A strategy used to retain customers by selling services in bundles or packages.
Usage: The customer finds it more difficult to leave for a competitor when entangled in a bundle of services.
A prohibition against an individual competing with another company, usually a former employer.
Usage: The company required the new sales manager to sign a non-compete clause.
Copyrights, patents, and know-how.
Usage: The company’s competitive edge was based on its intellectual capital.
A roof-like cover that provides protection from the sun or weather.
Usage: The new restaurant has a canopy that provides shelter from the weather for outside dining.
A single dwelling unit occupied by an individual who is responsible for maintenance or security of a property.
Usage: The public storage company has a caretaker quarters so someone is there for emergencies & security.
Two or more individuals who drive to and from work, on a regular basis, in their own vehicle.
Usage: Carol and Bob carpool with Al, in his car, to and from work each day.
A partially open structure for the parking of up to three vehicles.
Usage: The carport in the rear of this house protects the cars from rain and snow.
The portion of a street for use by cars and trucks.
Usage: The paved road surface is a cartway for vehicles while the sidewalk is for pedestrians.
A licensed facility for games of chance.
Usage: Gamblers no longer have to go to Atlantic City to find a casino.
Slowly, but Surely…
ExecuSpeak Dictionary® continues to make progress.
Long-time recipients will notice the new format and style of the
newsletter. Less crowded, fewer words, more white space.
The big news is that we’ve got two new editions in the works.
Inspired by the new Philadelphia Zoning Code (that’s a conversation
in itself), I asked industry expert and former co-worker, Bob Toryak,
to craft new editions with new topics in the ExecuSpeak Dictionary
style®… plain English and used in a sentence with subject indexes.
The other news of note is the availability of Dixio’s smart
dictionary software. The partnership has been in place for a few
months. There are a couple videos to show you how it works. It’s
incredible software. Looks up the meaning of the word you’re looking
at on your screen… and provides the contextually correct
Be on the lookout for events to launch the books and a social media
campaign to crowdsource a book on crowdfunding.
We’re almost finished…
Real estate is the asset that we all must deal with in one way or
another. We either own or rent. And the laws and vocabulary of real
estate are key to communicating with real estate professionals.
Thus, ExecuSpeak Dictionary’s first series of books under the
“Business English for …” banner are about the words, terms, jargon,
and abbreviations associated with real estate. Just like the
original ExecuSpeak Dictionary®, each word is defined in plain
English and then used in a sentence to accelerate learning.
What makes ExecuSpeak Dictionary unique among dictionaries is the
subject matter indexes. And, yes, we’ve included those as well.
We’re offering special pricing for those who order early and often…
Try our Smart Dictionary
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Dixio’s smart dictionary software works with any computer document.
An area of coverage that is a separate link in a wireless communications system.
Usage: Those antennas on the top of the building cover this 5-block cell area for Verizon.
A facility that transmits and receives wireless telecommunications signals.
Usage: Some cell sites have many antennas and a generator for back-up power.
Horizontal level of a structure that is 50% or more below grade.
Usage: The cellar is finished to be used as a den.
The distance along any street line between the nearest intersecting streets.
Usage: The block frontage of Locust Street between 8th & 9th Streets measures 580 feet.
Procedures including body piercing, tattooing, cosmetic tattooing, branding, or scarification.
Usage: Mike provided a body art service when he tattooed Jenna’s lower leg.