Corporate buzz words/phrases that drive you crazy

Buzz words/phrases that make you want to leap off of the roof of your house
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😎 Sales Skills
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Justatitle
Politicker
13
Mid Market AE
Oh good this is my trigger in no particular order
- “scaling”
- “flywheel”
- “hyper growth”
- “unicorn”
- “culture”
-“patience” 
DrSmallprint
Politicker
4
Account Executive
"Culture" translates to "we are going to pay you less but there's a foosball table!"
slaydie
Politicker
1
Account Executive
Im going to upvote the "unicorn" and add "purple squirrel" They both make me cringe.
Justatitle
Politicker
0
Mid Market AE
Oooo good one with purple squirrel
Stratifyz
Opinionated
0
Account Executive
Purple squirrel is a new one for me - is this the same reference as unicorn?
Justatitle
Politicker
2
Mid Market AE
No. It’s to describe someone looking for something that doesn’t exist. 
slaydie
Politicker
0
Account Executive
bingo! All my prospects are looking for the purple squirrel
vet2rep
Good Citizen
1
Account Executive
This is the most accurate list. 
Corpslovechild
Politicker
0
Inbound Sales Manager
Flywheel is only acceptable if you work in a bike shop. 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
7
Retired King of the Coors Knights
Not a sales one, but it was used incorrectly by one of our VPs in a sales setting.

GVP (65, "good ol boy" type of personality) in a QBR yelled at a female rep to "Stop hiding the salami". 

What he meant was "stop sandbagging your forecast" however that phrase does not mean what he thought it meant and it was both hilarious and painfully awkward.
funcoupons
WR Officer
5
👑
Low hanging fruit puts a picture of saggy balls in my head so I'll go with that. 
TheSolicitorGeneral
Politicker
3
Small Market AE
Ngl I’ve used circle back in the past with my wife and I absolutely hate myself for it
homeschooled
Opinionated
3
Executive Client Partner
"Double click on that"
ChiefGreef45
Catalyst
0
Account Executive
Oh yeah this one makes me cringe
homeschooled
Opinionated
0
Executive Client Partner
Ya… and there are so many other things you can describe “going into more detail”.
countingmyinterest
Politicker
3
Account Executive
I use low hanging fruit... "touch base" is another one that I satirically started using but now it's part of my regular vocab. 

"Boil the ocean" is another one. 
Nairobi
Politicker
2
SR. BDR
I wished there was the option "All of the above" but Synergies just makes me laugh all the time
paddy
WR Officer
2
Director of Business Development
Idk if this is a buzzword /phrase but lately it's become one because of remote meetings: "Can you hear me okay??"
funcoupons
WR Officer
3
👑
Can everybody see my screen???? 
looper1010
Celebrated Contributor
2
Solutions Specialist
"It is what it is" drives me crazy
TheDeplorable
Politicker
0
AE
Lazy phrase but also sometimes carries a lot of truth 
nomdeguerre
Valued Contributor
2
VP of Channel Partner Sales
All of the above... but also, "leaning in"... aaaarghph kill me now
sales4lyf
Politicker
2
Business Development Manager
The one that really gets to me is ‘we need to approach this holistically’ 
TheDeplorable
Politicker
0
AE
like what the hell does that mean? lol
BuffaloChickenWingCLT
Good Citizen
2
Team Lead
"Transparency" means they are lying to you or have a hidden agenda. Love transparency!
Incognito
WR Officer
1
Master of Disaster
"think about things a little bit differently" = kill me now
AssistantToTheRegional
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
“Double click” when used not to describe actually double clicking… “Let’s double click on that”
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
0
Account Manager
This is my first time hearing that one but it is definitely cringe af. Are they referring to moving forward with something?
AssistantToTheRegional
Politicker
1
Enterprise Account Executive
Not moving forward with something…more like “let me further explain it to you”
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
0
Account Manager
Super cringe, we should RIGHT click that shit and send it to the recycle bin…
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
1
Account Manager
people that use “right” where they would normally say “um”
dryspongebob
Opinionated
1
Business Development Manager
“Empowered”, they emptied it of all of its meaning
Sgt_Trollingham
Valued Contributor
1
Business Development Director
I am guilty of using and hating most of these... I might need some kind of language therapy to get "low hanging fruit" out of my vocabulary... 
Squaddie
1
War Room Manager
Empower 
Opportunity 
sneakysnek
Politicker
1
KCSM
"optics"
"bridge the gap"
ventox35
Politicker
1
Director of Business Development
so and so needs "more polish".."we need to be polished"
circle back= death
"make sure you have you $h1t together!"
"livin the dream"
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