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Picture Perfect Protocol – The Eye of the Beholder

Guest Blogger - Thursday, March 30, 2017

When we think of something as picture perfect, we typically envision it as completely flawless, exactly right, ideal. In common usage, “picture perfect” typically refers to the end result or what people see and/or experience – as if one were looking through a camera lens and seeing a flawless composition. Picture perfect results don’t just happen – they are born of mindful planning. And true mastery comes when, during the planning and execution phases, we accept and embrace the idea that perfection is subjective and is not a one-size-fits-all proposition. We all have different “lenses” through which we see and interpret the world around us, and flawless execution demands that we consider these myriad perspectives.  Read more

3.30.2017

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.
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3.28.2017

Mastering the International Meeting

PSOW Staff - Monday, November 28, 2016

According to the 2016 American Express Grow Global Survey, an overwhelming majority of surveyed companies (90%) agree that international markets offer significant growth opportunities. However, growth certainly does not come without challenges, and the most significant concerns for those selling outside the U.S. include the ability to build relationships with foreign partners (75%).  Read more

Mastering the International Meeting
POSTED BY: PSOW Staff
11.28.2016

Presidential Protocol

Guest Blogger - Thursday, October 13, 2016

"International protocol consists of drawing a platform on which international relations grow and preserving mutual respect, no matter how big or small the countries may be." – Mr. Lahoud Lahoud, Chief of Protocol at the Presidency of the Republic of Lebanon (and graduate of The Protocol School of Washington). We are pleased, once again, to share another excerpt from An Expert’s Guide to International Protocol: Best Practices in Diplomatic and Corporate Relations co-authored by our friends Gilbert Monod de Froideville and Mark Verheul.  Read more

Presidential Protocol
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10.13.2016

“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

8.11.2016
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