We're all guilty of using the occasional buzzword or cliché at work. But it turns out that abusing these words and phrases can seriously hurt your credibility. They're annoying and confusing — and often meaningless — and when you're communicating with busy people in the business world, they don't have the time to decipher your message. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 16 most annoying business phrases and buzzwords.
"You need to avoid business jargon and be clear in order to get your point across and be heard," says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of "Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results." She says most clichés were once a fresh, creative way of expressing a popular thought or common idea. "But because of long, excessive use, each phrase has lost its originality, impact, and even meaning." You can also check our list of the Most Profitable Businesses with Low Startup Cost.