In this post, I hope to acclimate you to a few of the resources that are housed at PlainLanguage.gov so that you will learn to integrate the guidance into your own work as well as to navigate the site on your own.
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Webinars truly are a great tool, or at least, they could be, if only those of us designing them knew more about our technology and took better advantage of it. Here are 5 features in Adobe Connect you can start using today to make your webinars more engaging.
Short of bribing them with contests and giveaways, here are five ways to make sure that people actually want to attend the webinars you host.
Learn how to write better email—email that actually gets a reply.
Good news: you do not have to be a full-time professional trainer to produce PowerPoints and training materials that coordinate well with one another. Here are a few tips that will help.
Writing clearly is hard enough without having to make gut-wrenching decisions about commas, spaces, hyphens, and quotation marks every few seconds. Thankfully, government writers have a sort of uniform code of conduct designed to make all government writing consistent. It’s called the Government Printing Office Style Manual, and it resolves many of the common, everyday… Read more »
Lots of things can go wrong when designing PowerPoints. Let’s talk about how to make PowerPoints right.
Language is not always black and white. In fact, 50 shades is probably an underestimate of all the grey! Still, the situation is not hopeless. We can communicate clearly and consistently without all the bickering. Here’s how.
Here are a few tips to make dress rehearsals part of your presentation preparation.