PSOW Blog

"Memorable experiences are what protocol is about after all."

PSOW Staff - Sunday, March 25, 2018

During National Protocol Officer Week, we caught up with Andrew Loeb Shoenig, winner of last year’s NPOW contest who captured—on film—a minor protocol breach involving a US flag being gifted to the wrong dignitary and how he was able to reconcile the situation. This year, we catch up with Andrew to get his reflections on his recent PSOW complimentary training, his current plans as well as his thoughts on the importance of protocol in today’s world.  Read more

3.25.2018

Protocol in a Time of Tragedy: PSOW Graduates Help Florida International University Heal from a Tragedy

PSOW Staff - Thursday, March 22, 2018

During times of tragedy, we look for answers to help assuage our grief but we also long for a sense of order to help us restore stability in what can feel like a chaotic time. This is when protocol can be instrumental in helping us to properly pay our respects but to also help us regain a sense of normalcy. Nowhere was this truer than the response to the recent pedestrian bridge accident that took place on the campus of Florida International University in Miami.  Read more

3.22.2018

Announcement: Train to be a Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Consultant is now the Intercultural Etiquette and Protocol Trainer Course

PSOW Staff - Monday, November 27, 2017

We live in an exciting and challenging world—one in which our globe seems smaller and our business and personal relationships are untethered by the traditional boundaries of oceans, airspace and borders. Modern technology, politics, trade and governmental relations bring people of different cultures together more than ever and we all face the challenges and benefits of creating and maintaining these very powerful professional and personal connections.  Read more

11.27.2017

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 – 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
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