The Protocol School of Washington

The Protocol School of Washington’s

Honor & Respect

The Official Guide to Names,
Titles, and Forms of Address

By Robert Hickey

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“An essential purchase for all libraries”

  — Library Journal

“A must-have reference for all organizations with international affiliations”

— National Council for International Visitors

“A helpful guide, intricately researched”

  — The Washington Diplomat

“there is no better source than Honor & Respect

   — American Association of Law Libraries
Honor & Respect The Official Guide to Names, Titles, and Forms of Address by Robert Hickey

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Honor & Respect provides clear guidelines on how to:

• Address an official envelope and prepare the address block on a letter
• Write the best salutation
• Determine the right level of formality for the complimentary close
• Address an envelope for social correspondence or an invitation
• Prepare the inside envelope of an invitation
• Write a place card or a name badge
• Choose the best phrases when making a formal introduction
• Introduce one person to another
• Refer to the other person in a conversation

The Comprehensive Reference Covering More Officials, In More Organizations Than Any Book Available Today

• Social forms for doctors, lawyers, professors, judges, etc.
• Government officials from more than 180 countries: from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
• Executive, legislative, and judicial officials: both elected and appointed
• Military: armed services personnel including enlisted as well as officers
• Diplomats and representatives to international organizations
• Retired officers and former officials
• Officials with two honorifics or courtesy titles
• Religious officials: Every major religious group (many widely available here for the first time) including: Baha’i, Buddhist, Catholic, Christian Orthodox, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Jewish, Mormons, Protestant Christian (various denominations), Muslim (Shiite and Sunni), Salvation Army, Sikh, Zoroastrian, and more
•Ruling royal and noble families from every current form of government: kingdom, sultanate, duchy, principality, emirate, and others
• Native American tribal leaders
• Glossary of terms such as air marshal, bailiff, curate, elector, flag officer, governor-general, internuncio, legate, mufti, notary, privy councillor, rector, solicitor, viceroy, and many more
• How to use honorifics and courtesy titles such as the Honorable, the Honourable, the Reverend, Your Excellency,Your Eminence, and more
• Abbreviations and post nominals: academic, honorary, decorations, orders, and more
• Precedence and joint forms of address

Expanded & Updated Second Edition
6″ x 9″ hardcover library binding
576 pages with a complete index
Smyth-sewn to lie flat for easy reference.
Archival acid-free paper
ISBN: 978-0-9891886-0–9
Price: $80.00 + shipping and handling

Reviews of  Honor & Respect

“One doesn’t need to update this type of reference book often but this one is made to last and well worth the price. An essential purchase for all libraries.”
Library Journal

“… if you want a detailed, comprehensive, and up-to-date guide to names, titles, and forms of address—one that does not begin and end with the standard U.S. officials— there is no better source than Honor & Respect.”

AALL Spectrum: American Association of Law Libraries
“Need Guidance on Proper Forms of Address or Making Formal Introductions?”
North Carolina Legislative Library, Raleigh
“If it took him seven years to write it I think it may just take me 14 years to learn it!”
Trina Sams-Manning, Protocol Consultant, Washington, DC

“This book is an essential to anyone who works with government or military personnel.”

Review in Castle Crier, HECSA Library, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers

“… a must-have reference for all organizations with international affiliations …”

Sara Ahmed, NCIV Network News, National Council for International Visitors, Washington, DC
“a helpful guide … intricately researched”
The Washington Diplomat

“Robert Hickey’s book … is an invaluable resource”

PDI-POA, Protocol and Diplomacy International - Protocol Officers Association

“I recommend this book to every law firm, bank, university, and especially, government contractor, with whom I consult”

Susan Fitter Sloane, founder of Global Manners

“I keep it at arm’s length an refer to it whenever I need a clear definitive solution to an important question”

Jay H. Remer, Jr., Corporate International Protocol and Etiquette Consultant

“the bible of protocol/etiquette”

Tallulah, the Traveling Twilly , forum.purse.com

“this book can be your guide to doing it correctly”

Lanie Denslow, Worldwiseblog.com
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Robert Hickey, Author of

Robert Hickey

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Robert Hickey, deputy director of The Protocol School of Washington®  (PSOW), has been with the School since its first training in 1988.

Mr. Hickey presents on a variety of topics including personal diplomacy, official gifts, culture and flags, but is recognized for his knowledge on the use of titles and forms of address in official situations.

With the Protocol School he has presented classes all over the USA and in Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, Germany, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates.

He updated and revised the fourth edition of “The Blue Book of Stationery” with Pamela Eyring, published by Crane & Co., a guide to the use of stationery, invitations, and many other paper items for social and corporate correspondence and entertaining.

As part of the PSOW’s Protocol Officer Training™ – Level I Certification program, he teaches titles and forms of address and expands on the topics covered in this volume.

Mr. Hickey is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He was coordinator of publications at George Mason University, and an instructor in the Publication Specialist Program at George Washington University. He lives in New York City.

Author Photo: Brad Fowler
Book Photo: Marc Goodman

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