Chapter Meeting

February 21, 2017

Keynote Presentation

Communication: The Missing Link That Connects Mission and Performance, with Beth Noymer Levine

Educational Presentation

The Keys to Our Success - Lessons Learned from 25 of Our Best Project Managers, with David Barrett

Registration Opens 1/22.  Late pricing starts 2/19.

Keynote Presentation

Communication: The Missing Link That Connects Mission and Performance

This talk challenges executives and managers to look at their companies mission and values statements and notice the absence of any communication ideals. This is often a stunning revelation. It then encourages the audience to consider the benefits of adopting and modeling the 5 principles of Beth Levine's book Jock Talk as the basis for engendering better communication skills for themselves and their organizations, thereby making their businesses stronger.

About the Speaker

noymer bethSmartMouth Founder and Principal Beth Noymer Levine is a Communications Coach who is emerging as one of the country's leading voices on how to prepare and deliver speeches and presentations that actually work for both the audience and the speaker. Her methodology raises awareness around the unconscious tendency of speakers to be egocentric versus audience-centric and encourages clients to find their voices and their messages in a simple and logical way. Beth is the creator of the SmartMouth Public Speaking Toolkit, a 5-star-rated mobile app for the iPhone and iPad. She is also the author of the recently released book, Jock Talk: 5 Communication Principles for Leaders as Exemplified by Legends of the Sports World. In her 25-year career in communications, Beth has worked both agency-side, for public relations firms Burson-Marsteller and Dewe Rogerson in New York, and corporate-side, for NationsBank (now Bank of America) in Atlanta. She has written speeches, developed presentations, shaped messaging strategies, and coached top-level executives in preparation for high-stakes speaking opportunities and media interviews. She holds certificates in Training and in Coaching from the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). She has lectured and taught courses at New York University, the University of Utah, and at The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. She established SmartMouth Communications in 2005. Beth is a member of IABC (International Association of Business Communicators) and ATD (Association for Talent Development, formerly ASTD)

Educational Presentation

The Keys to Our Success - Lessons Learned from 25 of Our Best Project Managers

We brought 25 of the best project managers together and asked them to tell us what it is that makes them so successful? What is the one nugget they take into each and every project that they believe contributes to their success.The results turned into a book entitled "The Keys to Our Success - Lessons Learned from 25 of our Best Project Managers".In this interactive, multi-media session David highlights key chapters that deliver usable tools and techniques that will make us better project managers tomorrow.

About the Speaker

barrett daveDavid Barrett is a professional speaker specializing in project leadership, corporate leadership and strategy execution. He is an author of 4 books, a weekly blogger and the author of ‘The Weekly One Minute Video Series”. David is the founder and National Program Director for the Centre of Excellence in Project Management at York Centre of Excellence in Project Management at York University in Toronto, Canada. He was the founder and Managing Director of ProjectWorld Canada, Business Analyst and Project Summit USA and the founder and Executive Editor of and David currently working on his 5th book on strategy execution, a new project management event called PMTalks and a speakers’ bureau called Project Speakers Network.


Chicken Saltimbocca with Mozzarella, Shaved Prosciutto, Sauteed Mushrooms, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto & Spinach Oil with Parmesan Risotto
Soy Curls & Quinoa served with Tamari Roasted Soy Curls, Sauteed Vegetables, Wilted Kale & Avocado Goddess Dressing 
Red Velvet Cake


Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon

Pick up your parking voucher at the registration table–Parking is FREE!

4:00  Registration table opens
4:30  Educational presentation
5:30  Networking
5:35  New member welcome meeting
6:00  Dinner & announcements
7:00  Keynote presentation


Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing: 1/22/2017 – 2/18/2017

  • Non-members    $45
  • Chapter Members   $25
  • Chapter Student Members    $10

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 2/19/2017 

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