30 May 2008

Buzzwords that don't work anymore.

Feel free to comment and add yours to the list or argue with mine.

  1. Convenient
  2. Unique
  3. Authentic
  4. Exciting
  5. Quick/Fast
  6. Consistent
  7. Out-of-the-box
  8. Synergy
  9. Paradigm shift
  10. Value-added
  11. Results-oriented (I've never met someone who admitted to aiming for NOT achieving results)
  12. Proactive (nevermind that the grammar purist in me still doesn't buy this made up word

You must use a human, accessible voice to talk to people about what you're trying to accomplish. I'm sure I could make this list into a top 100 (and I just might). Whatever story you're telling, it comes off as bogus when it's full of a bunch of trumped-up adjectives.

Honesty and humanity can speak volumes.

4 comments:

jonny goldstein said...

game changing. Egads, I hate that one.

Amber Naslund said...

Oh that's a good one!! Definitely will add to the list for the Top 100... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Add, " AT the end of the day...." I hate that!

Dr. Wright
www.wrightplacetv.com
www.twitter.com/drwright1

Bob said...

Heck, you can fill out your list of 100 by using Scott Adam's buzzword generator...

Jus' tryin' ta help! ;-)

30 May 2008

Buzzwords that don't work anymore.

Feel free to comment and add yours to the list or argue with mine.

  1. Convenient
  2. Unique
  3. Authentic
  4. Exciting
  5. Quick/Fast
  6. Consistent
  7. Out-of-the-box
  8. Synergy
  9. Paradigm shift
  10. Value-added
  11. Results-oriented (I've never met someone who admitted to aiming for NOT achieving results)
  12. Proactive (nevermind that the grammar purist in me still doesn't buy this made up word

You must use a human, accessible voice to talk to people about what you're trying to accomplish. I'm sure I could make this list into a top 100 (and I just might). Whatever story you're telling, it comes off as bogus when it's full of a bunch of trumped-up adjectives.

Honesty and humanity can speak volumes.

4 comments:

jonny goldstein said...

game changing. Egads, I hate that one.

Amber Naslund said...

Oh that's a good one!! Definitely will add to the list for the Top 100... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Add, " AT the end of the day...." I hate that!

Dr. Wright
www.wrightplacetv.com
www.twitter.com/drwright1

Bob said...

Heck, you can fill out your list of 100 by using Scott Adam's buzzword generator...

Jus' tryin' ta help! ;-)

30 May 2008

Buzzwords that don't work anymore.

Feel free to comment and add yours to the list or argue with mine.

  1. Convenient
  2. Unique
  3. Authentic
  4. Exciting
  5. Quick/Fast
  6. Consistent
  7. Out-of-the-box
  8. Synergy
  9. Paradigm shift
  10. Value-added
  11. Results-oriented (I've never met someone who admitted to aiming for NOT achieving results)
  12. Proactive (nevermind that the grammar purist in me still doesn't buy this made up word

You must use a human, accessible voice to talk to people about what you're trying to accomplish. I'm sure I could make this list into a top 100 (and I just might). Whatever story you're telling, it comes off as bogus when it's full of a bunch of trumped-up adjectives.

Honesty and humanity can speak volumes.

4 comments:

jonny goldstein said...

game changing. Egads, I hate that one.

Amber Naslund said...

Oh that's a good one!! Definitely will add to the list for the Top 100... Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Add, " AT the end of the day...." I hate that!

Dr. Wright
www.wrightplacetv.com
www.twitter.com/drwright1

Bob said...

Heck, you can fill out your list of 100 by using Scott Adam's buzzword generator...

Jus' tryin' ta help! ;-)