Broadcasting the Message

by Cindy Bahl
Director of Business Development and Amplify! Events
Dirkse Counseling and Consulting, Inc.

Have you ever been on TV? Ever had an interview, live or recorded? If you have, you know it’s a little nerve-wracking for anyone, even those who have done it before. I’ve been given the opportunity multiple times throughout my career, having worked in social/human services and community engagement for many years. However, it had been a few years since my last “5 minutes of fame” when I was asked by a friend to do a recorded interview. I jumped at the chance, not because I want the fame or relish being in front of a camera (I really don’t like hearing myself talk!). However, I readily agreed because I do love sharing my passion and our Dirkse CC and Amplify! story with others.

For me, when I’m passionate about something, I want to share with anyone who will listen. Whether it’s on public television, a podcast, a written article or on Facebook, I want people to know what we do to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities. I hope that someone will watch, listen or read and be inspired to get involved in some way. So, I seek out opportunities to share our story, to educate, and perhaps motivate, because it’s not about me, but for those we serve and for those who are often left out of the conversation.

I hope you’ll take a few minutes and watch this short interview with me and my friend and associate, Mr. Philip Mandel, an accomplished pianist, proud Toastmaster and Realtor at Ascend Realty and Property Management in Beaverton. Thanks for the opportunity, Phil!

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May 23, 2019 9:00am – 11:30am
Embassy Suites by Hilton Washington Square

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