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Corporate speak – an apology and a bonus or two

18/03/2009

You remember when last month we asked for your examples of corporate speak? We promised – promised, I tell you! – that Episode 16 of BSB would feature a lengthy, insightful and at the same time amusing discussion around the topic, but I’m afraid to say that we have let you down. We did talk about corporate speak over our usual bottle of wine, pasta-based evening meal and fancy dessert, but when it came to editing together Episode 16, for reasons of brevity, levity and, er, something else ending in ‘evity’, the item was consigned to the proverbial cutting room floor.

We feel so ashamed about this that we’ve decided to grant you two extra-special bonus items, namely the aforementioned corporate speak discussion, in glorious mono, with all jingles and stuff to make it sound more fancy, and a very long list of the latest in corporate bullshi…er, I mean management terminology, hot off the presses of the Local Government Association.

Click, listen, read and enjoy:

*The BSB Bonus – Corporate Speak!*

WORDS AND THEIR ALTERNATIVES

Across-the-piece – everyone working together
Actioned – do
Advocate – support
Agencies – groups
Ambassador – leader
Area based – in an area
Area focused – concentrating on the area
Autonomous – independent
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Episode 16 – Newsreaders we’d do, Jade Goody, celebrity exposés of the future and jobs from the past

13/03/2009

The Bingo boys are back in town – err, because Andrea has a life…

This episode sees an all-male extravaganza, as Sean, Tom and Eddie flounder about without the aid of Andrea’s wit, female insight or moral compass. Fear not, Andrea returns next month.

That said, we think it’s a crackerjack of an episode, chock-full of meaty goodness.

*CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 16*

Leave us a comment, become a friend of our shiny new Facebook fan page, and watch this space for topics to be featured in the next episode.

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Oh, and did we mention that 3500 of you wonderful people passed through the BSB portal last month? We love you almost as much as we love Emily, Riz and Kirsty…

Thanks for listening, and now it’s time to hand over to our BBC news teams where you are…

The BSB Posse

EPISODE 15 – INAUGURATION FEVER, CELEBRITY ENCOUNTERS, OSCAR TRAVESTIES AND THE SEXIEST NATIONALITIES

02/02/2009

Yes! We! Did! Record another episode of the podcast, that is.

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A new year, a new dawn, and a new edition of the Bullshit Bingo podcast – bringing you Change You Can Believe In from around a table in a front room in Clapham. Well, it’s what Obama would want, isn’t it?

We kick off 2009 with our 15th – count ’em! – episode. During which we discuss big important world events – our man in Washington reporting back from the inauguration –  plus the celebrities we’ve met, the biggest Oscar travesties, and the races of people who set our pulses, well, racing.

*CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO  EPISODE 15*

And we need your help again for next month. Please. Pretty please? We’d like to know which newsreaders do it for you – you know, sex-wise. Not delivering-the-story-well-wise – and also about your most hated management-speak. (If, indeed, you work in a Proper Office like Sean and Eddie, and actually come across management-speak. Tom and Andrea are creative slackers, so are more used to blogger-speak.)

Enjoy the podcast – no, please. Do – and leave your comments on this blog, or on the Book of Face, where we’ll shortly be setting up a fan page. Or whatever it is The Kids do these days. (Link to Facebook to follow shortly.)

It’s good to have us you back.

Lots of love, and thanks for listening,

The BSB Team


NILFS: NEWSREADERS WE’D LIKE TO…

02/02/2009

You know. F… rolic with.

Yes, we want to know whose behind-the desk – or indeed, lounging-on-a-sofa – manner does it for you. Which newsreader would you like to do?

Kaplinsky?

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Young? Bruce? (Fiona, that is, not Forsyth). Or for those of us who aren’t into the ladies – that’ll be most ladies, then – how about… erm… well… let’s face it, we don’t have much of a choice, do we? I mean, there used to be that dishy bloke who reported for ITN from war-torn countries. His name escapes me, but he used to wear a flack-jacket. Anyone?

Anyway: leave us a comment below and tell us who you’d like to wake up with in the morning. Quite literally.

DO YOU SPEAK MANAGEMENT-SPEAK?

02/02/2009

Hopefully you don’t. Because then you’d be like this man:

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We want to know what the word is in your office. Literally. Apparently, everyone at the BBC has suddenly started talking about “scoping” and “de-scoping” things. You know, projects, marriages… Which begs the question why? whatever do they mean?

The world has come a long way since blue-sky thinking, peeps. Although not so far that they’ve been able to take it offline. So we want to know what supremely irritating phrases or words are doing the rounds out there, in the Real World Of Work*, right now. Let us know in a comment below. And we’ll scope it, or de-scope it, in the next podcast.

*Because I work from home, and quite frankly, can only speak in internet-speak. OMG! See?