Sunday, January 15, 2012

Business Meeting Jargon

Over the course of two and a half days, I was in meetings for work. They tend to get a little dry and I have to fight the urge not to zone out. This year, I played a little Business Meeting Bingo and kept track of repetitive jargon. Some might argue that this is in poor taste for those presenting, but it actually helped me to stay focused on the speaker's words. I present to you the results:

Private Viewing = 3 times by same person in two minutes
Work Together = 5 times in one very lengthy, run-on, sentence
Again = 4 times by same person in one minute
Work needs to be done = 5 times in one speech
Incentivize = 6 times throughout two days by different people
Um = 72+ (stopped keeping count) by same person in same speech
Touch base = Twice in one hour
Touch = 10 times in that same hour
Like that = 7 times be one person, 2 times by people asking questions back
Reports = 26+ times in fifteen minutes by three different people
Three hundred million dollars = 12+ times in same hour
Taxes = 19 times by same person in half an hour
Cogent = 3 times over the course of 2 days
At the end of the day = I counted 26, but have been told there were many more mentions

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