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When Labels are Counter-Productive

…Should both be represented on the board? … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years…

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There’s Help for Dysfunctional Meetings

…next time. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning…

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Working Effectively With Elected Officials

…End of excerpt. Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning and visioning processes….

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How Effective is Your Planning Board?

Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning and visioning processes. Cogan has been…

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On Gauging Public Opinion

…business in your community. Names should be optional. … article continues with an overview of several other techniques. Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan ,…

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Using Visual Aids

…the audience become angry or alienated when your visuals appear to be visible only to the “chosen few” in the first few rows. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon…

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Leading the Commission

…style. … End of excerpt Elaine Cogan, founding principal of the Portland, Oregon planning and communications firm of Cogan Owens Cogan , has consulted for more than 36 years with communities undertaking strategic planning and…