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Lessons From a Disney VIP Tour

By Jody Maberry | November 18, 2020 |

Disney VIP tours are a unique way to experience the theme parks. My first VIP tour was in Disneyland. Not only did we get on more attractions than we would have otherwise because of the logistics of having a guide and the ability to get into FastPass lines, I learned more than I expected. Our…

Tips for New Speakers

By Jody Maberry | November 11, 2020 |

 My guest today is Jeff Noel, a 30-year Disney veteran with over a decade of experience teaching at the Disney Institute. We are discussing practical tips for new speakers based on observations from past Podcast Movement keynote presentations. As we discuss, there are many best practices in the world of public speaking. Some of…

Stand Out From the Noise

By Jody Maberry | November 4, 2020 |

On a recent trip to Nevada, I had the pleasure of staying at the Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno. Reno, much like Las Vegas is a town of noise and neon. Surprisingly, the Whitney Peak Hotel is neither of these two things…and that is exactly what makes them stand out. Every other hotel tries to…

Find Your Second Best Day

By Jody Maberry | October 28, 2020 |

As is our habit, when we have the honor of having a guest on the podcast, we have them back to ask me three questions. Reggie Williams returns today to rapid-fire the three questions on his mind: What is your favorite song and why? I can’t give you a specific song, but you may be…

Resilient by Nature

By Jody Maberry | October 21, 2020 |

 My guest today is Reggie Williams, former NFL linebacker and Disney executive turned author. We are discussing what it means to be “Resilient by Nature” and how we can turn negatives into positives. How we deal with missed opportunities and being overlooked is proof of what we are made of. When you have been…

Here is one way to get testimonials

By Jody Maberry | October 14, 2020 |

For the past couple of weeks, I have been working on updating my website. Not a sweeping overhaul, just updating it page by page as I can get to it. With the updates, I wanted to add some new testimonials. Asking for testimonials reminds me how fortunate I have been to work with people from…

Lessons from Buffalo, New York

By Jody Maberry | October 14, 2020 |

How often do we learn great lessons and write them down, only to walk away and forget them? It is always a good idea to review notes. Dan Cockerell and I revisit and expound on some notes I put together on a return flight from a trip to Buffalo in April of 2018. This event…

Why George Carlin thinks you should have a podcast

By Jody Maberry | October 13, 2020 |

When it comes to podcasting, I can list out a suite of benefits and explain why you should have your own show. A podcast positions you as an authority helps build your network, markets you and your products and services, allows you to talk to people you may not otherwise have access to…. …there is…

Are you close enough to be picked?

By Jody Maberry | October 12, 2020 |

“When it’s your turn to be picked, you’ve got to be within pointing distance.” There was a time when this quote by comedian Steve Martin scared me. It scared me because I know he’s right. Proximity is why I always sat in the front row in college. Its why, when I was a park ranger,…

Putting Work From Anywhere to the Test

By Jody Maberry | October 7, 2020 |

Jeff Noel and I team up again to discuss our time in Glacier National Park. During our time in the wilderness of GNP, we put the idea of work from anywhere to the test. I even published an episode of Creating Disney Magic deep in the wilderness, 13 miles from the nearest road while I was on…