Multnomah County Library Podcasts (brown bag lunch and learn)

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How to Tell Your Story with Nancy McDonald

Start with improv, add a dash of pathos, a pinch of standup, a bit of character and you have the path to shaping and communicating your story. Actor nancy McDonald provides the tools in this fun and informative lecture.

Recorded February 11, 2010

Direct download: 20100211_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:31pm PST

How to Get What You Mean, Not What You Say with Steven Fulmer

Building a life is like building a house and the right tools make all the difference. Discover tools to achieve craftsmanship-quality success and happiness in your life.

Recorded February 4, 2010

Direct download: 20100204_MCLFulmer.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PST

Conversation and Conflict with Tsipora Dimant

Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.

Recorded January 28, 2010

Direct download: 20100128_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:18pm PST

Global Concerns, Grassroots Solutions with Toby Dittrich and Richard Brenne The creators of the groundbreaking Global Climate Change online PCC course will share stories from the trenches.
Direct download: 20100121_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:10am PST

Dream It, Plan It, Do It! with Frank Mungeam

Learn where to get the courage to dream, how to take that first step and what achievers do to overcome obstacles that stop others.

Recorded January 14, 2010

Direct download: 20100114_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:14pm PST

Mastering Change and Loss with Kerry Walls Come explore a different way to approach change, loss and trasition to become stronger and gain access to creater creativity.
Direct download: 20091112_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:51am PST

Go ahead, Make My Day, Criticize Me! with Philip Mandel One of the toughest things to deal with is criticism. Learn to easily defuse any comment, including critical self-talk, so that you can hear the value in the criticism without being drawn into unpleasant feelings.
Direct download: 20091105_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:09am PST

Are You Bully Proof? with Berry Kruijning Discover how to recognize a workplace bully. Find out why bullies bully and learn three tools to stop the bullying.
Direct download: 20091029_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:48am PST

Issues, Interests & Icebergs with Chris Sheesley Explore the fundamental keys to effective conflict resolution. Identify your core concerns, interpret others' demands and create collaborative agreements. Discover the essential art of turning negative statements into positive outcomes.
Direct download: 20091015-MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:20pm PST

Insomnia Solutions with Dr. Greg Nigh Always tired, but can't sleep? Is your productivity suffering? Come explore the causes and learn about natural simple therapies to help you snooze through the night to improve your efficiency and mood during the day.
Direct download: 20090514_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:56pm PST

Social Media 101 and the New Marketing with Bret Bernhoft

FaceBook, MySpace; what are they and why would I be interested if I'm over 25? Learn why social media sites are THE way to connect with your target audience.

Date of Event: Thursday May 7, 2009

Direct download: 20090507_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:33pm PST

Tools for Getting Unstuck with Tasha Harmon Discover tools for getting out of stuck spots, making decisions you will feel good about and creating the forward motion you need to make changes happen.
Direct download: 20090430_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:01pm PST

Controlling Desk Rage: Courage Under Fire with Sharon Sayler Learn what to do (and not do), non-verbally, to save yourself when working with volatile people and situations.

Target Audience: Adults
Direct download: 20090423_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

City of Readers: A Book Lover's Guide to Portland with Gabriel Boehmer Portland has a love affair with books. Take an entertaining and informative "tour" of area bookstores, libraries, literary landmarks and authors led by popular local author Gabriel Boehmer.
Direct download: 20090409_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:06pm PST

Feng Shui Made Easy with Kirsten Havnaer


Find out more about the foundations and history of Feng Shui, Chi flow and how to arrange your environment to enhance your life with speaker, Kirsten Havnaer.  Presented at Hollywood Library on October 7, 2007.


Direct download: 20081008_MCLHwdBrownBag_FengShui_.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:59pm PST

Plan for Success with Jenny Gallagher A good plan provides clarity, increases motivation and includes an action strategy. Learn the key ingredients for creating a plan that will guide you toward success.
Direct download: 20090219_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:06pm PST

Coaching for Leaders with James Warrick Leaders are most effective when they help others take action. Learn some coaching skills to help people find the clarity to move forward.
Direct download: 20090212_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:29pm PST

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with John Patterson Hear a local solar energy expert give an overview of energy conservation with reduction tips that you can use today.
Direct download: 20090205_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Seven Practices for the Chronically Nice with Craig English and James Rapson Chronic niceness can cause severe anxiety and undermine careers. Craig English and James Rapson will explore seven powerful practices from their book Anxious to Please. Discover how to transform niceness anxiety into strength and compassion.
Direct download: 20090129_MCLEnglish.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:30am PST

