Kick Jargon to the Curb

Let’s save the world and never say these things again:

  1. Pivot
  2. Warm hand off
  3. Lift up
  4. Deep dive
  5. Reach out
  6. Transparency
  7. Crosswalk
  8. Level set
  9. Resonate
  10. Heavy lift
  11. Course correct

(There are loads more, but I have to stop. I’m about to barf.)

Instead, let’s just say what we mean:

  • Pivot: Let’s try something else.
  • Warm hand off: I’ll introduce you.
  • Lift up: This is important.
  • Deep dive: There’s lots to talk about.
  • Reach out: Feel free to contact me.
  • Transparency: Choose honesty over shadiness.
  • Crosswalk: Let’s merge two things.
  • Level set: Here’s why we’re meeting.
  • Resonate: I feel that, yo.
  • Heavy lift: This is gonna be a ton of work.
  • Course correct: Someone effed up. We’ll fix it.

See? Not so hard. Sure, we need to use a few more words, but it’s totally worth it.

We can do this, folks. I feel it in my heart. If we all work together, we can give jargon a warm hand off straight to hell.