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Living Up to Your Eulogy


Living Up to Your Eulogy was a fun and enlightening read. It touched my heart, my soul and the emotion that is the human spirit. It is a guide for living. The authors kept it simple yet very thought provoking. Living Up to Your Eulogy should be mandatory reading for all. I highly recommend it.


Living Up to Your Eulogy literally made me smile. Page after page, the more I read, the better I felt. More importantly, the authors have given us the playbook we need to make this world a better place. Living Up to Your Eulogy could be the most uplifting-and important-book you will read this year.


Living Up to Your Eulogy was the most powerful concoction of emotions I’ve felt in a long time. The book, while certainly inspirational, is really more like a book of recipes on how to best live your life. I know that after reading it, I’ll be living my life differently, and all for the better! 


I’m not sure that there are ample words to describe your book. It is so lovely. I have cried a few times, been inspired and challenged. The pictures alone are worth purchasing the book for. I especially loved “Things all Dads of Daughters Should Know” in “Advice to Live By” …and “Lives Well Lived”…

It’s a beautiful, inspirational, well thought out book with stories from all walks of life that reach to our souls. I could see this marvelous book having such an impact, and being used in multiple ways.
Glad God wasn’t finished with you and inspired you to write this lovely book.

Thank you for sharing

Martha Flowers

I read your book this past week and really enjoyed it. It made me think about who I am and how I want to live. I just want to be the best version of myself with the time I have left. It was very uplifting for me, made me feel good about humanity.

Allan Dupuis

There are great stories and great reminders on each page. I read a few nuggets each day at work.

Jim Curran

I’ve just finished your book and it’s absolutely lovely. I read it in one sitting and was sorry to see it end. Thank you for a splendid job!

Marilyn Fries

I heard your interview with Charlie Brennan on KMOX. It was very good. Can’t wait to buy the book.


Jeff's Career History

Keynote Speaker - Moderator - Master of Ceremonies

Highly successful and creative sales executive in the travel and cruising industry for 35 years.

About Jeff Drew

Jeff has had an incredibly successful career in the travel industry. His career started in the late 1970s with Maritz Travel, which handled incentive travel for many of the Fortune 500 companies. From there, Jeff went on to a post with Lakewood Travel in Boulder, Colorado, handling incentive travel for Coors Brewery. In 1981, Jeff transitioned to the cruise industry, a move that would prove to be a very significant one.

Jeff was hired by Norwegian Cruise Line as a sales representative working out of Boulder. Between 1981 and 1986, he built a strong business selling charter cruises and was promoted to Director of Sales for the West Coast.

In 1986, Jeff, interested in trying the tour business, moved to Classic Hawaii as a Regional Director. With Classic Hawaii, Jeff began speaking at conferences and knew this was what he truly loved. From Classic, Jeff moved to Seabourn, giving him his first experience in luxury cruise sales and continued his speaking engagements at conferences, seminars and road shows. When Carnival purchased Cunard and merged it with Seabourn, Jeff stayed with them and moved to Miami.

Interested in moving back to his home town of St. Louis, Missouri, Jeff took a position with Intrav from 2000 to 2003, which offered small ship and riverboat cruising.

Late in 2003, Jeff heard about another cruise sales job with a new high-premium line called Oceania Cruises. Jeff was hired as Senior Vice-President of Sales, and Oceania was off and running. Jeff stayed with them as they flourished until 2012.

In 2012, Jeff was hired by a new river cruise line, American Queen Steamboat Company, to head up sales. After helping them grow into a very successful line, Jeff retired in 2014.

And now, Jeff is doing what he’s loved since the first time he took a microphone in his hand. Speaking to groups of people and entertaining them is what really excites Jeff, and he certainly will excite you.


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To contact Jeff or to inquire about his availability for a speaking engagement, please see below.

Jeff Drew
622 Forest Court, Suite 3A
St. Louis, MO 63105

Tel: 314-406-0528