Monthly Archives: May 2009

A few words from the new CPRS Toronto president

As many of you know, I recently became president of CPRS Toronto. This was not the result of any astute political campaigning or soon-to-be-broken promises, but part of the regular succession process (I was first VP). I’m excited to be … Continue reading

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When time is not of the essence

Maybe it’s the slower pace of Victoria Day (a holiday Monday in Canada). But I’ve been thinking about timeliness and how we seem to attach a sense of urgency to many things that may not require immediate attention. (That’s to … Continue reading

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A letter to Philip Roth

Dear Philip Roth, You don’t know me (nor I you). But I am one of your legions of readers; and have been for many years. I think it’s safe to say that your fiction has helped shape and deepen my … Continue reading

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When a retweet misleads

If you’re a Torontonian and on Twitter, you would know that Mayor David Miller is an active participant; posting comments, photos of events and his general take on life in the city. I heard him speak about his interest in … Continue reading

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The 10 stages of Twitter adoption

For anyone who wants to search Twitter in this blog, you can look back, look waaaaay back to my early reactions of bafflement and mild hostility to curiosity, acceptance and pretty much full-out Twitterholism. And I think the stages I … Continue reading

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Compromise

That’s something everyone in client service innately understands (or they should be in another business). As a PR professional, we provide our best counsel and then step back to listen and adapt. However, add a ‘d’ to the word and … Continue reading

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Thank you

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honour of receiving the CPRS Toronto Mentor of the Year award. That meant a great deal to me. I have always believed that senior practitioners should share their knowledge, experience and networks … Continue reading

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Time flies and other cliches

It certainly does zip by. Which is my way of saying that it’s been far too long since my last post. But absence doesn’t always make the heart grow fonder. Sometimes, it becomes a self-fulfilling habit that’s not so easy … Continue reading

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