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Career Opportunities in Public Speaking

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jul 30, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

Do you have what it takes to speak in public? If you have confidence and the ability to engage an audience, there’s plenty of scope to earn a livelihood from your speaking skills.

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Tags: motivational speaker, guest speaker, public speaker, religious speaker

Significance of the Unexpected

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jul 29, 2014 @ 01:47 PM

Do you hate it when things don’t go the way you planned?  Does it frustrate you when things don’t go as expected?

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Tags: leadership guru, leadership and Diversity Expert, motivate company, motivational keynote speaker

Sample Agenda for a New Team Kick off Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jul 23, 2014 @ 02:38 PM

First impressions are critical. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression. This is especially true when new teams are formed. This first meeting forms impression of the team, individuals, leaders, and your goals and is imperative to the new teams' success.

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Tags: New team kick off meeting, agenda, upbeat tone

How to Engage Your Audience during a Speaking Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jul 16, 2014 @ 01:30 PM

The number of distractions that an audience faces during an event is limitless. A mobile phone alone can keep buzzing with email notifications and text messages to break one’s attention. Only a smart motivational speaker will still be able to hold the attention of his audience and get his point across.

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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speech, inspirational speakers

Motivational Speaker for Government Finance Officers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jul 14, 2014 @ 02:00 PM

In November 2014, I am a motivational speaker for Government finance officers in Biloxi Mississippi. Over 450 government finance professionals will attend the event from across the state of mississippi.

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Tags: guest speakers, motivational speaker for Government finance, gfoa

Motivational Speaker for Governor's Tourism Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jul 09, 2014 @ 06:57 PM

In October,  I am a motivational speaker for a couple of large governor's tourism conferences.

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Tags: motivational speech, guest speakers, Motivational Speaker for Governor's Tourism Co

Mistakes Made when Planning a Women's Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jul 08, 2014 @ 02:16 PM

I am a motivational speaker at over 15 Women's conferences per year. I have seen some really well planned, exceptional events for women and some really unfortunate ones too.

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Tags: planning a women's conference, motivational speaker for women's conference, Guest motivational speaker

How to Keep a Conference Guest Speaker on Time

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 10:44 AM

Last week I spoke at a large insurance summit( about 800 people). Near the end of my talk, a student held up a flash card indicating I had 10 minutes left. From the stage I couldn't read the card, however I could tell by his waving it around in the air- the message was for me.

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Tags: conference guest speaker, insurance summit, keep a guest speaker on time

The Mistake Lonely People Make

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 01:32 PM

The mistake lonely people make is they hide their brilliance.

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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speech, lonely people

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