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buzzword

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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Summary : Don't just replace one buzzword with another buzzword.
A related problem is that buzzwords or catchphrases can marginalize what's important.
Here's a hint: The number of buzzwords used inversely correlates to the ability of the prospective outsourcer to demonstrate a deep history of delivery experience.
"Our annual buzzwords list demonstrates how UAE professionals are yet to fully utilize the LinkedIn platform to its maximum potential."
Career expert David Schwarz said using buzzwords not only makes your CV generic, but it can give the impression that you are trying to mislead your prospective employer.
For a possible window into what's to come, the New York Times has assembled an (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/06/us/politics/convention-word-counts.html) infographic measuring some of the buzzwords most frequently used at the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
He highlights how using jargon can distract from the task in hand and alienate an audience, using a mixture of laugh-out-loud humour and research on the escalating use of buzzwords and jargon.
And the best way to get on an editor's bad side is to load these headlines with irritating cliches or buzzwords.
A study of 5,000 CVs sent to Birmingham company Bell Cornwall Recruitment found resumes "littered" with buzzwords.
Entertainer Lady Gaga, famed as much for her unusual costumes and stage outfits as her music, came second in the survey, by the Global Language Monitor organisation, of fashion buzzwords and phrases in magazines and newspapers and on the web.
LECTURERS have hit out at the rise in "marketing speak" - and the growing number of Government publications and public relations releases littered with unintelligible buzzwords and newly-coined phrases.
Pakistan, June 25 -- The last couple of decades have been fertile breeding grounds for buzzwords, those favourite crutches of mediocre minds that seek to obfuscate simple ideas with (always incorrectly used) complex jargon.
The answer to your question involves a wide range of practices and advice, but Let me start by identifying one of the most common mistakes businesspeople make when it comes to making themselves understood: Resorting to buzzwords and jargon.
It looks like the ABIM has hit most of the current buzzwords; however, excuse me for thinking that this is one more empty attempt to justify the existence of the ABIM.
Walston's website received more than 2,000 nominations for buzzwords and it has also become a popular feature on the Internet with nearly 10,000 folks receiving BuzzWhack's daily e-mail, Buzzword of the Day.