Can a speech change the world?

Can a speech change the world?

Should a speech change the world?

Does the world need to be changed?

Questions I think about all the time?  Seriously, ALL THE TIME.


Sitting with my laptop on, well,  on my lap, I can’t help but reflect on a recent speech.  And the first three questions at the top of this post?  That’s what I’m asking right now.

Based on responses from the audience, it sure felt like I shared hit the bulls-eye.

Studying Walt Disney like I have, I’ve learned that Walt had “quirks”.  He was obsessed with quality and doing the things that would most please the audience.

Ever heard the old cliche’, The acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree“?

A friend once told me, “Sayings only become cliche’s if they are true”.

It must be so.

It felt as if Walt was in my heart, mind and spirit this morning, and, the audience deserved nothing less than a world-class effort.

Walt Disney was a genius.

I’m humbled, and privileged to be able to attempt, in some small way, to give a speech, that could very well inspire, excite or motivate someone to change the world.

And the crazy thing is, my audience was one hundred children ages 5 – 11.  The other crazy thing – I was at our Church, preaching a homily.

Make today is a day to change the world, because if you don’t, who will?  Carpe diem, jungle jeff noel  🙂

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.