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Old 04-28-2013, 08:41 PM
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Originally Posted by ambient View Post
Based on almost a decade of professional experience, I can tell you that "business communication" consists primarily of ego-driven people clamoring over themselves to say obvious things, embellished with a hefty dose of predictable business jargon about "cross-collaborative", "paradigm", "cloud-driven", "buy-in", etc.

"We're still working toward buy-in for our new cross-collaborative, cloud-driven paradigm."

If you can say sht like this without a shame-filled impulse to punch yourself in the face, then you're going to be a great business communicator.

Although in my core communications class during my MBA we went the opposite way. First thing-- always state your point in normal language without jargon whether the news is good or bad. Nothing worse than burying bad news in a flowery speech.
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:09 AM
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I think that every business major should have to at least take this class. When I started to take upper level business courses, the professor explained to us that the reason that we had to do this was because employers in the area were complaining that people were graduating and they did not only know how to communicate, but that they could not even do the simplest of tasks, like writing a memo for example. So how is someone going to be a business major and not know how to write a memo? I don't know either lol
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