Corporate speak is so last century.
From formal conference presentations to corporate staff meetings, jargon and formality are dying a slow death. It’s about time. After all, we’re only human. It would be great if we’d just talk to one another.
Harvard Business Review researched this with corporate leaders. Separately, Alan Alda, in his program Stony Brook University, is teaching scientists how to speak in plain English.
Some call this dumbing down. We say it’s smartening up.
So stick with your smart-sounding talk if you want, but the big money is on those who can actually make a connection.
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