Portland State University speech archive

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

A Portland State University archivist has uncovered a box of reel-to-reel recordings of campus speeches by figures such as LSD advocate Timothy Leary, Robert F.

President Obama’s State of the Union Body Language: Mike Bako on KEX 1190 Portland

TJ Walker Interactive

Audio Body Language Press Room Barack Obama kex 1190 portland mike bako State of the Union

Marketing/Branding Agency Serving Law Firms, Portland, OR - Writer (help-wanted)

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

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Lost tape archives

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Following my post yesterday on the Portland State University lost speech tapes, I found an article about the Blank on Blank project that curates lost tapes […].

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The Benefits of Ending Your Speech on Time

Communication Steroids

This time the speaker happened to be Bob Moore , the founder of Bob’s Red Mill in Portland.

The Man on the Train - Bad Take on Freedom

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The horror of two murders on the MAX train in Portland, Oregon might be the result of craziness. Or just being naïve about what "freedom" legally means in America. According to the media , the suspect in the murders said: "This is free America, I can do whatever I want."

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I've missed you!

Speak Schmeak

Hello readers! I'm back from vacation and ready to rumble.

2007 130

Tourism - Selling Experience, Not Scenery

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The chef in that cozy inn in Portland, Maine invites tourists to help decide on just-the-right spices. "The Pine Tree State kicked off a review of its tourism PR account on Oct. 2, putting the mid-six figure account in play for the second time in two years." 

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In tabloids we trust - Gore story and more

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The PORTLAND TRIBUNE, a piece of the mainstream media, didn't dig into the allegations about sexual misconduct by Al Gore.      And now, reports  Keach Hagey in POLITICO.COM, it appears it indeed might have committed a sin of omission, just like the Portland, Oregon police. All this is making it clear that there are few institutions in America we can trust.    The mainstream media and the police frequently cave to the powers-that-be. 

You Don’t Know Dick!

Manner of Speaking

It is the 4 August 2005 Keynote Address that Hardt gave at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. Ahem … I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt , founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0.

2011 143

Two cool, simple, presentations by XPLANE

Presentation Zen

And the XPLANE head quarters is located in one of America's most creative, most livable cities: Portland, Oregon. Do you know XPLANE? If you don't, you should.

You Don’t Know Dick

Manner of Speaking

It is the 4 August 2005 Keynote Address that Hardt gave at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in Portland, Oregon. I am referring to Dick Clarence Hardt , founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and a big proponent of Identity 2.0. Unless, of course, you actually do know Dick!). Dick Hardt. The presentation below (which, as you’ll see, was the inspiration for the title of this post) is an old one.

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Furries and Fluid Identities: Will the concept of the "self" wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

Furries, that is human beings dressed up in animal attire, have been banned in a public library in Portland, Connecticut.    Let's cut to the chase: The library fears that a Disney-like creature could lure a child away and that will be that. 

InFocus: Great people, great projectors

Presentation Zen

But last summer I received a note from the DIrector of Marketing at InFocus asking if I would come in to see their technology and meet their staff in Portland, Oregon. With some of the InFocus team at their head offices in Portland, Oregon. "Do you need an in-focus for your meeting?"

Professional Speaking Giant's Brush with Fame: A Tall Tale

Fripp THE Executive Speech Coach

In Sidney’s career he played with the Portland Trail Blazers, Cleveland Cavaliers, and spent most of his career with the Boston Celtics. Danny Cox , CPAE is a giant in the professional speaking world. Author of Leadership When the Heat’s On and known as the Sonic Boom Salesman.

Famous Speech Friday: Tess Vigeland on quitting with no plan B

The Eloquent Woman

public radio's business show, Marketplace Money, gave the speech in 2013 at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. We've featured famous speeches by women who were fired, and some who've made amazing career changes.

