Some people think using big words at meetings or during normal conversations make them so much smarter than you. Maybe some of these people are insecure about what they know about the job, because it’s their only way to shine so they use complex analogies and big words to intimidate people.
Corporate Rebel: I have told a manager to “DUMB it Down”. There is a time and place to flex your book theories and analogies. Some people like to talk over people’s heads, because they are insecure or they really have no clue what they are talking about. There is an appropriate time and place to use big words and a weekly staff meeting is not the place. Verbal communication has to be clear and concise for a diverse audience. As a young leader, I like to break complex things down into small components for an audience. We all are smart, but it is important that we try to remain down to earth.
Big words don’t guarantee bigger results. – Kanika Tolver