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How to Force People Loosen up at your Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 29, 2012 @ 03:02 PM

Fun is something that unfolds on it's own; it's tough to force. Forced fun isn't really fun at all, it's more like mild irritation beneath a fake smile.  However, you can take steps to encourage people to loosen up.

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Tags: motivational talk, event, inspirational speaker for a nursing conference

Tips to Plan a Great Staff Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 28, 2012 @ 12:41 AM

If you are planning another long and boring staff meeting likely to annoy and frustrate others, consider these tips to engage and inspire your staff, instead. Meetings are often the best way to communicate and refocus energy and inspiration- but only if they are done right. 
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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speech, staff meetings

Getting on the Social Media Bandwagon

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 @ 03:36 AM

Two years ago I listened to a motivational business speaker talk about the virtues of social media and I thought, I don't want to get into that.

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Tags: motivational talk, social media, motivational business speaker

3 Steps to High Levels of Employee Engagement

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:33 PM

A vision of the ideal employee would always lend itself towards total engagement and inspiration.

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Tags: inspirational speeches, Health & Safety Inspirational Speakers

Virtues of Generation Y Parents

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 20, 2012 @ 09:00 AM

I was a generational guest speaker for HR professionals last week where we discussed the virtues of Generation Y parenting. Gen Y out numbers the baby boomer generation by over 1.3 Million people. This generation will have a strong impact and their parents will remain very involved.

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Tags: motivational talk, guest speaker for HR professionals, Gen Y

CREOG & APGO Health care Inspirational Luncheon Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 15, 2012 @ 01:33 PM

On March 8, 2012 I am a health care inspirational luncheon speaker for the CREOG & APGO Annual Meeting. This event sponsored by Dr Martin L. Stone is a Medical Student Educators' luncheon.The audience will mostly be comprised of OBGYN physicians who are also medical teachers. They split their time between clinical rotations, teaching medical students and residents and program administration.

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Tags: healthcare inspirational speaker, inspirational luncheon speaker, medical student educators

7 Signs Your Employee will Resign

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 14, 2012 @ 04:50 PM

One day your star employee seems content and well adjusted, the next day he hands you his resignation. Huh?  Was he a good actor pretending to be content- but beneath the facade he was plotting his escape plan?

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Tags: motivational speech, leadership speaker for HR conference, workplace morale

Goodbye Recess, Hello Ritalin

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 @ 03:04 PM

I was an inspirational speaker for an educators conference. One of the other education guest speakers shared startling statistics that recesses in schools across north America are being cut back or eliminated.

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Tags: Inspirational speaker for educators conference, Education guest speaker

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Celebrity Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

I was recently an inspirational speaker at a healthcare conference.  The other canadian keynote speaker was funny man, Brent Butt - former star of Corner Gas.

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Tags: motivational talk, motivational speaker, inspirational speaker, canadian keynote speaker

The Power of Perspective

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Feb 08, 2012 @ 04:22 PM

4 AM is usually when the cab picks me up to go to the airport to fly out and give another motivational talk.

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Tags: motivational talk, inspirational speaker, perspective

Motivational Speakers: Expert or Fraud?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Feb 06, 2012 @ 03:30 PM

Motivational speakers are often accused of teaching what we most need to learn.

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Tags: motivational talk, motivational speakers, inspirational speaker

Motivational Speaker Dr Murray Banks

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 03, 2012 @ 11:02 AM

Recently I listened to an old recording of motivational speaker Dr Murray Banks.

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Tags: motivational speaker, inspirational speech, Dr Murray Banks

National Hearing Conservation Association Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 02, 2012 @ 01:55 PM

On February 24, 2012, I am an inspirational speaker for the National Hearing Conservation Association at the Astor Crowne Plaza / French Quarter
New Orleans, LA.

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Tags: motivational talk, inspirational speaker, hearing conservation

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