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Motivational Speaker for the Pulp and Paper Safety Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 @ 01:06 PM

On June 20, 2018, I was a funny motivational speaker for the Pulp and Paper Safety Association. The event held at the Vinoy Renaissance in St. Petersburg brought together over 300 safety managers from the pulp and paper manufacturing industry.

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The Glass Ceiling Frustrating Women and Minorities

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 27, 2018 @ 12:38 PM


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How to Handle Criticism: Lessons from Stand Up Comedy

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 @ 04:02 PM

Unless you plan to fly under the radar your whole life and not stand for anything, you will experience criticism. In fact, the more successful you are the more criticism you will receive.

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Customer Service & How to Fake Nice

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 25, 2018 @ 02:59 PM





Imagine opening a gift you hate and smiling, while acting like the gift is desirable and appreciated.

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How to Avoid Brain Drain

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jun 22, 2018 @ 11:15 AM

Dr. Mike Dow wrote the book, Heal your Brain Drain.

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How to Build Self Awareness

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 18, 2018 @ 06:33 PM

Leadership Speaker, Dr. Tasha Eurich is an Organizational Psychologist who studies self-awareness.

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4 Types of Energy and How to Manage It

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Sun, Jun 17, 2018 @ 03:27 PM

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Feeling pulled in every direction?

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Here's Some Rejection Therapy

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jun 14, 2018 @ 02:41 PM

Most people avoid rejection at all costs. The trouble is, avoiding rejection tends to make your fear of it grow.

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How to Hire High Performing Sales Professionals

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 06, 2018 @ 06:50 PM

Master motivational sales speaker, the late Chet Holmes has solid ideas on how to hire the right salespeople.

Chet suggests only hiring high performers. He argues only top performers will have the fortitude and willpower to last.

He interviews 55 people for any sales job and rejects 90 percent of the candidates in the first 30 seconds.

He asks candidates the question, why would we want to hire you?
Most people provide glib answers like I like people, I love sales, If I believe in your product I can sell it

From these responses, Chet informs the candidate they are not a top producer and not a good fit. Most people shrug their shoulders, stomach the rejection, thank him for his time and walk away.

Chet says if you have a Top producer, you can’t convince them they are not a top producer. They know their worth and won’t take rejection. Instead, they fight for their spot.

The Psychological profile of top performers is seen in how they handle rejection with persistence. They believe in themselves (even if they have no reason to). Rejection slides off of them and it inspires them to find another approach.

Like all good salespeople, they are resilient and never give up.

These little tests woven through a job interview help weed out the people who won't thrive on the job. 

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