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Mispronounced Words to Ban from Your Vocabulary

PSOW Staff - Monday, February 05, 2018

According to noted author and former presidential speechwriter James Humes, “the art of communication is the language of leadership.” As Humes so eloquently points out, what we say and how we say it truly matters and proper grammar—along with correct pronunciation—are the pillars of effective communication. However, there are some words that prove bedeviling to many and their incorrect usage or pronunciation can quickly derail any conversation. To help keep your professional and personal brand from being tarnished by mispronunciations, we present some of the most commonly misspoken words in the English language.   Read more

2.05.2018

Office Life 101: A Tune Up Guide for the New Year

PSOW Staff - Friday, January 12, 2018

Now that the holiday season is behind us, the reality of a brand-new year has set in and many of us struggle to keep the new year’s resolutions we made just weeks ago. If you are having trouble making it to the gym, waking up an hour earlier or meeting any of those self-imposed new rules you set for yourself, don’t worry. You’re not alone. In fact, according to U.S. News & World Report, approximately 80 percent of New Year’s resolutions have already failed by the second week of January.   Read more

1.12.2018

Announcement: Train to be a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant is now the Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer Course

PSOW Staff - Monday, November 27, 2017

We live in an exciting and challenging world—one in which our globe seems smaller and our business and personal relationships are untethered by the traditional boundaries of oceans, airspace and borders. Modern technology, politics, trade and governmental relations bring people of different cultures together more than ever and we all face the challenges and benefits of creating and maintaining these very powerful professional and personal connections.  Read more

11.27.2017

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

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
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