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 tipsInvite 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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May 29th, 2017

While the timing and severity of an allergy season vary across the country, spring allergies usually begin in February and last until early summer.  I think we can agree that they are in full bloom during the month of May, Allergy Awareness Month.  However, year round, people are affected by allergies and the common cold. While you are protecting your own health, displaying proper etiquette when you aren’t feeling well shows that you are also considerate of the health of…

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May 24th, 2017

An entrepreneur  is described as ” Someone with the capacity and willingness to develop, organize and manage a business venture along with any of its risks in order to make a profit.”  I think we would all agree that  the most obvious example of entrepreneurship is the starting of new businesses. It seems that in today’s economy, opting out of your normal 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm job to spread your entrepreneurial wings has become…

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May 24th, 2017

Have you ever been in a situation where you were confused about which gesture of acknowledgement or greeting to use? Is a kiss on the cheek appropriate for family only? Is a handshake appropriate for only bosses and colleagues? Is a hug appropriate as a greeting or a parting gesture at any time?  A Social Kiss  The cheek kiss is popular in some cultures, but the United States is still behind on this trend.  If you are uncertain as to the appropriateness of…

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