Category Archives: careers

You Can DO This!

I had a moment of “Wow, they really get it!” excitement the other day in my “Introduction to Public Relations” class at The University of Tampa. We had had a guest speaker talking about her current, very cool job and … Continue reading

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Listening…The “Secret Sauce” in Mentoring

I reconnected with a former student recently when Facebook alerted me that it was her birthday. As is my custom, I sent her a short “Happy Birthday” note. A couple of back-and-forth notes, and it dawned on me that I … Continue reading

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I Absolutely LOVE Learning!

This “revelation” comes as no surprise to any of you who have subjected yourselves to my musings over the years. Learning, to me, is a passion. Whether it be, as a toddler, sticking a metal nail file into a wall … Continue reading

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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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