Championing Women’s Leadership with Business Etiquette

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

As extraordinarily successful as women have been in reaching new heights in today’s workplace, we still have work to do. The Council of Economic Advisers 2014 report shows that females earn 78 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts. Many upper echelons are male-dominated with 4.4% of the S&P 500 CEOs being women, and only 19% of those companies’ boards comprise women, according to Catalyst. Suppressed feelings of frustration and self-doubt are simmering amongst female talent who believe their career potential is not being recognized or rewarded. Heightened awareness of some business etiquette strategies that can be fluidly employed at the precise time in a range of business situations can help women get noticed for advancement opportunities.  Read more


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


Modern Etiquette: Reading micro-expressions can reap rewards

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, August 19, 2014

IMAGINE IF you could sit across the table from your boss, or a potential client, and know what they’re thinking without them saying a word. It turns out, that reality is not as far-fetched an idea as you might think.  Read more


You Only Get Once Chance to Make a First Impression

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Here’s the scenario...a disheveled man wearing a suit straight out of the ‘80s walks into a boardroom. He sports a wrinkled, poorly fitted jacket with pants that are much too short for his stature. His white socks peek out from the two inches of space left between the top of his black shoes and the hem of his pants. A plaid collared shirt and horizontally striped tie completes the ensemble. Now, I would like to introduce you to your attorney. What do you think of this man? Do you respect him? Are you confident in his abilities?   Read more