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Healthcare Inspirational Speaker for Airamid Health Services

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 31, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

On February 21, 2012 I am a healthcare inspirational speaker for the Airamid Health Services Annual conference at the St Petersburg Bayfront Hilton Hotel.

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Tags: healthcare inspirational speaker, motivational talks, healthcare facilites, clint Maun

Annual Dental Staff Meeting Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 30, 2012 @ 01:50 PM

On February 8, 2012  I am an inspirational speaker for the Multnomah County Annual Dental Staff Meeting.

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Tags: motivational talk, inspirational speaker for dental staff, dental staff meeting

Work- Life Balance a Thing of the Past

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:33 AM

I go to fewer and fewer cocktail parties where people ask me what I do for a living. It used to be the opening question of almost any dialogue.  As if to size someone up, you ask them about work.

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Tags: motivational speech, work life balance, inspirational speaker

How to Communicate with a Man

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 24, 2012 @ 12:33 PM

The other day I had my hair cut. I made the mistake of walking into our kitchen and asked my fiance, What do you think honey?

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Tags: communicate with men, motivational speaker, motivational talks

Stumbling Upon your Talent in 2012

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 23, 2012 @ 03:29 PM

I detested school. I wasn't troubled or defiant, I just didn't enjoy it.

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Tags: motivational talk, workshop, inspirational speaker

4 Types of Conflict

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 20, 2012 @ 12:16 PM

I was a conflict management speaker at a financial services conference.  We concluded that the most valuable skill needed to handle a conflict is not the ability to get along well; but the ability to fight well.

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Tags: conflict, conflict managment speaker, financial services conference

Rethinking the 40 Hour Work Week

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 19, 2012 @ 11:48 AM

Traditionally, people just worked whatever hours it took to get the job done. This is no longer the case as people demand that work not completely consume their lives. Organizations can't expect employees to put their lives aside for work.

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Tags: leadership, leadership inspirational speaker, leader

It Pays to Play, Why Play Helps You and Your Family

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 @ 12:37 PM

We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing. ( I have no idea who said this but it's brilliant!)

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Tags: motivational speeches, humorous motivational speaker, play

How to Reward Performance

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 17, 2012 @ 01:29 PM

I was a motivational speaker for a transportation event where we had a very stimulating discussion about recognition programs. We discussed how thoughtful recognition programs make people feel valued and respected and reinforce the meaning of the work. We also decided very few organizations use these kind of programs.

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Tags: motivational speaker for a transporation event, employee recognition programs, goals

How do Adults Have Fun?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 16, 2012 @ 03:04 PM

Last month was my fiance's company Christmas party for kids. It was a fun filled afternoon that included Santa Claus visits, age specific wrapped gifts for all the children, a waterpark, ice skating, jungle gym and more.

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Tags: motivational speaker for government employees, adults have fun, play

How Different Generations Adapt

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 13, 2012 @ 11:42 AM

My grandmother knew about stress management before the term was even invented. She never took a change management course or worried about work life balance.

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Tags: motivational speaker, generations adapt, generational speaker

Why Smart People Do Dumb Things

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 @ 02:29 PM

I am baffled when otherwise intelligent people do stupid things. I recently found out that a friend of mine, a smart guy and a successful leadership speaker, lost tons of money on a multi-level marketing business venture. This venture involved some level of selling sport nurtrition drinks out of the back of a van. Who in their right mind would invest in that? He is a successful leadership motivational speaker whom I look up to (who I am now hoping doesn't read my blog).

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Tags: leadership motivational speaker, leadership authors, smart people do dumb things

Play Helps Us Learn

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 11, 2012 @ 01:33 PM

I came home yesterday and found my son plopped in front of the television watching a war movie - not ideal entertainment for a two year old! After my initial panic, I turned off the TV and we started to play with his building blocks.

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Tags: keynote speaker, guest speaker for teachers conference, power of play, barbara coloroso

What is Your Set Point for Happiness?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 @ 04:55 PM

I have a colleague who is a successful leadership consultant/speaker. She is attractive, smart, successful, healthy and wealthy. She is also one of the unhappiest people I know. She delivers motivational speeches about leadership and openly admits she struggles with staying happy.  How can someone who seems to have it all be so miserable?

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Tags: motivational speeches, leadership speaker, keys to happiness

Think Outside the Box: Be Weird! Be Different! Conference Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 09, 2012 @ 01:41 PM

I am an inspirational speaker for a recreation conference where the theme is,  think outside the box- be weird, be different. I immediately loved this theme. It grabs your attention and inspires you to want to change and innovate.

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Tags: conference speaker, inspirational speaker for a recreation conference, innovation

The Life of a Surgical Technologist

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 06, 2012 @ 03:20 PM

In February, I am a healthcare inspirational speaker for the Association of Surgical Technologists Annual Instructor’s Forum.This event draws over 300 instructors of surgical technology programs who come for inspiration, education and continuing education credits.

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Tags: healthcare inspirational speaker, continuing education, Surgical Technologist

Healthcare Inspirational Speaker for Surgical Technologists

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 04, 2012 @ 02:52 PM

On February 10, 2012, I am a healthcare inspirational speaker for the  Association of Surgical Technologists Annual Instructor’s Forum in Orlando Florida. The forum attracts an average of 300+ surgical technology educators, the people who train Surgical Technologists - those we depend upon to assist surgeons during surgical procedures.

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Tags: leadership, healthcare inspirational speaker, Surgical Technologist

How to Give an Inspirational Speech in 5 Minutes or Less

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

Is it possible to motivate someone in under 5 minutes? Yes! In fact, a motivational speech is actually a collection of  small snippets of inspirational speechs that could be taken apart and delivered on their own. It has been said  that the best motivational speeches are short so the thoughts can be easily remembered and recalled.  The most successful speeches are those that don't conjure up the traditional image of 'speech' but, instead, take the audience on an enjoyable journey from one thought to the next.

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Tags: motivational speech, inspirational speech, boost morale, funny motivational speakers

Minnesota Aging Services Conference Inspirational Speakers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 02, 2012 @ 03:41 PM

On February 9, 2012, I am an Inspirational speaker for the Aging Services of Minnesota Conference. The theme of the event, Inspire. Serve. Advocate is to celebrate the associations 45 year anniversary and to renew their commitment to inspire, serve and advocate on behalf of aging services providers in Minnesota.

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Tags: inspiration, inspirational speech, Inspirational Speaker for Aging Services

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