EXCEL 2016 Offers New Chart Types

If you have ever examined Excel’s charting tools, you may be wondering what other chart types could there be as previous versions of Excel offered eleven chart types.  These included Column, Line, Pie, Bar, Area, X Y (Scatter), Stock, Surface, Doughnut, Bubble, and Radar. Microsoft’s newest version, EXCEL 2016, brings with it some new and Continue Reading…


Congratulations to Professor Dee Hobson!

Congratulations to Professor Dee Hobson on being selected as Richland College’s 2016-2017 Excellence in Teaching recipient! “Dee,” as she is known to colleagues and to many of her students, is a full-time BOSS faculty member in Richland’s BOSS program, where she has taught for the past 17 years. Dee holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Continue Reading…


Introducing Excel 2016’s New IFS Function!

Have you ever needed to establish categories or summary ranges for numerical information? Let’s say you have the feedback from a seminar that was held earlier this year, and you’ve chosen the categories of Excellent, Satisfactory, Needs Improvement, and Unsatisfactory to help determine what items need improvement or attention as you plan future seminars. In Continue Reading…


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…