Use the 7 Cs to Become a More Successful Communicator

Having a successful career depends on your ability to communicate effectively with others in the workplace. To become a good communicator, make sure you are aware of those important aspects oral communication—tone of voice, eye contact, and other body language signals. Click the graphic below to review Evan Carmichael’s infographic on the 7 Cs of Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: Teamwork and the Three ‘C’s’ of Success

by Royce Murcherson, Ph.D. What are the real benefits of teamwork in business? Why is it increasingly important? Teamwork and team building are being used in business environments where the nature of the work is complex or multifaceted, not to mention fast-paced. Working in isolation as a single contributor may not be as productive as Continue Reading…


Megabytes, Gigabytes, Terabytes . . . Really?

These terms are usually used in the world of computing to describe disk space, or data storage space, and system memory. For instance, just a few years ago we were describing hard drive space using the term Megabytes. Today, Gigabytes and Terabytes are the most common terms being used to describe the size of a Continue Reading…


2016 List of “Banished” Words and Phrases

Careful writers and speakers use good judgement and variety when choosing their words and phrases. However, it seems as though each year generates a new list of words and phrases that have garnered particular misuse and abuse over the year by far too many communicators, who should know better but who seem to be caught Continue Reading…


7 Brilliant Ways to Start a Presentation

We’ve all been there: sitting at your computer viewing a blank PowerPoint slide with no idea  how to open or start your presentation. Let’s be honest; we’ve all struggled with the best ways to begin especially when getting your audience to listen is important to the success of your presentation. Want to catch the attention Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: THE INTERNAL PROPOSAL

by Royce Murcherson WHAT TYPE OF PROPOSAL SHOULD YOU EXPECT TO WRITE? Generally, large companies or corporations have entire departments staffed with professional proposal writers to write formal proposals. You should expect to write an informal internal proposal. WHAT IS IT EXACTLY? What’s a proposal? They come in various shapes and sizes. They can be Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: PICK UP THE TELEPHONE!

WRITING TO WIN: PICK UP THE TELEPHONE! by Royce Murcherson Effective written communication is absolutely essential in the workplace. I emphasize its importance in my book. I absolutely stress we must be strategic and persuasive when it comes to implementing beneficial change.   As much as I believe in the concept of creating a smart, intelligent Continue Reading…


Millennials: Make Sure Your Soft Skills Are Up To Par!

It doesn’t matter whether you are looking for a job, currently employed, or thinking about a promotion; if you were born sometime between the early 1980s and the early 2000s, please, please pay attention to your soft skills and make sure you are on par to make the most of your career success. Take the Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: The Importance of Trust in the Workplace

by Royce Murcherson Remember when you were a kid? When it came to what was good and what was bad, it was pretty clear. When you were good, there was ice cream in your future. When you were bad, it was off to the time out corner. It was never a case of either/or. Nowadays Continue Reading…