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Holiday Tipping Guide

PSOW Staff - Monday, December 10, 2018

Did you know that the tradition of tipping dates back to the 17th century? The practice first gained prominence when overnight guests at private homes would provide a sum of money, known as vails, to the host’s servants for services that had been performed or that were expected. The practice of tipping soon flourished with London coffeehouses and other commercial establishments soon adopting the practice. From that point in history until today, tipping is an expected monetary gift that is connected to service, particularly in such industries as hospitality, personal care and, yes, coffeehouses.  Read more

Holiday Tipping Guide
POSTED BY: PSOW Staff
12.10.2018

How to be the Perfect Thanksgiving Guest

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Did you know the first Thanksgiving was held nearly 400 years ago in 1621? It was a big party too…lasting 3 days with more than 150 guests made up of Pilgrims and members of the Wampanoag tribe. No matter the length of your meal, here are some basic rules of etiquette to help make sure you’re the perfect guest.  Read more

10.31.2018

The Art of Mentoring

Guest Blogger - Thursday, September 27, 2018

As a seasoned professional, you know what it takes to be successful. You’ve worked hard climbing that proverbial career ladder, learning the dos and don’ts in the workplace. As a result, your business acumen is top notch. Your communication skills are excellent. You manage deadlines with aplomb. You take initiative – and your boss couldn’t survive without you. In short, you’re indispensable!  Read more

The Art of Mentoring
POSTED BY: Guest Blogger
9.27.2018

When You Are the Guest and Not the Protocol Officer

PSOW Staff - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Recently, my husband and I were selected to represent South Carolina as a donor family at the Donate Life Transplant Games of America in Salt Lake City, Utah. Our 20-year-old son, Jacob, who died 13 October 2015, was a donor. Our sponsor, Sharing Hope, is a non-profit association dedicated to advancing organ and tissue transplantation and research in South Carolina. Moreover, they provided us with grief counseling and education on the contribution of our son’s donations.  Read more

9.13.2018

Installing Manners…..Bring Your Manners to Work Day

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, August 15, 2018

When you take the time to load your computer or phone with the latest programs and apps, you not only help make your operating system run more efficiently, you also help make your life more efficient, too. The same principle can also be applied to “soft skills” that we can all “upload” into our own personal “hard drive” to enhance our professional relationships and to make our jobs easier. One of the most important soft skills that anyone can adapt is the use of manners.  Read more

8.15.2018
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