Lose the Lingo – Get Real!

“Let’s not present this to the client until it’s fully baked.”

“I’ll give you a call tomorrow so we can circle back on that project.” 

“That is low hanging fruit we can go after.”

Fully baked?  I didn’t know we were making brownies.   Low hanging fruit?  I thought we were closing a deal, not picking apples.

Business lingo- you hear it, you sometimes say it, and ew boy, it feels weird either way!  When we hear it, we are not impressed and when we say it, no one is buying it.  Let’s get real!

 Clients, partners, PEOPLE IN GENERAL appreciate when they are spoken to like normal people! 

We don’t have time to translate these ridiculous, old-school business phrases that somehow became the norm.  The next time someone throws the lingo your way, throw it back and GET REAL.  Fancy business lingo is not required to make a point and connect with people.  When in doubt, stick to what you know and feel comfortable in the way you deliver your message.


Nadene is an adopted Chicagoan who graduated from Indiana University, Kelley School of Business. She is a sales woman who specializes in technology solutions for business. Nadene is also a mentor, speaker and sales coach. You can find some of her amazing tips and tricks on her blog - Fresh On the Job and every Wednesday on Ms. Career Girl!

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