Writing to Win: The Great Untapped Talent Pool

by Royce Murcherson In previous posts, I have always stressed the fundamentals of persuasive business writing found in my book, The Guide to Persuasive Business Writing: A New Model that Gets Results. But lately, an important book, Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg has come to my attention. It’s an honest, frank work that focuses on Continue Reading…

Excel Formula Problems? Try These Troubleshooting Tips!

When you work with formulas in Microsoft Excel, there are sometimes some glitches. Excel is good about letting you know when there is an error and even offering some help. The Error Checking feature on the Formulas tab in the Formula Auditing Group will find errors such as Divide by zero errors or errors in Continue Reading…

Does Your Social Media Business Bio Contain These “Must Have” Ingredients?

Take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication course on what you should do to improve your business social media bio: Regardless of whether you are using LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, or other SM sites, follow this link to read Courtney Seiter’s excellent post on several important points to include in Continue Reading…

Did Your Ribbon Disappear?

One of the new features introduced in Office 2007 was the Ribbon interface.  The Ribbon is still a vital part of Office 2010 and the newest version, Office 2013. Some users become very frustrated because suddenly as they are hurriedly completing a task the buttons on the Ribbon are no longer visible and all that Continue Reading…

Are You Just Hearing, or Are You Listening Your Way to Success?

Take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 2312 Business Correspondence and Communication course on how to enhance your career and leadership success by developing effective listening skills. Some people don’t realize that there is a big difference between hearing and listening. As a result, they run the risk of jeopardizing their success at work Continue Reading…

Want to Be Successful in College?

How do you feel on your first day of a new semester? If it is your first semester, you are probably very apprehensive. If you are a returning college student, you may be excited or you may be anxious about meeting new people and facing new challenges. In either situation you are probably a bit Continue Reading…

9+ Reasons Why OneNote 2013 Can Help You Become More Successful!

Take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures course on how to increase your productivity and efficiency at the office. Like so many other things these days, projects at work seem to have many moving parts—some parts need your attention right away, and other tasks come later but are equally as Continue Reading…

Microsoft Certification

Do you have a job that uses Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, or PowerPoint? Have you been job hunting and continue to run across Word, PowerPoint and Excel on job descriptions? Becoming Microsoft certified in Word, Excel, Access, Outlook or PowerPoint could improve your resume. You might want to think about adding one (or several) Microsoft Continue Reading…