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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

Texting Etiquette: What to say and how to say it (as briefly as possible)

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Image Texting 350X234 When it comes to the modern world of communication, there’s nothing as easy, direct and quick as sending a text. In fact, texting has become the preferred mode of communication for many people, with recent statistics showing that 80% of the total population of North America texts on a regular basis. That’s 292 million people sending messages, emoji’s and memes every single minute of the day. Just because everyone is doing it, does not mean they are doing it well. To help you become a better texter in both your personal and professional lives, follow these tips to help you enhance your text etiquette.  Read more

1.15.2020

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

12.4.2019

The International Nuances of Handshaking

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Handshake Asian Arab 350X234 Because there are subtle—and not-so-subtle differences in handshakes, it’s important to know what’s acceptable and not acceptable in foreign countries as well as knowing other traditional greetings in places you may be visiting or doing business.  Read more

11.12.2019

Hosting the Business Dinner: Understanding Seating Strategies and other Tips for a Successful Event

PSOW Staff - Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Image Restaurant Setting 350X234 In planning the perfect business dinner, most guests know that it’s not just important to have a seat at the table—it’s also about where you are seated at that table. Proper placement of guests is a vital component of any dinner event, especially when it has to do with a formal business occasion. When devising a seating chart, a host must take many things into consideration, including the position of honor, where to place international guests and details such as place cards and proper greetings. Knowing these finer points will help guests feel respected and held in high esteem and the host will be remembered for executing a most successful event.  Read more

11.6.2019
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