The Words that Get MBAs Turned On

by   |  August 7, 2014

Words that Turn MBAs OnBusiness people invented the concept of buzzwords with a simple idea in mind: the words you use can get your audience fired up with excitement to take action.

The nice thing is there is a fairly small list of buzzwords that consistently get MBAs turned on while reading, listening, or viewing a presentation.   Reference these buzzwords for your next MBA-related project and you are sure to get a reaction from the crowd.

Nouns that Get MBAs Turned on

Bull Market, Roadmap, Toolkit, Strategy, Solutions, Rockstar, Innovation, Target, Next Steps, Timeline, Recruiting, Management, Success, Career, Competitive Advantage, Process, Platform, Portal, Potential, Engagement, Business, Professional, Deal, Investment, C Suite, Leverage, Lunch, Happy Hour, Rally, Market Share

Verbs that Get MBAs Turned on

Exceed, Delegate, Frame (as in positioning, not incriminating), Strategize, Jump-Start, Orient, Collaborate, Network, Stand out, Differentiate, Innovate, Brainstorm, Identify, Utilize, Drive, Simplify, Streamline, Build, Engage, Close the Sale, Invest, Systematize

Adjectives that Get MBAs Turned on

Executive, Effective, Actionable, Innovative, Complex, Real, Professional, Billion-Dollar, Financial, Systematically (an adverb, and a very popular one amongst MBAs at that)

Keep This List Handy

These words are by no means the only buzzwords that get MBAs turned on, but they are the most common.   You’ll want to keep them tucked away in your MBA arsenal at all times.

A Word of Caution

There are many words and phrases that give MBAs nightmares.   You’ll want to pay attention to those as well.

More on: Business, Marketing, MBA, Strategies
About the Author:

Mimi West is a consummate entrepreneur, brand and marketing expert. This retired opera singer and Founder of My Dream Teacher is now pursuing her MBA at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Administration. You can follower her on Twitter: @MimiGuynnWest.
Publshed: August 7, 2014  | 
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