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How to Introduce an Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 @ 01:34 PM

I was an inspirational speaker for an HR conference last year, where I had the most outstanding and memorable speech introduction ever.
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Tags: guest speaker, inspirational speaker, speaker for an HR conference, speech introduction

Why a Motivational Speaker Bombs

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Apr 27, 2011 @ 12:32 PM

I have been a professional speaker for over 12 years. In the beginning, I bombed a lot. In fact, I may have set a record, a dubious distinction!

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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speech, speaker for a healthcare conference

Etiquette Tips for a Guest Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Apr 26, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

I was a speaker for an HR Conference. The association also had hired a very big name motivational speaker, and the place was packed with people there to hear him speak. The crowd was abuzz with energy, anticipating the big speech.

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Tags: guest speaker, Motivational Speaker for HR Conference, meeting planner, speech

Ground Rules Generation Y Need to Know

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Apr 25, 2011 @ 02:32 PM

Generation Y thrive on focused, structured work routine. The quickest route to workplace apathy is not having clear guidelines and expectations.

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Tags: leadership, generational speaker, corporate event

5 Things Sabotaging Your Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 21, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

I was a speaker for a franchise event last month for a fun, rowdy group of professionals. They laughed, played, drank and learned - a little bit.

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Tags: motivational speaker, meeting planner, speaker for franchise event

When Gen's Y Start a Job, Get them on Board Fast

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Apr 20, 2011 @ 11:33 AM

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Tags: speaker for HR Conference, Humorous Generational Speaker, generation Y

National Association of Career Colleges/ OACC Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Apr 19, 2011 @ 11:41 AM

I am one of three motivational keynote speakers for the joint National Association of Career Colleges/ Ontario Association of Career Colleges Conference.

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Tags: association, motivational speaker for career college, inspirational

Develop a Leadership Program for the Generations

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Apr 18, 2011 @ 03:23 PM

The CUPA HR Southern Regional Conference had a dynamic diversity speaker for their HR professionals, Penny Hampton, Director of Professional Development for  Oklahoma City Community College. Penny presented a diversity workshop that highlighted the diverse values of different generations.

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Tags: diversity workshop, motivational diversity speaker, professional development, speaker for HR professionals

Manitoba Pharmacy Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Apr 15, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

Over 300 pharmacists will meet this weekend, April 15- 17, 2011 at the Delta Winnipeg Hotel for the Manitoba Pharmacy Conference.

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Tags: event, motivational speaker for pharmacy conference, pharmacy conference

3 Diversity Workshop Activities

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 14, 2011 @ 11:32 AM

I was a Motivational Speaker for the CUPA HR Southern Regional Conference this week. It was an amazing event evolving around the themes of engagement and diversity.

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Tags: Motivational speaker for hr, diversity workshop, diversity speakers

Funeral Directors Think Outside the Box

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 @ 02:41 PM

To prepare to be the closing motivational speaker (before the AGM) for the Alberta Funeral Services Association conference, I interviewed Sue Lasher, Funeral Manager for the Foster Gordon Chapel.

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Tags: conference, Motivational speaker for funeral directors, funeral services

Change Keynote Speaker, William Bridges Outlines Stages of Change

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Apr 12, 2011 @ 05:33 PM

At a recent conference I was reminded of leadership and change management speaker William Bridges ( picture left) and the stages he suggests you need to go through to embrace change.

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Tags: leadership and change, conference, Leadership and Change management motivational spea, hr motivationa speaker

Transportation Conference Motivational Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Apr 11, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

I was a speaker for the US department of Transportation conference for government employees.

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Tags: motivational inspirational speaker for transportat, speaker for government employees, leadership conference

Conference for Government Employees Reveals Public Perception

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Apr 08, 2011 @ 10:47 PM

Last year I was the opening motivational speaker for a conference of government employees.

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Tags: motivational speaker for government employees, inspiration, conference

Why Your Conference Needs a Humorous Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 07, 2011 @ 09:00 PM

As a professional inspirational speaker I have experimented with all types of motivational speeches: Serious, content driven, heartfelt and my favorite... funny. Humor has always been the best way for me to connect with a conference crowd.

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Tags: motivational speeches, conference, humorous inspirational speaker, speaker for a group of accountants

Convention Hotspot..Calgary, Alberta

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Apr 06, 2011 @ 10:36 AM

I gave three motivational speeche last month right here in Calgary, alberta, where I live.

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Tags: motivational speeches, event, Motivational Speaker in Calgary

How to Evaluate a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Apr 04, 2011 @ 02:29 PM

I am a keynote motivational speaker at 30 to 40 conferences per year. Audiences average about 200 people each conference;  every delegate who sees me speak is asked or invited to evaluate my motivational speech.

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Tags: motivational speeches, motivational keynote speaker, meeting planner, conference

3 Steps to Put Difficult People in Their Place

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Sun, Apr 03, 2011 @ 02:54 PM

I have a friend who is very difficult. The problem is, she doesn't even know it. How can you have relationships -multiples, not just one- filled with conflict and not know you are the source?

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Tags: motivational speech, conflict, speaker for a healthcare conference, deal with difficult people

Steps to Hiring a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Apr 01, 2011 @ 01:57 PM

Hiring a motivational speaker can be an intimidating task. If it goes well, you look like a star, if it doesn't- it's painful.

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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speeches, inspirational speaker, event

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