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Lifting the Veil on Depression

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Apr 03, 2014 @ 04:16 PM

Depression has hit my life. I don't personally experience it, other than the occasional glum mood. Yet, like most people, I have friends and family members who pop pills in hopes of normalizing their moods.

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Tags: motivational talk, humorous motivational speaker, depression

Disadvantages of Giving a Motivational Speech in an Exhibit Space

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Dec 11, 2013 @ 02:55 PM

On November 21, 2013 I was a humorous motivational speaker for the Louisiana Transit Authority at the Hyatt Regency on Loyola Ave.


A stunning new facility that suggests a vibrant, upscale, modern vibe.

Unfortunately, the meeting space itself left a lot to be desired. Situated in the bottom floor of the convention space, our meeting took place in the Elite room. Essentially it was a large exhibit space, with one area slightly altered to make it into a cosier meeting space.
These alteration included curtains, dividing walls and some warm spotlights pointing to the stage.

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Tags: motivational talk, motivational speech, humorous motivational speaker, Audio visual nightmare

Stress Management Technique for Instant Relief

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jun 25, 2012 @ 04:57 PM

Stress is alive and well!  Stress lives in your interpretation of what happens, not the stress itself. If you can change how you react to stress, then you can change your life.

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Outline for a Stress Management Workshop

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Sun, Jun 24, 2012 @ 02:21 PM

Last week after a motivational talk, a delegate asked me to provide him with a basic outline for a stress management workshop.  He is charged with doing a stress management workshop for his staff to replace a guest speaker and doesn't know where to start.

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Tags: motivational talk, guest speaker, inspirational speaker for company events, stress management workshop

Inspirational Speaker for Conference of Volunteers

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 @ 06:41 PM

On June 9, 2012, I was an inspirational speaker for the Vitalize 2012 Provincial Voluntary Sector Conference in Calgary, Alberta.

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Tags: motivational talk, InspirationAl speaker for volunteers

How Men and Women Handle Conflict Differently

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, May 29, 2012 @ 12:59 PM

The workplace bullying institute reports that over 40 percent of bullies in the workplace are women. Interestingly, women target other women in conflict over 70 % of the time.

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Tags: Motivational speaker for Women, motivational talk, women handle conflict

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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Tags: motivational talk, motivational speaker, inspirational speaker, canadian keynote speaker

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