The technology business is rife with words in Website, whitepaper copy and bad PowerPoint presentations, that I call "product-speak".
Write from your Best Customer's Point of ViewWhen people read your copy, visit your Website or sit through your presentation, they are doing so because they have pressing issues or problems that they need to solve. When you write - start from the point of view of your buyer's needs, not your "ground-breaking" product, unless you want to sound just like your competition.
David Meerman Scott calls these words Gobbledygook and he wrote a brilliant E-Book that you can download instantly called The Gobbledygook Manifesto.
You can even run your copy through a content analysis tool called Gobbledygook Grader, to identify text that could be improved.
You might find David's blog "The Four P's of Marketing" that topples one of the pillars of marketing literature worth a read...and a laugh!
If you need help in translating your "product speak" into something that your visitors will want to read, then we can help.
In our work with technology companies in creating website messaging and whiteboard stories, we see the following words or phrases frequently.