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4 Keys to Confident Interpersonal Skills if you are an Introvert

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 @ 12:42 PM

Up to half of people (by their own accord) are introverts. A keynote speaker at a recent convention suggested that being less socially expressive means you may be misinterpreted as withdrawn or cranky. She went on to assume introverts have less refined interpersonal skills. I disagree.

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Tags: interpersonal skills, guest speaker, keynote speaker, Convention

How to Add Humor to your Staff Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 @ 03:11 PM

Next week I am the keynote inspirational speaker at another banking conference. To help me prepare for the conference speaking engagement, I spoke to a bank Senior VP today. He said he was happy to speak with me as it will get him out of another dull staff meeting designed to waste his time. Meetings, if done right will kill you.

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Tags: guest speaker, keynote speaker, fun at work, inspirational speaker, conference speaking, meeting, Humor in the workplace

How to Appreciate Nurses During Nurses Week

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 18, 2011 @ 02:31 PM

As a guest speaker during Nurses Week, people want to know how to appreciate nurses. 

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Tags: guest speaker, keynote speaker, nursing conferences, nurses week

Gifts for the Motivational Speaker at your Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

As a motivational speaker, I have been given a lot of gifts after my seminar from the meeting planner. Some of these gifts are useful and some I have no idea what I will do with.

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Tags: motivational speeches, motivational keynote speaker, meeting planner, inspirational speaker, conference speaker, event

Group Morale Boosters: 5 Leadership Team Building Activities

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

As a funny motivational speaker, I am usually hired to do a keynote speech. Here, there isn't a lot of time ( and the audience is too large) to do workshop activities.

However, sometimes I have the opportunity to do a follow up leadership seminar.

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Tags: inspirational speaker, morale boosters, conflict, motivational speaker for a healthcare conference, leadership seminar, guest speakers for hire

Tips for a Guest Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 11, 2011 @ 01:33 PM

Most public speaking books say the same thing. The basics - make eye contact, speak clearly, don't pick you nose.

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Tags: guest speaker, keynote speaker, leadership qualities, great speakers

Steps for Planning a Convention, Seminar and Training Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 07, 2011 @ 03:47 PM

Corporate and association meeting planners are busy this time of year planning their seminar, convention or training event(s).  Here is a really simple step-by-step list to consider in building effective Continuing Professional Development events.  
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Tags: motivational keynote speaker, Convention, funny guest speaker, seminar, continuing professional development, training

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