Category Archives: Customer Service

Ethics…The “Right” Thing

In the past few weeks, I’ve found myself focusing a lot of thought…and putting words on paper…about ethics and ethical behavior. This is in large part due to my involvement as Ethics Officer for the Tampa Bay Chapter, Public Relations … Continue reading

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Hurry Up…and W.A.I.T.!

I attended (virtually, of course) a terrific session presented by the PRSA Tampa Bay Chapter on the topic of diversity and inclusion. Lively discussion among the attendees with some valid and valuable observations by all. The guest speaker referenced an … Continue reading

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Patience…A Virtue That Must Be Nurtured

I’ll be the first to admit it. When I think of something that I want or want to do, I want it NOW. Not “later.” Not “tomorrow.” NOW!! I’ve “kind of” mellowed over the years, but this trait has always … Continue reading

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Hurry up…and wait…

Maybe I’ve got the “quarantine quibbles” or something, but I feel like I’m seeing a lot more of what I have always described as “unprofessional behavior” these days. You would think grownups would act like grownups, but noooo. I wrote about … Continue reading

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Professional Courtesy…It’s Not Rocket Science

Okay. You haven’t heard from me since forever. Let’s just say things have been “different” these past several months and let it go at that. But I haven’t just been goofing off…at least not all the time! > I taught … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “‘Customer Service’? Or ‘Sales Pitch’?”

I read a terrific post by David Meerman Scott recently that rekindled my ongoing passion for spectacular customer service. Then I made my second trip to a local car dealer to get some critical recall replacement work done on my … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Bottom line…lose the ’tude”

I was watching an episode of “The Middle” recently (okay, Curry College COM/PR students and CCPRSA members…don’t judge!) in which Axl proclaims that of course he’s going to get the job he’s going to interview for…he has amazing hair! Needless … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Good Housekeeping = Good PR”

In one of my previous lives as a public relations practitioner, I developed an odd (to my co-workers) habit of stopping on the way to my office to pick up stray bits of paper in the parking lot and dust … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “People Watching”

I realized today, after having done this for a dozen or so times, that, in addition to a much-needed boost to my brainpower, mall-sitting offers one unique benefit…the opportunity to observe a varied cross-section of humanity wandering back and forth … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Success in PR…It’s About ‘Delivery’”

Some minor glitches have occurred this summer that brought one major characteristic of a public relations professional into sharp focus for me…delivery of promised actions. I also realized that this is something I need to give more emphasis to, especially … Continue reading

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