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The Science Behind the Protocol Gift

Guest Blogger - Thursday, October 17, 2019

PSOWGES2019 1408 “No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care” - Theodore Roosevelt I have long thought that our profession could benefit from a more sophisticated approach to the “Protocol Gift”.  Read more

The Science Behind the Protocol Gift
POSTED BY: Guest Blogger
10.17.2019

Six Ways to Show Real Appreciation on Boss’s Day

PSOW Staff - Monday, October 14, 2019

Likeaboss 350X234 Ways to celebrate your workplace superior and to ensure your gift of gratitude is one that is treasured and remembered for years to come.  Read more

10.14.2019

Holiday Tipping Guide

PSOW Staff - Monday, December 10, 2018

Did you know that the tradition of tipping dates back to the 17th century? The practice first gained prominence when overnight guests at private homes would provide a sum of money, known as vails, to the host’s servants for services that had been performed or that were expected. The practice of tipping soon flourished with London coffeehouses and other commercial establishments soon adopting the practice. From that point in history until today, tipping is an expected monetary gift that is connected to service, particularly in such industries as hospitality, personal care and, yes, coffeehouses.  Read more

Holiday Tipping Guide
POSTED BY: PSOW Staff
12.10.2018

Andrew Loeb Shoenig—Associate Director for The Congressional Study Group—is the 2017 Winner of our National Protocol Officer’s Week “Protocol Memories of a Lifetime” Photo Contest

PSOW Staff - Monday, May 1, 2017

As any protocol officer who plans and orchestrates ceremonies, gift exchanges, presentations, international visits and special events knows, the most important thing to remember is to make a guest feel welcome. But what happens when something goes slightly off track? As the winner of our “Protocol Memories of a Lifetime” photo contest, Andrew Loeb Shoenig—associate director for the Congressional Studies Group—relays what happened after experiencing a gift exchange mistake with a foreign dignitary and how effective protocol practices helped save the day.  Read more

5.1.2017

Picture Perfect Protocol - Drama.No.

Guest Blogger - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

My initial Protocol Officer Training in May 2016 helps me daily here at USAID. Without hesitation, my favorite aspect of protocol is never quite knowing exactly what I will be asked to assist with, resolve, mediate, mitigate, or plan each day! No two are the same in my work life. I am tasked with new and different challenges regularly, and no matter what, I know I have a network of experts and references to look to for guidance - a network I nurture carefully.   Read more

Picture Perfect Protocol - Drama.No.
POSTED BY: Guest Blogger
3.28.2017
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