Friday, November 10, 2006

Meeting Bingo, from RachelH

Do you keep falling asleep in meetings and seminars?
What about those long and boring conference calls?

Here's away to change all of that.

1. Before (or during) your next meeting, seminar, or conference call,
prepare yourself by drawing a square. (I find that 5" x 5" is a good size.)

2. Divide the square into columns - five across and five down. That will
give you 25 one-inch blocks.

3. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:

* synergy
* strategic fit
* core competencies
* best practice
* bottom line
* revisit
* expeditious
* to tell you the truth (or "the truth is")
* 24/7
* out of the loop
* benchmark
* value-added
* pro-active
* win-win
* think outside the box
* fast track
* result-driven
* empower (or empowerment)
* knowledge based
* at the end of the day
* touch base
* mind-set
* client focused
* paradigm
* game plan
* leverage

4. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those

5. When you get five blocks horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, stand
up and shout "BULLSHIT!"**

Testimonials from satisfied "Bullshit Bingo" players:

"I had been in the meeting for only five minutes when I won."- Adam,

"My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically." - David, Florida

"What a gas! Meetings will never be the same for me after my first win." -
Dan. New York City

"The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited
for the fifth box." - Ben,Denver

"The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third
time in two hours." - Paul, Cleveland

"When I won and yelled "BULLSHIT!" the woman sleeping next to me slid off
her chair!" - Joseph,Los Angeles

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