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Nov

FAR/DFAR – How to save time and automate your compliance process: Webinar

FAR/DFAR – How to save time and automate your compliance process: Webinar: Slide Deck & Recording  This webinar is now over. We held it on Thursday November 15th, 2018. And here is the original webinar description   If you’re a contracts or proposal manager for US federal programs, FAR and DFAR will be of vital …

8
Oct

Technology can help workers improve their written communication skills

Technology can help workers improve their written communication skills From HR News with Fergal McGovern Published: August 29, 2018 Original Post: https://hrnews.co.uk/technology-can-help-workers-improve-their-written-communication-skills/   The written word is still used extensively in our organisations. Just think of website content, FAQ documents, contracts, terms and conditions, customer journey drips, scripts for live chat… or your inbox. Emails …

8
Oct

Clear communication: empowering non-native (and native) English speakers to write better

Clear communication: empowering non-native (and native) English speakers to write better From HRZone with Fergal McGovern Published: September 5, 2018 Original Post: https://www.hrzone.com/talent/development/clear-communication-empowering-non-native-and-native-english-speakers-to-write   Clear communications are essential for organisations to function properly and it’s up to HR to come up with smart solutions to make this happen. Organisations rely on written communication. Website content, …

28
Aug

How to decide what is a good readability score?

How to decide what is a good readability score? When you first launch a plain language program and start scoring for readability, one of the first questions you’ll hear is; “what’s a good readability score?”. It’s a great question, and like many simple questions, it can be hard to provide a good answer. Here’s a …

20
Aug

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes

How to extract FAR clauses from RFPs in under 3 minutes If you’re a contracts or proposal manager working US federal programs, you’ll know the importance of the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulations) and DFAR (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations). And contractors working army contracts also review AFARS (Army Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement).

17
May

VisibleThread Docs 3.0: What’s New: Webinar – Slide Deck and Recording

VisibleThread Docs 3.0: What’s New– Webinar: Slide Deck & Recording  This webinar is now over. It occurred on Thursday the 17th May. Here are the slides and recording. And here is the original webinar description   Thanks to some great customer feedback, our latest VT Docs 3.0 release has many extensions that we think you’ll …

5
Jan

What Trump’s 7 Banned Words for the CDC Highlight About Corporate Communications Challenges

What Trump’s 7 Banned Words for the CDC Highlight About Corporate Communications Challenges   On December 15th, the Washington Post reported that the white house told the CDC (Center for Disease Control) not to use 7 specific words in their communications. The 7 banned words were: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based”. Various …

6
Nov

Are you paying attention to readability? Content is no longer king

Are you paying attention to readability? Content is no longer king   Marketers have been claiming that content is king for too long. Rather than creating lots of content, focus on the readability score of your content. That’s what the smart money is doing now. Content marketing is not new. The first evidence of a …

14
Sep

GDPR & Plain Language – How To Be Compliant

GDPR & Plain Language – How To Be Compliant GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) applies to all companies operating within the EU. US and international companies with an EU customer base must also comply. The mandate becomes law on 28th May 2018, and non-compliant companies risk forfeiting between 2%-4% of top line revenue. One of the core …

8
Sep

Fixing the Engine: The Car Hire Industry Must Resolve its Communication Problem

Fixing the Engine: The Car Hire Industry Must Resolve its Communication Problem The car rental industry is synonymous with poor customer service and badly-worded policies. It is time it started communicating in plain English for the benefit of customers   Picture the scene: after a tiring flight, you wait in line to pick up your …

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