Buzzwords. The rampant use is annoying as hell.
Have you ever listen to a speaker drone on for 20 minutes and wondered, “what the hell is he talking about?” Some folks are unable to speak without using certain popular phrases or words. Some people feel that the insertion of these words make the speaker seem more informed.
The words in parenthesis are what I think when I hear these overused lines.
Synergy. (I can’t really express what I need to say…hmmmm “synergy” sounds good. I’ll say it.)
Leverage. (When does this concept fit into a staff meeting?)
Issues. (my serious pet peeve – almost everything can be termed an issue – just sounds stupid to me)
Thinking outside the box. (C’mon – we’re operating inside the corporate box – it’s just something that people say but don’t really mean.)
X Factor. (Duh)
Win-Win. (Oh, please…)
Please stop the madness! Let’s have meetings and conversations without using ANY OF THESE WORDS OR PHRASES. Please.