National Speakers Association

One word to describe the National Speaker’s Association’s Winter Conference at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida?

WOW!

Why WOW?

World-class presenters.  Cutting edge information.  Inspiration.  Great sense of community.   Commited Leadership.  Entrepreneurial spirit.  Discovering possibilities.  Hope.  Laughter.  Palm trees, sunshine and Mickey Mouse.    Does it get any better than this?

What began on Thursday afternoon, will end after Sunday’s Keynote.

To those of you I’ve had the privilege to meet and get to know, thank you for your time, passion, sharing, advice, inspiration.   Looking forward to continuing these friendships in spite of our insanely busy schedules.  We can.  We will.  If we all work together.   Know who said that?  Tell you later.

A dream is a wish your heart makes.  Sweet dreams.

jungle jeff  🙂

PS.  Here’s NSA’s official website:  https://www.nsaspeaker.org/

What’s the paradox of risk?

Why take a risk? Aren’t risks dangerous?  “Yes, and”.

Risks can lead to breakthroughs.  Risks can catapault a product or service into market domination – into brand recognition so great, it makes the product or service a household name.  Risks can enhance your career.  We can even argue that rewards are directly proportional to the risk involved.  Not always, but mostly it’s so.

Why not take a risk? And the obvious, biggest reason?  What if we fail? This makes it hard to be risky.  What a paradox.

Risks can catapult us or destroy us.

Will this paradox frighten us or challenge us?

Will we act, or retreat?

Will we “walk the talk” or feel the guilt of hypocrisy?

Will we lead or follow?

These questions can only be answered by you and me, individually, in our own realities.

My personal reality is I’m insanely busy.   Additionly, I don’t like to fail.  Do you?  It really makes me look bad in front of my boss, my boss’s boss, my peers, my Customers, my finance manager, etc.

Today, I promise to take risks.  Whether they be small, medium or large, I vow to take them today.  And tomorrow.  And all week.  All year even.  How about, “until I die.”

Walt Disney was the consumate risk taker.  My 35 years as a business professional have inspired me to ask, “What would Walt Disney do?”

As the Mastercard commercial catch phrase states, “What’s in your wallet?’

Make it a GREAT day!  Because if you don’t who will?

Hey everyone, I’ve enjoyed having you read this.  I hope you’ve enjoyed being had.  Now that’s classic Jungle Cruise “humor”.   Or not.  🙂  Respectfully, jungle jeff

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Walt Disney said so

‘It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”

“Laughter is no enemy to learning.”

When was the last time you had the chance to hear someone speak to your organization who really created positive energy and excitement?  When the goals you dream start to seem within reach, because your speaker inspired you to clarify your vision, and communicate it in a way that inspires interest and creates followers?  When you start to actually believe that anything is possible?

If it’s been recent, great!  That’s awesome news.

Walt Disney was a genius.  But you already knew that, right?

Make 2009 GREAT!  Because if you don’t, who will?

Carpe diem,  jungle jeff  🙂

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Want to know a big Disney secret?

Think you know Disney’s best kept secret? Guess again. I think it’s Disney Institute.

They deliver keynotes, workshops, team-builders, and tours, to their Guests around the world.

Almost daily, people are amazed and even mesmerized by Disney’s ability to maintain a spotless, 40-square mile property.  Disney’s super secret way to keep everything spotless?   “When they see a piece of trash…….they pick it up!” Wow, right?

Actually, we all know trash has to be picked up – that it doesn’t jump in the trash can by itself. What everyone really wants to know is how do they get their 60,000 Cast Members to want to pick it up? Now that is magic!

Carpe diem, jungle jeff 🙂

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Does Tiger Woods have a coach?

First of all, it’s amazing this is the first post here since November 17, 2008.  Can you believe that?

I can’t.  It boggles the mind how time flies.

Anyway, wanted to ask you this.  “Does Tiger Woods have a coach”?

Is his coach a better golfer? Then why on earth does Tiger have a coach? Seriously. Have you ever thought about that?

I’d like to recommend Disney Institute.  Walt Disney was a creative genius.

This is the very reason why Disney Institute makes sense for individuals and organizations desiring to become world-class.

Why?

If I have to explain it, you won’t understand.   Disney Institute doesn’t know more about your business than you do, but they serve businesses like Tiger’s coach serves him.

If you don’t make benchmarking a priority, who will?

Go to www.disneyinstitute.com to learn how you can become, or stay, world-class.