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Big Idea 2013: Genuine Communication

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Not many articles motivate me towards a blog response, however, this one did… “10 Things You Should Never Say at the Office” click title for article.

After reading it, I realized the terms are forms of “Disingenuous Communication“.

It seems people use “buzzwords / buzzterms” to avoid real topics and/or actions required.  Buzzwords make avoiding accountability easy because they fill our communication with”fluff”.

They detract from the real issues and allow people to avoid reality in what’s being communicated.  For example, when someone says “It is what it is” … what they are really saying is “I don’t know”… but few people in the workplace want to admit they don’t know something. “Fluff” terms keep them from having to.

I gave it more thought and wondered “How could I say what I mean… without using any of these terms?  What other terms are there?”  How could I be a more genuine communicator with my co-workers, customers, candidates and clients?”

Well, for one, I could simply say what I mean… we all could.

Here are things to say instead of the buzzwords/terms on the left:

Leverage –  “Influence” “Bargain” “Take Advantage” “Debate”

Reach out – “Call” ‘E-mail, “Communicate” or “Contact”

It is what it is – “It’s unfortunate”  “It’s a slow process” “It’s Challenging” “It’s Pointless” “I don’t know why it’s happening”

Viral –  “Popular”, “Mass-Marketed”, “Everyone’s doing it”, “Everyone is aware of it”

Game changer – “This Changes Everything” , “Stop and listen to what I’m about to say because it will change the way you live your life or do your job”

Disconnect – “I don’t think you understand”  “It appears you’re not listening”  “You must not have heard me”

Value-add – “You will get more with this option and here’s why”  “It’s advantageous” “The benefit to you is… ”

Circle back – “I will call you back”  “I will find out and get back to you”

Socialize –  “Tell those who need to know” “Communicate” “Mass Market”

Cutting edge – “Advanced”, “Recently released or developed” “I don’t know all the details, you should probably Google it”.

Hope you enjoyed this lighthearted post, let me know what you think by leaving a comment!

Happy Networking,

Terry aka “TerryJobs”

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(Job Posting) Financial Analyst – Sr. , Corporate Property Services

Happy Friday Job Spot Seattle,

Another awesomeWaMu Job! Please feel free to share this position with anyone who might be interested in a great opportunity or might know someone who is!

Financial Analyst – Sr. (CPS Facilities) / 433619

For a complete position description or if you’d like application
instructions please contact Terry Hall at terry.hall@wamu.net

This position is responsible for providing in-depth financial
analysis, budgeting / forecasting for real estate facility assets
within the Corporate Property Services Group.

Functional responsibilities include: monthly and quarterly variance
analysis and forecasting, seasonal trend analysis, performance
measurement (metrics), expense control, project financial planning,
business case analysis, reporting and ad hoc financial analyses,
industry benchmarking, and auditing.

Key Qualifications:
• 5-7 years relevant work experience, preferably in a finance or
facilities services capacity
• Degree resulting from graduation from a four-year college or
university with major course work in analysis or equivalent.
• Strong financial modeling and database experience

Washington Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace
differences, welcome diversity, and value a culture of respect.

Terry A. Hall
Corporate Recruiter
Corporate and Commercial Recruiting
Corporate Human Resources

Washington Mutual
1301 2nd Avenue, WMC1602
Seattle, WA 98101

Terry.Hall@wamu.net

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