Overused Business Jargon Words


We’ve all used business jargon before. And yes, it does make communicating quicker – sometimes. But often it can lead to confusion; especially if you are trying to use words or phrases beyond their original meaning. 

CNBC.com recently posted the most overused business jargon words. For anyone working in a business or professional organization, these words often appear in everyday business communication. Whether it be in person, in an email, or during a phone conversation. 

Sometimes these words, whether they are called "jargon", "lingo", or "corporate speak" seem to fit the moment, often they do not. Many business jargon words used today are done so in an attempt to “elevate” their original meaning or to make the speaker appear more authoritative in their subject area. But usually, these words end up causing the person reading or hearing the word to be confused or unsure what exactly the speaker is trying to convey.

It’s important to remember that these “catchphrases”, though sometimes helpful, are usually not the best word or phrase to use in certain situations. That’s why it’s important to be clear and concise in all your business communications, both in print, digital, and on the phone. 

Watch the video and see how many of these words you use daily. Try to choose better, clearer words and phrases for each of them.

I wrote and produced this video.

You can read the original article here.