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Funny Motivational Speaker Brad Montgomery

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jun 30, 2011 @ 08:09 AM

A very funny motivational speaker, Brad Montgomery, happened to sit next to me on a flight from Fort Myers, Florida to Chicago.

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Tags: guest speaker for a school district, Brad Montgomery, funny motivational speaker

7 Ways to Get the Most From Attending a Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 29, 2011 @ 02:42 PM

Attending conferences is expensive and time consuming. You can get the most out of your conference experience by having a plan before you arrive. Below are some techniques to get the most out of your conference investment:

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Tags: conference, funny keynote speaker for a womens conference, speakers

School Superintendents Lighten Up at School Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jun 28, 2011 @ 02:18 PM

I was a keynote speaker for the Kentucky School Superintendents' conference last week. School superintendents are typically known to be a very stern, deadpan group - however not in Kentucky. This group, 90% male senior school leaders, loved the opportunity to laugh at themselves, each other, and the education profession.

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Tags: humorous motivational speaker, speaker for school superintendents, change in education, school conference

How to Use Leadership Team Building Activities

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 27, 2011 @ 01:35 PM

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Tags: speaker for HR Conference, team building workshop, leadership

How Long Should a Guest Speaker Speak?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 22, 2011 @ 02:40 PM

When I get hired as a keynote speaker, a common question from the meeting planner is How much time do you need? My answer is How much time do you have?

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Tags: keynote guest speaker, motivational speaker for a safety conference, meeting planner

3 Things a Guest Speaker Should Tell the AV Guy

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jun 21, 2011 @ 07:26 PM

I was hired last month as a funny guest speaker for a staff appreciation event. As soon as I started to speak I realized three things I wished I had told the AV Guy:

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Tags: funny guest speaker for staff appreciation event, AV, guest speaker

Principles of Improv Aid a Guest Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 20, 2011 @ 07:20 AM

I am proud to be the president of the Curiously Canadian Improv Guild.

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Tags: motivational speaker, team building, improv

How to Use Humor in Teaching

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jun 17, 2011 @ 09:29 PM

I was a funny guest speaker for a teachers' conference last week where we explored how teachers can use humor in the classroom.

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Tags: funny motivational speaker, funny guest speaker for teachers conference, humor in teaching

Stressed Out? 3 Ways to Stop Taking Yourself so Seriously!

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 @ 12:58 PM

If you feel stressed out, you are not alone. Our top sources of stress today are linked to budget cutbacks and the strain it causes organizations.  It seem most people are constantly forced to do more work with fewer resources. 62% of Americans say too much work has a significant negative impact on stress levels. Our lack of time and excessive workload are slowly killing us.

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Tags: fun at work, funny Health & Wellness Speaker, speaker for government employees

Using Social Networks to Recruit Talent

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jun 14, 2011 @ 02:37 PM

When I was a speaker for an HR leadership conference, we debated the use of social networks to attract top talent.  Some HR professionals are for it, but many are still against. Tools like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn can help you recruit the best candidates for your next job opening.

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Tags: social media, speaker for an HR conference, leadership conference, recruit

Claims Management and Leadership Humorous Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 01:59 PM

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Tags: humorous motivational speaker for claims managers, insurance claims managers, leadership conference

Kentucky School Superintendents' Leadership Embrace Change

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jun 10, 2011 @ 02:08 PM

I am a guest speaker for the Kentucky Association of School Superintendents Summer Institute June 23, 2011 where about 250 School supertintendents and vendors are expected to attend.

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Tags: leadership, funny guest speaker for school superintendents, embrace change

Sample Guest Motivational Speaker Pre-Program Questionnaire

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jun 09, 2011 @ 01:15 PM

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Tags: motivational speech, meeting planner, Guest motivational speaker

Arizona Credit Union League Humorous Guest Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 08, 2011 @ 12:04 PM

On June 17, 2011,  I am a guest speaker for the Arizona Credit Union League, where approximately 110 credit union volunteers, executives, management and operational employess will gather at the Radisson Fort McDowell Scottsdale, Arizona.

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Tags: funny speaker, humorous guest speaker for credit unions, financial services

There's No Place Like Hope

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jun 07, 2011 @ 12:50 PM

I was a keynote speaker for a Forum for Financial Executives where the theme was change. Most people can sympathize, because financial professionals have been through a lot of it and I was reminded that as we adjust to changing times we must cling to certain unchanging principles. Hope is one of them.
Inspire hope for the future by believing in somebody else. Many people have gone farther than they thought they would
because someone else thought they could.  

The other keynote speaker for the financial executives, Rolf Whitby reminded us of the song, “It’s You I Like” from Mr. Roger’s Neighbourhood.
   
It’s you I like,
It’s not the things you wear,
It’s not the way you do your hair –
But it’s you I like.
The way you are right now,
The way down deep inside you –
Not the things that hide you –
Not your toys –
They’re just beside you.
But it’s you I like,
Every part of you,
Your skin, your eyes, your feelings
Whether old or new. 
I hope that you’ll remember
Even when you’re feeling blue
That it’s you I like,
It’s you yourself, it’s you,
It’s you . . . I . . . like!

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Tags: keynote speaker for financial executives, inspirational quotes, Mr Roger's Neighborhood

How to Look Confident, Even if You're Not

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 06, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

I was a guest speaker for a women's conference last month where I did a workshop on Building Confidence.

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Tags: guest speaker for a womens conference, confidence, women's conference

Should Leadership Support Social Media in the Workplace?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jun 03, 2011 @ 03:29 PM

As a generational speaker I present a seminar called, Follow Me I'm Right Behind You on generational diversity. The topic of discussion always comes around to... Should we support using Social Media at Work and if so, How do we do it?

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Tags: leadership, seminar, generational speaker

How to Deal with Conflict on a Board of Directors

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jun 02, 2011 @ 12:59 PM

I recently got a call from volunteer board of directors that had hired me as a  humorous speaker for a conference of municipal government employees. The caller was looking for hints on how to run a respectful board meeting. She had one coming up and she anticipated some really heated discussions and impending conflict.

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Tags: conflict, speaker for a conference of municipal goverment em, volunteer board

Use Humor to Reinforce Safety

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 01, 2011 @ 12:28 PM

I was hired to be a funny speaker for the Upper Island Safety Conference this week where I am speaking about Humor, which seems appropriate for a motivational speaker who strives to inspire! The idea of taking potential workplace injuries lightly leaves some people baffled.

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Tags: funny motivational speaker, keynote speaker for safety conference

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