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Leadership Downfalls of Being a People Pleaser

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 @ 12:23 PM

I find in helping professions, half or more of the audience are pleasers. We love to support,help and be there when others need us. It makes us feel good. 

Trouble is you can’t please everyone all the time; you end up feeling pulled in every direction and exhausted.

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The Corporate Team Building Escape Room Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 06, 2018 @ 10:36 AM

I was recently a corporate motivational speaker for a software franchise event.

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Event Planning on a Tight Budget for Non- Profits

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 04, 2018 @ 04:03 PM

Tom Crowl hosts the Savvy Event Planner Podcast. I went through his archives and listened to a great episode on planning an event on a shoestring budget.

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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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Why Millenials Won't Do Business With You

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 15, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

If you are interested in building your business with younger generations but are falling short in spite of your best efforts, you may want to consider this in your strategizing:  

Younger clients do not want to have a relationship with you or your organization.

Millenials look for immediate solutions to their problems, solutions that don't require a relationship to proceed. 

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Funny Female Motivational Speaker Judy Croon

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Aug 08, 2018 @ 10:58 PM

I had the pleasure of watching Judy Croon speak at a Public Service Event. The female motivational speaker and stand- up comedian presented a hilarious speech, Relieving Work-Related Stress with Humor.

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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, 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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