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Unprofessional Appearance: How to Fix a Toxic Look

PSOW Staff - Monday, June 05, 2017

According to a poll by the Center for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania, "appearance" ranked second only to "communication skills" when respondents named qualities most often associated with professionalism. In today’s climate of more casual office wear, employees may not realize what the rules of conduct—or fashion—may actually be.   Read more

6.05.2017

The 5 Rules of Holiday Office Etiquette

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

In a 2015 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), only 65 percent of respondents said they planned to hold an end-of-the-year gathering for their employees, down from 72 percent in 2012. Does this mean that Ebenezer Scrooge is bringing back the humbug in 2016? Maybe, but that doesn’t mean the holiday party is the ghost of Christmas past quite yet. Although the traditional office celebration might not be as popular as it once was, more than likely the holidays will be celebrated or recognized one way or another at your office.  Read more

12.06.2016

Meet Annette "I Did It - So Can You!"

Guest Blogger - Friday, June 10, 2016

In 2007, I was still working in corporate America where I had a successful career as a National Marketing Manager at a large consulting company. I decided that it was time for a change. I wanted to become an image consultant. I took vacation time to go to NYC for a seven-day intensive training course to become a certified image consultant. I knew at that time, at some point I wanted to also receive specialized training in the area of corporate etiquette. During my image-training course I inquired about recommendations for where I could receive this training. The Protocol School of Washington (PSOW) came highly recommended.  Read more

Meet Annette "I Did It - So Can You!"
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6.10.2016

Meet Leah - "I Did It - So Can You!"

Guest Blogger - Thursday, June 09, 2016

Let me start by saying, I am extremely lucky to live in Dayton, Ohio, because, if I hadn’t, I would have never met, Ms. Pamela Eyring. I met Pamela in 2000. She was the Chief of Protocol at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. I was a consultant in a high-end designer clothing store at the time. Pamela stepped into my life as a client. How lucky was I? For years she would tell me about these wonderful etiquette and protocol seminars that she would present all over the world. To say the least, I was intrigued. When Ms. Eyring bought the business, the Protocol School of Washington, I knew I wanted to make a huge life change! It was time — I needed a career that was challenging, interesting, that would help others and, yes, pay more!  Read more

Meet Leah - "I Did It - So Can You!"
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6.09.2016

The Student Perspective: Day Two from Auden Healey

PSOW Staff - Saturday, September 27, 2014

THE PROTOCOL SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON: DAY TWO September 27, 2014 As we attend more classes together and cover more material, we become more relaxed and you can really see our group’s personalities emerging. I am feeling comfortable and challenged here. The photos above show me with our two instructors for class today, with Pamela Eyring on the left and with Leah Hawthorn on the right.   Read more

9.27.2014