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Integrating Plain Language in Your Corporate Culture

Integrating Plain Language in Your Corporate Culture Integrating plain language into your workplace culture means managing change. Some people may not immediately support or easily adapt to change. But, support, enthusiasm and commitment are all important aspects of becoming a plain language workplace. So how do you get people to make a long-term commitment to…

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Promote Creativity & Innovation through Award

To mark Creativity & Innovation Day today, April 21st, we encourage people to apply for the Cheryl Stephens Innovation Award that we sponsor. The award spotlights the work of inspiring members of the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN). The root of innovation is creativity. As Jeremy Johnson, co-founder & CEO of Andela, said, “Creativity is…

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Two ways to introduce and support plain language in your organization

Give people the motivation The importance of integration Adopting plain language can be a moderate change in direction or a massive switch in your methods. Either way, you will be asking colleagues to change how they do their work. To gain support integrate plain language considerations into existing methods. And promote its benefits to staff, customers, and investors.…

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Innovation Day 2019

February 16th, is Innovation Day. At skritswap we live innovation with our product development. And we are sponsoring an innovation award with the Plain Language Association International (PLAIN). We’ll announce the first recipient at the international conference  in Oslo this September 2019. The award honours the long and valuable services of our plain language expert…

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Tell it to me straight

January 9 is Word Nerd Day To celebrate Word Nerd Day on Janaury 9, 2019 (today) here’s a story from my childhood compared to the new way of writing in the business world today. As a kid, I read the dictionary. My dad bragged to my teachers about that. He was impressed by people with…

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Exploring “Jargogle” on Trivia Day

Shedding some clarity on trivia for Trivia Day, which is on January 4th. The day celebrates the entertainment value of trivia. We understand trivia to mean information of little value. Celebrating today are the people who remember these tidbits of information and enjoy sharing them. The original meaning of the word trivia contrasts with its…

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International Plain Language Day

Today, October 13th, is International Plain Language Day. Every year the occasion celebrates successful efforts to communicate important information to those who need it most.   Too often enterprises and governments devote too little time and money to ensure their communications are working.   Our goal must be effective communication because, as Rolo May has…

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