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Magic for Sale

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Yeah, i know a thing or two about Disney.

Magic for Sale?

Yes, since 1984-ish, when Tom Peters released the book, “In Search of Excellence”.

We began packaging our world-class Disney business insights and ran seminars out of Disney University until we needed a new venue, and thus Disney Institute was born.

You can also buy some Magic formulas from me and a host of other Disney Keynote Speakers.

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Professionally Speaking

You won’t believe what you can do

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Found this yesterday while clearing older business clothes from the closet. In a suit jacket pocket. The figure in the old Disney Institute logo is named Ted.

You won’t believe what you can do.

Ted goes from trying to soaring in the Disney Institute logo.

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Disney University was the original Disney Institute

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More Spring cleaning yesterday.
Disney University Seminars
Back cover…Disney University Professional Development Programs…do you know how old this is?
Disney University Seminars
Also a long time ago. Before Disney Institute was a place, the Seminars where held at and run by Disney University.
Disney University Seminars
Before Disney Institute was a place, our programs were held at and run by Disney University.

Disney University was the original Disney Institute.

Few, if any, know this.

Why?

Because it’s not important.

But knowing it, and living through it, help me convince my audiences that it’s not the Magic that makes it work, it’s the work that makes it Magic.

The reason professional development left Disney University (DU) is that DU no longer had the room, nor staff, to train “outsiders”.

Coincidently, a new brainchild from Michael and Jane Eisner was the concept of “Smart Fun”.

In addition to Disney Adult Discoveries (we nicknamed them DAD Programs) and Personal Enrichment Programs (like animation), there was an opportunity to move DU Seminars to the new Disney Institute.

And that’s what happened in 1996.

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Disney Keynote Speakers from Disney Institute DNA

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Disney Institute Keynote Speakers wear nametags like these. i always had two sets…one for travel and one for home court (Walt Disney World). Couldn’t find the photo with the 30-year pins. There are three 25-year Service pins pictured here.

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Disney Keynote Speakers are expected to be smart and funny. Baseball Hall of Famers never bat .500 – what are my odds?

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Disney Keynote Speaker, my colleague and friend, Chris Caracci up on stage. Me waiting for the cue to run up on stage.

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Disney Keynote Speakers are storytellers.

Disney Keynote Speakers
Disney Keynote Speakers individualize their messages using personal stories.

Disney Keynote Speakers
Disney Keynote Speakers, the most engaging ones anyway, use a creative toolbox of strategies and tactics to maximize audience engagement.

Disney Keynote Speakers
Disney Keynote Speakers must never tire from the volume and repetition of their speaking engagements. My creativity in mixing things up is as much for me as it is for the audience.

Disney Keynote Speakers from Disney Institute DNA.

If it was my company…

Option 1:

  • One CEO of Culture
  • Decide, describe, and list what you want one year from now
  • Assemble, train, and develop a core team
  • Get busy
  • Be intentional in Hiring, Training, Inspiring, and Valuing everyone

Option 2:

  • Continue on your current path
  • Hope for the best
  • Be patient
  • Buy some lottery tickets

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Disney Institute origin story (become irrationally excellent)

Leadership observations
The CEO made some observations from our dinner outing (International Drive and the Orlando Eye) the night before.

 

Become irrationally excellent…i can picture Walt Disney epitomizing this notion.

And from that i give myself permission (having worked at Disney for over 30 years) to be irrational too.

Disney Institute’s history and origin story as told by Jim Korkis.

 

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