Give a Pint – Save a Life

Below is a video of a speech I delivered on March 26 2009 as part of a Toastmasters International Speech contest. The theme of the speech contest was to create a unique and inspirational speech. I won at my local club. I took second at the next level.

image My speech is about donating blood. I hope it inspires you to take action. What if you can’t donate? If you watch the video you will learn a few ideas for helping even when you are unable to donate. Every little bit helps.
My speech title is Give a Pint – Save a Life. I hope you like it. If you do please pass it on to inspire a few more people. You will also learn about My Secret by watching the video.

Give a Pint – Save a Life

As mentioned above this speech took second place. However, I hope by watching it you decided to take action and commit to sign up or volunteer at your local blood donation center.

Are you Ready to Give a Pint & Save a Life?

For more information contact your local Red Cross

About This Video

This video was edited and re-recorded for the Puget Sound Blood Center using Camtasia by TechSmith. In the hands of an expert Camtasia user I’m sure this video could be cleaned up and made into a much more compelling Inspirational Speech / Video.

image Camtasia Experts – Call to Action:
If you are an expert in Camtasia and would like to spend some time to make this into a much more compelling video or even a public service announcement (PSA) please contact me.


image The video was edited with Camtasia by TechSmith

clip_image002About The Author:
I have spent the better part of the last 16 years working in various aspects of the ECM space. I spent time at
Kofax, Microsoft, FileNet, K2, and most recently Captaris (which was acquired by Open Text in Nov 2008). Prior to that I was a Unix VAR running my own company. Follow me on Twitter, check my blog, send email or find me on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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Rachel Levy said…
Great job Jeff! I have actually never given blood (not sure why)... maybe I will now!
Anonymous said…
Nice speech, Jeff! Important topic, and a good way to help the community. Thanks for making a good case for it. One of these days, we'll go in together and I'll take you on in blood pumping!