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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. Successful Feedback Requires You To Take 3 Key Actions

2. If You Use These 10 Words, You Sound Smart (If You Use Them Correctly)

3. 5 Tips for Successful Productivity

Top 10 Most Popular Stories All-Time

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

1. Smart People Compose Emails at Work Using These 7 Phrases

2. 50 One-Sentence Life Lessons

3. If You Use These 7 Phrases at Work, You Sound Naïve

4. To Excel at Small Talk, Avoid Making These 5 Common Mistakes

5. 7 Words That Smart People Use in Everyday Conversations

6. 5 Bad Habits to Bust as Work from Home Becomes More Permanent

7. 5 Quotes from Tony Robbins on How to Live an Extraordinary Life

8. 50 One-Sentence Marketing Tips

9. Hard Times Can Make You Stronger and More Successful

10. 5 Things We Learn Too Late in Life

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Feedback only helps if you do something different because of it

Successful feedback requires you to take 3 key actions

“We all need people who will give us feedback. That’s how we improve.” — Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft

Feedback is one of the top drivers for personal and professional development.

It can only be effective if you are willing to listen to feedback, reflect, and act on it.

Feedback won’t help you unless you do something about what you hear.

Everyone believes that feedback is essential to growing professionally and personally.

“Feedback is the breakfast of champions.” — Ken Blanchard, an American author, business consultant, and motivational speaker

Feedback is a powerful way to understand your strengths, weaknesses, and…


Don’t look like you have no idea what you were talking about

If you use these 10 words, you sound smart (if you use them correctly)

Many people use words that they think they know. But they don’t.

Although people do this to sound intelligent, it can backfire badly.

One small mistake can cause your colleagues at work to focus only on the big word you tried to use and focus on how it comes across as though you don’t know what you are saying.

They don’t focus on your ideas. They instead concentrate on your words.

It ruins your credibility.

Are you try to sound smart at work to try to impress people?

Some words look similar and can make you sound more intelligent, but…


Subheads are one of the most overlooked yet critical parts of good articles, and they are the icing on your cake

If you focus on your subheads, you can improve your writing. Subheads are your icing on your cake.

What’s the most important thing you can do to improve writing?

Add subheads.

They are the icing on your cake. Subheads are the icing to your writing.

They help your readers quickly find what they are looking for when they read your article.

Why Are Subheads Essential to Great Writing?

If you think about your article as the cake, subheads are your icing. Most people will taste the icing instead of eating your entire cake.

Scanners look at subheads to get a gist of your article. They want to quickly know what the article is all about and what the main points are. …


Find out how to increase your productivity at work

5 tips for successful productivity

“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”— Peter Drucker, a management consultant, educator, and author

We all have a lot of work to do. We have many tasks. We have many expectations. For some, their to-do list is a mile long.

When you start your work today, how can you accomplish more? How can you get everything done? How can you make sure you have time for lunch and still be productive during the day?

Multitasking is not the answer. It has become popular because some people think you can do more with multitasking. …


Hint: Color impacts your audience’s mood

Why the color of your presentation slide deck matters

We are influenced by color. We associate things with specific colors. For example, red means stop at a stop sign. Green means go at a stoplight and yellow means caution.

Color is everywhere.

The key is to make sure you pick the right colors for your presentation slide deck. Suppose you are looking to relax your audience, then pale colors work. If you want to entertain and excite, then you go with brighter colors.

The colors you choose can impact your audience’s experience and influence action.

Making a great first impression is essential with your presentation.

Research says our brain…


These three simple tips can help you reverse the scale and remove the extra inches on your waistline

How to keep your body weight under check

Have you gained some pounds or put some extra inches on your waistline? Are you starting to feel more self-critical? Are you worried that this extra weight could lead to some health issues?

Rather than worry about things, it would help if you made some small yet powerful changes to your lifestyle. They can help you reverse the direction you are going on the scale and feel better about yourself.

Confident people are proud of their appearance and understand they feel more confident when they feel and look good.

“To lose confidence in one’s body is to lose confidence in…


Marketers should keep it simple to keep from confusing buyers

People say recycling is confusing, do they think your marketing is too?

“For many Americans, recycling ranks ahead of some of the most confusing things in life — more confusing than building Ikea furniture, doing their taxes, playing the stock market or understanding the opposite sex.” — Consumer Brands Association

Americans think recycling is more confusing than the opposite sex.

Let that sink in for a second.

No wonder Americans are not recycling.

According to a survey by the Consumer Brands Association, 68% of respondents said they assumed any product with symbols featuring all seven of the different recycling codes meant the item could be recycled. …


Effective and influential leaders possess these abilities

10 leadership skills every marketing leader should master

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” — John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States

Becoming a marketing leader at a company is often a goal for many marketers. If you are looking to become a marketing leader one day and want to know what skills they have mastered, this article will take a deep dive into what expertise they must have to become an influential marketing leader.

Leadership skills are essential to your marketing career because they help you in so many different areas:


Exercise makes you happier than money does

How regular exercise can boost your daily happiness

The happiest people are not the ones with the most money, but the ones who regularly work out.

Let that sink in. It’s exercise, not money, that leads to daily happiness.

Are you exercising almost every day? If not, you could be happier.

Research by Yale and Oxford discovered that regular exercise is more vital to good mental health than how much money you have.

Researchers analyzed data about the mental health of more than 1.2 million Americans. They learned that participants in the research who made exercise a priority felt bad about 35 days a year, on average. …

Matthew Royse

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