Jargonized, Affected, and Confused

TalkShop board meeting tipsProfessionals have their own jargon as a way to bond and communicate with each other. In the corporate scene, however, there is business speak that gets more confusing with time, as more words and phrases find their way into board rooms and conference rooms.

For reference and fun, TalkShop has compiled some board meeting lines you will not hear from sensible and busy executives:

1. “Have you heard that the anointed has found himself in hot water at this juncture?”

2. “So the team is interfacing to brainstorm band-aid solutions.”

3. “Some have chimed-in suggestions as they determine the ballpark figure involved, comparing apples to apples, outsourcing remedies in the 11th hour, and awaiting the availability of the top banana for some face time.” (What a complicated way of saying someone is in trouble!)

TalkShop CEO, Sheila Viesca, says, “It is best to do away with jargon – padded words and affected language. Use concise English to communicate. The simpler the better, the shorter the better.

TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified training facility teaches teams to handle English conversations with great confidence and use eloquent articulation that does not mar the message.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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