And I am not talking about the ability to speak in multiple languages in a meeting, rather the over-used terms that everyone has grown to hate (and can make you sound like you are trying way too hard and actually have no idea of what you are talking about).
Over the years I am sure many of you have played “bingo” with certain words in meetings. And it seems these words aren’t going away, just evolving into different, more elaborate ones. Although always great to see that some of the oldies are still in favour!
Forbes is even running a poll to vote on the most ridiculous ones. http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2012/annoying-business-jargons-12.html
Top tip – What not to say.
So before you get everyone on the same page to drink from the fire hose and give 110%, you may want to drill down and leverage some past learnings while thinking outside of the box. After all we have a hard stop so it will be a challenge to get our ducks in a row by then and take it to the next level. Phew!
If you know what’s good for your career you won’t use too many of these phrases – instead deliver your message in a clear and concise way, saying exactly what you mean, in the right tone and manner.
And after all… “it is what it is” (no sh*t!!!)