All Are Professional Speakers

Yo, you talkin’ to me?

I keep telling our son (10) they are all paid to be Professional Speakers:


  1. The Disney Jungle Cruise Skipper
  2. The Corporate Professional Speaker
  3. The Entrepreneurial Professional Speaker

Each is paid according to their contribution, relative talent, and generalized skill. The first two are also structured according to established and customary labor agreements and pay scales.

What separates the 3rd from the first two is their contribution. A purpose and mission so important, clear, concise and compelling, that their fee is exponentially more significant.

What the 3rd lacks, is the convenience of infrastructure and established credibility.

As we work through our decades before ‘retirement’, we are faced with choices on how much we want to contribute. Or have we forgotten?

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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.