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Felix Jung's Pecha Kucha presentation Tips

Presentation Zen

I'll be presenting at Ignite Nishinomiya (Japan) on July 2 and I hope to attend the Portland Ignite (as an audience member) on July 16 in the USA, though I'll be flying into Portland from Japan on that afternoon.

Those "Youth Magnet" Cities - Always short on [good] jobs

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  One of them is Portland, Oregon.  Today, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL runs an  article about "youth magnet" cities that have few [good] jobs.    But is this news?    What might have been news is a story about a "youth magnet" city which had tons of [good] jobs. I was among the youth who found Ann Arbor, Michigan in the exciting end of the '60s.    A liberal college town, it was a magnet for educated young people. 

top women speakers? Stacy Allison

The Eloquent Woman

Allison is president of a residential building company in Portland, Oregon, and more famously, a mountain climber and the first American woman to climb Everest, as well as peaks in Pakistan and Russia.

Talk About the Talk: Resa Lewiss, MD, at TEDMED

The Eloquent Woman

Two of my more amusing experiences: Day One of an ultrasound in medical education conference in Portland Oregon. (Editor''s note: Talk About the Talk is our new series in which I ask speakers I''ve worked with to share their perspective on giving big or important talks.

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What America Reads…

Matt Eventoff

23 – The Oregonian (Portland) 268,512 325,816. I found this post from Brian Solis very interesting – a list of the top media outlets, by circulation, as well as the 25 most popular blogs in America, as compiled by BurrellesLuce. . Marshall McLuhan is famous for stating “the medium is the message&# and with the introduction of a newer medium (online, web) there is constant debate as to its effect on older mediums (print, broadcast).

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Joke Contest Results — City Slogans

Humor Power

Here are the results of our October Joke Contest. The theme is City Slogans , inspired by the Las Vegas slogan: What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas. New Joke Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). New Cartoon Caption Contests are announced on the first of the month (alternating months). The next caption contest is November 1, 2011. ** FIRST PLACE **.

learn storytelling online: 3 ways

The Eloquent Woman

Other participating cities include Portland , Paris and Washington, DC.) Can you tell a great personal story? It's one of the most effective ways to get--and hold--your audience's attention.

Different types of “W” leads

Six-Figure Freelancer Blog

Lead : A man taking photographs of Portland’s skyline about 2:15 a.m. Excerpt from Fundamentals of Writing: How to Write Articles, Media Releases, Case Studies, Blog Posts and Social Media Content . In a previous post , we looked at the W5 lead. There are times journalists find multiple W5 elements, or need more than the basic W5 points, before they can write stories. There are times when they do not use all the W5 points they find. Either way, W5 is the place to start.

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It's Tough Being A Pro

Communication Steroids

She came to Portland as the last stop in a tour that was unusual for her: no band.

Commencement Speeches: The Bad, the Horrendous, and the Inspired


Paul Hawken is an environmental activist and author who gave the commencement address at the University of Portland. Commencement season has largely come and gone at universities and colleges around the nation.

Dear Speakers - James Duncan Davidson - James Duncan Davidson


Based in Portland, Oregon, he happily accepts interesting assignments anywhere in the world. Photos ( Zenfolio | Flickr ) Archives About Contact Dear Speakers By James Duncan Davidson on March 8, 2009 12:22 AM | 71 Comments Tagged: advice, speaking Last week, while shooting eComm 2009 in Burlingame, I started posting a set of thoughts on Twitter, all starting out Dear Speaker. Getting up on stage and speaking is a difficult and demanding thing to do.

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Creating Passionate Users: Give users a Hollywood ending


We all had a wonderful celebration afterwards and the whole party marched down the street to the post office where the entire town of Portland waved 'Bon Voyage!'

2006 31

How to Present While People are Twittering | Pistachio


Michelle Lawson February 24, 2009 Just back from Recent Changes Camp and Social Media Club in Portland, I’m inclined to see the use of the backchannel as more evidence of the trend toward collaboration and co-creation of content…a time-limited, living wiki, if you will.