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Inspiration

A teacher until i die, and…

From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.
From a Disney Institute internal training session, circa 2013.

A teacher until i die, and…

In a perfect an excellent world, a teacher after i die too.

Tim Pollard made a name for himself (at Disney) by helping Disney executives with poor to good speaking ability to raise their game a level or two. For a short, planned, strategic speech, one that you would read word-for-word, brilliant.

For live, spontaneous, enthusiastic, organic audience interaction lasting one hour to five days, it’s a guide, not a Bible.

While continuing to purge a lifetime of Disney and home paperwork and “stuff” (like the orange coffee mug), these photos are stored in Apple’s Notes app and the physical cards and cup are gone.

Tim and i started out great and over time, his non-Disney character revealed itself and rubbed me in a non-Disney way.

The Disney Way is a thing – a cultural thing – like friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and courteous Cast Members are The Disney Way.

Any behavior that’s off even a little bit is easily noticeable, questionable, and without change, unacceptable.

Great speaking concepts are context neutrally great. Grateful to Tim for sharing his speaking wisdom. He definitely assisted Disney Institute (DI) at a time when standardized delivery became the new vision. Without Tim’s help, DI would never have done what we did. Incidentally, the bulk of this delivery change occurred after i retired in 2014.

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Uncommon Sense

Tell great stories (reprise)

Tell a great story today.

If necessary, use words.

When we walk into your home, we immediate hear a story.

There’s no way to unhear (unsee) it.

Which would you choose…$1M or a penny that doubles every day for 30 days?

The $1,000,000 keeps you ahead through and including day 26.

  • Day 27 = $1,342,000
  • Day 28 = $2,684,000
  • Day 29 = $5,369,000
  • Day 30 = $10,737,000

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Final 120 Days

“Thought of you”

“Thought of you”.

Received this image (above) in a client’s text.

While rare, i have used the “bead jar” in a few presentations.

It’s in the TEDx Talk from Kuwait a month ago.

It should be posted live soon.

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Jokers Are Wild

How are your daily habits and rituals?

hand held phone
Can’t remember the last time i held a phone to talk.

How are your daily habits and rituals?

On a call yesterday with a 40-something client.

He still holds his phone to his ear.

This fact surfaced when we had to stop talking for a few seconds while i switched to a backup pair of Air Pods.

Really, you haven’t switched to a better way?

And we wonder why young people don’t embrace our “wisdom”.

It’s because from where they stand, they don’t see too much wisdom.

Don’t believe me? When was the last time you exercised regularly and for at least 10 consecutive years?

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Make It Simple

#Attitude

i am taught attitude about personal organization and simplicity by others who become great examples or stern warnings.

This is also how we teach others who are watching us.

 

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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.

 

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