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How Men and Women Behave Differently at a Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Mar 31, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

One of the gifts of being a guest speaker for a conference is observing the way men and women behave differently in this distinct social environment.

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Tags: guest speaker, meeting planner, conference, inspirational speaker for a womens conference

How Laughter Affects the Brain

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 30, 2011 @ 12:53 PM

When I was pregnant, I suffered from morning sickness. We were also renovating our kitchen, with the high hopes of being done before the baby.

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Tags: wellness, speaker for companies on humor and wellness, humorous speaker for company events

4 Tips to Lead Employees Older than You

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Mar 29, 2011 @ 02:23 PM

When i was a generational speaker for a health care facility, I found that 45% of the leadership was generation X and Y. That meant that over 50% of their subordinates were older than them. Many young, savvy career oriented professionals today find themselves leading older generations. Age dictates a lot about who we are and the decisions we make. Real differences exist across generations in our values and work preferences.

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Tags: leadership, leadership speaker, Generational speaker for healthcare facility

Healthcare Leadership, Stop Talent Poaching and Grow Your Own

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 28, 2011 @ 12:59 PM

The war for talent is still on. Despite an economic pullback, there are still more jobs than skilled labor to do them. What an enviable position to be in, especially for young gen Y employees, to start your career with more skilled jobs than people to do them. Organizations lined up in demand for your talent.

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Tags: inspirational speaker for a healthcare conference, healthcare leadership, attract and retain healthcare professionals

Add More Mojo to your Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Mar 25, 2011 @ 11:20 AM

I was reading an excellent blog by Jeff Hurt, Why your Conference Needs Meeting Anthropologists.

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Tags: meeting planners, conference, meeting, inspirational speaker for conference

Leadership -Gen Y Needs you to Keep Score

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Mar 24, 2011 @ 12:26 PM

I was a generational speaker at a healthcare conference and they were very concerned about retaining Generation Y (younger) professionals.

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Tags: leadership, generational speaker for healthcare conference, recognition programs, healthcare professionals

The Magic of Laughter Inspires and Cheers You

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 23, 2011 @ 12:03 PM

Laughter is a physiological necessity. Without it you could die. Okay, I can't prove that but I'm very suspicious. Studies have proven though that laughing automatically reoxygenates the blood, boosts energy levels and decreases stress.

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Tags: leadership, Humor in the workplace, humorous speaker for banking conference

Happiness is a Habit, Author Speaker Richard O'Connors

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Mar 22, 2011 @ 01:53 PM

We assume that happiness is a natural thing. It's not. Science is teaching us how to create happiness. Science confirms money can't buy happiness (although I would like the opportunity to try). Those who believe that having money would make them happy find that once you get the money, it is no longer motivating.

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Tags: Inspirational Guest Speaker, author speaker

When Leadership Shouldn't Give a Motivational Speech

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 21, 2011 @ 11:10 AM

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Tags: motivational speech, leadership, motivational guest speaker

Never Give up on Your Dream, Motivational Speeches

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:58 PM

As a female motivational speaker,  I am most inspired by people who have experienced adversity and never, ever give up. The words below are inspired by those powerful survivors. 

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Tags: motivational speaker, inspiration, success

OCEA Conference- Humorous Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 16, 2011 @ 12:54 PM

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Tags: motivational speaker for teachers, humorous motivational speaker, education

Five Tips to Communicate Better with Men

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Mar 15, 2011 @ 03:05 PM

I chose my fiance because he recycles (OK, and a few other reasons).

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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speaker for womens conference, communicate with the opposite sex

Humor Improves Customer Service Satisfaction

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 14, 2011 @ 12:39 PM

I was a humorous motivational speaker at a customer service franchise conference. It seems that many service companies aren't managing expectations and this drastically reduces customer service and guest satisfaction.

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Tags: humorous speaker for a customer service franchise, customer service, customer satisfaction

Wellness Benefits of Laughter, Physical, Mental, Social

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Mar 11, 2011 @ 12:15 PM

Now more than ever, people need to laugh. Just look around, and you see overstressed, overworked people.

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Tags: motivational speaker, wellness, fun at work

Parks and Recreation Conference Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Mar 10, 2011 @ 10:13 AM

I am a motivational keynote speaker for a Parks and Recreation Conference in June. From my pre- program interviews I am reminded how parks and recreation professionals and our nations parks have a positive impact on our communities.

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Tags: motivational speaker, fun at work, Speaker for the Parks and Recreation Conference

Petroleum Joint Venture Luncheon Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 09, 2011 @ 10:17 AM

I am a luncheon speaker at a calgary event for the Petroleum Joint Venture Association on March 17,2011. This  associations mission is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of petroleum joint venture relationships.

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Tags: association, luncheon speaker for calgary event, calgary meeting, oil and gas

HR Conference About How Technonology Shapes Younger Generations

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Mar 08, 2011 @ 04:11 PM

Recently, I was an SHRM Conference Motivational Keynote Speaker, one of the key issues HR professionals are concerned with is technology and how it impacts younger generations.

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Tags: HR Conference Motivational Keynote Speaker, Gen Y, HR Conference, speakers for the HR professionals

NICHE Nursing Conference Inspirational Speakers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Mar 07, 2011 @ 11:26 AM

I am pleased to be the closing keynote inspirational speaker for the NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders) nursing conference on April 8, 2011. Over 400 nurses and health care professionals will attend the conference.

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Tags: inspirational, nursing conference inspirational speaker, speaker for nursing conference, healthcare professionals

Franchise Conference unveils the Keys to Passion at Work

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Mar 04, 2011 @ 09:50 AM

I was the closing motivational speaker for a customer service franchise conference. The topic of the convention was passion. Apparently some franchise employees have passion and some dont. Why? What sets them apart?

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Tags: leadership, motivational talks, speaker for customer service franchise conference

Speaker for Nurses Conference , Headed to the UK

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Mar 03, 2011 @ 11:51 AM

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Tags: stress, wellness, speaker for nurses conference

6 ways to Inspire Gen Y Government Employees- Conference Interview

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Mar 02, 2011 @ 12:46 PM

I am a motivational generational speaker for a leaders of government employees conference later this year.

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Tags: government meeting planner, motivational speaker for government

Alberta Funeral Services Conference Keynote Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Mar 01, 2011 @ 01:45 PM

April 30, 2010,  I will be the closing keynote speaker ( before the AGM) for the 83rd Annual Alberta Funeral Services conference. The conference takes place at the Fairmount Hotel MacDonald.

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Tags: conference, Keynote Speaker for Funeral Services conference, humorous comedy speaker

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