One of the gifts of being a guest speaker for a conference is observing the way men and women behave differently in this distinct social environment.
When I was pregnant, I suffered from morning sickness. We were also renovating our kitchen, with the high hopes of being done before the baby.
When i was a generational speaker for a health care facility, I found that 45% of the leadership was generation X and Y. That meant that over 50% of their subordinates were older than them. Many young, savvy career oriented professionals today find themselves leading older generations. Age dictates a lot about who we are and the decisions we make. Real differences exist across generations in our values and work preferences.
The war for talent is still on. Despite an economic pullback, there are still more jobs than skilled labor to do them. What an enviable position to be in, especially for young gen Y employees, to start your career with more skilled jobs than people to do them. Organizations lined up in demand for your talent.
I was reading an excellent blog by Jeff Hurt, Why your Conference Needs Meeting Anthropologists.
I was a generational speaker at a healthcare conference and they were very concerned about retaining Generation Y (younger) professionals.
Laughter is a physiological necessity. Without it you could die. Okay, I can't prove that but I'm very suspicious. Studies have proven though that laughing automatically reoxygenates the blood, boosts energy levels and decreases stress.
We assume that happiness is a natural thing. It's not. Science is teaching us how to create happiness. Science confirms money can't buy happiness (although I would like the opportunity to try). Those who believe that having money would make them happy find that once you get the money, it is no longer motivating.
As a motivational speaker, I am most inspired by people who have experienced adversity and never, ever give up. The words below are inspired by those powerful survivors.
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I chose my fiance because he recycles (OK, and a few other reasons).
I was a humorous motivational speaker at a customer service franchise conference. It seems that many service companies aren't managing expectations and this drastically reduces customer service and guest satisfaction.
Now more than ever, people need to laugh. Just look around, and you see overstressed, overworked people.
I am a motivational keynote speaker for a Parks and Recreation Conference in June. From my pre- program interviews I am reminded how parks and recreation professionals and our nations parks have a positive impact on our communities.
I am a luncheon speaker at a calgary event for the Petroleum Joint Venture Association on March 17,2011. This associations mission is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of petroleum joint venture relationships.
Recently, I was an SHRM Conference Motivational Keynote Speaker, one of the key issues HR professionals are concerned with is technology and how it impacts younger generations.
I am pleased to be the closing keynote inspirational speaker for the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) nursing conference on April 8, 2011. Over 400 nurses and health care professionals will attend the conference.
I was the closing motivational speaker for a customer service franchise conference. The topic of the convention was passion. Apparently some franchise employees have passion and some dont. Why? What sets them apart?
I am a motivational generational speaker for a leaders of government employees conference later this year.
April 30, 2010, I will be the closing keynote speaker ( before the AGM) for the 83rd Annual Alberta Funeral Services conference. The conference takes place at the Fairmount Hotel MacDonald.