Jargon

Jargon is terminology which is especially defined in relationship to a specific activity, profession, group, or event. The philosophe Condillac observed in 1782 that "Every science requires a special language because every science has its own ideas. " As a rationalist member of the Enlightenment he continued, "It seems that one ought to begin by composing this language, but people begin by speaking and writing, and the language remains to be composed. " In earlier times, the term jargon would refer to trade languages used by people who spoke different native tongues to communicate, such as the Chinook Jargon.
Posts about Jargon
  • Too Many Promotional Brand Posts Drive Users Away (Report)

    … Without an audience, a business’ social media presence is nothing but a waste of time. We spend a lot of time focusing on retention and engagement but rarely think about the behaviors that drive users away. A survey from Sprout Social explores how social media users feel about brand posting habits, and ultimately why they unfollow. Sprout…

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  • These Words Can Hurt Your Business Growth

    I read an interesting article about about certain phrases we commonly use and how they can “drive you crazy”. In example, “Think outside of the box” or “My door is always open”. Those are phrases that I hear quite often and it really got me thinking about singular words that we commonly use and how they can truly “hurt your bottom line” in the new era of political correctness.

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  • Decoding Digital Marketing Jargon

    … Every industry has its share of jargon. As new marketing technology and strategies emerge, new buzzwords arise. The challenge is making sense of it all and determine which approach is the best fit for your business. According to Momchil Kyurkchiev, CEO and co-founder of Leanplum, an integrated marketing optimization solution for mobile apps…

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  • 39 Writing Techniques That Drive More Conversions from Your Website Copy

    … outpouring of your words is better than a slow and painful ordeal of overthinking every word. 28. Use short paragraphs. People will read short paragraphs. Long paragraphs? People’s eyes will glaze over. A paragraph that goes longer than five or six lines tends to get short shrift. 29. Tell a story. Stories are a powerful form of communication. Since…

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  • Stop Jargon From Killing Your Conversions

    … Jargon. Verbiage. Policy speak. Whatever you call it, we all encounter it on a daily basis. Why? There are at least three reasons why companies of all sizes use jargon on their websites, and they’re all fallacies. As well as taking a look at why I believe that’s the case in this post, I’ll also highlight some of the benefits of banishing…

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  • Six Steps to Turn Jargon-Monoxide into Human Speak That Connects

    … Jargon. Ugh! We’ve all heard it, done it, and regretted it after. Jargon is more than just lazy; it’s marketing air pollution. I call it “Jargon-Monoxide Poisoning,” and it costs you more than you think. Jargon is more than a turn-off to your prospects and customers. It hurts you and your credibility because it pollutes your message…

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