i never let that happen, except yesterday

Disney Keynote speaker
Awaiting an intimate group of the seven top company executives. Take note of the five blank posters on the far wall.


Disney management Consultant
Revealed these posters one by one after the content was revealed during the slide presentation.


i resisted doing it, and told the CEO why. But i did it anyway as a favor to the CIO who recommended me – he is also a former client from Disney Institute.

i was justified in not wanting to do a “sales presentation”.

At best i give myself a C (average).

My goal is never anything less than an A+.

Five core topics with a total of 19 strategies, plus two 10-15 minute activities was impossible in 60 minutes, my allowed time.

i went over by 10 minutes and used a verbal Uzi to spray as much content as possible – for their benefit.

i opened and closed with activity, there was none for the 40-minute middle chuck.

i never let that happen.

Except yesterday.




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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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.