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###Why is Walt Disney so important?

Walt Disney brought Mickey Mouse to the world, and was the first to add sound to cartoons, the first to add color to cartoons, and the first to create a feature length animated feature film.

His most remarkable creation was Disneyland. And the most amazing part of Disneyland was the system he put in place that today, nearly 50 years later, is still delivering a “good show” to millions of guests each year at theme parks in California, Florida, and around the world.

It was no accident. Walt knew what he wanted, and he knew there would be so many new employees that it would be a challenge for them to understand his goals. So he created Disney University, an in-company training system to infuse the organization with an understanding of why they were there and what was expected.

More than a nuts-and-bolts skills program, Disney University taught the philosophy and culture of Disney’s business. It was done so well that today, over 35 years after Walt’s death, the Disney theme park cast still delivers the key values that Walt thought were most important. And, with that important understanding, they’re ready and able to move into leadership roles in the company.

The success methods Rich Hamilton discovered at the Disney theme parks apply to any organization, large or small, and most can even be used at home.

###This information is Great for:

* People who have an interest in Disney and Disney theme parks
* Top management looking for improved business strategy
* Middle management wanting effective techniques
* Non-management employees wanting success ideas for work or home
* People who like a success story

###A Professional Speaker, Rich Hamilton likes groups large and small and is available for…

* Association Conference Keynotes
* Convention Breakout Sessions
* Annual Conference Meetings
* Conferences (Local, State, Regional or National)
* Meetings (Any time of the year)
* Incentive Trip Gatherings
* In-house Presentations
* Public Seminars
* Chamber of Commerce functions
* Banquets
* Leadership Gatherings
* Government Conferences
* Career Day/Job Fair Events
* Any other function where an “outside” speaker is desired

###Rich Hamilton tells stories about what he found at Disney, and wraps these stories into sessions about:

**[Business Strategy/Leadership:](** Use Disney’s magic strategy to accelerate leadership in your organization. Translate vision into action and powerful results. [Click here for topic information…](

**[Management:](** Using Disney’s magic strategy to staff your firm with people who “get it.” . [Click here for topic information…](

**[Customer Service:](** Use Disney’s magic strategy to create amazing customer service. How Disney is able to charm guests and put on a good show. [Click here for topic information…](

**[Selling Skills:](** Use Disney’s magic strategy to make magic part of your selling skills. There’s more to selling than a flashy presentation and a clever close. [Click here for topic information…](

**[Internet Marketing:](** Use Disney’s magic strategy to give your website some of that Disney magic! There’s more to a website than a beautiful design and a shopping cart. [Click here for topic information…](

If you need a copy of Rich’s introduction, bio, program descriptions, or photos to use in promoting an upcoming event, we have them for you online in our [Meeting Planner Tools](/meeting-planners/mptools/) area.

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    When you’re looking for a Disney speaker, you’ll be delighted to know that Rich Hamilton, an independent analyst who has been tracking Disney since 1986, speaks all across North America and will be pleased to travel to your event.

    Rich is aware that many meeting planners prefer to use a “local” professional speaker to save on travel expenses. Cities within Arizona that are logistically easy reach include (in alphabetical order): Chandler, Flagstaff, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sedona, Tempe, and Tucson.

    Ranked by the number of conference resorts or facilities (in descending order) would be: Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Tucson, Paradise Valley, Sedona, Mesa, Flagstaff, Chandler, and Glendale.

    The cities with easy access to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport would be: Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. Tucson also has an international airport. Cities with regional airports include Chandler, Flagstaff, Glendale, Mesa, Scottsdale, and Sedona.