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Old 19th Jan 2019, 01:37
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TRANSLATION, PLEASE

Is anyone able to say what this piece of writing means?

'My current role is leading Xxxxxxxxxx storytellers in the Communications and Content team. This includes driving the content powerhouse for the company, defining and developing the customer value proposition narrative....'

I’ve not read such clap-trap for a long time. Amazingly it’s on the CV of a 'Communications' expert. Should one be surprised?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 01:49
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Millennial who has always got a gold star for turning up, not for actually doing any work.

response:

"We have received an unprecedented number of applications for this role, with many highly qualified applicants, I'm sorry to say you weren't successful this time, but we wish you all the best in your future endeavors, There is no need for you to re-apply for any other jobs our company advertises, as we will keep your resume on file, and automatically match you to any suitable jobs in the future"
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 05:43
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A very long time ago, in MAD Magazine, there was this tidbit:
My father makes up stories for a living. They must be very good stories, because his boss call them "likely"
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 07:44
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Translation of OP

"I am a [email protected]"
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 07:55
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It seems ti​​his tripe really exists !

​​​​​https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cust...ue_proposition
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 08:13
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My current role is leading Xxxxxxxxxx storytellers in the Communications and Content team.
Presumably someone whose role involves BS prevailing over the truth ?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 08:50
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It seems ti​​his tripe really exists !
Written by another storyteller! These people would give genuine storytellers a bad name.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 09:51
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I wouldn't rush to assume it is from a millenial, though it might well be. I know someone who is mid 50's and spent his life in corporate marketing, as opposed to myself who has been in operational environments, and he uses such unintelligible nonsense to a) appear to be more up date on 'in' management speak and therefore in his eyes superior and b) to hide the fact that he hasn't a clue about real life.
I find I get irritated by this and ask him to speak real English not gobbledygook. I always thought communication was only judged to be successful if the person you are communicating with actually understands you.
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The ex MD of a now defunct airline I flew for was hopeless, but to cover this up, he used office speak.

So ‘North of’ meant ‘more than’
’South of’ meant ‘less than’
’Lift’ apparently meant ‘an aeroplane’ (.......no, me neither)

And so on. It took you a moment to decode and work out what he had just actually just said. His office sycophants lapped this up and thought he must be very clever and wise, but he wasn’t; we knew he was just a clueless knob.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 10:37
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
Is anyone able to say what this piece of writing means?

'My current role is leading Xxxxxxxxxx storytellers in the Communications and Content team. This includes driving the content powerhouse for the company, defining and developing the customer value proposition narrative....'

Iíve not read such clap-trap for a long time. Amazingly itís on the CV of a 'Communications' expert. Should one be surprised?
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 11:44
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Sadly, many of these @rse clowns really do believe in their own BS. They are often a by-product of both the corporate world and modern schools of business. In terms of corporate standing they belong in the "veggie patch" where the can do the least amount of damage.

However, there is nothing a good dose of Frank Zappa's philosophy to business can't fix when dealing with them.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 21:19
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
Is anyone able to say what this piece of writing means?

'My current role is leading Xxxxxxxxxx storytellers in the Communications and Content team. This includes driving the content powerhouse for the company, defining and developing the customer value proposition narrative....'

Iíve not read such clap-trap for a long time. Amazingly itís on the CV of a 'Communications' expert. Should one be surprised?
Perhaps it means that he is a nursery school teacher teaching very young children how to read and write?

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Old 19th Jan 2019, 22:03
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
Is anyone able to say what this piece of writing means?

'My current role is leading Xxxxxxxxxx storytellers in the Communications and Content team. This includes driving the content powerhouse for the company, defining and developing the customer value proposition narrative....'

Iíve not read such clap-trap for a long time. Amazingly itís on the CV of a 'Communications' expert. Should one be surprised?
Actually, this represents "Agile Programming". A product manager writes stories: "I would like to register a new user by filling in some fields and clicking a button". The programming team takes a subset of the stories (there are usually lots of them) and implements the manager's desires. Typically this is done in increments of 2 to 4 week cycles. So at the start of a cycle ("Sprint") you select some stories to implement, then deliver (mostly) working code at the end of the cycle. Rinse, repeat.
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Old 19th Jan 2019, 22:05
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Originally Posted by MarcK View Post
Actually, this represents "Agile Programming". A product manager writes stories: "I would like to register a new user by filling in some fields and clicking a button". The programming team takes a subset of the stories (there are usually lots of them) and implements the manager's desires. Typically this is done in increments of 2 to 4 week cycles. So at the start of a cycle ("Sprint") you select some stories to implement, then deliver (mostly) working code at the end of the cycle. Rinse, repeat.
In theory. In practice every time I've seen it done it's been more like this:

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Old 19th Jan 2019, 23:59
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Yes. That's why I retired.
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 19:41
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We had a Crew Chief at a well known but now defunct British airline who was well capable of using 10 words when 4 would do.
Upon being informed that a battery overheat relief outlet was corroded remarked " I do perceive the periphery of the orifice is eroded."
Grizzled old L/T says "I think he means the hole's fuxxxx".
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Old 21st Jan 2019, 20:19
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........ this kind of delusionism is known as “Emperor’s new clothes syndrome”!
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 09:52
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Originally Posted by Ken Borough View Post
Is anyone able to say what this piece of writing means?

'My current role is leading Xxxxxxxxxx storytellers in the Communications and Content team. This includes driving the content powerhouse for the company, defining and developing the customer value proposition narrative....'

Iíve not read such clap-trap for a long time. Amazingly itís on the CV of a 'Communications' expert. Should one be surprised?
Sounds like the head of my team. For a number of years, I have happily delivered projects of a particular nature in my company - then a reorganisation and a Head of Branding & Marketing Communications. Talks just the sort of drivel posted and makes our life a misery.

Funny thing is, ask for guidance or an example of what he wants us to deliver and a tumbleweed blows across the office....
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 09:58
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Had a blow in, blow out manager who spoke like that. Once after he'd talked at us for about an hour, he asked if there were any questions. One of the ladies there, a very intelligent and confident one, asked "Can you tell us what you just said?"
After the meeting had recovered, she proceeded to demolish him in a calm, forensic way that no one had any difficulty understanding.
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Old 22nd Jan 2019, 20:14
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Tired of the cobblers...

This stuff drives me up the wall!
I know that most industries and branches of any service will have quirky jargon, but with my current lot, use of (pointless) abbreviations is rife.
Example email (genuine):

"Hi TLDNMCL,
TFR, PFA, HAIC.
BR,
Xxxxxxxxxxx Sr. Mgr. Mktg.

Reply?
" I have no idea what that means, please clarify in a language I understand. "

Apparently it is, "Thanks for reply, please find attached, hope all is clear."

I am beginning to understand why usually placid people can be driven to violence.😳
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