A Professional Appearance Never Goes Out of Style

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Professional Attire 350X234 No matter what year it is, most people still agree that appearance does matter—especially when it comes to perceptions about professionalism.  Read more


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


Unprofessional Appearance: How to Fix a Toxic Look

PSOW Staff - Monday, June 5, 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


The 5 Rules of Holiday Office Etiquette

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, December 6, 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


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

PSOW Staff - 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

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