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What is the Difference between a Plenary Speaker and a Keynote Speaker?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Nov 06, 2018 @ 12:16 PM

I often get this question and I think it depends on the meeting planner, the audience and what people are used to. This blog is to help clarify the difference between a plenary speaker and keynote speaker.

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The Edge of Your Capacity: Busy or Productive?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Nov 02, 2018 @ 02:04 PM

Jake Knapp, the best selling author, and motivational speaker. His book, Sprint, unveils some exciting concepts on getting results or just being busy. 

Throughout our day, we follow defaults. The author suggest thinking about it similar to when you buy a cell phone. The phone comes with defaults built in, you immediately customize it ( with ringtones, photos, apps, etc.) to suit your needs. 

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Funny Motivational Speaker for The Best Dental Seminar Ever

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Oct 24, 2018 @ 11:04 PM

On November 9, 2018,  I am a motivational speaker for The Best Dental Seminar Ever( TBSE) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will take place at the hip and completely remodelled Tropicana Las Vegas Hotel.

TBSE is the only dental seminar where dentists and team members learn how to grow their practice, build teamwork, increase income, and experience the latest and greatest dentistry has to offer.

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Funny Motivational Speaker for the Utah Child and Family Services Division

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 22, 2018 @ 12:06 PM


On October 24 and October 25, 2018, I am a motivational speaker for the Utah Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Over 900 people will attend the events. Participants range from caseworkers, administrative staff and support staff.

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Are you Emotionally Intelligent?

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 03:05 PM

Self-awareness is key to Emotional Intelligence. Most people have met a leader who has no idea how his emotions are impacting their performance. This becomes their greatest downfall.

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How to Get More Millennial to Attend Events

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 08, 2018 @ 03:42 PM

I have been a motivational speaker at over 20 years at over 90 events a year. The meeting environment has definatly evolved with the next generation having lower attention spans and the preference for instant gratification. 

Especially with younger generations who consume online media constantly, we compete with online sources for people’s attention.

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The Difference Between Motivation and Inspiration

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Oct 01, 2018 @ 12:44 PM

To motivate someone means to push them to do something, whereas inspiring someone means to pull them into something.

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Tips for Women to Enter a Negotiation

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 @ 01:00 PM

Studies still reveal that women are paid less (30% less than men) and have had fewer opportunities than men. One of the reasons is we shy away from negotiations that are critical to advance our career.

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Find the Right Motivational Speaker or Entertainer for Your Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 @ 11:21 AM

Entertainment plays a huge part in the success of your event. What is the best entertainment style for your event? 

On his podcast, The Savvy Event Planner, Tom Crowl talks about how to hire the right motivational speaker or entertainer.

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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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