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“Diplomacy would be a daunting challenge without the rules of protocol”  Read more… Carmel Valley resident leads International Protocol Institute of California


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A five-day Intensive Training Programme covering International Protocol, Diplomacy and Cross-Cultural Relations launches in Dubai.  Read more…Khaleej Times Article

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Dubai to shine on the world stage at Expo 2020.  Read more…GulfNews

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JEDDAH – Adopting international protocols can play a long way in building relationships between two parties, according to international protocol specialist Marie Betts-Johnson who directs the International Protocol Institute of California and carries more than 30 years of expertise in international relations.  Read more…Saudi Gazette


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From chopsticks to temper tantrums, from Hong Kong to Beijing, etiquette is key!. Read more.  Read more…IPIC China Article

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Marie Betts-Johnson is Certainly One Woman Who Knows Her P’s and Q’s!

Let me first say that etiquette is not an excuse for snobbishness!  In fact, etiquette is the opposite to snobbishness!  True etiquette is simply having respect for others and doing your best to put everyone at ease, smoothing out the rough spots and showing consideration for ourselves, or clients and colleagues.  This creates a win-win situation for all-concerned and, in the bigger picture, avoids conflicts and misunderstandings. Read moreRSVP Magazine Article



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Printed articles authored by
Marie Betts-Johnson

  • “Before you start talking, know your cultural norms.”  Read more..SDBJ
  • “Rapport a key in building international strategy.”  Read more…SDBJ
  • “To avoid faux pas, be a scout and be prepared.”  Read more…SDBJ
  • “When calling client abroad, put smile in voice.” Read more…SDBJ
  • “Sharpen presentation skills.”  Read more…SDBJ
  • “American performance is a sorry showstopper,”( in Japan).   Read more…SDBJ
  • “Do stand on ceremony when in Scandinavia.”   Read more…SDBJ
  • “In the Middle East, hospitality essential for business.”   Read more…SDBJ
  • “The Germans take their manners seriously.”  Read more…SDBJ
  • “Good manners will translate into good business (in Mexico).”  Read more…SDBJ