Tag Archives: Creativity

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: “Dive into the Deep End”

I’ve been reading Facebook updates and blog posts by my Curry College COM/PR students that kind of tell me they’ve taken my unsolicited but sincere advice to heart. Time and again, in the classroom as well as in one-on-one meetings, I … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Looking Back; Planning Forward”

Life’s funny (said the wise professor). It’s totally unpredictable, but so much of it can be, if not predicted, at least planned for. I know that this uncertainty makes most of my PR Concentration students at Curry College a little … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Personal Recognition…It’s Good ‘PR’!”

It took me a long time to figure this out myself…If you don’t tell people who you are, they’re not going to know who you are.” I know this is a mind-blowingly obvious statement, but how many of you are … 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: “Watching Flowers Grow”

One of the truly rewarding things about my current life as a PR professor has been introducing young men and women to the profession that has been mine for more than a quarter-century and seeing that mental “light” go on … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Running for the Bus”

Classes have started for the fall semester at Curry College where, as a member of the Communication Department, I head the Public Relations Concentration. That translates into a whole new herd of wide-/bleary-eyed students ricocheting from class to class trying … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Customer Service…a Promise is a Promise”

I’m on vacation in my “second home” of Taipei, Taiwan, getting some badly-needed rest and, at the same time, working myself into a frenzy of hissy-fitness thanks to the ineptitude of a team of “agents” theoretically representing Verizon. The world’s … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “You’re Smarter Than You Think”

The past few weeks have been, to put it as kindly as I can, freaking insane. I spent a mind-blowing four days in Washington, DC, at the Public Relations Society of America’s International Conference (Note: This is the link to the … Continue reading

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Your Career and You: “Say ‘No’ to Negativity”

I just spent what seems like an eternity with someone who has, without doubt, the most negative approach to life of anyone I’ve run into in my entire life. We’re talking serious “no…unh-unh…no way.” By the end of the day … Continue reading

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