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Cathy Miller,
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25 overused business words phrases


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It's easy to fall into the trap of overused business words and phrases. This list shares 25 words/phrases and offers possible alternatives.

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25 overused business words phrases

  1. 1. Cathy Miller, Business Writer/Consultant (858) 344-9959 Alternatives for Overused Business Words/Phrases Business communication loses effectiveness with overused words or phrases. What was once creative becomes boring. Consider the context of your message. Keep business communication simple, clear and uniquely yours. View original post. Business Word/Phrase Possible Alternative At the end of the day Ultimately, finally Best-of-breed Specialists, experienced professionals Buy-in Agreement, commitment Circumvent Avoid, overcome Core competency Specialize in (describe), distinguished, excel Cutting edge Leading, progressive Drill down Analyze, review Facilitate Help, ease, make possible Game-changing Transform, make a difference Get on the same page Agree, support Get the ball rolling Start, begin, trigger Going forward Continue, in the future (or eliminate the phrase) Holistic Complete, full, integrated Impacted Affected, changed, influenced Innovative New (or describe what’s different) Key, Key point/ takeaways Major, important, critical Mindshare Awareness Paradigm shift Pattern change, significant change Push the envelope Take a risk, expand, try something new Raise the bar Higher standard, elevate Reach out Assist, support, ask, recruit, enlist Run the numbers Price, calculate Solution Answer (describe benefit) Think outside the box Imaginative, resourceful, different Value-added Beneficial, enhancement, additional service/product Win-win Mutually rewarding/beneficial, accommodation Below are common business words/phrases and possible alternatives.