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Motivational Speaker for Siksika Nation Back to School Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Aug 31, 2018 @ 12:49 PM

On August 29, 2018, I was a funny motivational speaker for the Siksika Nation School Board Back to School event. The event was held at the beautiful Siksika Nation High School.

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Motivational Speaker for the Foothills District Back to School Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 03:38 PM

On August 29, 2018, I am a motivational speaker for the Foothills School District back to school event. The event is at the Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks, Alberta.

Over 1,000 educators, school support staff will be attending. School support staff include school bus drivers, teaching assistants, school lunch staff, school counselors, administrators, janitors, facility managers and more. This is one of a very few events where the school district brings together all staff.

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How to Engage Introverts in Meetings

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 22, 2018 @ 03:49 PM

Audience engagement is harder than ever. Every audience is segmented and has different interests and ways of engaging. Because of the influence of technology, people are further distracted and segmented.

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5 Secrets Every Woman Should Know about Stress

Posted by Julie Morris on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

Life can be stressful for anyone, but women can be especially susceptible to daily stress from work, family life, and social pressures. Women are more empowered than ever, but also facing unique challenges every day.

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Sample Motivational Speech for Teachers to Kick off the Year!

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Aug 07, 2018 @ 12:22 PM

Summer is in full swing and with fall just around the corner, schools are busy planning back to school professional development events. Every year, school administrators need to find new ways to motivate and inspire teachers. It's important to start the year with excitement and energy, so below are some thoughts pulled together in a motivational speech that can be borrowed to motivate educators.

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Make a Convention an Experience and Attract Younger Attendees

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 02, 2018 @ 06:44 PM

I have been a motivational speaker at over 90 events a year for over 20 years.

The meeting and event environment has evolved a lot.  Today, we compete with online sources for people’s attention. Thanks to the online influence, younger meeting attendees (Millenials or Generation Y or Z) have shorter attention spans, they like immediate gratification, they demand interaction and like meetings that offer an experience.

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3 Tips to Create Motivated Teams

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 01, 2018 @ 01:18 PM

Leaders say it all the time, he’s just not motivated. Not true. People aren’t, not motivated, we are just motivated by different things.

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