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buzz word

1. A word or phrase that has gained recent popularity, especially among a particular group of people or within a specific context. "Synergy" is a buzz word used to describe the concept of multiple organizations working together towards a common goal.
2. A popular word or phrase that is used so often that it loses its impact or meaning. The boss used so many corporate buzz words in our morning meeting that I'm not even sure I understand what he was trying to say. Harry lost his audience's attention when he started using buzz words during his presentation, which began to seem dull and unoriginal.
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Advertising and marketing have been the sectors traditionally blamed for creating such terms as viral marketing or permission marketing and inevitably these terms now have their own buzzword - adspeak.
Dilbert creator Scott Adams regularly slaughters buzzwords in his strip, and people at some companies now play "buzzword bingo" -- a game where each participant in a meeting brings a list of buzzwords, and crosses off each one as managers use them.
Most resumes are a thicket of deadwood words and phrases - empty cliches, annoying jargon and recycled buzzwords," according to a report posted by Monster.
30% of marketers think vendors that use industry buzzwords are "full of it.
The Creative Group, a staffing agency for marketing and creative professionals, recently asked 400 advertising and marketing executives to list the most overused and annoying buzzwords.
A couple years ago, I created a list of seven overused buzzwords to avoid.
Whether it's a colleague speaking perplexing phrases in a meeting or a baffling corporate memo, the business buzzword blitz shows no sign of abating.
Buzzwords actually make our member profiles stand out for their lack of creativity and their uniformity," said Nada Enan, senior manager marketing and PR, LinkedIn MENA.
This month's issue touches on a lot of these buzzwords we heard over the course of three conferences.
While we all should be in harmonious synchronicity during this start-of-the-year mating dance, more often than not we instead become confused trying to understand the various buzzwords and catchphrases that each side of the negotiation throws at the other in order to impress.
Now that we're firmly into 2015, it's worth a renewed effort to avoid using these insidious buzzwords.
The technology services industry is rife with enough buzzwords to confuse most potential customers.
Looking back at the past few years, a variety of buzzwords have risen and fallen in terms of their popularity.
Visit the LinkedIn Blog to learn more about LinkedIn's 2013 buzzwords study and to download the infographic.
Melbourne, May 31 ( ANI ): If you are planning to polish up your CV, take note and stop using these buzzwords to sell yourself.