Demystifying VLookUp in Excel

  • May 17, 2010

Vertical look-ups or the VLookUp function in Excel has eluded many formula writers. See how a VLookUp works exactly the same way your brain does when you have to look...

10 quick tips for BlackBerry users

  • April 26, 2010

Are you maximizing all that your BlackBerry offers to simplify your life? Here are 10 shortcuts: 1. Create the @ symbol and the dot when typing e-mail addresses by...

PowerPoint makeover: Import Mishaps

  • April 22, 2010

Last week you learned about the best way to compose a PowerPoint presentation. I promised that we would troubleshoot a few of the common mishaps with that method. The...

4 PowerPoint rules you should follow

  • February 01, 2010

To help an audience tune in to your PowerPoint presentation instead of zoning out, stick to these four cardinal rules from communications coach Carmine Gallo when...

Starbucks and Internet Piracy

  • January 28, 2010

A woman on a talk radio show admitted to stealing sugar packets from her local Starbucks. But she expressed no shame. Indeed, she felt the theft was justified by the...

Are Your Clients Ignorant and Arrogant?

  • December 22, 2009

My late friend, the accomplished Michigan ad man James Alexander, once told me: “I can work with a client who is ignorant. I can work with a client who is...

Use salary reduction plan to lower tax

  • October 30, 2009

Suppose your employees regularly incur business expenses that are not reimbursed by your company. For example, they might personally pay for business travel or tools. If...

The "Preemptive Strike"

  • October 22, 2009

While making prospecting calls, you may often find you are receiving the same "put-offs" time and again – the pre-programmed responses prospects use to...