WASHINGTON, March 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — From Houdini to Copperfield, magicians have fascinated generations of audiences throughout time with their ability to create illusions, use sleight of hand and pull off many a trick to make mysterious and mind-boggling marvels. Just like their magical counterparts, protocol officers around the world also use their “magic” on a daily basis—working behind the scenes to properly plan and orchestrate V.I.P. visits, ceremonies, meetings and special events on local, regional and international stages. To celebrate the creative magic of protocol officers around the world, The Protocol School of Washington is sponsoring “The Magic of Protocol” contest as part of its annual National Protocol Officers Week (March 24-30).
“From personal experience, I know that protocol officers have to adhere to some of the most challenging procedures and strict governances known to any type of planner—whether it be corporate, educational or governmental,” said Pamela Eyring, president of The Protocol School of Washington. “From planning affairs of state to executing diplomatic occasions of every scale, it takes more than a hatful of magic to create a meaningful and memorable special event that also promotes decorum, etiquette and cross-cultural respect.”
To honor the magic that protocol officers perform throughout the world, “The Magic of Protocol” contest invites participants to showcase the magic, showmanship and illusion that protocol officers use to stage successful special events. Participants can either showcase a past event they have planned or observed or be creative and interpret the magic theme as it relates to the protocol field. Submissions can be in the form of videos; a visual presentation (i.e. PowerPoint); essay; white paper or social media posts. The winner of the contest will receive a complimentary tuition ($7,300 value) to any 2019 scheduled Protocol Officer Training offered by PSOW.
For details on submissions and to learn more about “National Protocol Officers Week” sponsored by The Protocol School of Washington, visit www.psow.edu.
THE PROTOCOL SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON (PSOW): Founded in 1988, PSOW is the only nationally accredited educational institution providing international protocol, cross-cultural awareness, business etiquette and image training preparing professionals with the critical behaviors necessary to build lasting business relationships. PSOW’s reach spans the globe with more than 4,500 graduates from 80+ countries.
SOURCE The Protocol School of Washington