What I'm Doing Now

Saturday, August 12, 2017

I'm resuming my participation in a self-development writing program. It's called The Progoff Intensive Journal Program, and in the past has been a boon to my creativity and productivity. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Today was the final day in my two week engagement at Swirl, a full-spectrum ideas agency (e.g., advertising, marketing, public relations) located in The Presidio in San Francisco. The team of interns (from left in photo: John Sebastian OspinaJack HenningKalah WalkerErica SchwartzDiana Bonilla, and Natalia Gomez ) delivered a stellar presentation outlining their rebranding and marketing campaign for the Presidio Bowling Center. They achieved this effort in nine days--a testimony to their enthusiasm, teamwork, dedication, and energy. Congratulations! 

I'm eternally grateful to the fine people at Swirl (including Niki Naboulsi, Molly Rosenfeld, Tasha McVeigh, Tom Sebastian, Mike Gaertner, John Berg, Bo Jacboson, Tennyson Wilson, and countless others) for ongoing encouragement and support throughout my time working with the interns. Thank you all!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

I confirmed I'll be offering the workshop "Create a Vision Board to Realize Your Dreams in 2018" for SCRAP (a non-profit creative reuse center, materials depot, and workshop space in San Francisco, California) on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Further information will soon follow. 

Saturday, July 29, 2017

I'll be speaking on two topics at events during the fall 2017. Specific dates have yet to be determined. 

Ethics in Public Relations: On September 19, 2017, I'll be part of a panel presentation sponsored by the Public Relations Society of America/San Francisco Chapter. 

Personal Journaling for Professional Development: I'll be delivering a live Webinar for professional librarians. It will be hosted by PCI Webinars

Thursday, July, 27, 2017

I'm delighted to share two unsolicited emails I received from two students in the Communication Strategies for Managers classes I teach for the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. 

"You foster and encourage participation, giving us a truly unique environment to not only practice speaking but also listening to others. I think this must be a challenge for instructors on Collaborate (versus a class environment where you also can see body language). That said, I've noticed things you do such as asking direct questions and allowing some silent time for responses to help. . ."

"I just wanted to send a quick note and let you know I'm thoroughly enjoying the course so far. I really appreciate the format of the class sessions, the open discussions, and your engagement/thoughts/feedback."

Updated August 11, 2017

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