Picture Perfect Protocol

PSOW Staff - Thursday, March 23, 2017

When Don Henley wrote the lyrics “People love it when you lose, they love dirty laundry,” he probably never guessed the ever increasing prevalence of “dirty laundry” airing in today’s news cycles, especially when it comes to awkward or unflattering photography. But protocol officers who plan and orchestrate ceremonies, gift exchanges, presentations, international visits, meetings and special events stay focused on what is important – making their guests feel welcomed and capturing moments to remember.  Read more

Picture Perfect Protocol

Three Steps to Build Your University Precedence List

Guest Blogger - Monday, February 13, 2017

A common problem in academic events is determining the correct placement of guests for functions like seated dinners or an order of procession for academic ceremonies. In an environment where titles and tenure – not to mention donors, alumni, and students – are often steadfastly important, making the decision as to how stakeholders are positioned can be a stressful and politically daunting task.  Read more


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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Bill Clinton: What to Call Him if He Becomes the “First Husband”

PSOW Staff - Thursday, July 21, 2016

When Bill Clinton first won the presidency, the form of address used for him and the first lady, Hillary, was as follows: The President and Mrs. Clinton. This form of address fits into the traditional formula in writing: The President and Mrs. (Surname) and in conversation: Mr./Madam President and Mr./Mrs. (Surname). If Hillary Clinton wins the current presidential election, Bill Clinton will be a first: the first First Husband, Spouse, Partner, or Significant Other. So how will the White House staff address Bill Clinton?  Read more


What does it mean to be in protocol?

PSOW Staff - Friday, April 22, 2016

Protocol is the fine art and science of facilitating events for people of different cultures to find common purpose, engage strategic and sensitive issues, and create relationships and memories for a lifetime.  Read more

What does it mean to be in protocol?
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