Un-Suck Your Jargon Speak
I’ve said it a gazillion times (well okay, a dozen times) –
jargony, buzzword speak in the workplace is ineffective,
annoying, confusing, uninspiring and, as the great book “Why
Business People Speak Like Idiots” concludes, it’s even
We need to remind ourselves that we do business with other
live human beings and we need to speak HUMAN to each other!
Which is why I love the instruction guide that comes with the
T-Mobile phone (it’s fun and conversational) and Ctex Software’s
voice mail message (it’s fun and conversational) and listening
to speeches from someone like Apple CEO Steve Jobs (for the
most part, he’s fun and conversational).
Now if you want to have some fun with this topic cruise over
to the website www.Unsuck-it.com, a site that translates common
workplace jargon into ever day language.
Mike’s Fun at Work Tip
Feeling unmotivated to dive into that lengthy to-do list of
goals? Create a numbered list of your goals, then to make it
a bit more fun to tackle them, roll a dice (or two) to determine
the order you dive into them, and commit to sticking to
whatever the dice tells you to do.
Quote of the Week
“The human need to play is a powerful one. When we ignore it, we
feel there is something missing in our lives.” Leo Buscaglia
It’s a Wacky World
Portland, Oregon comedian Bob Marley broke the record for the
longest standup comedy routine by joking for 40 straight hours.
And it wasn’t all just for the yuks and the fame, he managed to
raise $12,000 for a children’s hospital in the process.
Happy Hump day all. Remember, if you suppress the laughter, it
goes right to the thighs.
Copyright Michael Kerr, 2010 www.humoratwork.com
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