Sunday, December 18, 2011

"I Don't Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore" - from Dan Pallotta, HBR

Harvard Business Review has a great blog post by Dan Pallotta about the meaningless words and phrases that creep into our business conversations (and presentations). 

For example, here is what he calls a combination of "Abstract Valley Girl 2.0 Acronymitis Using Meaningless Expressions"

"You should meet this guy with the SIO. He's sort of this kind of social entrepreneur thinking outside of the box in the sustainability space and working on these ideas around sort of web-based social media, and he's in a round two capital raise in the VP space with the people at SVNP." 

The next time you are presenting or having a business conversation, make sure you use real words with actual meaning so your audience can understand you. 

Read the rest of his post, "I Don't Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore" -
http://blogs.hbr.org/pallotta/2011/12/i-dont-understand-what-anyone.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+harvardbusiness+%28HBR.org%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

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