Modern Etiquette: Keeping things light for the holidays

PSOW Staff - Monday, November 16, 2015

According to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center, 86 percent of adult Americans said they planned to gather with family and friends during the holidays, and the same number say they planned to buy gifts for friends and family.  Read more


The Student Perspective: Day Three from Auden Healey

PSOW Staff - Sunday, September 28, 2014

THE PROTOCOL SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON: DAY THREE September 28, 2014 Today I learned to Dine Like a Diplomat. Our tutorial luncheon featured a six-course meal including a soup, fish, sorbet, meat, salad, toasting, dessert, and then finger bowl, each with accompanying beverages. The food was delicious and beautifully plated and served. This was my first experience with a finger bowl, and what I discovered is that once you know how to use a finger bowl, they are really not intimidating.  Read more


Meet Protocol Professional Sharyn Amoroso

PSOW Staff - Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why do you love protocol? Protocol lends structure to events, thus providing guidance and easing the way for others – whether at formal or informal occasions.  Read more


"The world was my oyster, but I used the wrong fork." -Oscar Wilde

PSOW Staff - Thursday, October 31, 2013

When most of us think about how we're perceived professionally, we conjure up images of ourselves giving boardroom presentations or skillfully negotiating contracts with clients. Yet one of the strongest indicators of being truly professional is how you conduct yourself at the dining table.  Read more


Business Etiquette Dining Quiz

PSOW Staff - Tuesday, September 17, 2013

We love this business etiquette quiz from guest blogger Stacye Wagner!  Read more

Business Etiquette Dining Quiz