Caught by surprise the bud started to open two days ago This came in a packet of background information. To help with Keynote speech preparations. Watching a 14 year old start to blossom with confidence and responsibiity may be one of the most underrated accomplishments, and joys, known to adults. Next Blog 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. View all of jeff noel's posts.