Useful Business Idioms to Master and Buzzwords to Avoid

Your professional guide to business idioms and how to use them effectively.

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Professionals in every field and work setting share “jargon,” a common set of vocabulary that allows them to share information efficiently. Jargon and business idioms are acceptable if they are shared by members of a workplace, have a precise meaning, and are short cuts for lengthy concepts and terms. However, the overuse of buzzwords is a no-no. This course presents a range of useful jargon for navigating the corporate world and identifies phrases that should be avoided.

Choose How to Take the Course:

In our instructor-led, customized onsite workshop, your team will learn how to use idioms and jargon in business writing in a way that makes sense. The onsite courses are hosted at your facility and offered in one-, two-, or three-day sessions.

Learn more about onsite training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and incorporate a set of business-related and field-specific jargon for use in business writing
  • Compile a set of buzzwords and phrases to avoid
  • Appreciate differences in tone and formality between jargon and buzzwords

In our instructor-led, customized virtual workshop, your team of non-native speakers will learn strategies to write documents that native English speakers will find easy to read and understand. These virtual sessions are offered in one-, two-, or three-hour sessions.

Learn more about virtual training here.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand and incorporate a set of business-related and field-specific jargon for use in business writing
  • Compile a set of buzzwords and phrases to avoid
  • Appreciate differences in tone and formality between jargon and buzzwords
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What To Expect

Before the Course

  • A deep dive by our analysts into your team’s documents
  • A customized proposal that outlines the topics we propose to cover based on this analysis
  • A discovery/planning call to ensure that our plan meets your vision
  • Pre- and post-class assessment (depending on the package you choose)

During the Course

  • In-class exercises that give participants opportunities to apply concepts
  • Breakout sessions in which participants work collaboratively to apply concepts and solve writing problems
  • Examples of your team’s rewritten workplace samples to illustrate concepts
  • Real-time feedback from the instructor on breakouts
  • Micro-learning sessions
  • Socratic discussion
  • Opportunities for participants to ask questions

After the course

Depending which option you choose, your team can expect:

  • Scores on their’ post-class assessment
  • Access to our digital library, which includes short videos, quizzes, and other resources
  • Access to Option 1 of one of our online courses
  • Office hours, so that participants can meet with the instructor, share work, and get personalized feedback
  • Forums, which is a chat room that participants can use to ask questions and get answers from our team of writing professionals
  • Personalized coaching and feedback

Why Improve Your Team’s Business Writing Skills?

Communicating effectively in English as a non-native speaker can be challenging, but it isn’t impossible. In our customized workshops, your team will learn the skills needed to master writing business documents in English.

Clearer Communication

Better Documents

Your team will learn how to write targeted and more concise, precise business documents.

Projects that Meet Deadlines

Learning proven strategies to plan and write any document in English will help your team to meet project timelines while producing useful documents.

Increased Efficiency

When your team has the right tools, they’ll write better documents in less time, saving time, money, and resources.