The Bulls-eye Resume: Hitting the Mark with Dawn Rasmussen Attract the attention of prospective employers and compete in a crowded marketplace by creating a targeted, well-designed and strategic resume. Discover key tips that will make you stand out and shine.
Direct download: 20090122_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:27am PST

It's All About People - Really! with Steven Fulmer Business is personal because it depends upon humans; and what odd creatures we can be! Come explore five key human strategies for increasing leadership, communication and decision making skills.
Direct download: 20090115_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:56am PST

Brain Health: A Naturopathic Approach with Dr. Andy Swanson What you eat affects your brain. Learn natural strategies that support the health of the nervous system, enhance neurological performance and prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease, MS and other conditions.
Direct download: 20081106_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 8:33am PST

Office Politics in the Multi-Generational Workplace with Steven Pascal Joyner

We now have four generations under the same roof for the first time in workplace history. Each has different perspectives, communication styles and expectations adding spice to old adages about office politics.

Presentation in PDF format

Direct download: 20081030_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:14pm PST

Cultivating Creativity with Bob Lieberman Creativity comes naturally to all of us when we let it. Learn how to use a simple model of the creative process to identify and remove obstacles to creativity in your career and personal life.
Direct download: 20081023_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 4:01pm PST

Global Giveback: The Gift Felt Around the World with Karen Shimada Portland is home to organizations making a global difference. They respond to crises and plan sustainable solutions to pressing problems. Explore new options for being part of these solutions.
Direct download: 20081016_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:03am PST

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution Skills for Better Relationships with Tsipora Dimant Discover the roots of conflict and the mediation skills needed to find effective solutions.
Direct download: 20081002_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:54am PST

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn: Strategies for Embracing Change with Cheryl Hinerman Change isn't always about completely letting go of the old. The best changes blend your history and core values with a new focus to move forward. Explore strategies to help you plan a change.
Direct download: 20081009_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 9:09am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Understanding the Adult Brain with John Olmstead Find out about recent developments in brain research and how to use your brain power to its fullest.
Direct download: 20080515_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:15pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Moving Through Transitions with Jill Nelson-Debord Explore the stages of transition -- in your career, your relationships and your life. Clarify the tasks that need to be addressed and the obstacles that can get in the way.
Direct download: 20080508_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:55pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Reduce Your Stress Through Nutrition with Lee Ann Petrie Stress affects our physical, mental and emotional health. Learn how nutrition and stress are related and how to eat well to deal with unavoidable stressors.
Direct download: 20080424_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 2:38pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Rapport...Who Need It? with Philip Mandel

Learn how to establish rapport quickly and respectfully using the proven techniques of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Enhance both verbal and nonverbal communication and make a positive, lasting, first impression.

Direct download: 20080417_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:38pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: How to Get Along with Almost Anyone with Judy Pearson Explore the top five personality styles and learn how to quickly and easily get along with almost anyone.
Direct download: 20080214_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:11pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Fitness Break: On the Job Energy Boost with Kristin Jackson Discover how to get out of that work day energy slump and feel revived and refocused. Learn workspace exercises to tone and stretch.
Direct download: 20080207_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:54am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Understanding Business Relationships with Donald Booth Gain insight into the key elements of successful business interactions including customer complaints, coworker conflicts, supervisor relationships and real partnerships. Master the skills now to prevent problems later.
Direct download: 20080131_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 11:13am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Negotiating Conflict with Tsipora Dimant Discover the roots of conflict and learn mediation skills. Learn how to have discussions that are balanced, direct and fair.
Direct download: 20071025_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 10:42am PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Surviving and Thriving with Karl Pister Learn to recognize and capitalize on your survival instincts to thrive in even the most stressful situations.
Direct download: 20071004_MCLBrown_Bag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 5:04pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Success Strategies for the Ambivalent with Jan Carothers Many of us have areas where we feel stalled. Inner conflicts and mixed emotions need not stop you! Discover how to use these conflicts to help make choices and take action to propel you forward to the life you want.
Direct download: 20071101_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 1:58pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Avoid Burnout and Build Resilience with Gail Rutherford

Explore the symptoms and stages of stress and burnout. Learn how to use coping skills to build resilience.

 

 

Direct download: 20080110_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 3:26pm PST

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn: Courage to Confront with Carolyn Waterfall Is something bothering you? Find out why it's important to speak up. Explore how to make others aware of your thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.
Direct download: 20071018_MCLBrownBag.mp3
Category:Brown Bag Lunch and Learn -- posted at: 12:55pm PST