A red-carpet gala World Premiere of the “50 Wise Speakers” project will be presented on March 20 at Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood.
The “50 Wise Speakers” project is a unique online speaking and research resource compiled by CPTC communication studies instructor, Dr. Phil Venditti.
This project, which comprises wisdom, tips, information, and reflections from prominent speakers throughout the Northwest, emerged from Dr. Venditti’s sabbatical last year in which he interviewed distinguished speakers such as 29-time Emmy winner and “Almost Live” alum Bill Stainton, News Tribune Executive Editor Karen Peterson, former NFL quarter Jon Kitna, and wildlife artist and conservationist Becci Crowe. To complete the project, 40 public speaking students and a team of editors from CPTC’s Media Design and Production program spent more than 700 hours reviewing and editing the nearly 30 hours of interviews. When it comes fully on line by May of this year, the project will offer a database of free, openly-accessible materials at cptc.edu/fifty-wise on subjects ranging from how to conquer stage fright to how to organize a presentation.
There will be a free follow-up workshop/forum from 2:00-3:30, conducted by Dr. Cable Green of the Creative Commons, on “The Promise of Open Educational Resources”.
The premiere will be held Thursday, March 20th, 2014 from 11:30 AM-1:30 PM in Building 23–the McGavick Conference Center—at Clover Park Technical College.