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Inspirational Speaker for College of Family Physicians

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 27, 2012 @ 09:01 PM

On September 29, 2012,  I am an luncheon inspirational speaker for the Nova Scotia College of Family Physicians Conference/ Scientific Assembly in Halifax, NS.

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Tags: inspirational speeches, inspirational speaker for family physicians, college of family physicians

Inspirational Keynote Speaker for Laboratory Science Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 26, 2012 @ 11:21 AM

On September 27, I am an opening inspirational keynote speaker for the British Columbia Society of Laboratory Science Conference in Kamloops BC.

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Tags: motivational speech, inspirational keynote speaker, laboratory technologists

How to Schedule Me Time

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 24, 2012 @ 12:55 PM

I was an inspirational speaker for an insurance conference where a very busy CEO, who was also a guest speaker, gave an inspirational speech about work-life balance.

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Leaders Need to have Fun at Work in Times of Uncertainty

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

Fun at work should be planned and not left to chance, otherwise it will disappear when times get tough.

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Tags: motivational talk, fun at work, fun at work inspirational speaker

Motivational Speech to Rebuild Trust and Confidence after Downsizing

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 10:57 AM

I am an inspirational speaker for a financial services organization where the delegates of this organization are going through a lot of change.  No kidding!  No surprise there.

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Tags: motivational speech, downsizing, inspirational speaker for financial services

How to Write a Speech to Announce Layoffs

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 17, 2012 @ 01:52 PM

Delivering bad news about layoffs by any other means than face to face speech can be dangerous. I was an inspirational speaker for a franchise event where I learned that the CEO had laid people off via email only a week earlier. The crowd was still boiling with anger - and it was obvious. News, both good and bad, travels fast these days and information leaked over the Internet only increases gossip and cuases fear to fester, further depleting morale and destroying trust.

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Tags: motivational speech, announce layoffs, inspirational speaker for a franchise event

The Motivational Speech Objective

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 13, 2012 @ 02:00 PM

In any interaction, people need to know what you want. Most conversation involves some kind of objective - there are very few neutral interactions - and the thrust of the interaction is typically understood by those involved, even though it is not stated.

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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speech, professional speaker

Signs of a Toxic Organization

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 12, 2012 @ 03:08 PM

I was recently an inspirational speaker for a life insurance conference where the other guest speaker led a round table discussion about the characteristics of an unhealthy organizations. The overall consensus was that in toxic organizations dysfunction is tolerated.

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Tags: guest speaker, toxic organization

Tools to Recognize How You React to Conflict

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 11, 2012 @ 10:44 AM

Even nice people sometimes piss me off. I also know that I occasionally do things that make other people want to punch me in the head. Conflict is a two way street where, fortunately, knowing is half the battle.

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Tags: inspirational speech, motivational speaker about conflict, motivational speaker for a franchise event

Innovation Keynote Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 03:52 PM

Most of the people I meet in my seminars could set the world on fire with the brilliance of the ideas they come up with in training sessions.

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Tags: motivational speech, innovation keynote speaker, Jim Carroll

How to Stop Annoying your Colleagues

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 06, 2012 @ 06:12 PM

Some people continually do things that frustrate their colleagues and make them want to punch them in the head. The interesting part is- they don't even know it.  Many people don't realise the impact their behaviour has on other people (or they choose to block it out).

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Tags: guest speaker, inspirational speech, inspirational speaker for a healthcare safety conf

Winnipeg Technical College Staff Retreat

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 11:55 AM

Yesterday, I was a motivational speaker for the Winnipeg Technical College Staff Retreat. The event was designed to invigorate college staff before students return to classes this week.

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Tags: inspirational speech, college staff retreat, motivational speaker for college staff

Motivational Speaker: Strategies to Avoid Offending the Audience

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

I was recently a motivational speaker for an insurance conference, where the other guest speaker offended the audience with lame jokes about insurance.

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