Are you annoyed by the way in which the increasing use of jargon and buzzwords
are undermining the clarity of communication? Then why not have a bit of
fun by playing Business Buzzword Bingo.
The purpose of the game is not to undermine people, but to draw attention
to the fact that there are many words that are creeping into the every day
vernacular of business that have no dictionary definition. How then can
we be sure that we all attach the same meaning to these words and phrases?
So next time you are writing a proposal, presentation or report, don't
hide your message behind the ambiguity of buzzwords say what you want to
say in plain, direct English.
||drop dead date
||run that by me again
|bread and butter
||pushing the envelope
Hand out different Business Buzzword
Bingo cards to
your friends and colleagues. Then, during a meeting, seminar, presentation
or course, cross off any of the words on your card that you hear used.
The winner is the first person to get four words in a row or the person
with the most words crossed off at the end of the event. The "Bingo" square
in the centre of the card is a free square that counts as one word.
it is traditional to shout 'Bingo!' when you
have got four words in a row, you may like to devise a more subtle means
of announcing your victory.
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