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Jul

Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing

Why it’s not your fault it’s so hard to understand investing From The Globe and Mail with Rob Carrick Published: July, 2018 Original Post: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/article-why-its-not-your-fault-its-so-hard-to-understand-investing/ If investment-industry websites were books, the reviews would be brutal. “The problem with the copy that we’re reading and analyzing is that it is turgid, dense and complex,” said Fergal …

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Jun

Fund houses named and shamed for failing to speak plain English

Fund houses named and shamed for failing to speak plain English From Portfolio Adviser with Sonia Rach Published: June, 2018 Original Post: https://portfolio-adviser.com/fund-houses-named-and-shamed-for-failing-to-speak-plain-english/ Asset managers’ failure to speak plain English has been blamed on increasing compliance requirements as a report names and shames asset managers that use the most obscure language, long sentences and jargon …

13
Jun

Asset management websites not promoting trust

98.5% of asset management companies’ websites don’t meet basic readability levels – latest research Asset management websites not promoting trust, according to VisibleThread’s 2018 Website Clarity Index.   BALTIMORE, June 13, 2018 – VisibleThread, the content optimization vendor, has released the results of its global clear language study of 69 asset management firms. This follows from the …

15
May

VisibleThread and ClearMark Awards recognizes plain language superstars

VisibleThread and ClearMark Awards recognizes plain language superstars   The Center for Plain Language hosted the annual ClearMark Awards this month. These awards promote the use of clear language in North American organizations. It judges entrants in various categories based on their use of clean, plain language. VisibleThread sponsored the event and we’re pleased to …

6
Apr

VisibleThread Users Conference | March 2018

VisibleThread Users Conference – 2018 Optimize your investment in VisibleThread – Drive better efficiency & Compliance – Customer Best Practice – New Product Releases; VT Docs 3.0 – VT Communications Suite & VT Readability – and more We had a really great users’ conference this year in Reston, Virginia. Here are the recordings and slide …

15
Mar

Ireland Minister of Communications meets VisibleThread to discuss Clarity in Gov Communications

Ireland Minister of Communications meets VisibleThread to discuss Clarity in Gov Communications Eric Muraven, VisibleThread’s Vice-President of Strategic Alliances and Partners, recently attended an Enterprise Ireland event in Toronto, Canada. Also in attendance were: Minister Denis Naughten, Irish Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ambassador Jim Kelly, Ireland’s ambassador to Canada, and Other Irish …

7
Mar

Words Matter – Driving better Citizen Engagement in Irish Government | March 2018

Words Matter – Driving better Citizen Engagement in Irish Government Slide Decks This event is now over. It occurred on Wednesday the 7th March. Here are the slide decks. Session 1: Effective Content for Better Government Engagement Shane Diffily, Consultant, Author and Content Strategist Download: Effective Content for better Government Engagement Session 2: The Irish Revenue …

17
Nov

Analysis Finds Australian Government Procurement Language May Create Waste and Higher Costs

Analysis Finds Australian Government Procurement Language May Create Waste and Higher Costs VisibleThread 2017 Study of Australian Government Tender Document Finds Poor Readability Across Key Sections.   SYDNEY, Nov. 17, 2017 – VisibleThread published findings today of an analysis of the Australian Government procurement documents.  The report finds key sections of Commonwealth Tenders have very poor …

31
Oct

How VMware use VisibleThread to quality check Contracts and Proposals – Webinar: Slide Deck & Recording

How VMware use VisibleThread to quality check Contracts and Proposals Webinar: Slide Deck & Recording This webinar is now over. It occurred on Thursday the 16th November. Here are the slides and recording. And here is the original webinar description:   We’re delighted to have Pete Brandano & Geoff d’Alelio of VMware present this webinar. …

10
Oct

User Experience: Why Words (really) Matter in UX

User Experience: Why Words (really) Matter in UX From Website Magazine with Fergal McGovern Published: October, 2017 Original Post: https://www.websitemagazine.com/blog/user-experience-why-words-really-matter-in-ux There are thousands of words on your website. Are they helping or hurting your user experience (UX)? The guiding principle for modern websites is to drive a streamlined user experience. For very good reason teams …

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