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Modern Etiquette: Conducting Business Virtually (COVID-19)

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, April 8, 2020

COVID-19 has changed the ways in which we all live and work. In-person office meetings have been replaced with videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom, Skype, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Google Hangouts to keep business and communications flowing. So whether you're hosting a virtual meeting -- or taking online courses to enhance your skills -- you need to be prepared and mindful to be viewed (and seen) as a professional.  Read more

4.8.2020

Let’s Stop That! 7 Annoying Habits and Behaviors We Could All Lose

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Image Stretching Gum 350X234 Remember the last time you were talking on your phone at the dinner table—ignoring your guests—your elbows were firmly placed right beside your plate, and you laughed so hard your gum fell out of your mouth? Well, we have three words for you: LET’S STOP THAT! In our never-ending quest to spread the word on social etiquette and eradicate bad manners from our world, we have some gentle reminders on seven offensive behaviors that we all might want to erase from our lives.  Read more

10.1.2019

The Principles of Professionalism: Ensuring Students Make the Grade in the Real World

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Understanding the fundamentals of business protocol and professional etiquette are more important than ever in our ever-changing multicultural workforce. But there are nuances and subtle shifts in professional behavior that will make your graduates stand out from the competition.  Read more

5.8.2018

Ineffective Communications: When Toxic Behavior Can Become Nuclear

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

In his article “The Cost of Poor Communications,” David Grossman reported that in a survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average annual loss (per company) of $62.4 million due to inadequate communication to and between employees. In looking at smaller companies of 100 employees or less, Debra Hamilton asserted in her article, “Top Ten Email Blunders that Cost Companies Money,” that miscommunication results in an average loss of $420,000 per year.  Read more

6.7.2017

Is your body language speaking for you?

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Most communication experts now believe that almost 90% of what we say comes from nonverbal cues, which includes our body language. From a flip of the hair to hands on your hips, how you move, gesture, and make expressions can say as much as what comes out of your mouth.  Read more

2.22.2017
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