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Overcome your Fear of Public Speaking

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 @ 06:44 PM

I was an inspirational speaker for United Airlines Leadership Retreat last month. I am a Star Alliance Elite Member, so I fly this airline a lot; I figure I have given them enough of my money, it's time I get some of their's!

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Motivational Speaking Changes Lives

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 10:38 AM

A great motivational speech can literally change lives. Think of Martin Luther King and Napoleon Hill - even Adolf Hitler (who changed lives for the worse, but still).

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How to Master the Mini Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 @ 11:37 AM

I was a motivational speaker for a Nurses' Week event last year. After the motivational speeches, the CEO took me on a tour of the hospital, where  I witnessed managers hosting "mini meetings" in several different areas.

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Guest Speaker Tools to Engage an Audience

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 28, 2012 @ 11:16 AM

I was recently an inspirational speaker for a group of school administrators and I enjoyed watching while the other guest speaker did a solid job of getting the audience involved in a decision making round table.

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Timeline for Hiring a Motivational Keynote Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 @ 02:31 PM

I spoke with a meeting planner today who is planning a conference for over 3,000 financial employees and wants to hire a motivational speaker. What is unique about this call is that her meeting isn't until 2015!

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Inspirational Guest Speaker on the Passion Test

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 03:52 PM

I was an inspirational speaker recently for the LA Metro Medical Center Retreat in Malibu, California. The other guest speaker for the Medical Center was Antonio Le Mons who presented on the best selling book, The Passion Test.

Mr Le Mons is a true believer, a therapist who gave up his therapy practice to be licenced passion test facilitator. In his motivational speech, Le Mons suggested that 80% of the population does not live their passion.

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How to Give a Motivational Talk on a Boring Topic

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:35 AM

I was recenly a motivational keynote speaker for an insurance conference. After my motivational speech, a delegate came up to me and lamented how lucky I am to be the humorous motivational speaker because my topic is fun.

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Guest Speaker: How to Engage an Audience

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:32 AM

As a motivational keynote speaker, I have the opportunity to hear a lot of other guest speakers deliver workshops at industry events. Some of them are good but many are dry and uninteresting, especially when their content is relevant to the audience but is poorly organized and the delivery is painful.

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How to Make a Good First Impression

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Aug 20, 2012 @ 02:33 PM

Recently, I was an inspirational speaker for a healthcare conference. I was getting coffee before my motivational speech when a gentleman came up next to me and said, "You look like you could use a pick me up." I laughed self consciously and said, "Excuse me?"  He replied, "Oh, sorry! You just look a bit worse for wear."

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Motivational Speaker for Winnipeg Technical College Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 @ 01:04 PM

On September 4, 2012, I am a motivational speaker for the Winnipeg Technical College All Staff Conference.

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Stand and Deliver: Leadership Motivational Speeches

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

The most important skill a leader needs is to be able (and willing!) to give regular, informal motivational speeches.

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How to Give a Motivational Safety Talk

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 @ 01:14 PM

I was a motivational speaker for a safety conference where the group  decided that the most important thing safety managers can do is provide regular safety talks.

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Why Every Leader Needs to be a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 02:28 PM

Did you know that more people fear public speaking than fear dying (Roydhouse, 2001: 17)? As someone who makes her living as a motivational speaker, I don't know why. Apparently, it has to do with a fear of being humiliated. In the early years, I bombed while giving a motivational speech many times and I lived to talk about it! It's really not so bad. It is rather humbling- but it's important to remember that the audience doesn't hate you, they just hate your speech.
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Inspirational Speaker for Hospitality and Tourism Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 06:38 PM

I am an inspirational speaker for the Governor's Hospitality and Tourism Conference on August 28, 2012, an event that will draw over 1600 tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world.

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The Importance of Informal Safety Motivational Talks

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

Most workplaces are required by law to provide appropriate on the job safety training. However, safety talks shouldn't be a one shot deal, because as time goes by safety may begin to be seen as 'a given,' and not remain a job priority. In the rush to get tasks done at work, mistakes happen. People are careless and accidents occur that can have huge consequences - personal and professional, individual and corporate consequences.

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Inspirational Speaker for Medical Center Leadership Retreat

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 09, 2012 @ 02:26 PM

August 22, 2012 I am an inspirational speaker for LA Metropolitan Medical Center leadership retreat.

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How to Increase Employee Commitment & Engagement

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 08, 2012 @ 02:56 PM

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Motivational Keynote Speaker for the Boeing Company

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 04:16 PM

On August 29 , 2012, I am a motivational keynote speaker for the Boeing Company in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Rules for a Proper Handshake

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:58 PM

I was an inspirational speaker for an insurance company recently where one of the board members showed us how to execute a proper handshake.

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Motivational Speaker for the Army National Guard

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:57 PM

On July 12- 13, 2012, I was a motivational speaker for the South Dakota Army National Guard.

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Motivational Speaker for Mercy Hospital's Leadership Development Institute

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 @ 07:55 PM

On July 19, 2012,  I was a motivational speaker for (Allina Healthcare) Mercy Hospital's Leadership Development Institute.

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