Category Archives: Education

Patience and Persistence

These two deceptively simple concepts can make a world of difference in how things turn out for someone…including you, dear reader. Yet so many folks can’t seem to wrap their heads around either. I’ll be the first to say that … Continue reading

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You Can DO This!

I had a brief exchange of messages with a friend/former student this morning about his current job search. He’s feeling a bit frustrated…it’s been a few months, and nothing yet. I try to be both sympathetic and empathetic. Most of … Continue reading

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Details…Details

Once again I am reminded that my obsession with correctgrammar, spelling and punctuation is NOT shared by all. I’m in the midst of paper-grading for my “Introduction to Organizational Communication” class at The University ofTampa and already have had to … Continue reading

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Giving Back

I had a really encouraging meeting (Zoom, of course) withGlobal Listening Centre selection committee members to review and discuss nominees for GLC’s “25 Top Women Listeners,” an initiative designed to recognize women in academia and elsewhere who have demonstrated a … Continue reading

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It’s Around the Corner

Okay. I’ll admit it. I’m an incorrigible optimist. I firmly believe that something good is out there for me…and for you. But we have to go looking for it. It’s not coming to us. I’m not sure when this began … Continue reading

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Bus-ted!

As Ethics Officer for PRSA Tampa Bay as well as a frequent participant in/contributor to PRSA BEPS programming, and Ethics Committee Chair for the Global Listening Centre, I try to portray the highest standards of ethical conduct practice and encourage … Continue reading

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Just Wear the Damn Mask

I rarely take sides on public issues in this blog (although you’ll find plenty of examples in various newspapers’ “Letters to the Editor” section, especially the Taipei Times and Tampa Bay Times), but this is an exception simply due to … Continue reading

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Wow…What a Year!

Somehow the first four months of 2021 have managed to sneak in and out without my having consciously noticed them. To be totally honest, so far this year has sucked BIG TIME. But a couple of things have gone right… … Continue reading

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What Day Is It?

Okay, I’ll ‘fess up. I have almost totally lost control of what passes for my “life” these days. Thank goodness I’m teaching a Tuesday/Thursday “Principles of PR” class at The University of Tampa this semester. Otherwise, I would probably be … Continue reading

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What the $%&! Happened???

It hit me this Thanksgiving afternoon as I was dozing off… I haven’t posted a word here for more than THREE MONTHS!! It’s not like my brain was off-duty…I’ve been up to my ears in various activities for the Public … Continue reading

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