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How Parents Ruin their Children

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Oct 31, 2012 @ 02:45 PM

This week I was sitting at the London airport waiting for a plane, where a boy (approximately 8 years old) had his cars, pens and other toys spewed all over the floor at my feet.

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Our Photo Obsession

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Oct 30, 2012 @ 12:44 PM

I was recently a motivational keynote speaker for a healthcare conference where I found my way into over 50 different photos ( i counted). Every time somebody would breathe someone would find a reason to click.

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Motivational Speaker for Court Administrators

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 29, 2012 @ 11:28 AM

On October 24, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the Texas Association of Court Administrators Conference. The event took place at the Hilton Fort Worth, a historical landmark hotel that has been upgraded and refabricated many times over the years.

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Myths About Life Balance

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Oct 26, 2012 @ 02:13 PM

I spend most of my day rushing around. Dashing from one airport gate to another, speeding through traffic to get to an event, or rushing to get one task complete before I get interrupted and have to focus on another.

In my mad rush,  I realize some things get done well and some of them just get done. When I look at the blur that was my day, I think what fell through the cracks today? What should I have spent more time and attention on? What is this noise about life balance?

Some things come back to haunt me. For instance, when I send out a newsletter that had a lot of errors in it, clients complain.

I have also been planning my sons 3 rd birthday party and I keep thinking he's only 3, he won't notice if it's not this grand event- this one doesn't have to be perfect. Then I got a phone call from someone I forgot to invite, and I can't help feeling guilty.

Something has got to give. Over the years I have learned to prioritize, but I still find myself looking regretfully at some things I do and think I should have done better!

As a motivational keynote speaker, I often do a motivational speech about life balance and prioritizing, fully realizing I am close to insanity myself!

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Sources of Resistance for Conference Sponsors

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 22, 2012 @ 01:20 PM

Organizations and associations struggle to get and keep strong conference sponsors.  Today, many, many organizations and associations are fighting for the same conference sponsor dollars. A company will sponsor an event if they see the tangible benefits of doing so.

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What is Event/ Conference Sponsorship?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 18, 2012 @ 10:26 AM

Last year several of my engagements as a motivational keynote speaker were postponed or cancelled because the event was unable to command sponsorship. To avoid this again this year, I am putting together resources to help meeting planners obtain great event sponsors.

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Tags: motivational keynote speaker, event sponsorship, sponsor events

Motivational Keynote Speaker for Activity Professionals of Ontario

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 @ 08:15 PM

On October 18, 2012 I am a motivational keynote speaker for the Activity Professionals of Ontario. Celebrating their 28th Annual Conference in London Ontario, this is a group of leisure recreation providers in healthcare settings.

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Motivational Keynote Speaker for LeadingAge Kentucky

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 12:57 PM

On October 9, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the LeadingAge Kentucky Conference. It was a warm and enthusiastic crowd of over 300 long term care providers from across Kentucky.

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Tags: motivational speech, motivational keynote speaker, long term care

Motivational Speaker for Chamber of Commerce Women in Business

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Oct 12, 2012 @ 10:56 AM

On October 16, 2012, I am a motivational speaker for the Grande Prairie Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Luncheon.

The event has over 120 women enrolled from a diverse mix of industries. The event is catered for women during the chamber of commerce small business week.

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Tags: inspirational speeches, Motivational Speaker for Chamber of Commerce, small business

Motivational Keynote Speaker for Michigan Municipal Treasurers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 05:18 PM

On October 10, 2012 I was a motivational keynote speaker for the Michigan Municipal Treasurers Conference at the Boyne Mountain Resort. This event featured over 180 enthusiastic municipal treasury professionals from across michigan.

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Inspirational Speaker for Union of Taxation Employees

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 01:22 PM

On October 21, 2012 I am an inspirational speaker for the Union of Taxation Employees Health and Safety conference in Ottawa, Ontario.

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Tags: motivational speech, inspirational speaker for union, health and safety committee

Inspirational Keynote Speaker Hugh Culver

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

I was an inspirational keynote speaker for the Canadian Society of Club Managers annual convention.

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Tags: motivational speech, humorous motivational speech, inspirational keynote speaker

Inspirational Speaker Kevin MacDonald

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 04, 2012 @ 12:25 PM

I was an inspirational speaker for the Canadian Society of Club Managers on September 30, 2012. It was an incredible event that kicked off the evening before with a wine social at the Harvest Golf Club. We had the opportunity to sample over 8 different wines from the Okanagan in a breathtaking venue.

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Inspirational Speaker for Canadian Society of Club Managers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 01, 2012 @ 11:12 AM

On September 30, 2012, I am an opening inspirational keynote speaker for the Canadian Society of Club Managers Conference in Kelowna, BC.

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