Top 10 “Don-isms” from the late Don Kirchoffner


Don Kirchoffner was the 2013 Plank Center “Milestones in Mentoring” Legacy Honoree (posthumously) whose daughter, Megan Kirchoffner Krase, accepted the award on his behalf. In his lifetime, Don touched the lives of countless public relations professionals over the course of his exceptional careers. He had several pieces of advice he shared with Megan and his family along with those he mentored. Whether your a professional or beginning your career, here are the best “Don-isms” for inspiration.



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