Category Archives: Inspiration

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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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: “Just Do It”

I used those three words… “Just Do It™”…in my last post with a tip of the literary hat to Nike for beating me to the punch. But this week’s activities have really driven home the true meaning of the saying. … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Dare to Dream”

Three simple words that my “home” from 2004-2017, Curry College, proudly and confidently displays around campus for students to see, think about, and aspire to. Samuel Silas Curry championed this thought…and I embraced it wholeheartedly from “Day One” of my … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “I’m a Vampire!”

The past month was hands-down the loonngggest month I’ve endured in my entire life. Margaret (my wife) had cataract surgery on both eyes, and I voluntarily put all my own activities (PRSA Tampa Bay in particular) on hold so that … 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: “What’s Next?”

One of the hallmarks of my own professional life has been a never-changing “itch” to try something new or different. Even while in high school and college, I dabbled in jobs like grocery store bagboy, bartender, poolroom manager, highway department … Continue reading

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