On April 24 & 25, 2013, I am a Motivational Speaker for the Department of Human Services Spring Showcase. Over 300 social service eligibility workers from across the state of North Dakota will attend this event at the Seven Seas Inn in Mandan North Dakota.
Last week, I had two requests from events to create a motivational speaker welcome message on YouTube that will give the attendees a sneak peek into what to expect from my keynote speech.
On May 8, 2013, I am a motivational Speaker for Entegrus Energy Company all staff retreat.
On May 22, 2013, I am a Motivational Speaker for Walter Reed Military Medical Center in Bethesda Maryland.
I was a motivational speaker for a manufacturing organization where I was shocked at the smug work culture.
On May 10, 2013, I am a keynote speaker for the Canadian Society of Nutrition Management. The sold out event will bring together over 250 nutrition managers, dieticians, and directors of food safety.
On May 4, 2013, I am an Inspirational Speaker for Pharmacists' Association of Saskatchewan.
On April 14, 2013 I am an Inspirational Speaker for the Marana Health Center Provider Retreat in Tucson Arizona.
Last night I was in the audience as health and wellness guru and motivational speaker Jillian Michaels give her motivational speech Maximize Your Life as part of her tour across North America.
On April 23, 2013, I am a motivational keynote speaker for Complete Purchasing Services, a division of Aramark, at their 9th Annual Professional Development Day in Ottawa, Ontario.
Eight years ago I took a personal development course that utilized techniques that bordered on those of a cult.
On the first day (after you sign up for the course and they have your money ($500 plus) )they start to outline for you some of the rules of engagement.
The rules seemed normal enough: show up on time, participate, don't text or take emails. However the execution of the rules bordered on embarrassing and belittling.
Once we entered the room the motivational personal development speaker admonished a couple of people who walked in a few minutes late. She accused them of never truly taking their life commitments seriously.
The seminar leader shrugged off their excuses like traffic, bad weather and more exclaiming that if you are really committed you would be on time.
At the beginning of the seminar we all had to stand and take an oath to be on time. I make time comitments all the time, but I don't need to stand and take an oath to ensure my compliance.
I recently learned that Elvis Presley was not an original. His songs were almost a direct replica of African-American rhythm and blues singers like James Brown or Jackie Wilson.