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…

WRITING TO WIN: Handwriting in the Age of Electronic Communication

by Royce Murcherson As an author and teacher in today’s digital world, I am bombarded with email heralding messages of all sorts. But the messages that stand out most in my mind are the ones that arrived in a small envelope either slipped under my door or dropped in my mailbox. One in particular was Continue Reading…

WRITING TO WIN: A SKILL FOR EVERY CONSUMER

by guest editor Royce Murcherson WRITING TO WIN: A SKILL FOR EVERY CONSUMER Most of you probably think every consumer dispute can be resolved with a phone call to customer service. This is not always the case, and you will need to be prepared to push past routine customer service responses that may not satisfy Continue Reading…

Tips For Proofreading Your Own Work

“Yes, its happened to my before, has is aslo happened to you?” If anything similar to the above sentence has every happened to you (those “gotcha” typos), then take a “working tip” from Richland College’s POFT 1301 Business English and POFT 2312 Business Correspondence & Communication courses on how to improve your proofreading and editing skills… Continue Reading…

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…