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7 tips for your first TED Talk

Disney characters at Glacier National Park
Still having photo upload issues. Rob will be here this morning and hopefully we can resolve it.

Summary:

1. Tell something new

2. Evoke contagious emotions

3. Tell a story (be personal)

4. Don’t lose the audience (jargon, etc)

5. Start strong (viewers are easily distracted)

6. Think globally (does your view make sense globally)

7. Practice (a lot)

My TEDx AUK Talk is a powerful and paradoxical catalyst to entirely (and easily) change the way we serve others.

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Dude, find your voice

Disney leadership speaker
Health is wealth.
Shin Lim
Shin Lim fell to his knees upon learning he won. Watched the finale recording last night.

Dude, find your voice.

It’s what makes you you.

Only you can offer that.

While i’m telling this to you, i’m telling it to myself. By the time this goes live, there will soon be a jeff noel speaker video on the Internet.

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Most rehearsed ​speech ever

Lake McDonald Lodge
Hoping to speak in Glacier National Park in the near future. Lake McDonald Lodge pictured above.

Most rehearsed speech since 1999? Tomorrow’s Leadership keynote.

Why?

Experimenting with doing more in less time. Same speaking client as last year, but with 60 minutes less time. To convey the same message with less will require a great level of precision.

Perhaps after speaking for 20 years, i’ve finally learned how to rehearse. It sure feels like it. And it feels good. Better late than never.

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To excellence and beyond

Toy Story gang
The Toy Story gang at Baring Falls in Glacier National Park.

“To excellence and beyond.”

The goal of great leadership is to inspire every employee to deliver excellence all the time, every time. And to do so willingly and exceptionally.

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Why is it important to be reminded or enlightened?

Walt Disney picking up trash
Back in the day, we hadn’t yet added the word please. Why? Excellence is a journey, it doesn’t fall from the sky.

Why is it important to be reminded or enlightened?

A positive catalyst is always helpful. Sometimes a negative catalyst proves equally as effective.

In prepping for a keynote yesterday, i am inspired to create questions regarding the speech’s leadership business insights.

Why?

To illustrate, with the audience’s words, not mine, how critical (and how simple) it is to apply the insights versus simply being familiar with the concepts.

Possible questions:

  • Why does knowing this matter? What grade do you earn daily, weekly, monthly on your delivery?
  • What, if anything, do you gain from this photo? (Photo is a Disney trash can inscribed with, “Trash Please”)
  • What do you do with the obvious fact that your behaviors drive how your employees treat your customers?
  • What do you do with the obvious fact that your employees’ behavior drives your customer’s brand loyalty?
  • What do you do with the fact that your customer’s loyalty drives long-term profit more than anything else you do?
  • Is it acceptable to downplay, and discount, common sense?
  • How do you feel about the second three-legged stool?

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