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Motivational Speaker for GeoAlberta Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Oct 29, 2015 @ 11:08 AM

On October 28, 2015, I am a motivational speaker for the GeoAlberta conference at the Delta, Edmonton South Hotel. Over 450 GIS professionals will gather to discuss Geo Spatial information.

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Motivational Speaker for the Activity Professionals of Ontario

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 26, 2015 @ 12:34 PM

On October 23, 2015, I will be the closing motivational speaker for the Activity Professionals of Ontario conference at the Ambassador hotel in Kingston, Ontario.

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Motivational Speaker for the Health Record Association of BC

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Sat, Oct 24, 2015 @ 01:18 PM

On October 24, 2015, I am a motivational speaker for the Health Records Association of British Columbia. The convention, taking place at the Hilton Vancouver Airport Hotel, will attract over 300 healthcare information management professionals.

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Motivational Speaker for Northlands college

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 @ 04:25 PM

On October 16, 2015, I am to be a funny closing motivational speaker for the Northlands College Staff Appreciation Event ( they want needed levity at the end of the day).

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Is Technology making us Rude?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Oct 14, 2015 @ 02:05 PM

Many complain about being ignored and disregarded by someone who is absorbed in their smart phone or other technology. This begs the question, does technology make us rude?

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How to Personalize Employee Recognition

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Oct 13, 2015 @ 04:11 PM

When it comes to reward and recognition, employees are looking for meaning, not things. The meaning behind the reward and not the reward itself is what matters. A genuine, personalized recognition will go much further then generic praise.

Personalize.
Different people like to be rewarded differently. Understanding those differences can be the difference between a meaningful recognition and a mediocre one. Take the time to understand what people like, by asking them how they like to be recognized.

Some questions to consider:

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Preparing a Guest Speaker on How to Use a Microphone

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

Rule number one is always use a microphone. Don't give the guest speaker an option. Countless times, I have seen a speaker decline a microphone because they claim they have a loud, powerful voice, only to leave the audience annoyed because they can't hear.

Because of different room set ups or noise in the adjacent room- a speakers voice can come across as muffled or words can be missed and people have to struggle to hear. Many audience members are also hearing impaired, they will miss dropped vowels or mumbled words.

Ask a guest speaker for their preference and prep them on different microphone types:

Handheld Microphones

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Motivational Speaker for Schedule 2 Employers' Group

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 05, 2015 @ 11:41 AM

On October 7, 2015, I am a motivational speaker for the Schedule 2 Employers Group Conference in Toronto, Ontario.

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