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How to create sparklines in Microsoft ExcelSparklines enable you to visualize your data in a way that doesn’t involve squinting at numbers until they make sense. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to create them.
Top 5 ways to smoke out lies on résumésIf your job involves hiring, you know how frustrating it can be staring at all those résumés. Which claims are real, which are exaggerations and which are just flat-out lies?
4 tips for handling tough talks

Talking to employees about performance problems, attendance issues or an upcoming layoff can be difficult, but there are steps you can take to make those conversations easier. Here are four tips to help you.

4 strategies for being assertive

Colette Carlson, founder of Speak Your Truth and columnist for Business Management Daily's Administrative Professional Today newsletter, shares her four key points to being assertive, yet professional, to communicate what you want at work.

 

How to retain staff and increase profitsA revolving door of staff can be very costly, so it's important to spend time focusing on what's really motivating employees. Workplace expert and trainer Bonnie Low-Kramen provides her top eight tips for retaining staff.
How to create an interactive reporting tool in ExcelMicrosoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel shows you how to slice and dice data and present it in an attractive visual package.
Top 5 ‘lightning rod’ terms to avoid with employeesAs a manager, you know how important it is to use the correct employment terms with employees. Using the wrong terms can expose your company to expensive lawsuits. The top five “lightning rod” terms to avoid with employees:
Business trips: OneNote tips for travelers

There are a lot of moving parts to a business trip: air travel, hotel reservations, location logistics, and the list goes on. It gets especially complicated when the trip involves other people. Let OneNote coordinate it all.

Mastering the 3 most important motions in meetingsMany boards struggle with learning the basics of Robert’s Rules of Order. During this video, Certified Speaking Professional Susan Leahy gives her top tips on mastering the three essential motions used in most meetings.
Working with Tracked Changes in Word

Track Changes is a Word feature that allows you to see exactly what was changed in a document by using a kind of markup notation. Microsoft Certified Trainer Melissa Esquibel discusses the what, why and how of using this tool.

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