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Leadership Rent vs. Own... How to Increase Job Commitment

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Dec 29, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Employees don’t join an organization with the intent of being average, yet some can so quickly be converted. Why? To answer this I’ll share with you an analogy.

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Tags: guest speaker, conflict management, conference speaker

Think Outside the Box: Be Weird! Be Different! Conference Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 09, 2012 @ 01:41 PM

I am an inspirational speaker for a recreation conference where the theme is,  think outside the box- be weird, be different. I immediately loved this theme. It grabs your attention and inspires you to want to change and innovate.

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Tags: conference speaker, inspirational speaker for a recreation conference, innovation

Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services Conference Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 02, 2011 @ 02:43 PM

I am a humorous speaker for  the Ontario Association of Credit Counselling Services conference on September 15, 2011. The theme of the event is Financial Fitness Forum.

I will be the motivational speaker for the credit counsellors during the awards luncheon celebrating members who have successfully obtained their Accredited Financial Counsellor Canada designation and their OACCS Certified Credit Counsellor designation. We will celebrate, recognize and laugh. I will remind the audience that taking yourself lightly helps you keep some emotional distance from what could be some emotionally draining cases.

Professionals in the credit counselling industry deal with a lot of stress everyday as they help their clients. A normal part of the job is to get phone calls and inquiries from people who are behind on bills, losing their job or being evicted from their home. In most cases people are so far behind on their bills that they don't know where to turn, which is where the credit counsellor steps in to provide emotional support and advice, and to help negotiate with creditors, provide resources, referrals and support in the community.

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Tags: motivational speaker, conference speaker, conference speakers

How to Get a Sponsor for a Funny Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 @ 10:46 AM

A large part of a conference budget is the motivational keynote speaker. Finding sponsorship for this can be a big stress relief.

Read: How to Find Sponsorship for a motivational keynote speaker.

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Tags: motivational keynote speaker, conference speaker, conference sponsors, keynote speaker sponsor, sponsorship

6 Principles for Designing Conference Continuing Education

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 28, 2011 @ 10:38 AM

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Tags: meeting planner, conference speaker, continuing education, meeting, event, conference

Gifts for the Motivational Speaker at your Event

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 17, 2011 @ 10:13 AM


As a motivational speaker, I have been given a lot of gifts after my seminar from the meeting planner. Some of these gifts are useful and some I have no idea what I will do with.

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Tags: meeting planner, conference speaker, inspirational speaker, motivational speeches, event, motivational keynote speaker

Conference Speaker Tells how to Speak so People will Listen

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 04, 2011 @ 04:49 PM

As a conference speaker, I hear alot of presentations. Many professionals speak at their industry convention to contriubute to professional development and continuing education in their association. Trouble is they haven't been taught the basics of public speaking and they often put the audience to sleep.

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Tags: conference speaker, professional speaker, public speaker, Convention, motivational speeches

Why you Should Hold a Convention in Banff, Alberta

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Dec 23, 2010 @ 10:54 AM

If you crave a world class Convention experience, consider Banff.

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Tags: wellness, conference speaker, inspiration, guest speaker, Convention

5 Tips to Calm your Nerves for a Conference Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 21, 2010 @ 07:34 AM

At a conference speaking, I often meet other speakers who have been "forced" to speak. Last month i was a keynote speaker at an agriculture convention and one of the break out session speakers said, "I am so nervous! What do i do?"  I told her, If you have good information, presented clearly, your audience will be receptive no matter how nervous you are.

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Tags: motivational speaker, keynote speaker, conference speaker, Convention, speaking topics

Industry Experts, Why you Should be a Conference Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Dec 07, 2010 @ 11:49 AM

An expert in her industry, I met Jennifer at a conference where she was about to present her ideas in a workshop. She was very nervous. She said, "I hate these talks, my company keeps making me do them, I get very nervous and it takes up so much of my time to prepare for very little gain.”

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Tags: meeting speaker, workshop, seminar, leadership expert, conference speaker

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