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Dress for Success and Build Confidence

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jul 02, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

Life can be brutal in flannel. Last week I sneaked out of my hotel room in my flannel pajamas to quell my insatiable desire for a Snickers bar.

As the door slammed shut, I realized I had forgotten my room key. Locked out of my room, I slinked down to the Hilton lobby. A large event was taking place and people were decked out in satin and suits. I scurried to the front desk clad in flannel, suddenly feeling embarrassed, begging for my room key. After passing the necessary security clearance, they issued me a new room key.

I entered the elevator, avoiding eye contact at all costs, begging for a direct flight to my floor with no detours to pick up other passengers. No such luck. Every stop was more and more painful as I tried to hide out in the corner.

Funny how flannel can take every ounce of confidence out of me. I was a motivational speaker for a healthcare conference the following morning, where eye contact was not optional. Yet, dressed in a black tailored suit I felt a lot more confident.

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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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How to Give an Inspirational Speech in 5 Minutes or Less

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 @ 12:52 PM

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Is it possible to motivate your team in under five minutes? Yes! People are more distracted than ever today, and they need short bits of inspiration to keep them focused. The biggest challenge most leaders have is they speak for too long, and the audience gets bored or distracted. 

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