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Motivational Speakers Get Paid to Speak

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 28, 2011 @ 02:17 PM

I got a call from a medical centre in Kentucky from a gentleman organizing a health care conference. He asked me if I am a professional speaker and will I speak for free. I thought Hmm would you do a surgery for free? He explained that he had 'hired' a motivational speaker last year who agreed to speak for free. I inquired, "Well, was he any good?" He said, "No - but it was free so who cares?"

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Tags: health care conference, motivational speaker, motivational speeches, inspirational speaker, professional speaker

Workplace Bullying. How to Define Respect and Decrease Conflict

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 25, 2011 @ 10:47 AM

I was a keynote speaker at a nursing conference last year and the other speaker was presenting a keynote on Bullying. It was a real eye opener because I thought this only happened in the playground with children.

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Tags: keynote speaker, conflict, nursing conference, bullying

Women's Leadership Express Conference Keynote Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 24, 2011 @ 03:29 PM

I am a keynote speaker for a women's conference put on by the Bismark college on April 5, 2011. The event is called the Women's Leadership Express Conference and is held in Bismarck, North Dakota.

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Tags: keynote speaker, leadership, inspiration, motivational talks, speaker for womens conference

How to Manage Volunteers from the Volunteer Leaders Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 @ 11:26 AM

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Tags: conflict management, continuing professional development, speaker for volunteer leaders, Volunteers conference

3 Ways Teenagers Diversify our Workplace speaker at transportation conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 22, 2011 @ 10:42 AM

One of a handful of speakers on generational diversity, Larry and Meaghan Johnson coined the term Linksters.

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Tags: generational speaker, speakers on generational diversity, linksters

How to have Success with Millenials

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 21, 2011 @ 02:18 PM

They walk into this workplace like they own it, I hear this all the time as a Generational Motivational Speaker.  When I deliver Inspirational talks on managing different generations, I start with the idea that If you have been a leader for more than 12 years you have likely witnessed a leadership revolution whereby the people management of the x and y generation takes up a lot more of your time.
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Tags: leadership, inspiration, x and y generation, generational Motivational speaker

AudiologyNOW Keynote Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 18, 2011 @ 01:33 PM

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Tags: guest speaker, keynote speaker, conference, event, audiology

How to Build Inspiration, Engagement and Loyalty on a Team

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 17, 2011 @ 12:02 PM

Do you work with stressed out, underappreciated and overworked professionals( Or, are you one of them)? Are you pulling your hair out trying to figure out how to boost morale? From one of my motivational talks, below are principles to help build engagement and loyalty:
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Tags: motivational speeches, inspiration, motivational talks

7th annual Woman Of Worth (WOW)™ Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 16, 2011 @ 10:56 AM

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Tags: Motivational speaker for Women, guest speaker, keynote speaker, inspirational speaker

Leadership Skills to Prevent Mediocrity and Avoid Entitlement

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 @ 06:26 PM

As a motivational speaker, I am a big believer in rewards and recognition to keep inspiration alive in the workplace. This doesn't mean flaunting unsubstantiated praise on everyone. Recognition is an art and you have to get it right to avoid the mediocrity/ entitlement trap.

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Tags: motivational speeches, conflict, motivational and inspiring speaker

Women's Conferences you Don't Have to Miss

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 14, 2011 @ 10:51 AM

Some of my favorite motivational speaking events are women's conferences. Í always come away feeling inspired and empowered and many people who couldn't make it are left to hear about the inspiration they missed. Now you don't have to miss it. Many powerful female motivational speaker videos are featured online. As women we take on so many roles and struggle to stay inspired.

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Tags: inspiration, womens conference, motivational speaker video

3 Blogs for Meeting Planners I Follow

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 11, 2011 @ 01:12 PM

As an inspirational speaker I get to work with some really great meeting and event planners.

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Tags: Convention, meeting planner, inspirational speaker, event, meeting

Student Success Soars with Inspiration from Evolved Teaching Methods

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 10, 2011 @ 10:45 AM

Something I am adamant about is evolving our education system. Like many large institutions, the education system seems slow to evolve to the changing learning needs and wellness of students. Students learning would excell if their was more inspiration from teachers and learning methods catered to students.

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Tags: wellness, leadership, inspiration, motivation, success, student

3 Speaking Styles of a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 09, 2011 @ 03:15 PM

There are some amazing motivational speakers with a compelling message. I think a really good professional speaker has a refined speaking style. Below are thhose of those styles to help you decide which would work best for your conference experience.

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Tags: motivational speaker, conference, professional speaker

Keynote Speaker for the CUPA HR Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 08, 2011 @ 02:05 PM

The CUPA-HR Southern Region Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas April 10-12, 2011 will bring together 250 HR Professionals in the higher education field. This exciting continuing professional development event has two motivational speakers and many educational break out sessions.

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Tags: motivational speaker, continuing professional development, Keynote speaker for the HR Conference

Is a Motivational Speaker Worth the Investment?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 07, 2011 @ 12:06 PM

Some motivational speakers charge upwards of $30,000 to give a 60 minute speech. With that kind of an investment you have to really assess, is it worth it?

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Tags: motivational speaker, keynote speaker, Convention, professional speaker

January 26 Generational Diversity Workshop

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 04, 2011 @ 03:19 PM

January 26 I presented a workshop at the Bethany Care Society's Organizational Cultural Quarterly Review leadership event.

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Tags: leadership, x and y generation, workshop, event, generational speaker

Five Minute Motivational Speeches as Morale Boosters

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 04, 2011 @ 03:19 PM

Speech is the mirror of the soul;
as a man speaks, so is he.
Publilius Syrus

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Tags: motivational speeches, motivational keynote speaker, inspirational speaker, morale boosters, motivational talks

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