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  • the_nervous_resistor the_nervous_resistor Sep 10, 2004 2:13 PM Flag

    Meeting tool. bs bingo

    For help with your meetings next week, you may find the following game useful.

    tnr

    HOW TO STAY AWAKE AT MEETINGS

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

    2. Write one of the following words/phrases in each block:
    * synergy
    * strategic fit
    * core competencies
    * best practice
    * bottom line
    * revisit
    * take that off-line
    * 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 base
    * at the end of the day
    * touch base
    * mind-set
    * client focus(ed)
    * paradigm
    * game plan
    * leverage
    and last but not least
    *MOVING FORWARD......

    3. Check off the appropriate block when you hear one of those words/phrases.

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

    Testimonials from satisfied "Bull Shit Bingo" players:

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

    "My attention span at meetings has improved dramatically...."
    - David D., Okla City

    "The atmosphere was tense in the last process meeting as 14 of us waited for the fifth box....."
    - Ben G., 3M, Los Angeles

    "The speaker was stunned as eight of us screamed 'BULLSHIT!' for the third time in two hours...."
    - Frank K. Berry, Oklahoma

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