Cell Phone Etiquette: Places where you should definitely just hang up!

PSOW Staff - Thursday, November 2, 2017

It’s been a while since the former Verizon spokesman asked, “Can you hear me now?” But when it comes to the ubiquitous use of cell phones in everyday society, we not only hear you now, we hear everyone else too—nearly everywhere we go. From concerts and movie theaters to restaurants, elevators, restrooms, waiting areas and nearly every place that a phone tower signal can reach, electronic interaction is at an all-time high. But just because we can talk to anyone at any time and at anyplace doesn’t necessarily mean we need to.  Read more


Champion of Civility: Hannah Terpack

Guest Blogger - Monday, June 12, 2017

Thank you for the opportunity to share my story! I am happy to offer what I have been doing to promote civility in the workplace since graduating from The Protocol School of Washington nearly one year ago.  Read more

Champion of Civility: Hannah Terpack
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Continental Cuisine: A Lesson in European Dining Etiquette

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our esteemed president, Pamela Eyring, will be traveling to the Emerald Isle next month, where she will be presenting an interactive dining tutorial (You Planned the Meal and Now It’s Time to Eat) at the Protocol & Diplomacy International – Protocol Officers Association (PDI-POA) Annual International Education Forum. From fork usage to toasts and advice for guests and hosts, Pamela’s visit to Ireland will include everything you ever needed to know about European (Continental) Dining Tips.  Read more


“When You’re Finished Changing, You’re Finished”: How to reinvent your professional career at the Protocol School of Washington

PSOW Staff - Thursday, August 11, 2016

As one of the most multifaceted figures in American history, Benjamin Franklin was someone who truly embraced change, particularly in the incredibly diverse professional and personal pursuits of his life. Here was a man whose resume would include such diverse positions as politician, inventor, scientist, musician, entrepreneur and author among his many credits. As Franklin himself said, “When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”   Read more


PSOW Visits Australia

PSOW Staff - Friday, January 29, 2016

Well, not really. But, in honor of Australia Day (January 26), the HQ office participated in making dishes native to Australia. We enjoyed Zucchini Slices, Shrimp on the Barbie and Bacon and Cheese Rolls. And, with the help of Global Road Warrior (an online digital subscription database packed with photos, maps and information on culture, customs and more on over 175 countries), we were able to even look up recipes and test them out. All were delicious!  Read more

PSOW Visits Australia