Business & Marketing Legend Dan Kennedy visits Florida Leisure Vacation Homes

We were honored and privileged to have business and marketing legend Dan Kennedy visit our offices yesterday. Over the last two days Dan has been in Orlando to talk to members of the GKIC Orlando chapter and also to make a visit behind the scenes at Walt Disney World.

Florida Leisure Staff & Dan Kennedy visit Walt Disney World. (From the left; Rebecca, Dan Kennedy, Nigel Worrall, Annette, Marion & Tracey)
Florida Leisure Staff & Dan Kennedy visit Walt Disney World. (From the left; Rebecca, Dan Kennedy, Nigel Worrall, Annette, Marion & Tracey)

The behind scenes VIP tour at Disney was simply awesome and it was our pleasure to organise this trip for both Dan and the GKIC members living in Florida.  Some of the guests on the trip had travelled several hours to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity and everyone had a great time as we explored behind the scenes at Disney Hollywood Studios, Magic Kingdom and the Can Do” people at Disney’s Central Shops. One of the highlight’s of the trip was venturing “underground” at Magic Kingdom as we walked through the Utilidor” system but the real high point was listening to Dan speak about the Walt Disney Company and it’s culture. It was a fascinating insight and gave everyone something to think about.

Dan Kennedy at Magic Kingdom
Dan Kennedy at Magic Kingdom

For those of you who don’t know Dan Kennedy as yet, here’s a brief bio of his achievements: Dan S. Kennedy is the provocative, truth telling author of thirteen business books including seven best selling No B.S. books; he is a serial, successful, multi millionaire entrepreneur; trusted marketing advisor, consultant and coach to hundreds of private entrepreneurial clients running businesses from $1 million to $1 billion in size. He influences well over 1 million independent business owners annually through his newsletters, telecoaching programs, local Chapters and Kennedy Study Groups meeting in over 100 cities, and a network of top niched consultants in nearly 150 different business and industry categories and professions.

As a speaker Dan has repeatedly appeared with four former U.S. Presidents; business celebrities like Donald Trump and Gene Simmons (KISS, Family Jewels on A&E); legendary entrepreneurs including Jim McCann (1-800-Flowers), Debbi Fields (Mrs. Fields Cookies), and Nido Qubein (Great Harvest Bread Company / High Point University); famous business speakers including Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Jim Rohn, Tom Hopkins and Tony Robbins and countless sports and Hollywood celebrities. Dan has addressed audiences as large as 35,000… for more than ten consecutive years, he averaged speaking to more than 250,000 people per year. Corporate engagements have included American Honda, Floor Coverings International, IBM, Pitney-Bowes, Sun Securities.

Dan is the ‘hidden genius’ behind many full page magazine ads that you read, TV infomercials you see, online marketing and direct mail you receive. His ads, created for clients, have appeared in over 200 magazines from industry trade journals, airline magazines, The Wall Street Journal to USA Today and Readers Digest to Cosmopolitan. He has created winning campaigns for health, diet and beauty products and companies, business to business and investements including Canadian land sold to Asian investors.

Dan Kennedy at Florida Leisure
Dan Kennedy at Florida Leisure

It has been a wonderful experience to spend two days in the company of Mr. Kennedy and we are extremely grateful for the time he gave to us during his visit.  If you would like more information on Dan or would like to get hold of his books, they are available at,, bookstores and some free information is available at

Also, if you’d like to know more about staying in a vacation home in Orlando or more about the VIP behind scenes tours we do at places like Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and many more, give us a call at 1-800-576-0229 or visit us at

So, from all of us at Florida Leisure Vacation Homes we’d like to say a BIG “Thank You” to Mr. Dan Kennedy and to everyone who was fortunate to attend over the last two days. It was “awesome”.

If you’d like to see some of the pictures we took of the trip to Disney… please visit

15 Responses to Business & Marketing Legend Dan Kennedy visits Florida Leisure Vacation Homes

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  2. I was one of the fortunate few who went on the Disney Behind the Scenes Tour with marketing guru Dan Kennedy. The group were given insights into what makes Disney so magical; especially we noted so much about the Disney operations that can be utilised in our own businesses. The really great thing was to have private time with Dan, in a small group setting. To listen and learn from a marketing group such as this was awesome!
    Thank you Nigel

    Marilyn Pullen
    May 16, 2009 at 8:09 am

  3. It is always interesting being around dan kennedy,the ideas and information that roll`s out of his mouth is always valuable,interesting,and very intertaining,and funny.He should rebrand himself as the Business marketing Comedian,funny is money.If you ever get a chance to see dan kennedy,don`t pass on it.By the way,the one big thing i got from dan was renforceing how inportant cobranding can be. Thanks dan and nigel.

    larry frank
    May 16, 2009 at 8:15 am

  4. What a great day it was – not only is Disney an amazing business and marketing machine to learn from, but Dan Kennedy’s insights about how to apply so many of those principals to our businesses to make us stand out above the crowd were priceless.

    Thanks again Nigel for putting this day together. It will be a day none of who had the privilege of attending will soon forget.

    Diane Conklin
    May 16, 2009 at 8:16 am

  5. What a great way to spend the day. I have always been a Disnay fan but after this tour I am a commited fan to how Disney runs its business.And to spend the day with Dan Kennedy and his insights it was worth the drive. Thanks again

    Paul J Da Costa
    May 16, 2009 at 9:25 am

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  7. Thanks so much Nigel for putting this together. The tour of Disney was just fantastic, but having my marketing mentor Dan Kennedy there sharing his experience and insight into the “Disney way” was just priceless. There has never been a time when I listened to Dan that I did not get one nugget of information or some additional insight. Thanks again for opening up your office and you gracious hospitality. I will certainly look for ways to send some business your way.

    Clyde Goulet
    May 16, 2009 at 10:13 am

  8. Disney is truly top notch in customer relationship building. Framing Dan Kennedy’s principals of marketing with the experience Disney gives a “Guest” was perfect. Check out my blog at for a great lesson I got.

    Thanks to Nigel and Chris and Nick for putting this together!

    Robin Hughes
    May 16, 2009 at 11:12 am

  9. Awesome trip, Dan Kennedy has a style every speaker should emulate and Disney is the king of corporations … update trivia moment from the tour. Not only did Julie Andrews win the Oscar for Mary Poppins, Audrey Hepburn, who Warner decided was more screen ready than Andrews, wasn’t even nominated for the role of Eliza Doolittle and never sang a note in the entire My Fair Lady movie … the singing voice you hear is Marni Nixon.

    Colin Bowman
    May 16, 2009 at 12:57 pm

  10. It was great going behind the scenes with Dan. He has this amazing ability to take very obtuse concepts and make them understandable, and more importantly, instantly applicable to your own business. I had a great time and look forward to doing it again!

    May 16, 2009 at 1:43 pm

  11. I’ve been so busy working on the great nugget that I picked up from Friday’s visit to Disney that I postponed this post! Excellent way to see the Disney customer experience – happy concept – through Dan’s eyes.
    Thanks again for putting the experience together for us, it was a one of a kind day!

    Jackie Ewing
    May 17, 2009 at 6:20 pm

  12. Nigel I traveled all the way from Michigan for this once in a lifetime experience. I’m so glad I’m on your invitation list!

    To see Disney through Dan’s eyes was incredibly insightful. Thanks Nigel.

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    May 18, 2009 at 11:42 am

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