It’s About Synergy… And All That Other Jargon

200433777-001This blog post is going to be a real game changer. I’m going to push the envelope and take a more integrated approach in hopes of creating a true paradigm shift that will ultimately lead to a more robust blog experience for you, the reader. You’ll be forced to think outside the box as I present a dynamic plan to stay ahead of the curve. This post isn’t just about spitballing ideas. No. At this juncture, taking a shotgun approach won’t help me gain any traction. So, I’m foregoing the traditional dog and pony show and getting down to brass tacks. I’m cutting through the red tape and getting my ducks in a row. I’ve already hammered out the details and in order to get the most bang for my buck I need to just lay it all out on the table – let’s give all that overused business jargon a rest!

We’ve all heard it – in meetings, on the phone, and even in casual conversations around the office. Business jargon gets tossed around the workplace with reckless abandon. Next time you’re sitting through a lengthy strategic planning session or project briefing, listen closely to see how many cliché phrases you can pick up on. You could even turn it into a game of business jargon bingo (Lingo Bingo?).

However, if you’re the one presenting, try to steer clear of jargon. The best tactic when you want to emphasize a point is to be direct and succinct. Overloading a discussion with the same old tired expressions we’ve all heard a thousand times often ends up diluting your overall message.

But circling back, I don’t want you to think of this post as simply a knowledge transfer. We want to hear from you. What are some of your favorite business jargon? Let us know in the comments section – and then together we will truly be creating synergy.

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4 Responses to It’s About Synergy… And All That Other Jargon

  1. Christal May 3, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    I wanted to “reach out to you” today. (DRIVES ME INSANE!!!)

  2. Ron May 3, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Going forward, what are my takeaways?

  3. Ginny May 3, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    Favorite? What comes to my mind are the most hackneyed phrases.
    Ready for retirement are “bells and whistles,” “It IS what it IS,”
    and the “powers that be.” The last one always comes off negatively like “I am a nobody that is just allowed to tell you what a nobody I am and not qualified to say anything else.” And it also leaves the listener leaning in to find out who does have that power, but never finding out.

  4. scop September 12, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    jargon can be used, but you have to gage the audience or explain if the look like they do not understand.

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