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How many Orlando-based Disney Keynote Speakers can say this?

Disney icons
Disney trifecta.

 

As an army of one – a small business entrepreneur – you have responsibility for marketing yourself.

This is challenging to do and appear humble simultaneously.

Marketing’s primary job is to shine a spotlight on why their organization, their product, and their people are head-and-shoulders above the competition.

Blogging allows random opportunities (like this post) to play around with that challenge.

Here goes…

How many Orlando-based Disney Keynote Speakers can say this?

  • I never give the same speech twice
  • My keynote speeches are unlike anything audiences are used to
  • I worked at Disney for at least 30 years
  • I worked at Disney Institute for at least 15 years
  • I’ve been gone from Disney for less than five years
  • I live less than one mile from Walt Disney World
  • I’ve received both of Disney’s Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • I offer three significant discounts for Orlando Keynote Speeches
  • I’ve spoken to over one-million people
  • I’ve spoken to 2,000 different organizations
  • I retired as Disney Institute’s highest rated, most requested speaker

How many?

PS. The i’s are capitalized because it’s not me speaking, it’s other “Disney Keynote Speakers” asking themselves these questions.

 

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Market like you mean it

Marketing
Yesterday at breakfast after Mass. Creative. Fun. Different. Will it do what the Marketing boss wanted it to accomplish?

 

Market like you mean it.

Sounds good on paper.

Lots of stereotypes with Marketing – some great, some bad.

No one likes pushy, salesy people or unwanted messages (spam).

Word of mouth is still the holy grail.

Great article with 40 creative marketing notions.

The holy grail is what i seek.

 

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Brand Loyalty

How are you different?

Disney Keynote Speakers
i don’t carry very much and always intentional about what i carry. Photo: Going-to-the-Sun Mountain dusted with snow, late September 2017.

 

It was an entirely new experience.

A mashup between a keynote speech discovery call and a cultural transformation planning meeting.

Keynote speeches are usually a one-and-done scenario.

Yet we talked like there could be long-term opportunities.

In reality, it’s my generous offer to expand the keynote speech.

To offer more without increasing the price.

Why?

Because they have indicated they’ll pay my full keynote speech price.

i offered way more than a typical keynote speaker offers.

Why?

Differentiation.

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Anyone can sign up for this unfair advantage

scoreboard
Tampa Catholic had an unfair advantage – they played better as a team for the first three quarters. Above: score at start of 4th quarter.

 

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In the fourth quarter, we outscored Tampa Catholic 14-8…too little, too late.

 

Here’s a sign you never seen hanging in a lawyer’s office,  a High School lobby, or a cable service provider’s headquarters:

We have an unfair advantage: WE CARE MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE.

Easy to promise.

Anyone can make this promise.

Literally impossible to live up to.

But if you did it, it would work.

More than any other skill or attitude, this is what keeps me (and most people in general) coming back.

Good luck today, with what you do for a living.

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Every CEO gets to take a stand or waver

Goals quote
Things only become sayings or cliches if they are true. From LinkedIn yesterday.

 

The event planner left a voice message yesterday saying my price was too high for her client, even though i offered two discounts. (one for 100% advance payment, the other for contracting a second, future, engagement simultaneously.

One standard $3,500 discount for 100% advance payment, and another $2,000 for what i creativity labeled “seed discount”; a goodwill gesture anticipating future bookings.

The $2,000 seed discount would be added back into the second contract, so it’s technically not a discount – more like a short-term loan to help them meet short-term budget constraints for the first booking.

i love being able to talk about price integrity with conviction and commitment.

The real client – the event planner’s client – wants an amazing Disney speaker for a half-day leadership engagement for her association’s 27-member statewide board of directors.

She’ll find less expensive options.

i’m a firm believer you get what you pay for.

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