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Cell Phone Etiquette: Places where you should definitely just hang up!

PSOW Staff - Thursday, November 02, 2017

It’s been a while since the former Verizon spokesman asked, “Can you hear me now?” But when it comes to the ubiquitous use of cell phones in everyday society, we not only hear you now, we hear everyone else too—nearly everywhere we go. From concerts and movie theaters to restaurants, elevators, restrooms, waiting areas and nearly every place that a phone tower signal can reach, electronic interaction is at an all-time high. But just because we can talk to anyone at any time and at anyplace doesn’t necessarily mean we need to.  Read more

11.02.2017

Finding Work/Life Balance

PSOW Staff - Friday, October 20, 2017

As president of The Protocol School of Washington, Pamela Eyring is one busy woman. How does she balance it all (work, wife, mother, daughter, member of several boards) successfully?   Read more

Finding Work/Life Balance
POSTED BY: PSOW Staff
10.20.2017

The Problem with "No Problem"

PSOW Staff - Monday, October 02, 2017

As an organization that advocates etiquette, decorum and respect in all levels of communication, we want to talk about the phrase, “No problem.” For some, it’s used as a replacement for the standard “You’re welcome” and for many others, it’s simply a phrase that is absolutely unwelcome.  Read more

The Problem with "No Problem"
POSTED BY: PSOW Staff
10.02.2017

Ex-Etiquette: Recommendations on Easing the Pain of a Broken Marriage

PSOW Staff - Monday, September 18, 2017

Contrary to the often-quoted statistic that over half of marriages end in divorce, researchers say the rate of divorce in the U.S. actually peaked at about 40% around 1980 and has been declining ever since. But for those couples that do go their separate ways, here are some things to consider that can make the process easier.  Read more

9.18.2017

U.S. Meeting Etiquette: Simple Tips to Make Meetings More Effective and Faster

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, September 05, 2017

There are tons of things we like about our jobs, but if you ask people what is one of the most dreaded tasks that office workers are asked to do on a regular basis it has to be the mandatory meeting. Office meetings certainly do get a bad rap, and deservedly so because most of them are disorganized and distracted because most people are simply doing them incorrectly. However, when you consider some simple tips, meetings are an important tool for collaboration, getting your team on the same page, and to keep work flow moving smoothly.   Read more

9.05.2017
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