How Technical Writing Will Impact Your Everyday Life

Online shopping, electronic mail, cloud computing, chatbots, and virtual reality are changing our everyday lives. But these technological advances would not be the same without technical writing. Technical writing – including software documentation – is the instructions, user guides, and more that impact our use of these tech services. As our reliance on technology increases,Continue reading “How Technical Writing Will Impact Your Everyday Life”

3 Tips for Selling Effectively

People hate being sold to. If you tell them your product is an “awesome buy” and “there are only two left,” people will raise their hackles. Just think of the times you threw up a stop sign when someone tried to sell you services, gadgets, or discounted items you didn’t want. Regardless, everyone should learnContinue reading “3 Tips for Selling Effectively”

Why We Should Teach Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

When I was a little girl, I dreamed of marrying a wealthy business owner, and when I got older, I dreamed of becoming a successful business owner, but teachers and family had other plans for me. Instead, they wanted me to attend university and have a career as a doctor or dentist. Helping people andContinue reading “Why We Should Teach Kids to Be Entrepreneurs”

Skills Insight of the Day #11 Hugging at Work

Should you hug, high five, or fist bump your coworker? Hugging is a personal preference. Some people are huggers, while others prefer not to hug anyone who is not a close friend or family member. Not sure about what your coworker prefers? Ask for permission or pay close attention to clues. For example, your coworkerContinue reading “Skills Insight of the Day #11 Hugging at Work”

Why You Should Charge More to Keep Customers Happy

What should you do when your competitors charge cheaper rates? Should you lower your rates to stay in the game? Charging less may make sense, but it isn’t the best solution. The simple answer is you should charge more.  Here’s why. Think about how much money you save by buying a cheap pen at the dollarContinue reading “Why You Should Charge More to Keep Customers Happy”