Friday, December 16, 2011

Talk Normal: Stop The Business Speak, Jargon And Waffle By Tim Phillips

Talk Normal: Stop the Business Speak, Jargon and Waffle

Talk Normal: Stop the Business Speak, Jargon and Waffle
By Tim Phillips

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Product Description

Most large companies have entire departments devoted to communications, but company mission statements and press releases are becoming harder to understand. With the humorous and sometimes poignant style of foolishness that plagues the world of "The Office" and the comic strip "Dilbert," Talk Normal addresses the ineffectiveness of corporate jargon and business communication. Tim Phillips covers everything from the advent of the nine-syllable word "operationalizational" to indecipherable press releases, to the fluff people put in their resumes.

Despite being based on the author's experience in a British environment, readers from any culture can easily draw parallels to their own workplace. Phillips discusses universal problems such as the inability to make a point, evasiveness and talking a lot of hot air.

In the same entertaining, satirical manner as his increasingly popular blog of the same name, Phillips takes a candid look at how ineffective business language has become. Full of excruciating examples of how not to write or speak, Talk Normal helps readers improve their communication at work while navigating the nightmare of management-speak.

Product Details
  • Amazon Sales Rank: #176805 in eBooks
  • Published on: 2011-10-28
  • Released on: 2011-10-28
  • Format: Kindle eBook
  • Number of items: 1
Editorial Reviews


"Talk Normal is both a lot of fun and extremely practical at the same time. It will leave you laughing and thinking more clearly...Be sure to check it out." -- Read the full 800-CEO-Read article here.

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"Talk Normal is...invested in improving the effect our language has on others. Phillips gives a welcome reminder that our priority should lie with communicating what we actually mean, rather than trying to signal how impressive we are." -- The Boston Globe

About the Author

Tim Phillips has been a journalist for 20 years. He has written for publications such as The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Sunday Times. He writes the popular blog "Talk Normal" in an effort to combat the poor communication and corporate jargon in the workplace. He is the author of Knockoff and Fit to Bust and co-author of Scoring Points, all published by Kogan Page.

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