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Funny Motivational Speaker for the Utah Child and Family Services Division

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:06 PM

 

On October 24 and October 25, 2018, I am a motivational speaker for the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Over 900 people will attend the events. Participants range from caseworkers, administrative staff and support staff.

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Are you Emotionally Intelligent?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 03:05 PM

Self-awareness is key to Emotional Intelligence. Most people have met a leader who has no idea how his emotions are impacting their performance. This becomes their greatest downfall.

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How to Get More Millennial to Attend Events

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 03:42 PM

I have been a motivational speaker at over 20 years at over 90 events a year. The meeting environment has definatly evolved with the next generation having lower attention spans and the preference for instant gratification. 

Especially with younger generations who consume online media constantly, we compete with online sources for people’s attention.

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The Difference Between Motivation and Inspiration

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 12:44 PM

To motivate someone means to push them to do something, whereas inspiring someone means to pull them into something.

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Tips for Women to Enter a Negotiation

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Studies still reveal that women are paid less (30% less than men) and have had fewer opportunities than men. One of the reasons is we shy away from negotiations that are critical to advance our career.

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Find the Right Motivational Speaker or Entertainer for Your Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

Entertainment plays a huge part in the success of your event. What is the best entertainment style for your event? 

On his podcast, The Savvy Event Planner, Tom Crowl talks about how to hire the right motivational speaker or entertainer.

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6 Actions for Young Entrepreneurs to Take When Building a Startup

Posted by Julie Morris on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 @ 02:30 PM

In this world, there are dreamers and doers. Dreamers think about what the future could hold, while doers use the present to make the future happen. The doers start off as dreamers, but they don’t let those dreams stay in their head; they take steps to bring them to life. Born from an idea in your head, the seed grows into a full plant that will eventually become a tree that keeps giving. If you’re an entrepreneur who wants to grow a great idea into a successful startup, consider these six key actions to get started.

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Leadership Downfalls of Being a People Pleaser

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

I find in helping professions, half or more of the audience are pleasers. We love to support,help and be there when others need us. It makes us feel good. 

Trouble is you can’t please everyone all the time; you end up feeling pulled in every direction and exhausted.

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The Corporate Team Building Escape Room Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

I was recently a corporate motivational speaker for a software franchise event.

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Event Planning on a Tight Budget for Non- Profits

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 04:03 PM

Tom Crowl hosts the Savvy Event Planner Podcast. I went through his archives and listened to a great episode on planning an event on a shoestring budget.

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