Microsoft Office 2016 (Office 365) BOSS Classes Are Here!!!

Do you need to learn Microsoft Office or update your Microsoft Office skills? GET DIGITALLY PREPARED TODAY by taking one or more Microsoft Office productivity software classes—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, or Publisher—through Richland College’s BOSS Program. REGISTRATION is going on now through Saturday, August 20, 2016, for full-semester classes. For online and flex-term classes, registration Continue Reading…


Why You Should Learn Excel!

Click on the YouTube video below to listen to the song that was created by University of Texas Professor Clint Tuttle and get an entertaining, enlightening serenade on why you should learn Microsoft Excel. According to a 2015 U.S. News & World Report article, “If you want a better job, master Excel.” Middle-skill Jobs—those jobs Continue Reading…


Watch Your Mobile Manners!

With the widespread use of mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and smartwatches for communicating in the business environment, it’s important to remember the role of manners and why using good mobile etiquette counts. Here are some are tips you should keep in mind when communicating on your mobile device. (Please click twice on the Continue Reading…


Public Speaking Tips Video

If you suffer from stage fright every time you are asked to make a presentation in front of a group of people, this video was made for you! Created by the Richland College Speech Faculty, the video was prepared to help instructors remind students of important public speaking behaviors prior to giving a presentation. If Continue Reading…


Watch Your International Manners! Important Don’ts to Observe in 15 Countries

Click on this link to take a look at the Business Insider graphic that was created by authors Sarah Schmalbruch and Samantha Lee on what NOT TO DO when visiting any of the following 15 countries. Body language along with other overt actions are very important components of your communications, and they should be kept Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: Coordination in Successful Teamwork

By Royce Murcherson In the last blog, I talked about collaboration as part of an overall team structure that helps colleagues come together to craft solutions and improve processes. Communication is also a key component in collaboration, for without communication there can be no real collaboration. And without coordination, the fruits of communication and collaboration Continue Reading…


Are You Ready for These Administrative Assistant Positions???

                Click on this image to find out more about administrative assistant positions that have recently been posted by Texas Instruments. Be sure to pay close attention to the qualifications and skills that are required for these jobs. Improve your hiring chances by making sure your skills are Continue Reading…


Calculations Quickly!

Here’s a quick but very useful Excel tip.  It is especially helpful when performing calculations on lengthy columns.  Give this tip a try to see if you like this method better than dragging the fill handle down, which is the method used by many who work with Excel daily.  It is easy and very fast! For Continue Reading…


Exploring New Features in Word 2016

With Word 2016 making its debut last September and now that the year 2016 has arrived, it’s a good time to explore some of the new features that are in this latest version of Word. Use the Tell Me Feature This feature can help you get the answers (and steps) to tasks quickly and easily. Continue Reading…


Writing to Win: COLLABORATION, the Second ‘C’ in Success

by Royce Murcherson In the last blog post, I talked about teamwork in the workplace being more effective when communication, collaboration, and coordination are at the center. I began the discussion focusing on the importance of effective communication. It should be concise. It should present information in the form of a well thought out plan.  Continue Reading…