May 1st, 2017

  One of America’s fastest growing spectator sports today, is golf. Also, commonly known as a “gentlemen’s sport”, golf is a game with the objective of depositing a small ball into a specific number of cups/holes, using as few strokes as possible. The standard course is normally more than 6,000 yards, approximately 4 miles in length and consists of 18 numbered holes.   Although golf seems like a fairly simple sport, it takes a great deal of skill and focus to play the…

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April 14th, 2017

A few days ago, while dining, I found myself in an awkward situation. I ran across a colleague, whom I hadn’t seen in a while. I was very excited and anxious to catch up on events that may have transpired since we last spoke or seen one another. Although I was elated to see this person, I was also on my way to the restroom when we encountered each other. No problem, I thought, I’d just explain that I would be right back and we could continue our catch-up. As it turned out, I couldn’t seem…

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April 7th, 2017

    Today’s technology finds us communicating almost exclusively by email, text and other electronic means.  But since April is National Letter Writing Month, let us be reminded of the special feeling we get when we receive a letter from those we want most to hear from…it’s like receiving a gift. In actuality, it is a gift, a gift of the time and thought that goes into putting pen to paper.  Letters demonstrate a level of significance to the recipient! So, if…

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March 31st, 2017

March 26-April 1 is National Protocol Officer’s Week! This is a very important week in the protocol community and on behalf of Protocol International, we would like to recognize all of the key people in the protocol community. We extend a huge appreciation for every workshop, ceremony, meeting, certification it took to become a protocol officer! Protocol officers play a vital role in ensuring day-to-day business is handled in a compliant and professional way. Protocol officers plan and…

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March 25th, 2017

According to dictionary.com, a habit is defined as an acquired behavior pattern regularly followed until it has become almost voluntary. Most would agree that habits are a part of our personality and everyone has their own set of habits, good or bad. In this newsletter we’d like to focus on what happens when those habits begin to impact our effectiveness on the job. On behalf of Protocol International, we’ve highlighted a few habits that can affect your performance in the…

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