Business Language Busters

Have you ever joined an organization and been confused by the amount of jargon and acronyms that people around you are using? Can business jargon ever be useful? The answer to these and many more questions are addressed in this topic. It will also provide explanations of common terms and tips on how to deal with scenarios where you’re all at sea with the language people are using around you.

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Course Code: OV-BLB

  • half-day live session delivered virtually or in-person | 6-8 hrs on-demand learning | 30-minute coaching session (optional extra for teams)

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

Have you ever joined an organization and been confused by the amount of shorthand and acronyms that people around you are using? Can business jargon ever be useful?

The answer to these and many more questions are addressed in this topic, including explanations of common business terms. You will also learn tips on how to ensure that your own language is inclusive and accessible, and how to apply the principles of “Plain English” to your communications to ensure that your message is received, understood, accepted and acted upon.

This course is aimed at anyone who would like to understand business jargon and improve their own communications by eliminating confusing, ambiguous and non-inclusive language.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explain the different types of corporate language and when they are commonly used
  • Identify when to use business jargon and when to avoid it
  • Apply the rules of “Plain English” to ensure that the intended meaning of your communication is understood
  • Take steps to mitigate the potential negative impact of overusing business jargon
  • The challenges of business language
  • The communication process
  • Making language inclusive and accessible
  • Translating common examples of business jargon
  • Using jargon to make a positive impact
  • Applying the principles of “Plain English”
  • Avoiding misunderstandings

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Live session delivered virtually or in-person. Up to 15 people per programme

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Available for delivery to groups and teams, our bite-size learning sessions are short bursts of knowledge covering the what, why, and how of a topic, and delivered at pace. Expert-led sessions can be delivered virtually, face-to-face, or you can choose a combination, and they can be run either standalone or up to three sessions in a day.

Business Jargon Busters

Business Jargon Busters

Course Code: VILT-BLB

  • 90-minute live session delivered virtually or in-person (Perfect for use as part of a blended learning programme)

  • This is available for groups and teams

  • Part of our Core Library

Communication is vitally important in all business, but how often does communication between people get lost due to misunderstandings of the terminology or terms used? This course looks at where these issues come from, and how they impact you and others around you in the workplace.
You will explore models of communication such as the Shannon–Weaver model and the 3Fs to better understand what goes on in the communication process and how we can make our communication clear, concise, and understood by our audience.

 

This course is suitable for anyone who would like to better understand business jargon and how it can disrupt the communication process

By the end of this session, you will be able to:

  • Identify the different kinds of jargon that exist
  • Know what the positives and negatives of using it can be
  • How to tailor your communication to your audience to make sure it is as impactful as possible
  • Plan and prepare how to deal with jargon in the workplace and how you can effectively overcome it
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Our award-winning learning content library is expertly created, easy to consume, and visually engaging and it can be experienced through a range of modalities - Fluidbooks, videos, animations, podcasts, infographics, quizzes and more. Use our digital learning content to support on-demand or blended learning provision within your organisation. Hundreds of topics are available in multiple global languages.

Business Language Busters

Business Language Busters

Core content

  • Business Language Busters Fluidbook
  • Business Language Busters Infographic
  • Business Language Busters Quiz
  • Business Language Busters Thrive in Five
  • Business Language Busters Animation
  • Apply Your Learning Action Plan
Business Language Busters
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Find out more about our learning content… we provide a range of formats and media types to support different learning styles, and time pressures and to keep the learning engaging. Find out more about the different modalities and view some examples…

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Use our building blocks approach to create a customized program to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need.
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To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customize what you need to.

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  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning program; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
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  • Videos/animations
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  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
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  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
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