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Inspirational Speaker for Hospitality and Tourism Conference

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 @ 06:38 PM

I was a female motivational speaker for the Governor's Hospitality and Tourism Conference on August 28, 2012, an event that draws over 1600 tourism and hospitality professionals from around the world.

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Motivational Speech Activities from an Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jul 05, 2012 @ 03:36 PM

A motivational speech varies in length. Usually an inspirational speaker will deliver a 45 to 90 minute motivational speech. This is a limited time frame and usually involves a larger crowd, so interaction may be limited.
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Pros and Cons of Hiring a Celebrity Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Feb 09, 2012 @ 01:00 PM

I was recently an inspirational speaker at a healthcare conference.  The other Canadian keynote speaker was funny man, Brent Butt - former star of Corner Gas.

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When to Hire a Female Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jul 28, 2011 @ 04:09 PM

I recently got a call from a company who was looking to hire a motivational speaker. The current stumbling block was deciding whether this speaker should be male or female.

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How to Introduce an Inspirational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 28, 2011 @ 01:34 PM

I was a female motivational speaker for an HR conference last year, where I had the most outstanding and memorable speech introduction ever.
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Steps to Hiring a Motivational Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Apr 01, 2011 @ 01:57 PM

Hiring a motivational speaker can be an intimidating task. If it goes well, you look like a star, if it doesn't- it's painful.

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Five Minute Motivational Speeches as Morale Boosters

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Feb 04, 2011 @ 03:19 PM

Speech is the mirror of the soul;
as a man speaks, so is he.
Publilius Syrus

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How to Add Humor to your Staff Meeting

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Jan 21, 2011 @ 03:11 PM

Next week I am the keynote inspirational speaker at another banking conference. To help me prepare for the conference speaking engagement, I spoke to a bank Senior VP today. He said he was happy to speak with me as it will get him out of another dull staff meeting designed to waste his time. Meetings, if done right will kill you.

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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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Group Morale Boosters: 5 Leadership Team Building Activities

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 13, 2011 @ 11:07 AM

As a funny motivational speaker, I am usually hired to do a keynote speech. Here, there isn't a lot of time ( and the audience is too large) to do workshop activities.

However, sometimes I have the opportunity to do a follow up leadership seminar.

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