Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Who Who, Who Who
HELLO: My Name is…..
As a continuation of WHO ARE YOU WEEK we look at two ways to meet many guests and cast members during your program or vacation. These are two separate ideas that unfortunately I wasn’t able to take advantage of or utilize when I was doing my program so I suggest yall consider looking into doing one or both of these.
For Cast Members
Purchase a medium sized notebook. Make sure it is something small enough that you can carry around with you everywhere you go. Now every time you meet a new CP, ICP, or Cast Member you hit it off with take down their name, where they are from, and their email address (mostly because you will find a lot of people either don’t have a phone or have a throw away phone). This is a good thing to keep track of for three reasons. The first is that it allows you to keep track of everybody that you meet because you will meet a lot of people. The second is that it allows you to keep in touch with your friends when your program is over. And third, it would be neat to be able to look back at it ten years from now and see all these people from all these countries and know that you were a part of something big.
I heard this tip on one of the Disney podcasts a while back and after I heard it I started kicking myself for not thinking about it. First purchase one of the Disney autograph books which can be picked up at just about any gift shop (if you can’t find a gift shop within arm’s reach then chances are you are not at Disney World). Then when it’s your day off take it with you as you explore the park and whenever you are in line for a ride, shopping in the stores, or just meandering, ask random guests to sign your autograph books. It’s a neat way to meet new people and learn a little bit about where they are from. Plus at the end of your program you will have a cool souvenir with guest signatures from around the world (the real world….not the Disney World).
Oh and I'm in that picture above from back when I was......12?
Have a Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah-Day!!!!