“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

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