WRITING TO WIN: Persuasion and Occasion in Internal Proposals

WRITING TO WIN: Persuasion and Occasion in Internal Proposals by Royce Murcherson, Ph.D., Professor of English, Richland College You are a professional. You want to be successful. You want your good ideas to be noticed and implemented. What’s the magic formula? You write to persuade. You create carefully crafted internal proposals that will cause your Continue Reading…

Twitter to the Rescue? How Administrative Professionals Can Use Twitter Tips From Colleagues to Stay Abreast!

Take a “working tip” from one of our BOSS students who is currently enrolled in Richland College’s online POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures course and how she discovered the merits of Twitter and that it can be a wonderful networking tool for helping administrative assistants (and others) get handy advice and tips from other admin Continue Reading…

The ABC’s of Email in Business Communication

by Royce Murcherson, Ph.D. Even though email is one of the most important forms of electronic communication, it is one of the most frequently misunderstood in terms of its impact on public opinion, professional dealings, and even personal relationships. In short, email carries a punch particularly when you are communicating with your colleagues and supervisors Continue Reading…

Five Easy Word Tips Every User Should Know

We all have our favorite Microsoft Word tips and shortcuts! My favorite shortcut is that pressing the F12 key opens the Word Save As dialog box. In this article, Susan Harkins shares five easy-to-implement tips that will simplify your Microsoft Word tasks. Another of my favorites, which she discusses in her first tip, explains how Continue Reading…

Basic International Business Tips—Part 2

This article is the second in a two-part series on improving your basic international business skills and manners. The first article was featured in the December 8, 2014 BOSS Blog. Consider taking POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication from the BOSS program at Richland College to help you enhance your written communication skills so that Continue Reading…

Using the Data Validation Feature in Excel  

Have you ever wished for a way to limit the data in an Excel cell to match certain parameters?  If so, the Data Validation feature located under the Data tab in the Data Tools group is for you!  It is a feature that is simple to use and offers several options. Let’s say that the Continue Reading…

Basic International Business Tips—Part 1 of 2

Perhaps you may have heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans,” and that statement certainly holds true when you or your boss have to do any international traveling. So, take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication course on what you should do to improve your basic Continue Reading…

What Students Really Need to Hear

These are not my words.  They are the words of another teacher, speaking for all teachers everywhere!  Please take 5 minutes to either read the article or watch the video by this inspiring and very dedicated teacher, Chase Mielke. Click here to watch the Video:  What Students Really Need to Hear or Click here to Continue Reading…