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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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Boost Motivation on the Job. Discover Your Impact

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Wed, Jan 08, 2014 @ 08:43 PM

I was a motivational speaker at a healthcare leadership summit last year where they hosted a lively motivational talk about why people are motivated to work.  A larger than I expected portion of the audience agreed that when it comes to work- what people really care about is money.

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Does Money Make you Mean? Motivational TedTalk

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Jan 06, 2014 @ 12:20 PM

I recently watched a TedTalk by Paul Piff under the provocative title: Does money make you mean?

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Humorous Motivational TedTalk Speaker Shawn Achor

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Jan 02, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

TedTAlk humorous motivational speaker Shawn Achor spews out quotes like the following in his motivational talk:Only 25% of job success is predicted by IQ. 75% of job success is predicted by your optimism level, your social support and your ability to see stress as a challenge instead of a threat.

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

31 Superfoods You Need to Stay Healthy

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 07:37 AM

February is Heart Month, and I am a motivational speaker for several Go Red for Women Events throughout Texas and Nevada this month. Heart disease is the number one killer of women and the Go Red for Women events advocate for this cause.

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Tags: motivational talk, motivational speaker for Go Red for Women, stay healthy

The Paradox of Happiness, TedTv Guest Speaker

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Mon, Nov 19, 2012 @ 12:22 PM

My favorite TedTv Motivational Talk is by Matthew Killingsworth.

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Leaders Need to have Fun at Work in Times of Uncertainty

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Fri, Sep 21, 2012 @ 10:51 AM

Fun at work should be planned and not left to chance, otherwise it will disappear when times get tough.

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How to Give a Motivational Talk on a Boring Topic

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:35 AM

I was recenly a motivational keynote speaker for an insurance conference. After my motivational speech, a delegate came up to me and lamented how lucky I am to be the humorous motivational speaker because my topic is fun.

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How to Manage Stress, Before Stress Manages You

Posted by Jody Urquhart on Tue, Jun 26, 2012 @ 11:21 AM

I was recently a motivational speaker for  financial service employees, where the theme of the event was managing burnout. After some incredibly challenging years, financial service professionals need the motivation.

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