December 23rd, 2017

Christmas…… the special time when we cherish the gift of giving. This holiday gives us the opportunity to show our appreciation to loved ones through gifts to brighten their Christmas. Not only are the receivers of the gifts anxious about what’s under the wrapping paper, but the gift givers are also anxious to see the reactions of the recipients, if the gift was a hit or miss. The givers are hoping they made the right decisions with gifts they picked especially for you. Although it’s…

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December 8th, 2017

T’is the season for festive celebrations, and a renewed sense of hopefulness, holiday shopping, and legendary office parties. While workplace parties are a time to enjoy downtime with your coworkers and take your mind off of daily grind, it is critical not to lose yourself in the moment and to maintain your professional posture. Keep in mind that the office holiday party isn’t the last time you will see your coworkers and that you will see everyone in the office, bright and early on Monday…

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December 1st, 2017

I love the holiday season! Mr. Robertson and I always travel during Thanksgiving to be with his mom Wanda. Christmas season we slow down on the travel and settle in for celebrating in and around South Orange, NJ. ‘Tis the season to celebrate, decorate and entertain family and friends who we’ve missed and need to catch up with. Mostly we love a cocktail party, sometimes intimate with one or two other couples, or often a real house party featuring Chef Jesse or Smart Cookie. As I…

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November 22nd, 2017

Well can you believe it?! Thanksgiving is tomorrow. It marks the beginning of our holiday season. While I was in Bermuda I purchased a few wonderful things to prepare for the holidays. Preparation includes more than just a new linen tablecloth with matching napkins. As a jump start we would like to share a few Protocol International Thanksgiving Preparation tips Invite at least one non-family member to ensure that everyone is on their best behavior, help temper tensions, and extend the…

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November 16th, 2017

Whether you run a small business or a Fortune 500 corporation with international offices, these numbers speak volumes to your bottom line and success strategy. 1. Make Introductions Introducing new hires to their new colleagues and helping them to understand your company values goes a long way in solidifying workplace friendships and positive team relationships that lead to full engagement and retention. Give your new hire a brief intro to the team they’ll be joining, and get…

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