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A Resource For You

By Correct On Campus / July 29, 2022 / Comments Off on A Resource For You

I have a great resource for you. It’s the protocol officer’s association, an amazing organization for special events planners, chiefs of staff, people who work in government relations, international affairs, for hospitals, corporations, the military, who manage official residences, and for all of us who welcome distinguished guests, famous people, elected officials, or who plan…

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George Washington

Happy Birthday to the Father of American Protocol

By Correct On Campus / February 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Happy Birthday to the Father of American Protocol

  Tuesday is George Washington’s birthday and while most things many Americans assume to be true about him are not (no, his false teeth were not made from wood and he didn’t chop down the cherry tree), there is one fact that is true: He defined the conduct of the office of the president of…

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The Mace Was Missed

By Correct On Campus / January 25, 2021 / Comments Off on The Mace Was Missed

Eagle-eyed ceremony planners no doubt noticed a traditional symbol was missing from the platform at President Biden’s inauguration. The Mace of the Republic which symbolizes the authority of the House of Representatives was not present. On a typical inauguration day, the House of Representatives goes into session, then recesses to walk as a group to…

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Books for Campus Events Planners

By Correct On Campus / March 20, 2019 / Comments Off on Books for Campus Events Planners

  I’m proud to announce that updated editions of two of my most popular books, Special Events Planning for Success, 3rdedition, and Etiquette and Protocol A Guide for Campus Events, 2ndedition, are now available from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Both have been extensively updated to reflect our current societal norms including everything from…

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Protocol Professionals Make Events Run Smoothly

By Correct On Campus / October 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Protocol Professionals Make Events Run Smoothly

People often ask me what protocol professionals do. The simple answer is we ensure that things run smoothly so that business can be accomplished and relationships can develop without the distraction of logistics. We just finished one of my favorite events of the year, the week The University of Alabama in Huntsville hosts the annual…

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It’s National Business Etiquette Week

By Correct On Campus / June 4, 2018 / Comments Off on It’s National Business Etiquette Week

It is National Business Etiquette Week, a chance to enhance your personal brand by practicing polished professional manners. Here are 20 ways to celebrate: Sending someone a hand written thank-you note. Taking a colleague to lunch to say thanks for all he or she does to help you be successful. Volunteering to get the mail…

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Ceremonies Connect Past, Envision Future

By Correct On Campus / May 21, 2018 / Comments Off on Ceremonies Connect Past, Envision Future

For a person who plans ceremonies, there is nothing to compare with a royal wedding! On Saturday, I was up early, fixed a pot of tea with fresh scones, strawberry jam and whipped cream (the closest I could get to clotted cream in northern Alabama) and glued myself to my computer to soak in every…

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Alexander Hamilton To Get Honorary Degree

By Correct On Campus / April 30, 2018 / Comments Off on Alexander Hamilton To Get Honorary Degree

Even though he died in 1804, Alexander Hamilton is going to receive an honorary degree from Albany Law School at the college’s spring commencement. Honorary degrees, higher education’s most prestigious recognition, are reserved for eminent individuals with national or international reputations. Hamilton certainly qualifies. He was one of the nation’s founding fathers, had a distinguished…

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Perception is Reality

By Correct On Campus / July 9, 2017 / Comments Off on Perception is Reality

  We will likely never know the true intention of New Jersey Gov. Christies’ July 4 weekend trip to his private beach while the adjacent state park beach was closed due to his government‘s shutdown. Was it a “let them eat cake” gesture, or simply a callous obliviousness to how his behavior would be perceived?…

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