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Rolls Royce: my most viewed Medium stories

This photo above is a Rolls Royce car. People misspell my name all the time, so I’m embracing the “c” in Royse for this article.

Trending and Most Popular Stories Right Now

These three articles are trending on Medium this week.

1. 5 Helpful Tips to Ensure You Pick the Best Photos for Your Content

2. 7 Tweaks To Make To Transform Your Entire Day

3. 5 Bad Leadership Behaviors That Seriously Destroy Trust

Top 10 Most Popular Stories All-Time

Here are the top 10 stories that people viewed the most since I started writing on…

Your images can make or break your content, so pick them wisely

How to pick the best photos for your content

A picture is worth a thousand words.

This is an adage that implies a single still image can convey complex ideas.

For example, when you look at this image of strawberries:

  • Did you imagine being at a strawberry field picking strawberries yourself?
  • Did you see how the strawberries look juicy?

Don’t forget that it’s the little things that can add up to big things

7 tweaks to make to transform your entire day

Even the most successful people need to change up their days. They need to find that little boost of energy. They need more self-control.

Minor tweaks to your day can go a long way to making you more successful.

Everyone wants to be more productive. It doesn’t matter what you…

These common email phrases make you sound petty

If you use these 5 phrases in an email, you sound passive aggressive

For better or worse, we live in our email inboxes. We get tons of emails every day.

Email is where business gets done. Relationships are formed. Information is communicated.

“Email is here to stay — it’s time we got better at using it.” …

It takes months to build trust and minutes to destroy it

3 bad leadership behaviors that seriously destroy trust

What takes a long time to create and a short time to destroy?


Leaders who are not consistent, disrespectful, and surprise their team will have difficulty building trust. Employees lose faith in leaders when the rules change, and there’s a different standard for different people.

One of the essential…

These roadblocks can put breaks on your digital marketing, but there are some ways to overcome them

5 obstacles holding you back from a digital marketing transformation

“The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it.” — Molière, a French dramatist

Companies have slowly transitioned to digital with their marketing efforts. The global pandemic fast-tracked this transformation.

Companies are working hard to transition their legacy and traditional marketing efforts toward digital to gain deeper insights into…

These tips will help you be more influential at work

3 things that persuasive people do differently to get what they want

Are you looking to be more persuasive at work?

You may be more influential than you realize. The key is to adjust your approach to workplace interactions, such as your confidence level.

Whether you share an idea, negotiate a salary, or ask for a favor at work, we often assume…

Find out what steps you can take to advance your career

7 simple yet powerful tips to build a successful career

“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi, an Indian leader

The world is competitive. There are a lot of people who want to succeed. You will have to work hard to get your share of success.

Are you thinking long and hard about what you need…

Upgrade your email marketing with more email opens, reads, and click-throughs

10 simple yet powerful tips for improving your email subject lines

Whether you like it or not, people judge your email by your subject line.

That’s why it is so essential to craft subject lines that will get people to open your email and then click-through.

Researchers found that 47% of marketers test different subject lines to optimize them. …

You can’t develop self-confidence overnight, but you can do some simple things to gain it back

10 ways to cultivate your confidence as a leader


It is a must for leadership. A leader with self-confidence is enthusiastic, thinks positively about the future, and takes risks to achieve goals.

Confidence helps you grab your audience’s attention, build deep and meaningful relationships, and grow your career.

What if you lack self-confidence? What do you do? …

Matthew Royse

Grow Your Career | Develop A Better You | Change Your Mind & Life | Corporate Man by Day | Entrepreneur by Night | Top Writer on Medium |

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