It’s not the Magic

Disney Service Keynote Speakers
Eventually, everyone knows it’s a Disney character, but may not know which one.

It’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

Jody Maberry arrives in 36 hours for Lee Cockerell’s Orlando Mastermind event on Saturday. He’s arriving a day early to record a bunch of If Disney Ran Your Life podcasts with at Walt Disney World.

Here’s a rough agenda:

  • Casting – even though i was interviewed in Pennsylvania in 1981, and in 1984, the Casting Center was in the DISC Building by Disney University
  • Disney University – official first day as a Cast Member (CM), and second job at Cast Activities in 1982)
  • Jungle Cruise – very first role in the show 1982
  • Mickey’s Retreat 1982
  • River Country (RC), first job as a full-time, permanent CM 1984
  • Polynesian – worked Overtime (OT) at Marina 1984
  • Emporium – worked six weeks in 1985 while RC was down for rehab
  • Disney’s Contemporary Resort – March 1985, transfered out of Recreation asap because Michael Eisner wanted to build a new Hotel every year for the next 20 years.
  • DMDP – Disney’s Village Resort Front Office 1987 (DMDP = Disney’s Management Development Program).
  • RSA (Resort Special Activities) 1988-1990 firsr leadership role – many grand openings (CBR, Dolphin, Dick Tracy world premier, PI, Typhoon Lagoon, Norway, Morocco, Studios, Star Tours, etc).
  • Disney’s Yacht Club – opening team 1990
  • Disney’s Beach Club 1990 – 1992 opening team Front Office
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – Conceirge 1992-1996
  • Disney’s Village Resort – Front Office 1996-1998
  • Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (2nd tour of duty) – Front Desk 1998-1999
  • Disney Institute – 1999-2014
  • Retired – 10.31.14 Napa Room, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

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You made it to 60, now what?

Family Christmas
Life is a blur. Enjoy that. Having Chapin along for 19 years has been icing on the cake. So insanely lucky.

You made it to 60, now what?

Live like you mean it.
Life is not a dress rehearsal.

Read a great book today. A masterpiece in your eyes. Yeah, read that one. Hopefully it’ll only take an hour.

The book is generous, gentle, direct, and compellingly hopeful.

Think deeper, smile more, feel grateful everyday.

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Heading north in a few days

Sand Hill crane
Exquisite architecture. Nature. In our front yard.

Heading north in a few days to spend a planned weekend at our Son’s college.

His college acceptance letter arrived mid-December and we’ve had four previous visits, including an overnight dorm room stay.

The five other smart and ambitious young men have not yet been accepted.

This is a stress for them that is challenging to comprehend.

While we are attending a Spring Campus weekend traditon, the others are missing this type of opportunity.

Being organized and committed can trump a highly-prized personal attribute like intellect.

Traditional metrics have merit.

So do non-traditional metrics.

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If Disney Ran Your Life Podcast Google search results

Disney Keynote Speaker jeff noel
Will Google search for Disney Keynote Speaker or Jeff Noel yield the new headshot photos?

If Disney Ran Your Life Podcast Google search results.

Second page.

Not bad for only having 12 weekly episodes published.

If Disney Ran Your Hospital has every link on the Google front page. Can’t wait to move there too.

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Madrid Keynote Speech title and description

Walt Disney quote
Man, wish there was a deadline for solving these tech issues. PS. This is what having fun with “the impossible” looks like to me.

Madrid Keynote Speech title and description:

Title:

Four World-Class Creativity Basics: Deconstructing Disney’s Creative Genius

Description:

Working at Disney from 1982-2014, Jeff Noel learned, delivered on, and taught the operational DNA for world-class business excellence. In Jeff’s Keynote you learn that organizational creativity requires parameters, not blue-sky thinking. You’ll learn how to think inside-the-box, understand the simple 3-step creativity life-cycle, and you’ll gain clarity on your critical role as an innovative leader. You’ll never think about creativity and innovation the same way again.

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