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How we Manipulate Others

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 @ 12:24 PM

According to best selling author and motivational wellness speaker Caroline Myss, every time you share stories of past battles, traumas the resulting wounds with someone- you have a private agenda:

1) you want power with them
2) you have an intention to control them in some way shape or form
3) you are planning for a rainy day when you will need their support
4) you are manipulating the relationship

We communicate through our wounds, they bonds us and bring us together. We bond most deeply by sharing childhood wounds. However, by continually sharing our wounds we end up locked in them, we let our past define our present and we control and manipulate others around us.

To heal, we turn to therapy.

Therapy is the boat that is meant to get you across the river; trouble is, nobody gets off on the other side. The wounds we have aren't the problem, instead we get addicted to the power and the privilege the wound gives us.

There is no healthy reason to hold onto your past. All the good you got from your past has already been delivered.

In her motivational speech, an example Myss gives is someone says something like, "oh you'll never be good enough". It took only 3 seconds to say and the wound it created has commanded the rest of your life.

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Inspirational Poem on Life

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 02:15 PM

Below is a poem written by my good friend, Harvey K. He calls himself a motivational speaker and most of his motivational speeches are delivered from his bar stool at the local bar. Thank you Harvey for the inspiration!

working on me 
it's easy you see
gentle self talk
a long walk
positive vibration in my space
living life at my pace
thanks to power from above
know self love
no need to run
life is fun
just passing through
touch love when i do
open to all that's new
this is true
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Tags: motivational speaker, motivational speeches, Inspirational Poem on Life

How to Build Strong Customer Relationship with Clients

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 13, 2014 @ 01:28 PM

The best (and the only) way to earn wealth and grow a business is to be of service. What do you think is common in all successful companies, big and small, that continue to traverse the growth trajectory year after year?

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Tags: motivational speakers, professional business speakers, strong customer relationships

Factors that Kill a Memorable Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 12, 2014 @ 01:12 PM

Meetings need to be interesting, fun and meaningful to be memorable.

Below are a few commonplace things that destroy a meetings impact:

Boring, routine protocols. Just like a typical toastmasters meeting-many meetings involve a call to order, introductions and routine requirements that consume half the meeting. This agenda can become so routine and dry , people want to put their head down and have a quick nap.

Dry, uninteresting guest speakers. Many speakers say things just because it's information that is related to the group. However, it is reiterated or commonplace for most people in the room. They end up overwhelming the audience with too much information. Potentially eager participants tune out.

The guest speaker who would rather be somewhere else (and the audience can sense it). Leaders often ask someone to contribute to a meeting, so the speaker tries to pack into their already jam packed schedule- prepare for meeting. As the day draws closer, time gets away from them and they are not ready. The speaker ends up dreading the meeting and the audience can tell.

Meetings that go on and on with no clear direction. Without a concrete agenda, one conversation or person can monopolize the discussion. The meeting also needs someone to lead the group and keep the discussion focused.

No follow up or follow through. If nobody is left accountable for their actions nothing will happen and the meeting will be a waste. Meeting minutes and specific action follow throughs may be boring and tedious but they are necessary to respect peoples time.

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Tips to Introduce a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Aug 08, 2014 @ 01:36 PM

I was recently a motivational speaker for a large insurance summit.  In front of an audience of 1,000 people; the gentleman introducing me dropped his water on my (paper copy) introduction, and he couldn't read the words.

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Tags: humorous motivational speaker, motivational speech, introduce a motivational speaker

Motivational Speaker for School Nurses

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 07, 2014 @ 01:27 PM

This month I was a motivational speaker for 400 school nurses in Atlanta, Georgia. The event was designed to help support and recognize school nurses for their dedication and commitment to schools and student health.

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Tags: motivational speech, motivational speaker for school nurses, guest speakers for school nurses

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