim is a testament to the power of our mental thoughts.

He’s out on his own, speaking and enlightening business leaders in the world’s most respected companies. He did it for 15 years at Disney Institute, and he’s still doing it, here.

PS. (This post was written 100 days ago, shortly after retiring. Reading it now, Feb 28, it feels awkward. Leaving it as is. It captures the vibe of that day, right or wrong, appropriate or inappropriate.)

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Boomers, Midlife Herd or Midlife Movement?

It’s very simple, Baby Boomers get two incredibly difficult, very scary, choices:

  1. Start off in a new midlife direction (The Movement)
  2. Continue in the same midlife direction (The Herd)

In the first, we renew our zest for life and the unknown. In the second, we dread the future decline and the unknown.

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What do you mean you don't intend to unwrap your gift?

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To not follow our heart at midlife is like receiving a gift, but never unwrapping it.

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