Author Archives: kirkhazlett

About kirkhazlett

35+ years' federal government and nonprofit organization PR experience followed by more than 20 years' undergraduate and graduate college teaching experience. Community and media relations expertise, as well as a fanaticism for quality service and customer satisfaction. PR for healthcare and member services organizations ranging from Blood Bank of Hawaii to Medical Area Service Corporation to Boston Harborfest. Consulting services for Manila and Singapore Red Cross.

Just Another Day…

Hate to be a downer here, but I do not like summers. Or at least I haven’t liked them since I transitioned from PR professional to PR professor to “retired…” It hasn’t been easy…not that I’ve actually spent much time, … Continue reading

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“And You Wonder Why ‘No One Called Me Back’”

I know. I harp on this all the time. My Curry College students in particular, as well as now my University of Tampa students, know the drill all too well. A TON of red ink circling various words and phrases … Continue reading

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The Importance of Being ‘There’

I provided a comment for PRSA College of Fellows’ “Pearls of Wisdom” recently, reflecting on the impact that my supervisor during my US Army Training and Doctrine Command Public Affairs Intern beginnings had on my experience learning a new (for … Continue reading

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Hello Darkness!

“Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again…” These are the opening lyrics of one of my favorite songs by Simon and Garfunkel back in the mid-60s: “The Sound of Silence.” Somehow this song has become … Continue reading

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What the %^#@ HAPPENED??

Yeah, I know. I’ve been MIA for way too long. I see the “advice” all the time…“you have to be consistent…you can’t just post material once in a while”…and on and on and… Sorry about that. This year so far … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Growing Up”

As I write this, I’m sitting on a sofa in our apartment in Taipei, listening to the rain coming down in giant buckets and (sort of) thinking about “life.” I do this once in a while…mostly when I’m more-or-less caught … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “I’m Ba-aack!”

For those of you who have paid attention, I have been “MIA” for several months now. Nothing unusual (sort of) going on…just haven’t updated this blog for a while. But, as you know if you’re reading this and to borrow … Continue reading

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