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A Meeting Planners Audio Visual Malfunction

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 17, 2013 @ 05:51 PM

On November 19 & 20, 2013, I was a humorous motivational speaker for the Camping in Ontario Conference at the Marriott Rousseau Resort in Minett, Ontario.

This stunning new facility, nestled up on the ridge outside of Muskoka ontario, is breathtaking.

Despite one glaring problem: the hotel has neglected it's internal Audio Visual issues. I served as an opening and closing humorous motivational speaker for conference. During my first motivational speech, the microphone pooped out after ten minutes of use. The AV company, PSAV quickly set up and configured it's own speaker system, taking 15 minutes out of the motivational talk.

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Tags: AV, guest speakers, humorous motivational speaker, meeting planner, Audio Visual Malfunction

Should You Hire a Motivational Speaker for a Company Christmas Party?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 16, 2013 @ 03:39 PM

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, I have been a humorous motivational speaker for several company Christmas parties.

Most organizations either host a band, a comedian or hire a motivational speaker to celebrate the occasion.

Either can be successful as they provide meaningful entertainment that can break the ice and warm people up for networking and deeper connection. 

Last night I was a motivational speaker for a construction company. The president contacted me after seeing me give a motivational speech at an industry event. He suggested that they normally have a band but people often left before they had to endure seeing their peers grind on the dance floor.

He decided to take a risk, try something new and hired me to deliver a humorous motivational speech. The awards, dinner and desert went past 11 pm  and people were drinking and eating a lot, so I gave a short (one hour) funny, interactive motivational talk. 


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Tags: humorous motivational speaker, humorous motivational speech, Hire a motivational speaker for your company chris

Disadvantages of Giving a Motivational Speech in an Exhibit Space

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 02:55 PM

On November 21, 2013 I was a humorous motivational speaker for the Louisiana Transit Authority at the Hyatt Regency on Loyola Ave.

A stunning new facility that suggests a vibrant, upscale, modern vibe.

Unfortunately, the meeting space itself left a lot to be desired. Situated in the bottom floor of the convention space, our meeting took place in the Elite room. Essentially it was a large exhibit space, with one area slightly altered to make it into a cosier meeting space.
These alteration included curtains, dividing walls and some warm spotlights pointing to the stage.

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Tags: motivational talk, motivational speech, humorous motivational speaker, Audio visual nightmare

How to Choose a Convention Theme

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 09, 2013 @ 12:18 PM

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Tags: guest speakers, hire motivational speakers, choose a convention theme

Bare Oaks Family Naturist Park

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 03, 2013 @ 05:52 PM

On November 20, 2013 I was a motivational speaker for the Camping in Ontario Convention at the Marriott Rosseau Resort in Minett Ontario.
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Tags: motivational speech, motivational speaker for camping, naturist

Tips to Get a Serious Friend to Lighten Up

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 02, 2013 @ 10:43 PM

After a lot of cajoling, my serious friend Tyler finally put aside his pocket comb and anti-fungal foot spray to let loose and have fun.
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Tags: humorous motivational speaker, get a friend to lighten up

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